One of my sisters put in a special request for a post yesterday. She wanted a “What I Found in my Creepy Basement” post. I’m not sure why. I’m positive she knows every single thing that’s in my basement. Much of it is stuff I stole from her.
She just likes those posts. She thinks they’re fun. She also thinks drawing up kitchen plans is fun. And cleaning. She thinks cleaning is fun. We have now established that this particular sister is clinically insane.
If you’re relatively new to the site you might not be familiar with the “What I Found in my Creepy Basement” series of posts.
In the following sentences, possibly paragraphs, I’ll try to describe what the “What I Found in my Creepy Basement” posts are about without getting too involved or technical. You know … just sort of a short summery of something very complex.
What I Found in my Creepy Basement posts are about … things I’ve found. In my basement.
GREAT. Now that that’s all cleared up we can all move forward and have a look at the latest thing I found in my basement.
I bought these lamps at a junky flea market about 10 years ago. They didn’t match my house at ALL at the time, but I knew they were a good buy and the sort of thing I might just want in the future. Kind of like the time in highschool when I bought an antique beaded necklace which I knew highschool Karen would never wear, but grown up Karen would probably love. By the way. I know that highschool is technically two words, (high school) but I’ve decided it should really be one word so I plan to spell it that way from here on in.
Remind me to notify the Scrabble people.
These lamps (there are a pair of them) have been in my basement for the past decade. Even after I redid my house they didn’t seem to fit in. Part of the problem may have been that I was trying to display both of them. Finding a place for two lamps is way harder than finding a place for one. Kind of like finding a place for two noses on your face is harder than finding a place for one. Usually.
I’m not convinced about the shade, it’s probably a little too … kitschy for me … but I don’t hate it as much as I thought I would in the room. In fact I’ll leave it as is, on display and everything, until I find a shade I prefer.
What REALLY sold me on these lamps, other than the approximately $20 price tag, was this ….
To turn the lamp on and off you pull down on the wooden dowel in the middle of the lamp. It’s attached to a chain which clicks the light on and off. It makes a really great CLICK, CLICK sound.
There will be those of you who love this lamp. There will be those of you who hate this lamp. And I’m O.K. with that. You are my readers and you’re allowed to have different tastes than I do. It would be stupid of me to say You have no idea what you’re talking about and THOSE lamps are great and you can suck it. GET LOST!
That would just be cutting off my noses to spite my face. That’s a phrase that I learned in highschool by the way.