How cute are these two? An elephant and a monkey. I've got a matched set. It's the base of new lamps I purchased for our bedroom. Something that was long overdue.
The thing is, I found them months ago. As in at least 6 or 7 months ago. At the time I wasn't willing to fork over the cash...$60 each.
So, I watched. I waited. They went on sale and when they were on sale I still couldn't bring myself to buy them. This is something I do often and it usually bites me in the you-know-what...I find something I like, I don't buy it when I see it and when I finally decide I'm ready to buy it, it's gone. I've no idea why I do this. I'm trying to be better about it because I've been disappointed about missing out on something too many times.
Well, New Year's Day was my lucky day. The lamps were still on the shelf, they were still on sale and there was a bonus...an extra 33% off! I can't tell you how excited I was to get these boys in my cart and finally on my nightstand. How excited was I? I didn't even take my coat off before I started clearing off the night stand and putting the new lamp in place! (I have finally removed the price tag - you can see it in the photo above if you look real close.)
I am still loving these lamps. I turn them on in the morning and it's the last thing I turn off at night. It was so worth the wait....made getting them all that much more exciting. Now if I can just keep this ball rolling, there are so many other decorating things I need to do....hang pictures, get photos framed, new throw pillows, re-cover 2 chairs and an ottoman....the list goes on but I am planning to work on it regularly this year. And, I am not a decorator but I would love to hire one. But, like Michelle says, "...dig out these pretty items and actually use them in this house. It encouraged me to turn this house into our dream house until the dream comes true." This is what making a house a home is all about. Let's use the pretty things when we can, because we can, because we want to. Just because.
I would still like a decorator though.