Saturday, October 31, 2009

Why We Like to Hunt for Treasures

I bought a pair of ceramic lamps recently while visiting my favorite thrift shop. The lamps are mid-century modern marked Ernestine, Italy. They are going to go into my sunroom with appropriate new shades as soon as the 5 visiting cats depart for their new home.

I looked up Ernestine on the net tonight. I found two single lamps, neither as strong in design as this pair. One was for sale at $1190 and the other $1500. Cha--ching. That's why we all like the treasure hunt.

Mr.Flannery, doing his Snoopy, helicopter ears, happy dance.


SecondhandKris said...

Hey, next time I see ya would you do that dance for me????? There is a diet coke in it for you!!

red.neck chic said...

Oh...I love those!!! Mid-century modern AND a can you NOT do the happy dance?!!!?

And...when I meet you - could I also see that dance (but only if you wear the snoopy goggles)? heeheehahahaha

;) zzzzzzzzap!

Mr. Flannery said...

RNC - I'll wear the goggles, but I am pretty sure that I cannot actually get my ears to spin like a helicopter.

Mr. Flannery said...

Kris - metaphorically dancing

red.neck chic said...

That's okay...I'd hate for you to take flight in the middle of conversation... goggles required though.

;) robelyn