I’m sure I don’t talk about my sister enough on this blog. She is a superwoman- going through grad school alongside her husband, raising two kids, and juggling work both inside & out of her home. I get random phone calls from her where she’ll talk me through her newest room layout, or ask my opinion on a decorating idea, and then veer off into a monologue about gender roles (they frustrate her) or her work (she loves it). Basically, we have fun, even when we can’t be physically together:) So I was super-psyched that they were in town this week!! She and I managed to sneak off for some rare alone time (by “rare”, I do mean “rare”. It’s almost unheard of in our family for two adult children to go out without a minimum of other children along for the fun). We rang in the new year in my favorite way- visiting the shops! We spent a good chunk of New Year’s Day (and our Christmas money) at Jo-Ann Fabrics, Lowe’s, Target, and my favorite local Mexican food restaurant. As if that doesn’t sound like enough fun, The Hubs decided to go and win the “Husband of the Year” award for 2013 on Day 1.
Well, then. That sounds like carte blanche! If someone tells me it’s okay to go overboard, I WILL GO OVERBOARD. And so, I bought this lamp.
It’s from the new Threshold line at Target. Threshold designs the most fabulous, one-of-a-kind looking things! I have an agreement with myself that whenever I find something so ridiculously amazing that it makes me gasp and practically fall over in a dead faint, I will buy it. I owe it to myself! And the economy! And the world! The lamp base was $45 and is only available in stores. I tried to find it online to link, but no dice! I browsed the lamp aisle further to see if maybe a simple *cough*cheap*cough* shade would be a suitable crown for this beauty, but ha! Yeah, he totally needed the new Threshold $25 persimmon and taupe graphic shade. My sister didn’t even mind that we spent about 14739 minutes in the home decor section, as she was also picking out a lamp. Of course, she chose a decidedly understated, simple, timeless lamp with a classy burlap shade- and MINE IS A BIRD. LITERALLY, A BIRD.
In honor of The Hobbit movie (that I saw on Christmas Day with The Hubs’ family- I love those people!) I’ve named him Bilbo. I tend towards masculine names when naming inanimate objects, although I’m not sure how masculine a cream-colored cockatoo with a lamp blossoming out of its head really can be.
As if you already did have enough cause to trot out the bird jokes. Also, does anyone have any ideas of something simple & subtle to go on the wall behind the birdcage now? You know how much I hate to see a bare wall. The mirror just became too overpowering for the space. I’m open to suggestions! A fabric pennant banner, maybe?