Sunday, September 20, 2009

a post about Chinese food, a lamp shade and my marriage




I'm a little bit excited about my lamp. I like how it turned out, and I like that it's done. I got the lamp base at a Relief Society Enrichment "swap". free. I really liked the yellow. But heavens, that was two years ago in Portland, Oregon. The lamp has been on my nightstand - shadeless - since. Then, a couple Friday's ago, Dave said, "Get ready, a babysitter is coming, we're going out." And we got into the car and backed out of the driveway without a plan. Just knew we needed some time away. Wondered to Target, found a plain lamp shade. Drove to the fabric store, and got lucky with a $1.35 purchase. (then we shared grocery store Chinese food and picked up twizzlers -for him- and a slice of french silk pie -for me-). best.date.ever. I'm going to remember it every time I look at that lamp.

17 comments:

Nicole said...

I love it! Funny thing - my mom has had a lamp on her nightstand for YEARS without a shade. She's pretty crafty...I think she could pull something off like this!

Jill Revell said...

I love the lamp? You are SO crafty! How do you do it? Sounds like a fun date.

Jill Revell said...

Ok...my comment should have said "I love the lamp!!" :)

Isaura said...

what a sweet husband. don't you love when they do unexpected things for us? that lamp is a SCORE, esp. from a RS swap.
the shade is awesome! is that ribbon? i thought about doing that with a lines shade i have but feared i might mess it up. your's turned out great! Thanks for the ideas on the white dishes, I'll have to check that out. Especially the cake plates, I have a slight obsession with them ;) but what don't i get obsessed over..hehe

Isaura said...

i meant linen, not lines ;)

Uno Kidney said...

Dude.Did you eat at the Hen House?

Tiffany Grady said...

I love your style! And it being inexpensive is impressive. :) I could use some of your creativity finishing up a few projects.... :) Your pictures look so amazing. You know more than you think you do!

Haney family said...

What a good husband:) It's so nice to have kidless time:) very cool shade - i like the color combo!

the boyd family said...

i was watching an old episode of the cosby show, the parents had gone out for a date. and they said that they are so blessed to have childre, because w/o them they wouldn't know the joy of leaving them at home and going out! :) i thought that was funny, i'm glad your date night was so much fun!

Kevin & Ashley said...

Oh my gosh you are so artsy! I LOVE LAMP! Dang...jealous...I need some of these skills!

Christy said...

SWEET lamp! i'm always impressed by the things you come up with. way to go! that date sounds excellent. ah, target.

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Lora said...

=) What a great deal! Seriously your posts always make me want to go and do something crafty or fun. Thanks, really, thanks

Whit said...

Sometimes it's the most simplest dates that make the biggest impression. I know that's the way it was with Ryan and I too.

missy said...

PLEASE post a how-to on this Tara. Or email me if you get a free minute. Is it ribbon? how?? You are amazing at matching those two colors together to make it look so domino-esque. Bravo!

kat and jason said...

I.LOVE.IT.

kat and jason said...

by the way---did that nightstand use to be black?? did you paint it white?? the whole picture is awesome. love the shade. was that ribbon. i totally need to do that!!