Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's Better When You Win It!

I was very tired and cranky last night waiting for some music to download onto my itunes when I came across a very lovely vintage hobnail lamp on ebay.  So I bid the minimum bid of $8.00 and went to bed.

This morning, I won.

Since when do I ever win an ebay bid?  Never, I tell you!  I really didn't do it on purpose.  I never actually thought that the lamp would ever be mine.  But, well, it is.  And will be coming from Pittsburgh to join us in our tiny apartment in 5-10 business days.


But isn't she lovely?

When my inbox broke the news I was shocked and afraid and then... delighted!
I debated telling Kyle about the lamp.  What if it just showed up at the door one day?  Belated wedding gift from a stranger, perhaps?  But how could I pay for it without him knowing? 
Oh the complexities of joint banking!


So I sent the Kyle an email:

From: Kourtney 11:44 AM
So…. I kinda bought a lamp on ebay.
 
From: Kyle 12:06 PM
Cool! What kind of lamp is it?


(bless that man and his cheerfulness!)


From: Kourtney 12:15 PM
Its white milk glass… similar to all that stuff I’ve been buying : )  Its 12 ½” tall and 6” wide. [picture attached]
 
 
(internet silence)
 
 
From: Kourtney  1:51 PM
you don't really like the lamp do you?
 
From: Kyle  1:56 PM
It’s okay. It didn’t “wow” me, but its good. I like it. But really how many lamps really “wow” you? If you were a lamp, you would wow me. I would want to make out with the lamp if it was you.


Really though, how could I not be flattered?  And to think, the lamp shall arrive just in time for Valentine's day!  It will be our little lamp of love.

4 comments:

Jamie said...

you guys make me laugh!

vickyj said...

I love your little love lamp. What kind of lamp shade are you going to put on it?

OH, and it could have been a leg lamp from The Christmas Story. That would lighten things up.

Rich and Brianne said...

The lamp really did "wow" me. I love the style! Enjoy the lamp of love.

GAMom said...

I think you really got a bargain. I used to have a lot of milk glass but I've never seen a lamp like that before!