Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Love Lamp

We recently moved into a new house that had plenty of display space. This prompted me to come up with some space fillers that would quickly and cheaply fill the gaps and make the house look a little more finished. I was able to use lots of things that I already owned.

This is one half of the shelves that flank the dining table nook.

I picked up the rock / coral thingy at the dog beach one afternoon, the picture really doesn't do it justice! The letters you can see there were originally plain browny ones I picked up at the local craft store. I covered the front with scrapbooking paper and modge podge, and painted the back. Now they spell out Mr Accident and my first names and make the house a little more personal. I tried to find the letters to spell out the baby's name, but the store was all out of the crucial letters. Like 'e'. Who would have thought?

This is the other end of the nook, apologies for the blurriness!

Originally I had just the photo frame and the little statue, but it needed more height. I decided to stay with the whole white / natural coloured theme, and picked up the vase and grass from a $2 store. Needless to say neither bit was $2 (why the false advertising?) but they were still really, really cheap.

This is my all time favourite lamp on my all time favourite end table.

I have always loved tiffany style lamps, so Mum bought this as a wedding present for Mr Accident and I. If you're sneaky, you can zoom in and see a picture of me in the frame.

Oohhhhh alright, here it is:

Have a wonderful evening!


  1. Your a German Shepard? Gosh I pictured you blond and beautiful.

    I love Tiffany lamps also. I have a beautiful one I found in a thrift store but I need to re-wire it. Only if I do that then we will probably have to build a new house because it will probably short out the main breaker and the house would burn down.

  2. Okay, this is the first time I have ever looked at your blog and you don't know me. I just followed you here by a comment you made somewhere else. I'm saying all this in an apologetic voice as I lead into what I was going to say--- because I don't want to offend you in anyway. I just wanted to say that on that shelf where you have the vase with the tall grass and the framed picture and the Willow Tree figurine---what if you pulled the vase out of the corner a little bit and put the two shorter items on each side of it? If I was standing right there in your house I would do that. And then I would put it back if you didn't like it better. Because it is your house. You do what you want.

  3. I love Tiffany lamps, and have one, but cannot figure out a place to put it!