One of the things that makes me happy is finding a fabulous vintage item and then getting it for practically nothing. I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had been to an auction and had gotten a pair of fabulous mid century lamps. When I saw them during the auction preview, I was pretty much salivating (I could definitely be one of Pavlov's dogs, only my treat would be a vintage bargain)
Here is my strategy. After finding something that I really want more than anything else, I ignore it, I turn my back and walk away, I put on my best poker face. Oh come on, you know me better than that. I proceed to tell everyone how much I want it. How wonderful it is...... I definitely need a better strategy. However, in this case it worked. I think everyone was cutting me some slack because of my surgery, so no one bid against me.
Bottom line, I walked away with two of these fabulous lamps.
They had been sitting in someone's living room for 60 years and are in amazing condition. The lampshades are drip wax. I have never seen anything like them. I am not even going to tell you what I paid for them, because I would hate to go to jail for theft.
SIGH!!!! Some things in life are just too good to be imagined. They will be going into ImSoVintage this weekend.