Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Blogging About a Random Object in My House

Once again I am celebrating a Taraday here in Bloglandia. See, I have this bedside table lamp which I adore beyond reason. This was actually the first thing that popped into my head when the idea of blogging about some homey object came up. It is not a very practical lamp for the bedside, in that it is a horrible reading light. It is much too dim, and the light is focused mostly downwards. When I read in bed and don't want the overhead light on, I either suffer with it a bit or sometimes use one of those little lights that you can clip right onto your book. How nerdy. Still, I love having this little lamp by the side of my bed. I couldn't find a picture of one quite like it online and don't have one handy, so I must ask you to imagine a sort of composite of this sort of basic shape...

...with a shade in this sort of glass...

So, we have the wrought iron stand and the dangling shade with the sort of glass chip design in various pinks and reds. You wouldn't want to use more than a 40 watt bulb in there. So, it is dim and gives off this beautiful glow. Not at all Roxanne putting out the red light...much more subtle and rosy. I have it attached to a dimmer cord, so that with a flick of my thumb I can have it turned all the way up or bring it down until there is barely a candle's glow of light. My bedroom hasn't seen any romantic action in...ugh, I can't think about how long...but this lamp casts a rather romantic light on my sometimes lonely bed.
WTG actually bought it years ago for one of the boy's rooms, but it was not at all masculine and was quickly passed on to me. I became and remain very attached to it for some reason. Maybe because it is so feminine and I don't have many things that are super-duper girlie (aside from my daughter - haha!) When I think of things I wouldn't like to do without, my romantic little lamp is definitely a contender.

6 comments:

Tara said...

Oh great post! I can imagine the lamp, and can see how you'd be attached to it so much that you couldn't part with it, dim light and all. I know I have some treasures like that I don't want to do without.

evil-e said...

The best objects are the ones you least expect to keep. They are also, often the property of someone else beforehand. I have noticed this theme throughout these "random" posts.

Viki said...

My favourite item would be my cactus plant. Do plants count?

I love cactuses - they are so resilient - something I want to be.

Although, if I had to pick an object it would be my bright yellow teapot. I broke the top, so I am still hanging on the the teapot sans the top. I dont why - I let go of it.

laura b. said...

Tara: It is nice to have things around us that we treasure like that.

Evil-E: So, we might want to think disparaging the 're-gift'. :-)

Viki: Sure, the cactus counts! I like cactus too. It is the one thing my black thumb doesn't destroy.
Your bright yellow teapot sounds sweet and worth holding onto, even without the top.

Churlita said...

I like to prepare my life for romantic action...Just in case. A girl can never be too prepared, right?

I love your girly, romantic lamp.

laura b. said...

Churlita: There must be a little Boy Scout in all of us...no wait, that didn't come out right....