Just Call Me a Golden Girl

>> Saturday, October 1, 2011

Yesterday morning I did a little picking. Among other things, I scored two brass lamps for $14 that I was pretty proud of. When I came home I took the lamp off of my nightstand and replaced it with the new. That's it, no new additions.

When Mr. Sabbe came home last night I informed him, because it's very hard for the average non-blogger to keep up, that brass was back. I showed him my nightstand and said "what do you think, cool right? kind of hipster, like nobody knows brass is cool but us". I continued because I could tell he wasn't getting it "you know, we're so with it that the average person is going to think it's terrible, but we'll know it's cool".

He just looked at me and said "Stephanie, I think it's fine, but that little set up you've got going on, on your side, looks 100% nursing home". I looked and laughed out loud, because he was 100% right...

I turned 30 on Thursday and apparently woke up a grandma.
Can't you imagine me right next to this set up in my Craftmatic bed, head full of velcro curlers? I can.

p.s. Thanks for all of your sweet emails and comments about my little blog fiasco. I love blog friends. I am not going to quit blogging, I'm just overwhelmed with work and motherhood right now and do not see myself finding time in the near future to restore any of the old posts. But that is the intention.

Also, I would LOVE to revamp the ole' blog to make it better looking than it was before. If anyone would be interested in exchanging some interior design help for a little graphic design help please email me. I am decent in Photoshop, and could probably do the overall graphics I have in mind myself, but I am in desperate need of some layout (code tweaking) assistance. 


Emily October 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM  

oh no! i hope you get everything back up and running. I'm not techie but I imagine it has to be out there. Love the lamps. Great find! hope all is well.

kendi October 1, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

brass? really? not convinced....and it's so good to have a second pair of eyes. I'm in project mode now with my tiny hospital bonus putting some upgrades on our place, and I now know why I've avoided it. not an easy task and I think my roommate might be questioning my career choice. Ha! pics soon....

Jennifer October 2, 2011 at 12:53 PM  

I get the brass idea, but maybe it needs to be more bronzy/coppery to look more updated. I think what's not helping your grandma-chic look is the lampshade. Get a shade with a sleek pattern or pop of color (turquoise?) and it will make that lamp very hip again. OR a black shade. That would be sexy!

AND I can totally relate. We had a chair recovered recently and I picked out what I thought were some VERY awesome fabrics - a solid for the base and the main back, and a sort of whimsical, anthro-esque fabric for the seat and back cushions. When the upholsterer delivered it to our house, I thought I was going to cry. Not what I had in mind, but it's growing on me. You should start a weekly post of "designs gone wrong", and if you do I'll send you a picture of this chair.

Heather October 2, 2011 at 10:16 PM  

great post! i made my husband read it and we both laughed because it is exactly how he is with me and my ideas :)

courtneyoutloud October 4, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

i love brass so you are on to something! as for being old at 30 -- if that is the case then i am your great grandfather :)

sincerely dorothy spornake

paula October 6, 2011 at 2:51 PM  

Happy belated birthday! My thirties are my favorite!!!!

Haven and Home October 7, 2011 at 10:33 AM  

I am sorry I am late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND!!!!! This post made me laugh!

SHERRY HART November 29, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

Well the only thing to add on that nightstand if you really were a grandma...Kleenex! You know they always have that close by. Hee Haw....

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Otep January 20, 2015 at 11:11 PM  

I love the lampshade and the flowers :) Nice post Golden girl!


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