Tuesday, September 18

Things are happening

Hello! So, the last few days have seen massive improvements in our little house. First, we had a housewarming party, friends came in from LA and Portland for a visit, so it was a perfect time to have a crazy shindig. It was rock'n fun, and really helped to make us feel like we live here. I finally got to use my asteroid vase from rare device! yeah.

Also, I went to Victory Vintage to scope out the well priced mid-century treasures, and I came home with a super cool lamp, two side tables and a small, very groovy table. In addition, we had our couch delivered today, what a difference it makes to get rid of that darned futon. As if that weren't great enough, we also took advantage of the Container Store's shelving sale and got a Metro media shelf with huge casters so that we can move the entire computer/tv out of the way when we want to use the projector to see movies on the wall across from the couch. So in two days we made more progress that I can believe.

Plus, I now am totally hooked on the idea of making glass-based lamps. It is so easy! Check out the image where I took our lamp apart, it is a basic lamp kit with the screw on the bottom wrapped in a sheet of cork to make it fit snugly into the glass mouth (maybe of these cool glass bottles?) Then you need a nice shade...The cord just hangs out back there. Imagine the possibilities.....

11 comments:

  1. What great finds!! And I love your glass lamp making idea. Fantastic!!!!!!

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  2. Ok I love everything about this post. Your house looks so cute and simple, your vintage finds are awesome, even your photos are great. and I did not know you can make your own glass lamp. That sure beats a $500 glass lamp from like Anthropologie or something.

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  3. Holy crap this is sooo funny . . . I just blogged about that table earlier tonight!! Ha ha! Thanks for having us at the party. I'll email you pictures soon.

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  4. It must be so much fun getting your new house together, you sofa looks so comfy and I love the lamp idea.

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  5. wow i'd love to make a glass lamp. thanks for sharing that idea!

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  6. Oooo! You've picked up such great finds for your new place! I love the tables. And the sofa is perfect. I'm checking that site out now - we're expecting our first guests soon and I was hoping to have a pull-out sofa by then. Looking good!

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  7. hi michelle,

    i love what you found at the vintage furniture shop, and those lamp bases look like giant beakers from the chemistry lab.

    very cool!

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  8. oh that lamp is wonderful! thanks for sharing...

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  9. I really like your floor! It has such a warm tone. Also the side tables...

    So sorry to hear Saki couldn`t live with you. But luckily you`ll get to see her and enjoy your company anyway. I`ve been thinking about getting a dog for a long time myself, but have always thought I`m not home enough and really don`t have enough room for two dogs. Maybe someday...

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  10. beautiful! your house is lovely.

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