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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hello everyone,

Good Morning and the best of wishes for the first official day of Spring.

Over the weekend our weather was stunning, the sun was shining and the temperature was in the 80's - Today is not so nice. It is overcast - threatening to rain at any minute and a chilly temp in the 60's.

But then again it is still March - so we have to be ready for anything.

Since it was so nice over the weekend Sir Knight and I head out and about to do a little shopping and lots of browsing. Of course we just had to stop by the Goodwill and was so happy we did.
Because I happened upon something I didn't even know I needed. (Isn't that always the way, though.)

Let me explain. In the north half of my craft is a ceiling fan. I haven't found a chandelier to replace it yet - so there it stays. I hate fans of any sort - that air blowing on me is hard on my old joints. But since most of my time is spent in the south half of the craft room - I tolerate it.
It has been kind of a love hate relation between me and that fan, and besides I can control whether the fan is turned on or not. What I couldn't stand were the rather ugly shades on the lights. Very utilitarian and did I mention they were rather ugly.

Here they are in all their glory.

See what I mean. What has prevented me from buying something new, you ask? Well, nothing except I'm really kind of cheap and hate to spend the kind of money I was seeing on the ones at Menard's and Lowe's.

Oh my, but just look what I found at the Goodwill and for only $1.38 each. now that is more my price range.

They are frosted on top and have more of a flower shape. And the funny part is that using the same watt bulb - they seem to give off a heck of a lot more light than those ugly ones did.

I am such a happy camper with my new thrift store purchase - So very glad their previous owner tired of them.

So happy I didn't even mind stopping to pick up the Catnip seeds for Genghis; which made him a very happy camper.

So around here despite the weather; we are: Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy.

I best run off and get a few things done today.

Once again Happy Spring to all of you.



Anonymous said...

Oh i like your Goodwill finds...
and you can't beat the price :D
i purchased an ott light at the
scrapbooking event we were at last weekend. the only light in my craft room is a bulb with a nondescript globe in the middle of the ceiling and where i sit, i throw a shadow over my worktable. some girl was selling ott's for $40 and i was told that's a bargain.
happy 1st day of spring :D
BEAR HUGS xxx ~victoria~

Brian said...

Happy Spring everyone and happy shopping!

Queenie Believe said...

Excellent treasure!
Happy Spring!
Have a great day!
Always, Queenie

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Spring to you too. A chilly 60? I wish we could get above 50!


Happy Spring!!!

The Florida Furkids

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We don't have a Goodwill nearby but it's neat you found yourself something you really wanted.

pchickki said...

so pretty. Lucky girl
Happy Spring!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

March 24...

Hope you have *recovered* from your week of yard work. :-))))))))

"All gardening is landscape painting."

~William Kent

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

You scored on those beautiful glass shades.