Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Let there be . . . prettier . . . light!!

My number one money saving tip is: stay OUT of the store. This post is a direct result of not following my number one tip!

Here's how it went down:
"The chickens are in the oven, they'll be ready in about 40 min, I'm just going to run to Homesense to get pillows for the guest room" (my in laws were coming and we had no pillows in the guest room)
Lee: "Ok, I'll put the carrots and potato's on in 20"
Me: "Ok thanks, I'll be back in a second"

40 minutes later, I came home with pillows, pillow cases, gardening gloves and these:

That's right I went to homesense for Pillows and came home with LAMPS. I couldn't help it, I tried to leave without them, but I couldn't! They spoke to my soul, or my addiction to pretty shiny things . . . probably the latter.
I brought them in the door and immediately stated my intention . . . to see how they look and take them back. I put them in place, and Lee agreed they looked GREAT! So really it was Lee who bought new lamps for the living room. :)

I fell in LOVE with their shape, and with their color, Their price wasn't bad either @ $39.99 each.
Another big feature was that they already matched the living room and they wouldn't create a ripple effect throughout our main floor (you know, one change, leading to another), green is already our color of choice for the main floor :)

Needless to say, this wasn't a planned purchase, so that money has to come from somewhere, either it's June's Home Budget or we won't be eating the last week of May :S haha.
I'll let you know how hungry I get how it goes :)

28 comments:

  1. I love the lamp, I love the colour and I love the shape..... I can see why you had to bring them home and Lee loved them. They were made for that lounge room. Lucky you needed guest pillows!!! Kathy (Brisbane, Australia)

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  2. haha! They are really pretty though!

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  3. Okay, so you know how I think...you had lamps in the living room, you've now replaced them with these pretty little lamps, but now you have the old lamps to repurpose in another room that maybe was in need of a lamp(s)...so it is a win win situation if you ask me!! LOL Love the new lamps and the pop of color they add.

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  4. Those lamps were a meant to be for you! They look wonderful in your living room. Great shape and fun color!

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  5. I love those lamps! I wouldn't have been able to resist either!

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  6. The color is spot on..I love them!

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  7. I had to go back and look what was in there ~ I agree...... LOVE these. Good choice :)

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  8. Love the color of the lamps! I can see why you couldn't pass them up!

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  9. i found your blog from Rhoda's feature. i have spent the last THREE hours at your place. i have enjoyed all of it and the new lamps are perfect. i just started a blog and your home and blog are very inspiring. i am a follower and i will be back many times. oh yeah...max is adorable. i have 3 dogs and they tear up everything i buy them (dog furniture, beds, toys, etc). my daughter's dog keeps all her toys nice like max. she picks out her own toys at the store and carries them to the checkout. great blog

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  10. Heaven's to Betsy they're gorgeous! You can always eat Ramen noodles for a week! Aren't they like 4 for a $1??

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  11. Giggle! They ARE pretty as you mentioned! Nice choice and I love how they look in the living room. I have a favor..gonna inbox ya later ;)
    xo
    Becks

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  12. I have a weakness for lamps too!
    Lamps and chairs any place any time.

    And this green one you found,is Perfect! It has all the high points of shape and color. I'd say it is perfection in a lamp!
    You go, Ashly!

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  13. That's so funny!! But it was worth it , they are so pretty!
    XO

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  14. Love the lamps!! :-)
    --Jillian

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  15. I am in love! I have a thing for lamp! Go check out my post today I got new lamps too!

    Megan

    http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

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  16. Love them and they really are perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I do the same thing at Homegoods, TJ Maxx, and Target! Never come home with the one thing I went for. The lamps are great!

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  19. TJ Maxx and Target are my weaknesses...I was just in tar jey today (yikes)....your lamps are beautiful.....it was worth the "short" trip!!! Love them!

    Andrea
    AndeM1@hotmail.com

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  20. I hate to encourage you but...those are LOVELY lamps! I don't blame you a bit.

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  21. I laughed through this whole post! My favorite is "so really it was Lee that bought the lamps for the living room"!! I couldn't stop laughing!! The lamps are beautiful! Success!
    -Heather Flint

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  22. LOVE IT!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  23. Veeeeeery nice and very funny :-)
    Also expensive: read Ashli's blog and feel an instant urge to go go and change your living room/hall/kitchen/dishes... Our house has definitely improved since I follow your inspirational blog. Only trouble:apart from ikea we don't seem to have the same shops. So I guess one day a biiiiiiiig shipping load will leave CAN to Europe. ...probably expemsive, too. :) carry on decorating/shopping/presenting ideas, well, just living the way you are. Absolutely fabulous!!!

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  24. Love the lamp(s)! I wish I could find those at my local store!!

    Eating is overrated anyway! ;)

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  25. I bought the same lamp but in turquoise! Glad it came with a decent shade. Don't you find that some of the lamps at Homesense have such hideous shades?

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  26. The lamps are amazing and so is the blog. I'm passing on to you the Versatile Blogger Award.

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  27. Wow, that was a bargain too good to pass up- how nice of hubby! Your writing is fun and I'm looking forward to following. I'm your newest follower :)

    Would Maximus like to have a portrait? Please stop by- I'm having a pet portrait give away!

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