Thursday, June 3, 2010

SOS

I wrote: "I'm not really a yard-saler."


And then I had a vision of a yard SAILOR...hehehe


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(the green stuff is my awesome hand-drawn grass, or "yard" in case you're confused)


Or, since I'm dreaming (and obviously have a lack of sleep), maybe I'd be more like this:


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Although, what I was trying to say was that I'm NOT a yardsaler-sailor. So I guess I wouldn't be her.

I'm bad at bargaining...I always feel awkward if I walk up to someone's sale and immediately know I am not interested in anything.

I feel like I have to walk around a bit and feign interest in something, which I must regretfully not buy because their junk awesome stuff is just out of my league...and maybe it's where I live but when I see the cool stuff other people get at yard sales for like a penny??!?!? Yeah, around here it's more broken dishes, used matchbox cars and "Collector" beanie babies they want $5 a piece for. The last thing I feel like doing is having my 4 kids beg me to spend $20 on someone else's old stuffed animals. I don't care if it's a limited edition McDonald's super rare beanie baby.

So, in general, I find other ways to spend my Saturdays.
But last week we happened to drive past a yard sale where this caught my eye:


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And I immediately yelled to my husband to come to a tire-screeching halt, and reverse back down the road.


I paid $15 for it.** Too much? My mom thinks so.


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I don't know where I'm going to put it. But I know I love it.
The problem is, the shade needs some work. But because of the shape I'm not quite sure how to fix it.

So, I'm turning to you, interneters.

How do I redo this shade? Because the shade just may be my favorite part of the lamp.

HELP!

**Side note: the lady, who was very nice, was also selling a rather large collection of swords. Yes, swords. Slender ninja swords, evil Klingon-looking blades, some that looked like the lady of the lake last owned them. No, I didn't buy any. I just thought it was weird.
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