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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great News, Good News, Bad News

Are you the type of person that likes to hear your good or bad news first?  I’d always choose the good news, that way, the bad news might not sound so bad.  But today, we’re going Great, Bad, Good to finish on a high note:)

Great News

The winner of the La Posh giveaway is

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I was thinking that y’all are like me and would love to win one of those dresses- would sure put a spring in my step and get me looking forward to some warmer weather!  It’s also encouraging me to continue working out!  Thank you so much for entering and leaving your comments!  Elizabeth, please email me to hear how to claim your prize!

Bad News

We had an unfortunate incident with one of our living room lamps the other day.  James’ little friend tripped over the lamp cord and the lamp fell off the table, shattering the glass lampshade.  Thank God no one was hurt.

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The lamp is from Pottery Barn but I don’t think they sell it anymore.  I’m not sure I can find a replacement shade.

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Good News

Of course, the lamp incident required a trip to Home Goods to look for some new lamps (gotta see the silver lining!)  In fact, I’d been wanting some blue lamps for the living room anyway.  I spotted these right away for $49 and was sold. 

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I like it so much better!  Now, I’m off to the fabric store (round 2) to pull some sample fabric for drapes!

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Do you know Brittany {Pretty Handy Girl}? I got to meet her at Blissdom and I’m so glad I did.  She is so talented and a really genuine person.  I previously posted about the closet-turned-reading nook she created for her son- AMAZING!!

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She invited me to participate in her series

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and my post will be up on Friday, February 11, 2011. 

Have a Great Weekend friends!

 

41 comments:

  1. Bummer about the old lamp, but I'm loving the new blue one! :)

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  2. I know you must be so relieved no one got hurt!

    I LOVE the new lamp!!!!!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your lamp, but glad to know you found another one. It reminds me of the one I have (but paid more for!). You got a great deal for $49!

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  4. Awe! Congrats to Elizabeth!!!

    Sorry about the lamp, but I LOVE the new one!!! It looks amazing in your gorgeous living room!!!

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  5. Love the new lamp! Oooh, I have a few things in my home I wish would "break" so I could replace them with new stuff. Maybe I'll have to have some more playdates!

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  6. Glad to hear everyone escaped the shattered glass! I saw those lamps while I was at Home Goods yesterday. Love them!! Can't wait to see what fabric you pick for the drapes.

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  7. Love the blue lamps. Hate that your other lamp broke but I like the blue better. It is the perfect pop of color! Hope you have a great weekend, Megan!

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  8. You took a lemon and made a new lamp! ;) I actually like the new lamp even better. Great color!! Going to check out your guest post. :)

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  9. Love the new lamp - vibrant and punchy!

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  10. Oh bummer about the lamp. Can you make a new shade? Not out of glass, but out of vellum or acetate?

    Thanks for posting on my blog today. My readers are going to be in awe of your home!

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  11. Sometimes the bad news brings good news and I love love your new lamp-the little hit of colour is fabulous!

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  12. Disappointing. I knocked over a lamp myself and cracked the base. I was so mad at myself because I loved it and they don't make the style anymore. It's now being used on my desk so again, silver lining.

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  13. Bummer about the lamps. Although I am loving the new lamps you chose. The style is so fun!

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  14. I love the lamp too! I found some turquoise beautys at TJ Maxx a couple weeks ago. I just might need to go back and see if they are still there.

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  15. yep, i adore you new lamp. It really helps soften the room :)

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  16. I'm loving the new little pops of blue! I really need to put some bookcases somewhere just so I can paint the back ::sigh:: I have bookcase envy :)

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  17. Sorry to hear about your lamp but I really like the new one. Have a great weekend.

    Ashly

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  18. Your lamp isn't wrecked! Go to an antique store that specializes in lamps. They sell replacement glass lids. You can find GORGEOUS ones! :)

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  19. Glad no babies were hurt in the lamp debacle. But, I must say that I LOVE the new lamps! I can't wait until we rearrange our living room so that I can buy some lamps from Home Goods. They have so many cute ones! Enjoy your weekend, girlie! :)

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  20. glad no one was hurt and I could have guessed that Brittany would ask if you could make another! You know she would/could have!

    I am lovin the new lamp. I may need to make a trip to my HG today :)

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  21. All is well that ends well! Great post! I love the new lamp- it looks great in that space. And congrats on joining a blog for her series! I'll definitely check it out!

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  22. LOVE the blue one!!!

    and who says you have to use a glass shade on the broken lamp? good excuse to switch it up!

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  23. sometimes accidents turn into shopping trips. woo-hoo for accidents!
    love the new lamp. the color of blue is awesome!

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  24. Delurking to tell you how much I love your blog! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Love the new lamps. They are perfect. And those pillows with them? Yes, please. Shared your closet on my blog.

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  26. I actually really love the blue lamps! Gotta love Home Goods!

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  27. Congratulations to Elizabeth! I'm glad nobody got hurt and I love the new aqua lamps. Very pretty! It'll be fun to see what fabric you decide on for your drapes. Have a great weekend, Megan.

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  28. You probably already know about this site:

    http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/

    Might be a good resource for the shade replacement - the style of your lamp seems similar to what they do.
    I hope you can salvage your lamp!

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  29. The new lamp is GREAT news - LOVE it!

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  30. Sorry to hear about your lamp. We haven't had lamps in our living space since my oldest got mobile about four years ago. One day, we'll once again enjoy the soft glow of lamplight, but for now, all the light we need comes from the decor-busting gleam in my boys' eyes!

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  31. Love the new blue lamp...wish we had a Home Goods store nearby. I wonder if you could replace the broken glass shade with a regular fabric shade? Either way, it will be a fun project! :)

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  32. I am so glad I ran across your blog, its so beautiful! I am officially a new follower :)

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  33. Love the new lamp, especially w/the cute couch pillow

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  34. Sorry to hear about the old lamp, but I love the new one! Do you know when HG gets their shipments in? I need to start hitting it up on those days (although, I may find myself getting into more trouble than I already do there!). Bring your fabric samples over -- I would love to see them!

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  35. The new lamp is great- love an excuse to HAVE to replace something (:

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  36. I love that new lamp! It's cute and fits your living room perfectly!

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  37. Love the new lamp! You can never go wrong with Home Goods.
    Can't wait to see your drapery fabric. abby

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  38. Thanks for the suggestions on the old lamp shade. Those lamps are going in Jimmy's office so those are great tips for me!

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