When we had company staying with us recently, we went to one of the local restaurants, and our son joined us. Not one of us thought to take photos. Ah well! We had a lovely meal and a fun couple of hours. It was one of those days when we were all bundled up for the bitter cold, and glad to get inside.
As we got ready to leave the restaurant, in the foyer I saw movement on a shelf behind where the staff greet their customers. I had to look twice and on a ledge I saw a touch of the Islands. It was a lamp with a dancing hula girl, a bit of kitsch and a little out of place for the theme of this restaurant but I don't know, somehow she seemed to belong there. The electric motor inside really made that girl shake her hips. I loved it and as I was studying and chuckling and smiling at it with great interest, one of the young ladies said she had a postcard showing where I could buy the lamp if I would like one. I wasn't sure whether I would be, but you just never know and I accepted the postcard gratefully. There is a room upstairs I will be redecorating this spring. Yes I know, in my dreams!
I was already picturing in my mind the perfect spot where she would light up a dark corner of a room, and amuse anyone who sat down beside her. And then I went on line and saw the price, oh boy. Too much for me sad to say. Maybe if I was a good girl you think Santa would pop it in his sack for me for next Christmas? Yes, I am smiling again because I can hear him say ho, ho, ho, no, no, no, ho, ho, all the way from the North Pole. Here is the website if you want to take a look.
Happy Weekend to you all, and thanks for stopping by.
She is fun - but at that price would stay firmly in the store.ReplyDelete
Thanks EC, me too :)Delete
MY!! They are expensive! You could buy a couch for that price. I wonder why? I tried to find you one on eBay, but they didn't have any for sale.ReplyDelete
You certainly could and I have no idea. Thank you so much for looking for another for me Ginny. I did a search also, just out of curiosity mostly. I couldn't find another I liked quite as much.Delete
Well that lamp would be fun but not at that price! Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
I totally agree Margaret and you have a wonderful weekend also.Delete
I thought so too :)Delete
What is the price in English money? High enough to prevent a purchase, I guess. It is lovely, though, and a very nice idea. Hope you have a great weekend, Denise.ReplyDelete
I just checked Valerie. It would work out to 532.151 pounds sterling. You have a great weekend also :)Delete
Wow... oh WOW.Delete
Hello, I love the lamp and hula dancer. But, the price is a bit much for me. Enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Yes, way too pricy but nice to look at :) Thanks Eileen, you too :)Delete
I had to pick myself up off the floor because I checked the price. YOWSA, I struggle to spend 50 on a lamp that I need. she is cute though. hope the Santa you know has more money than the one I know.ReplyDelete
Had the same reaction Sandra and nope, don't know any Santa who has more money than the one I know :)Delete
All these things have a cost attached.. I went to buy a potato peeler today in the UK and the one that looked least likely to breah was £9.80. I refuse to pay that for a peeler so will carry on with the one I have which is getting very tired!! Have a good day, DianeReplyDelete
I know what you mean, I always try to manage with what I have these days. Good day to you too Diane :)Delete
A cute idea!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Agree totally :)Delete
It does have a touch of whimsy to it.ReplyDelete
And I love a touch of the whimsical :)Delete
going to check out this interesting lamp, I have a thing for lamps. But likely won't buy it sounds expensive, lol.ReplyDelete
That's interesting Christine, I have a thing for interesting lamps also. Yes, it's a bit expensive to put it mildly ;)Delete
When I saw the photo of the lamp, Denise, I knew it would not be my style. nevertheless I had to follow your link to learn the price and now I know it is definitely not for me.ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more Dorothy :)Delete
That's so cute, Denise. I agree with you and Santa--too pricey for a hula lamp! ♥ReplyDelete
Thank you Martha Allen, yes indeed :)Delete
In reality, the lamp has a high price, should be because of the technology employed to give the movement and be a work of author. You never know what Santa is going to bring us as a gift, sometimes we need to talk a little more "loudly" and more often in what we want, for him to "hear" us.
It certainly does and I like your advice, thank you for the smile :)Delete