Friday, January 29, 2010

Not for Everyone

I realize that it's not to every one's taste but I love it. I found it at SA for $25.00 during the Christmas holidays. $25.00 was a lot right then but I felt that if I didn't buy it then it would be gone.

Since I read Robin Brown's A Bit of Velvet & A Dash of Lace I've had peacocks on my brain. She tells stories of being raised in the company of 400 peacocks. In one of the stories she figures out how to get candy money by pulling the peacock's tail feathers out and inserting a feather into the eraser of a pencil. She then sells the pencils to the kids in class. She says how beautiful it was to look out over the classroom and see all of the peacock feathers swaying and dipping as the children wrote.

Back to the lamp. What really makes this beautiful is the shade. In the daytime it looks much like a beautiful peacock. Diane


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful lamp shade, Diane. Glad you found it... I'm sure it would have been gone soon if you hadn't have picked it up when you did...

Lucky Gal!!!! I can see why you are so proud of it.

Laurie said...

Well I think it's beautiful Diane, I LOVE peacocks, so I think you got a wonderful deal! I would have snapped it up too!

Jayne said...

I love seeing the male with his tail all flared out! The iridescence is so amazingly beautiful.

SweetAnnee said...

OH MY GOSH>>>>>>
I LOVE's to die for.

SA?? what is that..
I need me two of those lamps

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You found a treasure.This is beautiful and must look charming in your house.Enjoy.

Heidi said...

I love it what a one of a kind piece the shade is my favorite!!!

Pondside said...

I love, love, love it - what a find!
We have peacocks that wander through some of the neighbourhoods around here - they are beautiful, but noisy and very messy. Better to have them on a lamp!

June said...

I agree with PONDSIDE. I love the lamp and I love peacocks, but I would rather have the lamp than the real thing. A real beauty.