Thursday, May 6, 2010

am i shady??

so, on my recent visit to idaho, i stopped at the local ranchers market to pick up the best dried fruits in the world. i know you would all love this market. its right in the middle of almost nowhere, there are barrels of dried beans, every vegatable seed you could ever imagine, local eggs, and ton's of dried fruits and honey's. simple the best small town market you can find. i used to ride my bike here as a kid and get their fresh apple cider slushies...

well, the owner sold one of his many ranches and brought a batch of his treasures to the market to sell in a little antique corner in the market (new since my last visit a year ago).

i arrived in idaho on a friday morning, stopped by the ranch market, bought my usual dried fruits and homemade fig newtons and noticed this new antique corner addition. i spotted this right away, took a look, admired and walked out telling myself it was crude to consider owning something like this.

well, let me wrap this up for you as i know i am really rambling. on my way to the airport on sunday i stopped in to get some more friut to bring home, walked over to the corner, asked how much the lamp was (no one knew because it actually wasn't for sale), negotiated with the owner and walked out the door with it and scrambled to find a place opened that would ship this.

it was a great find, but after shipping it back to san francisco, the cheap thrill wore off. anyway, can you blv this shade, how did they do this?

i will post in a few months after i save some pennies, get a new shade made and get it re-wired.

please tell me if you were to see this in someone's home, would you be disturbed?? tell the truth.

10 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

Sorry...truth be told...yes.... I would be a tad disturbed!

brock street said...

oh no, i knew it. i should follow my instinct. it is the country, redneck burried deep down inside..from living in idaho for 8 years :)
i think i might have to sell it...we'll see.

Ivy Lane said...

hang on to it...get the new shade..and then have some peeps over, light it up....and observe their expressions! then you'll know....

24 Corners said...

disturbed...I won't let "Limpy's" head hang above the fireplace in our new house...he's been relegated to hubby's office at work and I think he's happy there.

I do like Ivy's idea though...it would be fun to see the reactions you get when people see...it :/

Uncle Beefy said...

I don't know... I'm kinda like this when it comes to someone's home... it's THEIR place, a reflection of them and, hopefully, what makes them feel best. So, even if I'm not a fan of something or someone's particular sense of style, I can still appreciate the personal expression. And so, I leave it entirely up to you. :)

My 2 cents... I'd be fine but might feel very "Grizzly Adams" or Meryl in "Out of Africa". ;)

brock street said...

i think we all agree, i will wait and see if this one can be reborn into the gem i believe it is.
hope the weekend finds you with much rest and good food.

penny said...

I live in Idaho. I just found your blog from another blog I visit often. It is a strange and small world. I am not really into the dead animal thing. But with perhaps a black shade it would look more like a Victorian curiosity rather than wilderness retreat. You could display it with some old natural history books etc. Good luck

Cinemadog said...
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Cinemadog said...

not so extreme...

http://www.fastcompany.com/1647505/icff-2010-future-perfect-brings-the-whimsy-with-rats

definitely needs a shade!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i can imagine it looking v.cool - but i'm an ex-farmer so i'm not squeamish about animal parts. eek, sounds scary.