The Unfortunate Lamp Incident

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A series of unfortunate events.

That is how I ended up with a cheery French bulldog perched in my living room.  (A ceramic bulldog lamp, that is.)

So in order to properly tell this tale or “tail” (ha!),  let’s go back to the beginning…

…Long time ago, in a faraway land, (well, actually, it was just a couple of years ago in the middle of a sweltering Texas Summer) I met up with a few super fun bloggers for a terrific day of thrifting.  One of my more interesting acquisitions was a monster lamp (see here).  It was huge and weighed a ton.  My youngest boy’s bedroom happened to be lampless at the time, so the behemoth lamp went to live with him.  Later on, I happened upon a capiz shell lampshade that paired with the lamp perfectly.

All was well in the land for a period of time until The Incident.

Yes, the incident.  A slightly shameful event consisting of an overzealous youth and an old air soft gun.  The child in question felt it was too much trouble to walk down the stairs and venture out into the backyard.  So he held a private practice session in his bedroom with the lamp becoming the unfortunate target.

Suffice it to say, the lamp is no longer in commission (while the air soft gun is currently resting in an extended time out.)



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I happened to spy this frisky French bulldog lamp at our local Target a number of months ago.  I instantly fell in love.  (Yes, in love with a ceramic dog.)  I didn’t have an immediate place for it at home but I couldn’t seem to pry my fingers off, so the delightful canine came home with me.   Once, back at the house, I remembered that the youngest boy still didn’t have a lamp in his room.  So after a lengthy “lamp treatment course”, my son welcomed the new pup lamp into his room.  It resided safely there for a number of months until my beloved pineapple lamp (see here) decided to go on strike.  It ended up being the perfect time for me to (get my clutches back on the ceramic pooch) bring the lamp back down to the living room.  I originally thought the lamp would be in the living room temporarily, but as time goes by, it seems the perfect spot for it.

So what about you?  Any unfortunate incidents or animal illuminations in your casa?

~Miss Charming

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  1. oh i love it and think it’s all very fortunate! i was afraid when i saw his first picture that it was going to end with him broken…. phew!
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  2. Super cute pup!! I love him! I bet Sherry from YHL would adore that white, ceramic guy too! 🙂
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  3. Love the lamp. I’m such a fan of quirky decorating items and this lamp certainly fits that category.
    (I still have 2 gigantor lamps at home. Had to have them but they are so big that they dwarf everything. )
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