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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures

It's time for Tuesday's Treasures! My treasured item this first TT is this big ugly lamp (as Jessie calls it!) This purple lamp was a wedding gift to my Grandmother and I took it from her estate when she passed. No one else wanted it. (I can hear Jessie snickering as she reads this.) My grandmother & I were not particularly close but I have fond memories of her. We shared a passion for the color purple and I love Lily of the Valley because they grew in her garden. The treasured lamp hangs in my bedroom. It casts spotted light and shadows at night when lit. Big. And purple. I love it.

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30 comments:

Lana said...

Ha! You think that's ugly?! You should see one my mom has thats similar in texture and shape, but it is the color of....well, brownish/yellowish/orange...hideous!!! LOL! I love this!!! I think it is beautiful, I think those old pieces should be cherished as they remind us of special people. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

I like it too! I'm sure your grandmother would be happy that someone was enjoying it.

Tracey said...

I love it! I think it's very pretty. :)

Julie M said...

I actually think it's kind of cool!

Aussie Stitcher said...

The lamp is gorgeous. I should show some of the things that I have kept just because they belonged to my Mum.

clare's craftroom said...

It is a gorgeous treasure ! Thanks so much for playing along !

Jan said...

I like it and it's purple! It's nice to have something from your grandmother.

Deb said...

It's charming in it's own way. You know that everything comes around full circle, so I think that the lamp is having it's second wind. It's very pretty.

Sue said...

Beauty is in the eye....I really love that lamp. It is indeed a treasure.

Myra said...

As a fellow purple lover I think it's gorgeous!

Berit said...

Ugh; my grandmother had one of those in her house (it was there when she moved in circa 1975, only it was "gold"). I'm gonna have to go with your DD--It is ugly; or rather "they" are. Dear Grandmother had no love for hers, either! I don't like "colored" light, either. :P

It is a nice keepsake of her, though, and awesome that it's also your favorite color! Thanks for sharing your treasure!

Peggy Lee said...

Well I have to be honest and say that purple isn't my favorite color but the lamp isn't so bad! I'll bet it's really pretty when lit.

Meadows08 said...

One of my gramma's had a horrid olive green version and the other had a brownish-gold one! I think purple is MUCH better... *GRIN*

Sadie said...

Oh I LOVE it! I think it is awesome :-) and so nice to have your memories of your grandmother attatched to it too

Christine said...

I don't think its ugly, its kind of funky

Doris said...

i like ti,is very vintage.

Annie said...

I like it. Has a certain 60's charm and I go for that.

Josie said...

I love it.

Kathy A. said...

Just too cool. And I love this idea. I have some wonderful and not so wonderful treasures of my family too.

Karan said...

Makes me think Moroccan Kasbah - seriously cool & a great keepsake! :0)

staci said...

Awesome treasure from your Grandmother!

Annette said...

thanks for sharing it

Pumpkin said...

I LIKE it :o) We have something similar but it's clear glass and new.

Holy cow woman...you have 400 followers????

Elaine said...

From one purple diva to another Sharon - I love it!

Carolyn NC said...

How cool you have this treasure from your grandmother!

BubzRugz said...

Well - I love it.... what a great treasure from your grandma and even more wonderful that you are using it today... you can think of her every day! lovely.

Rachel S said...

Love the lamp!

Suzanne said...

The lamp is lovely. I also have some treasures of my grandmother's that everyone else wanted to throw out. For me they are very special.

Julie said...

I think its kinda groovy, makes me think sheikh and tents in a dessert

diamondc said...

This is the coolest lamp in the world it comes from a family member and comes I am sure of many good memories, you are so lucky I did not get a thing when my grandmother passed away I only have great memories, of her and my grandfather.
Happy Holidays
Catherine