I turn 40 on Saturday (OMG how did that happen?) and I decided to get myself a cool gift to celebrate. Rather, I decided to get something cool for the house, and justify the purchase by claiming it as a gift for myself.
I've long wanted to replace some of the fugly light fixtures at The Box House with period slip shade chandeliers, but they tend to be freakishly expensive. I'm constantly trolling eBay for one, bidding often but futilely because I've set a rather low limit for what I feel we can spend.
Today, I watched the seconds tick down to zero for one particular auction, sipping my Diet Coke and idly thinking about how to coordinate errands tomorrow, when it dawned on me that the clock had ticked away to nothing and I had won. Yippie!
So, some time next week, a nifty 1930s amber five light slip shade chandelier will be making its way down from Canada to be installed in the dining room of either the downstairs or the upstairs unit of The Box House. I'm just not sure which one yet.