Sooooooo. I’ve been in Mid-Century Mania lately… obsessively obsessed with re-doing my entire place in 1960′s – 1970′s furniture and decor. My mind is polluted with poo-greens, oranges, and farty browns… teak, rounded furniture… textured fabrics… It’s consuming me like a virus.
First, I bought those two lamps from the St. Lawrence Antique Market. They were a steal at $20.00 for the pair. All I had to do was buy some 1970′s-ish lampshades from Winners, and a couple of lamp harps to hold them in place, and voila – instant SEXY LAMP!
One will go in my bedroom and I think I’m going to keep the other one downstairs somewhere. That’s until I have a bedroom big enough for two bedside tables… then they shall be reunited.
I’ve also been really bonering large to replace all of my out-of-date, structural espresso-brown Ikea furniture (you know… the furniture that everyone had in 2006…), with actual antique or vintage pieces that will hold value and add interest to my house.
Lately, I have been obsessively bone-popping for a fantabulous teak credenza to hold my television. Let me tell you… it’s hard to find an authentic teak, mid-century credenza that is beautiful and NOT $800.00 +. There are hundreds of them around… but I was going mental trying to find one that suited my needs. One of my needs it to retain as much cash as possible… so… it made my search difficult.
Then… I saw her… on craigslist… the most amazing, perfect, beautiful credenza EVER.
Only glitch was… she lives in Uxbridge, and I had to find a way to get up there and bring her home to me.
Enter, the fabulous and extremely generous Margaret, who was wonderful enough to drive me up to Uxbridge on a Saturday afternoon and lug home my credenza. We turned it into a luxurious Uxbridge Road Trip.
We saw lotsa fun stuff:
I also wrote a song, It’s called “Fabulous Downtown Uxbridge”, and it goes like this:
Fabulous Downtown Uxbridge
written and performed by Natalie
DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this song is based on fact. Probably.
“Fabulous Downtown Uxbridge! The downtown spans one whole acre!
Fabulous Downtown Uxbridge! It was started by some Ontarian Quakers!
That is my song. All rights reserved.
NB: We also saw a goat on a dining table, but the car was going too fast for me to take a picture, so I couldn’t incorporate it into my song.
All kidding aside – Uxbridge was very cute and it was fun to drive through the country on a beautiful day. We were worried that the credenza wouldn’t fit in the car, but after we pushed my seat up to “fetal position”-level, it fit!
Here is my view when I look over my shoulder. If we had gotten into an accident, I think I probably would have been decapitated:
And here is Margaret’s view when she looks at my extremely uncomfortable, contortionist knee position:
But we got it home (I’m watching the original 1989 Batman… obviously…):
I still have to drill a hole in the back (NOT through the original teak, OF COURSE), to get all my wires hidden and organized, but other than that, I LOVE HER!!!!
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