Years and years ago, when we lived in Arizona, I walked into a Cracker Barrel Restaurant Gift Shop.
Immediately, I fell in love with a pink fringed lampshade and bought it on the spot.
It was one purchase I have never, ever regretted.
As you can see, it's very old-fashioned looking.
At the time, our daughter, who was a little girl then, cut out hearts and taped them inside the shade, adding to its charm.
When we moved cross-country, back to Massachusetts, a lot of our stuff got sold at yard sales.
Not the pink shade, though. It made the trip with us, paper hearts and all!
It's now used on a lamp placed in a front window of the living room and still, after all these years, looks nice.
Here's another true lamp tale.
I found a cranberry (deep pink) lamp base in a thrift store. However, it was missing a shade.
For a long time, the lamp base was stored in a cupboard.
Then, while shopping one day, I found a deep pink shade that was a perfect fit for the lamp.
The two have been together every since.
DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU BOUGHT A LONG TIME AGO AND STILL LOVE AND USE?