Sunday, October 24, 2010

Senimentality



I really wrestled over these lamps.

If I should get them, or not

Why, you ask?

They are mid-century, sort of nice, but nothing too special.



Well, my folks had these very lamps when I was a kid.

Ours were a dark green, and I love these in pink. They would have gone in the master bedroom where the others had been.


I saw the matching lampshades, a pair, not too long ago on eBay.

But didn't get those, either. If I had, I would have grabbed these. The last time I saw a pair, they were in turquoise, and the seller wanted $200 for the pair. Uh, yeah, right. No thanks.


Trouble with these was, the seller had a poor rating of 98%, and I am tired of getting bum deals on eBay!!

I might be able to find the matching shades eventually, but as much as I wanted to buy for sentimental reasons... I let these pass. Sigh.



Have you ever bought things based on sentiment alone?
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18 comments:

  1. all the time! i am a real sentimental shooper and often buy things because they remind me of my mom, dad or grandparents!

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  2. I find I REALLY have to keep the "sentimental buying" in check, otherwise, I'd be buying a ton more! lol...

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  3. That's all I do mostly. Something appeals to my sentiments and....bingo, I buy it!!
    Jim

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  4. My grandfather owned a drugstore in the 1950s, and my grandmother put in a gift department, stocking it with Fenton and Imperial glass, Fiestaware, Russel Wright dishes, McCoy and Haeger pottery...you name it, she had it, and she got one of everything for her own house, so there's not much I see that doesn't remind me of my childhood. Hmmmm...maybe that explains my shopaholism on a couple of levels. :)

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  5. I keep meaning to tell you how much I love the picures of your parents. What a handsome couple...and what fashion plates!

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  6. So most of you buy with sentiment in mind!

    Thanks Dana, and I love your blog!!

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  7. I definitely buy things if they remind me of my grandparents or my childhood etc.Sometimes i specifically seek things out because my grandma had one or it reminds me of a special event.

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  8. I'm not a sentimental buyer in relation to mum and dad as they were never terribly stylish types when it came to homewares. However recently I've seen a couple of things for sale which we used to have, since sold & regreted and I've bought them again ha ha!

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  9. Wow i love them there stunning, we just don't find them over here, and if we do there asking silly money for them. I buy things that i love sometimes they take me back i get passionate about them just because there old and have been loved before. Enjoy them Dee ;-)

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  10. Funnily enough I've had my finger on the buy button over certain tupperware pieces lately because I remember them from my childhood. I have managed to stop myself so far.

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  11. What other reason is there to buy something? I could kick myself for seeing so much of my parent's and grandparent's things gotten rid of, mostly to Goodwill, and not knowing enough back then to say NO!!! I love surrounding myself with things from my childhood or things I remember from my grandparent's home.

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  12. I try to keep it in check, like you - often I find that if I buy it, it doesn't actually fit with my lifestyle. It is usually enough just to see something, say 'aww', then move on.

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  13. I buy things I remember from my childhood on impluse all the time! Most of them never make it past the garage door... but the walk to my car in the morning is like a trip down memory lane ;)

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  14. oh :)...i dint think 98% meant a bad rating

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  15. It's not like a test at school where 98% isn't bad. 3 negs and 2 neutrals out of a feedback of 600 tells me, the seller is very risky. Some of the positives had negative comments in them too. A lot of buyers will not give negative feedbacks for fear of getting a neg in return. They don't know, sellers can no longer give negs. So when you see a few, there are a lot more that go unposted.


    Thanks everyone for your comments. Now I wish I had bought these and taken the risk ha ha. Ahh well, a pair will come my way I am sure.

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  16. I bought this same pair of pink lamps at a local consighnment shop for about 5 dollars in their Bargain room. I've been looking around for some suitable shades and have wondered what the original shades looked like.

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  17. These are really sweet! :)

    I must confess, I have a sick obsession with vintage lamps!
    (collection on Flickr, if at all interested)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38484818@N08/sets/72157620877144811/

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  18. I am a few days late with my comment, but I just found this blog and am LOVING it. I really have to be careful with sentimental purchases. I would be featured on Horders Extreme Edition if I was not careful. I used to work in an Assisted Living community and I specialised in Alzeimer's Activities. We had Life Skill centers full of mid century things that I found at second hand shops. These items helped with memory cues, activities of daily living, etc. Now that I am no longer with the AL community I have nowhere for my sentimental purchases to live. My home is FULL.

    Tiffany

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