November 16, 2012

you light up my elephant

That is the one and only time I will ever reference Debby Boone. Promise.

As I discussed the other day, my youngest has quite a love for elephants. She's so in style these days, I know. So of course when I saw this Shirley Fintz lamp I thought of my daughter's infinite happiness.
via West Elm
Oh how she would love that in her room. But I could never seem to pull the trigger on the $250 for someone who isn't yet 2 and has a habit of breaking pretty much everything in her path.

The goddess of restraint rewarded me though when my mom and I found this little dude out on the town.

Clearly not exactly the same. He's more of a lone wolf than the West Elm clique but as my 5-year-old would say, "same difference". And he was $18 so wahoo!

He did come without a shade. This one is just a temporary fix from the basement, so clearly he needs something more...fitting.

He's got the cutest little face.

I also think I want to do something to spruce up his pole thingy... whatever you call that part between the lamp base and the light bulb. It's too long and plain. OK, this is going in the wrong direction.

The point is - cute lamp. Cheap lamp. Blue and White. Good times. Expect to see this little dude spruced up soon.

Score any good finds lately? Doing anything exciting for the weekend? Want me to come over for dinner? I always bring my sparkling wit and usually some good liquor.


  1. So cute and so jealous! :) A nice bottle of booze is always welcome here, and you too of course.
    Watching Bella and Edward this weekend. Have a great one!

  2. Adorable lamp! The shade is even that distracting....Great job and find.

  3. It's really cute. I have been in love with that West Elm one, too.

  4. hahaha love your last comment about dinner and booze :) Great find on the lamp and lampshade fix! Its super cute! Have a great weekend, doll!

Holly Foxen Wells

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  5. I saw the WE elephant lamp and loved it (I just got their birch branch lamp in silver - still making up my mind). But your elephant is so much cuter! I feel she needs a name - what about Clementine? I can't wait to see the spruce up. You could cover the pole thingy in some Chinese brocade?

  6. Elizabeth! hi! oh oh oh I am laughing too much and too hard... stop it!

    That pole thingy did me in!

    this weekend? my oldest granddaughter's 10th birthday today!!! par-tay at the niece's nail salon for all attendees. wahoo, to you, too. you show up and i'll pay for your nails - hurry - hop a plane - i'll be at the airport [in SLC] at 4pm. hop to!

  7. I love cute little lamps like this. Have fun with it! I would welcome you at my house anytime!

  8. Some cerebral feminist was on Watch What Happens Live last week, and I definitely heard her tell Andy that the Real Housewives franchises are increasingly popular among highly intelligent women.

    But we already knew that, didn't we.

    1. Also, I like your little elephant lamp better than the pricey three-elephant lamp. Way more charming.

  9. Oh this is so freaking cute!! Love him! Can't wait to see what you do with him. I've neglected my blog visits this week so catching up now. And you are always welcome for dinner. I making Basa Fillets tonight. I'll save a space, yes? ;) xxx


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