Rob was a construction manager on a huge job down at the beach "Barwon heads" for several months and seeing as we were "empty nesters" we decided to rent a holiday house down there and stay. Gosh that was fun!
Well the work was long hours and very hard for Rob, but enjoyable at the same time the summer lifestyle the walks on the beach each night and visits to new found friends or even a walk around the tea tree filled streets was wonderful, not to mention the surf, seafood and sunsets!..................one Sunday morning we headed out on a walk and as we passed a gate it was opened for a garage sale (yard sale) and I had never been to one before this so in we went. there in a box was this lamp no shade no chimney and very dirty but seeing as I have a love of anything American I just had to have this old Miller brass looking lamp.
The moment I picked it up and put it in my arms like a baby it was snatched out of my arms by a man telling me he saw it first! well I am a tough! lady believe me ((smiles)) You do not work on a building site, THE ONLY LADY almost all your days and not get tough!! So of course I snatched it back and he got the shock of his life and went out the gate saying something abusive.
This lamp was ours for a large sum of $3.00 and a big smile and a lovely story about the lamp coming from USA with her family a long time ago.........I was so happy.
Then for many months it sat in the shed waiting! and waiting until I decided it would be a great birthday gift for my husband all done up and so I took it to a specialist and the results Are as you see it now..............beautiful, and a reminder of the days we had at the beach.
Kelli at "there is no place like home" is the host of this great Friday Show & tell and I hope that it is on each week if not sorry Kelli for the error and if it is then thank you so much for letting me do a show and tell with you.
This is my Friday................amongst friends