Sunday, April 29, 2012

Early Bird

The latest small detail to be tackled in improving things around here at Boston Manor has been a lighting issue. We were going to replace this hanging light over our  kitchen table with another, more convenient-to-turn-on-one.  

However, I had an idea as I walked around various lighting departments and stores totally frustrated with the choices.  Why not try a lamp in the area?  It's already fairly well lit by the overhead kitchen light and just needs enhancement.  So I've tried it out for several days and...

...have decided I like!
I may paint the lamp base and try new shade (I've had this lamp for years, but it has been under used), but so far I'm loving the new look.

And "Welcome May"? Yes, we are done with April. Ready for a new month which includes a visit from my brother, "The Wizard of Oz" - read about his adventurous life here if you'd likeMy Brother, The Wizard of Oz - click here, if you have the time to read about his adventurous life. , from Australia for a couple of weeks. We haven't seen him in almost nine years and we've all changed A LOT in that time.

Also, The Bostons are ready for their fearless leader, Mr. Tennis, to get his testing over with, and his strength back.  Then he can go out and hit some tennis balls while they lounge around the bed....

Handing out instructions to the humans they let sleep there.

To all you other Early Birds.


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Yes, Ann, Happy May!
A new month, and more lovely weather, and opportunities.
Those Bostons!
They love their comfort...they must have lots of good advise, as they do spend alot of time contemplating, I'm sure. :)
I hope Mr. Tennis, will soon be enjoying his time on the courts!
(Blogger isn't letting me read your link about the Wizard of OZ aka as your brother.

I might try again after leaving this comment, sometimes I find that works.)
Have a lovely Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Your Bostons are so cute! We have Boxers, so you know I am a lover of flat nose pups.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Glad you had a lightbulb moment. :)

I am SO with you. Yes to a happy May.

Keeping all W brothers in prayer.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well, I for one... like the vintage look light you have hanging there! I know some people who look to buy those! I like the lamp as well. The Honey says our house is I have lamps all over more and more now.
The bostons don't look like they're having a rough time...hope Mr. Tennis can get back to tennis!
Hope you have a great visit with your brother--sounds fun.
May is a full month for us too-- lots of b-days!
Can't believe it's here already.

take care- Pat

Olive Cooper said...

I have a thing for lamps you know and Joe and I have become kind of expert at repairing them as I resell them all the time. I like yours too. The bostons look like they need some revving up.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved your little lamp. And you are going to see your brother after nine years. COOL! And isn't it funny - dogs know how to lay around and take it easy - hubs don't. sandie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love charming lamps like yours for lighting! Hope you had a great time at the sale this weekend...and how exciting that you will be seeing your brother soon! Nine years is a long time!

Mr. Connor said...

Well looks like the lamp problem has been solved. Mr. Tennis is well on the way to be back to normal. The Bostons look great. Since you got all these things fixed and under controi ~ maybe you would like to " fix " some things up the road in Washington ? May will be a goooooood month !

Angela said...

That is a cute idea with the little lamp! You are right, it is hard to find what you want when you are looking for something new for your house. When you aren't looking is when you find what you want! lol

Orlando Grandma said...

Where do you find the time to accomplish it all. Love the lamp effect, Take care.

Orlando Grandma said...

I loved the blog about Mark, It is always heartwarming to see fotos of Dick and Maude. Look forwards to see them when they get here.

Oakley and Swisher said...

Visits with family are always nice. That should be fun. Happy May!

Lots of licks,
Swisher and Oakley

Wendy Weissmueller said...

I miss the light over the kitchen table. I'm out of sorts!