Monday, August 8, 2011

Turn On the Memories

I found an old lamp at a garage sale in 2000.  It had hideous gold accents and was in desperate need of cleaning.  However, for $0.25 it was a bargain. 

I brought it home, changed the gold accents to silver, added a new shade and cleaned it.  The reason I bought the lamp was because it had a glass vase as the body.  Over the years I have placed various wine corks in the vase.  Favorite wines, wines I've bought while overseas, colorful corks, etc. 
The lamp project has turned into a vase of memories.  Each cork is from a special occasion, special trip, or special friends.  One quarter is not a bad price to pay for a wonderful reminder of a life lived in happiness.

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