Thursday, June 5, 2008

More I Saw Red

For my next installment in Sara's I Saw Red bash - this is a Murano glass pendant light that hubby and I purchased on our honeymoon in Italy. We will be celebrating our third anniversary on June 18. I love how this light incorporates many different colors.

There is also a funny story to this. When we purchased it we decided to have it shipped home so as not to chance breaking it. The store told us that it would be wired for a US light bulb. Hubby put up the light and when we went to put a light bulb in - no go. Nothing fit and the socket was a very weird shape. We went to every home improvement store and bought every light bulb we thought would fit (the light has a strange two hole opening) and even tried contacting the store in Italy. Nothing. So the light stayed put but with no bulb for almost two years! Finally hubby took it down and we went to a local lighting/lamp store. We asked "Is there a light bulb that will fit this socket?" To which the shop owner looked at us and said "Yeah, a regular candelabra bulb." WHAT?! All this time and it would only take a regular candelabra bulb? Sure enough, it worked and we now have a working light. I can't help but smile every time I flick the switch.




20 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Karla that is so funny that you have had that beautiful light hanging there for 2 years before you knew what bulb.
It must look so pretty all lit up.
Alison

Jenn said...

That is so pretty! I love the bright red colors lately!! ;-)

Jenn

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Karla,

What a great lamp. The story about the light bulb is too funny. You will always remember that lamp and your honeymoon. How wonderful. Have a good weekend.
Tammy

Lori said...

that is funny about the bulb Karla:) such a pretty reminder of your honeymoon you have there!!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Stunning light!
Funny about the bulb. :)

Kimberly

Jeanie said...

This is gorgeous! I love Italian glass and this is a beautiful piece! Loved the story that went with it, too!

Beth Leintz said...

That's too funny- I can just imagine you and hubby looking at each other saying "duh"....

fated follies studio said...

aww! that's sweet and you have the joy of viewing your honeymoon treasure in a new *light* almost 3 years leter. :)

jenny

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

LOL, Glad to hear you're seeing the light now! Very pretty!
*Heidi*

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I have a collection of blown glass light fixtures that a friend makes, and they have a completely different look with a light on insdide of them. So, now you've had a chance to enjoy both looks with yours.

Jen r. said...

That is so pretty! Love it! Jen R

MJ said...

Great lamp but the story makes it priceless! The lamp shines with memories!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Haha! Laughing WITH you not at you :) I love Murano glass!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Loved the lamp...and the story. Sometimes things just SEEM so complicated....now you love it even more...

KAREN EILEEN

twinkleshabbystar said...

Hee! Hee! Funny story Miss Karla. I would have felt like a ding dong! LOL!!! Not you! Just me. :) Very pretty lamp! :))) XO

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh...a quick thought of Italy! Love your light, and your story!!! Have a fabulous weekend!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your story!! Laurie

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I love the story behind your anniversary lamp! =) (I sent you an email earlier - hope you received it!) =)

The Rose Room said...

That is a great story Karla:) Rachael

holly abston said...

LOL... That is hilarious, Karla! Love the lamp.

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