15 November 2007

death by decorating (with free lamps!)

this morning, maison21 visited the blog, this is glamorous, for the first time. and it is. quite glamorous in fact- a delicious blend of fashion and interior design, with lots and lots of pretty, pretty pictures, and you know maison21 likes himself some pretty pictures. so go lose an hour of your life browsing the blog like maison21 did. it's worth the visit.

besides the pretty title banner on the blog, what really caught maison21's eye was the first post- "win a pair of murano lamps"! well, faster than a speeding bullet your super-decorator was at the swank lighting website, to win those lamps! and after reading the story behind the lamps, maison21 didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. seems the two guys at swank lighting found a warehouse full of hundreds of unopened crates containing brand-new, never touched vintage murano lamps from the 1960's and 70's. that's like the vintage furniture addict's holy grail! maison21 proceeded to get insanely jealous for 15 whole seconds! for someone like moi-self, who lives for the next great find, it would be like winning the lottery, maybe even better. but then the rage subsided, and i actually became a little grateful i didn't find all that pretty all at once. after all, maison21 is an addict who savors his addiction- the next time i find a dorothy draper chest on the back of a junk-pickers truck, or a tommi parzinger for stiffel brass lamp in a garbage can, i want my heart to start racing and the top of my head to tingle. it would have been like going from mexican tar heroin to pure uncut china white- a possibly lethal decorating overdose.

congratulations to swank lighting on your fabulous, once in a lifetime find (and for maybe saving maison21's life), and thank you to the aptly named this is glamorous blog for pointing me in the direction to discover my good fortune, and possibly win some free pretty!

9 comments:

SwankLighting said...

Thanks so much for the plug and compliments maison21...we feel all warm and fuzzy having read it...at least we think that is the emotion we are feeling....we're still coming down from our pure china white high.... love your blog... Ed & Doug at SwankLighting.

maison21 said...

thanks right back to you! but, i'm afraid i'm afraid i still must hate you, all the same.

just kidding. congrats again, it really is a spectacular treasure trove!

{this is glamorous} said...

Thanks so much for the lovely post, Maison21! I'm so happy you discovered {this is glamorous} and I hope my site continues to inspire you.

Good luck in the draw and thanks again!

Jess said...

I've been a huge fan of This is Glamorous since the beginning--she's got some kickass style and her blog is one of the best!

maison21 said...

i couldn't agree with you more, jess. i'm new to this whole bogging world but i've already discovered some really great stuff out there and "glamorous" is one of them. i'm totally addicted now, and visit all the blogs on my blog roll daily!

now, i need more time in my day too!

Lindsay said...

Great choice! There are blogs that I compulsively read every morning over my first cup of coffee this one is on the top of my list.

Anonymous said...

I most certainly aggree. 'this is glamorous' is simply maaavelous daaling!

Kiki said...

I dig it too; this is glam gal knows what's going on! Thanks for the link!

maison21 said...

hey everybody-

the guys at swank lighting just let me know that they have opened an ebay store to showcase their glam lamps- go check it out!

http://stores.ebay.com/Murano-Lamps-Swanklighting