The weather has been Arctic-like lately and not conducive at all towards outdoor meanderings. For some reason though, it occurred to me that there might be people who, like me, are in the throes of New Year's resolutions and are madly decluttering and getting rid of unwanted things. And with the freezing temperatures, I reckoned there would be less likelihood of competing with vintage obsessed shoppers who, like me, are looking for the find of the decade. So out into the cold I went. And I was so glad I did. Because I found something that rendered me speechless. What is it? A mint in the box, never used, tags still attached, vintage light up hanging globe! Yes, I know!
Really, it was like seeing a mythical creature like a unicorn come clip clopping down the street. All you can do is stare with your eyes popping out of your head at least 2 inches and your jaw hitting your knees. I am thinking I will keep the tags on it forever. Kidding. Not really. I am thinking of gauging holes in the wall so that I can hang it up, turn it on and stare at it in a hypnotic trance. Kidding. Not really. I am thinking of keeping it in the box, placing everything on a red velvet pillow and then displaying it in a clear glass box the way the Prince did with Cinderella's glass slipper. Kidding. Not really. Here is a shot of the box.
At the time, I had exactly enough money on me to buy it. The money was supposed to have been allocated towards important necessary things like groceries and toilet paper. It was a fair amount of money for a thrifted item and, even though I knew deep down inside that this baby was coming home with me, I did think for a decent amount of time about whether I should indeed buy it. And all I could think was, "I will eat beans and rice for the next month, I don't care. I will use wadded up newspaper, I don't care."
Oftentimes, I come across the most fabulous things like amazing furniture but have to pass them by because of lack of space or funds. And I dream of how wonderful it would be to be given carte blanche on someone else's home and fill it with fabulous treasures. But lack of space or no, this globe was coming home with me. When I did bring it home, Monsieur said that I should take it to an antique store and try to sell it. I just nodded my head.
It comes with lovely brass wall fittings and would look fantastic in a child's room or a den or study. Or in a corner somewhere in my direct line of sight. Sigh. Funnily enough, I don't collect globes as they are obviously large and round and take up space in a home where space is at a premium. But a light up mint globe? I think I can make room for that. Have you ever come across something that defied common sense which you just had to have? Please let me know I'm not alone!
I'm linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot, Coastal Charm, Ivy and Elephants, Apron Thrift Girl, Remnant PDX, Knick of Time, A Living Space and Thrifty Groove.