"Can't we take them home as pets?"

I uploaded photos from my little purse camera and this was on it. Can you believe the size of this owl lamp? And there were TWO! I'm 5' tall, if that gives you an idea of the size of these things. We saw them at a huge yard sale during the High-Way Buy-Way on the Lincoln back in August. The seller wanted something like $80 for the pair. A bit less and I'd have bought them and put them in the guestroom just to scare (or delight) the crap out of people when they came to visit. Mom, for sure, would probably be horrified, as would my mother-in-law.


The dress is way too huge on me, but I loved the print. Also, thanks to a doctor who is willing to actually TREAT my illnesses...I'm losing weight! So some things are sort of just hanging off of me. But that's good, I think, for me! I've never been overweight to the point that my doctors were concerned, but just not my 'normal' size, so this is great.


I also thank raw milk and a new style of eating introduced to me by another doctor...I think they call it paleo diet. Full fat everything, butter, lots of protein, sensible portions of veggies and fruits, and not many sugars. Isn't it weird how different things work for all of us? And I FEEL so much better. Whew.


However, yes, I am always this pale. That's totally normal for me. It's the O'Hara blood...Thanks, Mom...


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  • Charm and Poise 5y

    You look fantastic, girl. Really, really beautiful and I'm glad to hear you're feeling so great!

    Hoooooot! Cute lamps, too!
  • ~ Liberty Images 5y

    Really, ladies, I think the sheer joy at being so close to these crazy lamps made me glow!
  • Charm and Poise 5y

    Honey, you glow all on your own! :)
  • Norm 5y

    Cute one Jen! :-)
  • Jenny 5y

    You look just lovely! Glad you are feeling better! OOh, I want those lamps too, but not for $80!
  • txmom2jamigirl 5y

    Girl, you look just like a china doll! So beautiful! Tickled to hear that your health is improving, and really you do look marvelous. I'm surprised Zach doesn't end up in a boxing match or two from time to time defending his lady's honor! :O)

    Praying that you stay warm as the season temps drop. I know this weather is not the greatest for you or my sister ... so be sure your warmest footy jammies are ready! I have to say we've slept with the windows open the last two nights - temps in the 50's feel absolutely divine after the hottest August and September on record in quite a while. ;0)
  • Peggy J Hughes 5y

    you are adorable! And I would have wanted one of those lamps :) Glad you're feeling better!
  • Gossamer1013 5y

    Gorgeous----peaches and cream; you look like you just got here from pre-WWII England. 8-)
  • Ellie 5y

    You are so beautiful, so petite! I envy you on both counts. I hope your health continues to improve.
  • uoıʇnloʌǝɹʍol 5y

    gotta love that retro vibe!
  • Lance Nix 5y

    You look marvelous . . . like an English lady from the 1940's and the lamps look like 1950's. Those lamps here on the left coast would likely end up in an antique store for a $100.
  • JoulesVintage 5y

    Love this photo! Had to fave!
  • loungelistener 5y

    Don't you look ever so lovely! :-)
  • army.arch 5y

    Great photo!
  • Mike 5y

    My mom had a big ceramic owl like this back in the 70's-80's only it wasn't a lamp and slightly different color but if memory serves the same exact owl.
  • ~ Liberty Images 5y

    Thank you all! If you need a good doc, just let me know! He's worth the 3.5-hour round trip for me!

    No footie jammies, TXMom, but I do have several cute pairs of slippers. :)

    Peggy, they really were just a bit expensive for me. And huge.
  • Happyshooter / Joe M 5y

    I've been searching for vintage lamps myself. Nice lamps to have if you're decorating your place to look unique. $80 for the pair doesn't sound so bad at all...

    You look lovely in the dress. The retro look is so fitting.
  • ~ Liberty Images 5y

    Well, gosh, now everyone is making me feel badly for not buying them! Next year, perhaps...
  • Dahlila Found 5y

    The lamps would scare the crap out of me.
    But YOU look FABULOUS! Classic movie star, dear. :-)
    dahlila xxoo
  • JennRation Design 5y

    You're looking as gorgeous as ever Jen! So glad to hear you are feeling better too.
    Did the lamps include the shades? It is rather cute.
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