Since I'm lamp shopping, I thought I'd show you my FAVORITE lamp. I bought this at Scentimental Gardens, http://www.scentimentalgardens.com/, which at the time was in St. Charles, Illinois. Now it is in Geneva, Illinois. I absolutely love crewel work. This is in our Master Bedroom where we have more of a beach vibe going on. It all has yet to be perfected. Since most of my lamps are from Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware, this venture into beautiful lamps is kind of intimidating. I still use brass lamps from the 80's and 90's. Some of them are classic and I hate to stop using them. Any opinions out there about brass lamps?
Here's a philosophical question about decorating, if it can be philosophical. I try to spend my money wisely. So, I struggle with this dilemma. Is it better to buy something inexpensive at say, Home Goods, because SOMEDAY you can justify getting rid of it or buy something beautiful, but expensive and never feel okay about updating it? That's a long sentence. A friend of mine who dabbles in decorating feels like if you love it you won't ever want to get rid of it. But, don't tastes change to some degree? How much am I a victim of the everchanging fashion of the day? How about you? Is it better stewardship of my resources to buy quality or a cheaper trend? Just wondering.