Ah well, I couldn't afford either one really. I hope they're both very happy. Don't worry about me, no, I'll be all right. No, really.
Anyway, after that, I took myself to Goodwill where I found this
Guyabera shirt, "hecho in Mexico" It's a "wedding shirt", so an old Mexican man who was shopping with me told me. He'd worn one similar to his own first wedding. It was clearly too out of date for him. He'd moved on fashion wise. He was looking at the acrylic Cosby sweaters c. 1982. It looks better than this photo shows....and only 3 dollars.
Onward to the Salvation Army where I bought nothing (too pricey), and Red White and Blue.
Actually, it should be renamed Red, White and Yellow, since it always faintly smells of urine. I don't even want to know why.
There I was tempted to buy some gorgeous old wing tipped leather soled shoes, with the most beautiful patina, They'd been lovingly cared for, quality shoes, at least 50 years old, but they pinched my feet, and I just couldn't do it. I did pet them again on the way out, however.
Eventually I landed at Target (don't I always?)
Where I managed to score the one and only medium Liberty of London (for Target) shirt left. They seem to have sold out everything online. My mother claims it looks like one of her blouses, so that's put me off.
Well, that and this photo, which scares me (since there are at least 3 things I happen to like in it...don't even try to figure out which 3. I said don't even......oh, go to hell, all of you!)
Aaaanyway, on a whim I also bought this lampshade, also by Liberty, which actually doesn't look half as fruity as it appears...ok so maybe it does.
Anyway, it just won't fit my lamp base (yeah, yeah, there's a metaphor in there I don't want to explore), so it's going back toute suite.
Subliminally, I think, it made me remember this:
I guess I'll be keeping my old lamp until I can find something better. I have dreams of something Venetian and glass...