Steve's brother had this friend Chris who wanted a short-term roomie and, well, it just worked. So I arrived and Chris happened to be at Steve and his bro's house and that's how we met. Been friends ever since. Lived with him until our (Steve & mine) house closed one month before Steve and I got married.
And Chris loves old houses and all things old
I swear I have a point in this blog post.
Well, last Saturday was the Division Street Street Fair. In conjunction, Bret from Old Portland Hardware on 40th and Division (you should totally check this place out if you haven't because it is truly awesome & also houses the store Portland Vintage Plumbing) put on a salvage & vintage parking lot sale. Well, Chris, my sis-in-law and friend and me shared a booth. I was able to sell a few vintage wares that I just have not used (yea-more things purged). Chris sold tons of super cool things (I should have taken pictures) but I fell in love with a really cool craftsman light that he had. I texted Steve a picture despite pretty much already buying it.
The light fixture came re-wired with cloth wire by Chris himself and ready to hang bare (bulbed that is). However, he agreed to find me some cool fitters and shades and I hope to put it up in our hallway, replacing our currently pretty cool but not as cool as I'd like halophane (sp?) shade light. Here's the terrible pix of it that I texted Steve on Saturday but hopefully there will be some better pix of it all hung up soon :)
I hope to post soon about some of the cool lights he has put together for us.