When I sell pieces I really like I often say to the person buying it, “E-mail me a photo of the fill-in-the-blank when you get it home! I’d love to see it in its new habitat!” Every time, the buyer looks at me like I’m a little nuts, and only a few times has anyone ever followed up with an e-mail and a picture of the piece they purchased.
But I’m happy to say that I just received a photo of my beloved Blenko Glass Ball and Teak Vintage 1950s Lamp, sold at some point last summer, and I’m going to share it with you. Because I’m excited. Excited that the lamp lives on, and that it lives on in Chicago — such a great city — surrounded by a bunch of interesting stuff. Like that fly swatter situation on the wall there.
So, a big thank you to the customer who sent me the photo. Clearly, this one went to a good home, and I have no seller’s remorse.