My sister has just moved to the Brisbane suburb of Clayfield. Yesterday I went to see how she's settled in the new place. As luck would have it, it's Clayfield's turn for the kerbside collection. My sister's neighbour had a pile of things on the footpath including this beautful timber lamp base.
As we were popping it into the back of the car, the lady came out to add something to the pile. She said it was good quality, and English? Judging by the weight of it, I believe her.
It's difficult to maintain one's dignity whilst sifting through someone's rubbish in front of them. I think I may have had an out of body experience, to overcome the embarrasment, but I really, really wanted the lampbase.....to add to my other timber lampbase, also awaiting restoration.
Soon I will be popping off to Target or some such chain store for a plain drum lampshade to recover myself. I'll let you know how I go.