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« on: May 01, 2008 03:06:48 PM »

This lamp was inspired by the leg lamp in the movie A Christmas Story. I rescued the plastic leg from my parent's garage sale.  Once I saw it I knew what I had to do.  I drilled a hole in the bottom to thread the lamp kit through. I dresses it in a sexy fishnet stocking. I attached it to a wood base.  The shade was white, so I painted it and hot glued the black fringe on the bottom. My husband found a FRAGILE sign and we stuck it on. "Hmm...It must be Italian."  I made this lamp about 6 years ago.  It stays in our living room year round. 

We are still searching for the right shoe.



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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008 03:10:42 PM »

That is funny I love that movie. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 03:12:41 PM »

One of my favourite movies, your lamp is fabulous!! I really like the table lamp size of it.   My whole family uses "frageelee" all the time, most people have no clue what we're talking about Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008 03:13:51 PM »

Heh Brilliant! I saw the thumbnail and thought "Christmas Story"
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008 03:14:00 PM »

That is SO awesome!  I was hoping someone would make one after I saw the dress form lamps.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 03:14:51 PM »

Awww, I love it!!! Great job! Although I think I would paint the toenails until you do find the perfect shoe!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008 03:27:54 PM »

Hahaha it makes me happy that something like this exists outside of the movies! Well done!
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008 03:41:22 PM »

I love it.  I like that its not actually the whole leg.  Its the perfect size.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008 03:58:46 PM »

this is seriously amazing! A Christmas Story is like one of my all time fav's! Loving it sooo much!
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2008 04:30:13 PM »

Awesome Smiley  What size is the foot?  Maybe I could dig up a sexy shoe and swap you something cool for it!
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2008 04:30:52 PM »

Thanks everyone.  Whenever we have people over, the conversation always turns to the lamp.  Most people get it right away.  Everyone loves that movie!

I saw a similar lamp in Spencer Gifts for sale during Christmastime.  I made mine 6 years ago.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2008 04:38:58 PM »

That is hilarious and awesome!  You win the prize for best titled thread too! Cheesy

I wish I had a mannequin leg...
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2008 05:08:00 PM »

i saw a blow up of this a few years ago ...this is SO much better!
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2008 05:18:29 PM »

That is just AWESOME!! A Christmas Story is one of my all time favorite movies and if i ever find a mannequin foot i'll have to make a lamp too!!
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008 05:29:25 PM »

LOVE it!!  "Fraj ee lee"!!
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2008 06:35:08 PM »

I love that it isn't the whole leg! Great Job!
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2008 07:19:50 PM »

 Grin Fraa-Geee-Lay!

I love it. Absolutely brilliant. Good luck with the shoe!
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2008 08:09:25 PM »

When I saw Electric Sex in your subject line, I knew it had to be A Christmas Story Leg lamp!   Grin

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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2008 08:10:33 PM »

Awesome Smiley  What size is the foot?  Maybe I could dig up a sexy shoe and swap you something cool for it!

I have no clue what size shoe it needs.  How would I figure that out?
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2008 08:56:06 PM »

Awesome Smiley  What size is the foot?  Maybe I could dig up a sexy shoe and swap you something cool for it!

I have no clue what size shoe it needs.  How would I figure that out?

Simple!  Just take it with you to the store and TRY SOME ON!

(And I want to watch when you go, too!.....)

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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2008 03:25:19 AM »

Sexy and quirky. I like.
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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2008 04:10:46 AM »

I love it!!!! totally jealous of the lamp. Best holiday movie ever.
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2008 05:35:25 AM »

Sweet sweet sweet!
and the fragile sign is a great finishing touch.
I <3 this
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2008 10:08:05 AM »

I love that!!!
I would totally buy one because I don't think I'd be up for making one
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2008 11:21:55 AM »

Great job!  A Christmas Story is one of my all time all time favorite movies (I've been known to watch it at non-holiday times of the year), and I hope that if I'd seen a plastic ladies leg for sale I'd have known just what to do with it, too!  Have been tempted to buy at least the nightlight version I've seen of the lamp leg, but now I think I may have to wait for that serendiptous garage sale....
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2008 01:07:31 PM »

Wow!  Thanks again everyone.  It's so cool to know just how many people love this movie.  I doubt I'll ever go to Cleveland, Ohio, but if I do, the Christmas Story Museum is on my list of sites to see.  http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/ BTW, they have similar lamps for sale.
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2008 02:39:27 PM »

LMAO! I love it! One of my all time favorite movies. Man if I had that lamp I'm have it in the front window all the time for the world to see ahhahaha Grin
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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2008 05:26:20 PM »

so awesome.. i love a christmas story!!!
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2008 11:09:44 PM »

this is the best light ever, i love it!
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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2008 08:27:25 PM »

That is the most amazing thing I think I have ever seen!  I'm giving you a rocks!!! 
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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2008 08:29:05 PM »

If you ever happen to find another leg.... can you send it my way?  That's my hubby's favourite movie and his favourite scene in the movie!
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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2008 09:07:24 PM »

Someday you'll have a Cinderella moment when the right shoe fits!
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2008 09:32:07 PM »

love it! thats great Cheesy  my hubby and I use "frageelee" too!!  what a classic movie
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2008 11:30:48 PM »

Good idea and that is the light I was thinking of from that movie. I love it.
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« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2008 01:54:22 PM »

Awesome! I wish I had some extra plastic legs kicking around! I'd make one of these for every window! ;-)
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