One thing this blog is showing me is how many
obsessions collections I have. Today, I share my love affair with lamps. Unfortunately, my children don't sit placidly at my feet while I mend by the light as the above illustration shows. However, I do spend my evenings nestled in the corner by the light of a lamp. In my house I have many to choose from. These are a few of them.
A pair of these gorgeous lamps flank the buffet in my dining room. I got these a few years ago at a garage sale $10 for the set. I loved the color so much I painted the dining room to match.
This gorgeous floor lamp came via the local Catholic Charity shop for the low low price of $10. I saw it from the front door and made a bee line for it. This beauty weighs a ton and I luged it out like a trophy. It gives great light in my bedroom by the little sofa.
Goodwill gifted this tole lamp early last year to me. It was left on the shelf with a $3 tag. I couldn't leave it behind. I adore the key turn. It is on each night in our family room.
Love this one. It is helping to make my bulldogs fancier! I purchased this one off of Etsy. It is a vintage french lamp. It lights up the bookcase in the family room.
This goldenrod pretty is currently gracing my desk. It is an early 70's model. I picked this up at a local thrift store for under $5. It is a nice punch of color and a great source of light in a dark corner of the basement.
There are many more of these lamps that I have picked up and tucked away in the closet. The mark up on lamps is ridiculous. I cannot explain spending retail for lamps that I can get for 1/5 the price. I like the vintage shapes so much more. Some of them I have rewired. Most of them I have had to get a new shade for. All of them have been cleaned. I have never spent more than $10 for any of them and most of the time the shade has cost me more.
I will spare you the Irmi repeats, but you know I love a good nursery lamp anyday!