February 4, 2010Light It Up – Mid-Century Lighting on Etsy
I really like mid-century vintage and reproduction lamps. Well…maybe like isn’t strong enough. I love them! Tom will attest to that. I have had to be physically pulled away from lamps in the past that I wanted. Sometimes I even try to grab them at the last minute hugging them to my chest and saying things like, “I never get anything I want” and “What if I just carry it around for a while?” Yes, a pretty lamp has the power to make me THAT crazy.
If I saw this set of blue lamps from TheRelicTrail, I am pretty sure I would throw such a fit over them. Blue ceramic lamps with gold highlights and pink shades. Pink! Ummm…yeah, over here. Just put them right here, please.
P.S. These are reasonable $88 for the pair. THE PAIR!! I could maybe do better thrifting, but I am darn sure they wouldn’t have pink shades. Pink!
Moving on, moderntoretro is obviously trying to kill me with the coolness of this amazing swirly pendant light. I mean really, a teardrop shaped pendant with gold swirly accents that has light hole detailing? That isn’t even fair. Come on.
Ok, I can only comment on the coolness of this next lamp from LiseVintageLighting after I get my heart rate under control. Seriously. Deep breaths. Whew.
Check out that flippin’ shade! Holy mother of god, I adore it. And the tripod effect of the base mirrored in the three-tiered shade? Design genius. You know how people buy sweaters and shirts for their little dogs? I would bring home this lamp and love it so much I would buy sweaters for it. But that would probably ruin the design. And be a fire hazard.
Okay, this lamp from avintagerevolution is pretty in pink, but I mostly am just dying over that house!!! Look at it! What a great photo backdrop. It must be in Florida. I would love to see pictures of the inside of that place.
I am just on a roll with the three-tiered shades, today. I can’t tell if this lamp from smalltownsusan is gaudy or awesome. I think this is one of those things that you have to see in person, and if you buy it pair it with a chair that isn’t too crazy. But man, if you could pull this off it would be fantastic.
Whew, I am tired from all that excitement. I might need to go thrifting to revive myself….