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February 4, 2010

Light 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….

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5 Responses to Light It Up – Mid-Century Lighting on Etsy

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    February 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I am kukoo for Coco Puffs over old lamps and lights! These are all really awesome Ruth. I esp. like the pendant light.

  2. Andrea Reply

    February 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I think the last one is so gaudy that it is awesome! I am loving all of these though, great pics!

  3. sablemable Reply

    February 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    OMG! I’ll take all of them, please!

  4. Alex Reply

    February 4, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I love all of them. Are those little wooden pineapples on the shudders of that house? Awesome!

  5. Annie B. Reply

    February 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Oh, my! What lamps!! Vintage, retro, and atomic lamps are my weakness and these lamps have me in a tizzy!

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