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February 23, 2010

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara’s Vintage Lights – Part 2!

That horse light is crazy, Sara!  I love it!!

Sooooo, as promised here is part 2 of the vintage lights!

First up is a light I found at a local Estate Sale. I am guessing it is probably from the late 60s, possibly very early 70s. I just thought it was so cool with the different colored and textured curved glass. As you can guess, it weighs a lot – as the glass is really thick and heavy. It was very hard to get good pictures of this light, I think it actually looks much cooler in person but you get the idea. The light has 6 curved panels of glass. There are 2 green panels, 2 yellow panels, and 2 purple panels. It was only $8, so I thought it would be a good buy.

Here is the light with the bulb off.

Here is the light with the bulb on.

This light casts a really cool glow when it is on at night!

Next up is my other pull down light. I found this light at a flea market in Texas. I have no clue who made this light, as all the stickers have fallen off or were removed. This is a milk glass shade painted with diamond shapes in gold and black. I am guessing this was from the 50s, possibly early 60s. I really think this is a great light.

Here is the light with the bulb off.

And, here is the light with the bulb on.

Again, I have to say it was not terribly easy to get a good picture of the light – especially with the light on. I think they all look better in person. Gosh, how did the lighting catalog photographers do it???

My last light is my ‘Horse Head’ lamp. Anyone up for re-creating ‘Godfather’ here? 🙂 I have to say I think this horse lamp is styled in a really cool way, it is not toooo weirdly horse like, yet you can tell what it is. I think this lamp is definitely 1950s! There is a signature embedded into the bottom of the lamp, but I cannot figure out what it says.

Well, that’s it y’all. Ruth, do any of your family members have any of these lights – maybe we could get more info?  🙂 I hope everyone enjoyed all these crazy lamps and lights.

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6 Responses to Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara’s Vintage Lights – Part 2!

  1. Annie B. Reply

    February 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Sara! You are the bona fide Queen of Cool finds! I love lamps and lighting, so this post is right up my (formerly dark) alley. That horse head lamp is amazing; also, that milk glass fixture with the diamonds. You bet these are ’50’s!!! That unbelievable swag number must be something to behold when lighted! Thanks for sharing this great stuff. Nothing EVER that cool around here!

  2. sablemable Reply

    February 23, 2010 at 10:54 am


    I don’t know where you find these treasures but they are the bees knees! Love them all!

    Thanks for lighting them up, LOL!

  3. Kelly Reply

    February 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    All completely gorgeous! I am a bit of a vintage lighting freak and I don’t think I could choose which one that I like best. Way to go with your lighting mojo!

  4. Sara in AZ Reply

    February 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Annie B.- Thanks so much, you are so kind to say that! I’ll bet if you hunted around your area enough you may just come up with some cool lighting fixtures yourself. And be sure to send us all pics when you do! 🙂

    Sable – Thank you!!!!! We MUST see pics of all your vintage lights now! Pleeeease!

    Kelly – Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! I have such a hard time passing up vintage lights when I can get them at a good price, I love having them all around. Now everyone will be able to pick out my house from outer space because it will be so well lit! 😉

  5. Jenny in PHX Reply

    February 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Wow-you are truly the Light Queen! I love the first one, and I want a pull down light SO BAD that I want you to find me one, since you have fabulous light karma!! Can I put my order in? 🙂 Xoxo Jenny

  6. Sara in AZ Reply

    February 25, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Jenny!!!! It is really bizarre how many lights/lamps I have been finding lately, Mike is going to think I have gone crazy or something. 🙂 I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for a pull down for ya girl!

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