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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursdays #8

It's my favorite day of the week, Vintage Thingies Thursday!
This fun day is hosted by none other than our own Lisa over at Confessions of an Apron Queen!
Go check her out and all the gals who display their favorite vintage items! Quite often I'm blown away by what these gals come up with!

I'm continuing my last week's episode of lamps....after I did last week, I realized I had yet another lamp to showcase...isn't it weird how people can have alot of a certain thing? I just love lamps, and coffee tables....but never thought of myself as a collector of them.
I suppose in a way, I am though!

This is an old brass lamp, dating back to either my Grandma (the soft, romantic glass lamp my children broke) or my Great Aunt Betty Welton (crackled glass and amber hued lamp)
It is extremely heavy, and has aged to a nice patina. There are some pretty details on it, and we currently use it in our bedroom, where it gives off a nice glow.

If you enlarge this, please don't notice the dust levels on that lip...I think they come from the Mesozoic Era.

The details on this are quite nice, again with the pineapple which is a sign of welcome.

And this rotunda table has been a favorite of mine since I was little. It has the best smell inside, just like fresh wood, as if it was made a week ago. You can smell the stain they put on it. Of course I remember this since I was little, but I don't think my Aunt ever opened it up much. I know she used to keep her knitting in there!
When they shipped it from Indiana a few years back, the lip that goes around it cracked. We think at one time it had a glass top that fit snug in that lip. Someday I would like to have that fixed.

Okay- VOTE TIME....

I got the nerve up and bought a lamp shade at Target (I know! It only took me two years!)...what do you think?
Too small? Not right color? (standard beige with a neat light pattern on the four corners) I left the plastic on in case I had to take it back.
Tell me honestly....


Smilingsal said...

I think the lamp shade is PERFECT!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Looks like it should work...but hard to tell with the wrapper glare. Sorry!

Hey I answered your 8 questions...took me a couple of posts (arrghh)Puter issues!! Thanks for your sweet comment!!!

womaninawindow said...

I think the shade works quite well. But I mean, most of my lamps and shades come from yard sales.

The dust when it settles on my shades gives a real Parisian smokey cafe kinda effect. Not that that's a good thing.

Elizabeth said...

I like the shade, it doesn't seem too small to me. It's traditional in shape, just like the lamp.
I absolutely adore the table, too!

Deanne said...


I cant believe you're still laughing about my brother munching one of his nuts trying to get his ass onto the toilet. You're so funny.

Ronda's Rants said...

I think it looks great...BTW I have an award for you!! :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a great lamp and table. They look really good together too.

I think the shade is perfect!

Oh and BTW, no I don't own any of those great dolls. They were all at San Diego Old Town in the shops.

But, I am going on a cruise to Mexico next week so I hope to pick up one or two when I'm there.


Dawn said...

I like the shade--keep it!