Friday, September 19, 2014

The Trouble With Lamps...

Is that its just so dang hard to stop buying them Dear Readers!
I found this pole lamp at one of my long time favorite thrifts! It had been a good trip into the store as i had already found the original Broadway cast record album of "Bye Bye Birdie" (Which is one of my favorite shows!) I spotted this floor lamp with its seductive price tag of $14.00... I tried to talk myself out of buying it as I already have enough lamps to light the greater North Texas area. But after a quick photo text to Missouri Michael and my very very low will power I snatched it up and checked out!
 (Look at that shade!)
Once I got this beauty outside, I knew I had something, it almost seemed to perk up once I took it out to the car.

I have never seen a shade like this before, it was both etched glass, with a brass insert, and was covered with copper and turquoise sputniks. I am a huge fan of ANYTHING with sputniks, and turquoise is my favorite color! My friends and the locals at the lake have nicknamed the Casablanca's new living room "The Room of the Future" because of all its nifty 1960's gadgets and fittings. More than likely this lamp will be going there to join its other Sputnik friends.

(Isn't this amazing! The picture doesn't do it justice!)
Once I got the lamp home, I gave it a good over all scrub down. I just couldn't figure out WHY there would be a brass insert to block out the lamps light, and hide the etchings in the glass... and then I put it together and plugged it in!
The brass diffuses the light to the base of the shade. This illuminates the brass fitting and gives the most amazing sparkling effect to the etched glass shade!

I cannot believe I nearly talked myself out of this beauty!Have any of you ever seen a lamp like this? I couldn't find any markings, Dana do you have any ideas?!

What a sweet deal at $14.00!



Paulette said...

It is an amazing lamp, love it!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

I am seriously impressed. Such a great find!

Mr. Tiny said...

You need to spread the lamp mojo around. I never find them when I'm out hunting. Good job!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Great lamp! Glad you decided against leaving it. I don't find stuff like that up here!

CherryPicked said...

Amazing Find! Glad you talked yourself out of not buying it. Love it!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

What a great lamp! I'm glad your lack of will power led to such a great buy.

ThrifterSisters said...

It's a good thing that Michael talked some sense into you! That is the kind of missed out upon purchase that would have kept you up at night!