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Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Vintage Lamp

Strolling through a favorite thrift store close to the yellow house yesterday I spotted this curious green ceramic lamp.

It is from the fifties I believe. It has one broken spot  in the back, thankfully. I found the matching shade in another area of the store. I was so excited.  Heart racing. I know that is weird.

It did not work when I brought it home. Joe, bless him, rewired it. I think it will be placed on a white wicker table next to our crazy floral sofa in the den. For now I took photos by a window in the den with some oil paintings and Minerva, a little statue I found recently.

 

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Notice the matching trim on the shade. I like it!

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I am linking with coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday. This is my first time linking to this event. I hope I do it correctly!

grace surrounds us

Olive

17 comments:

  1. OMGosh...I was a teenager in the 50's and my mom had a lamp just like this. I wonder where the heck it is now...think maybe THIS one of yours was her's, so you need to send it to me ASAP !!
    haahhhaaaa....really..I am pretty sure we had one very much like this.
    So glad you found something that makes you smile.
    xo bj

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  2. Beautiful lamp Olive. I like the green buttons? accents on the shade. Lovely photos, the teapots are pretty.

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  3. Your lamp is so neat. I've never seen one like this---I do love the shade trim. Happy 1st Vintage Thingie Thursday.

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  4. Your lamp is adorable! And that really is the perfect shade for it. What a great day at the thrift shop! But then, I always figure any day is a great day when you get to spend it thrift shopping.

    Happy VTT and Happy Summertime! from Joy @ Joysweb

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  5. That is a beautiful lamp. Sometimes you wonder what makes people get rid of something this neat.

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  6. That is a very unique looking lamp. I love lamps and love ones that are not cookie cutter and are different. Glad your husband could rewire it.

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  7. happy Vtt! Glad you found the matching shade.

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  8. I love that lamp. What a great find. I think I would spray paint it. But it's nice as is too. I just became a follower. Found you because you left a comment on my VTT post.

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  9. What a fun lamp, I love the buttons on the shade. I think it looks great in the grouping you've got it in too, love the artwork and Minerva. :)

    Happy First VTT!
    Sally

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  10. What a cool and unusual lamp. Love it!

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  11. Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday! What a great first post indeed! I remember my grandma having something similar, but it sat on the table in the dining room. I have not seen anything like this in a long time!! Great post! Have a great VTT!!!

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  12. Yes, it's a very pretty lamp.

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  13. That lamp sure says '50s to me. I like it. How great that you found the matching shade!

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  14. yeap.. super neat and pretty lamp! happy VTT

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  15. That is a very neat lamp. Love the shade with it.

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  16. Very cool lamp...I love it, what a great find! You see I have a thrifting party every Friday, this would be perfect too if you want to join in! And thanks for stopping over and your nice comment on Jack's room...I am going to have him read the post tomorrow...he will just love it!

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  17. Welcome to Vintage Thingy Thurs! You find is great- Love the shade:)

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive