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Monday, June 18, 2012

Hotel Lamps

I have a fascination with lamps and buy and sell them every week.
Joe and I can just about completely rebuild one too. When we recently stayed in a hotel for a quick weekend trip the lamps in the lobby caught my notice. The entire lobby was done in a mountain lodge look. The hotel was a national chain but was uniquely decorated for it's mountain setting.

Here are a few of the lamps and other features:

This was a dark corner but I like this textured knobby lamp.

A canoe coffee table.

An enormous single piece of pine used as a table top.


The bird lamp is charming too.

A pair of these flanked a water feature on the mantel. 
This was a Hampton Inn where I like the beds and Joe likes the breakfasts.
 We are a member of their points club and stayed one night for free.

Linking with:

joy and peace


  1. That single piece of wood table top is speaking to me rather loudly. It's perfect!

  2. What stood out in that 1st picture was the chair. I want that chair. In fact I want two and they must be rockers. I also want the black on white curtains. I know this post is about lamps but....what can I say?

  3. These lamps are very appealing, I like the one with the birds. Thanks for the lamp tour.

  4. I've heard of The Hampton. I thought I had some strange obsessions, but hotel lamps must be a rare one. Are you ever tempted to steal?

    1. No, and remember we were in a Mini with CC and the puppy. Not an inch to spare.

  5. Great lamps -- I just drug my old, tired floor lamp out to the garage this weekend with my rearranging. The one you picture is just perfect for my spot :)

    Better get out and find one just like it :)


  6. I am a lampaholic myself. I love them and I love to change them all the time. Or change the shade. Great photos Olive...have a wonderful week!

  7. Olive, I love the bird lamp. The drapes are nice too. That was a lot of different lamps :):) Smiles, xo, Susie

  8. I like their breakfasts too. I have a thing for lamps. I will have to count how many I have in my house. And the other day I broke down and got another!

  9. Olive, I never would have guessed that was a Hampton Inn. You must still be in the Smokies, you lucky gal... love those lamps, but have to admit the canoe coffee table is inspired. Hope you are having a great time. Ann

  10. I love the the decor of that hotel. I m with you, got to love those heavenly beds. My favorite place to stay when we're on the road.

  11. Lovely. I could not focus in on the meaning of the canoe table until I read the caption.

  12. Hi Olive! Love the parade of lamps. I'm sure that was a nice place you stayed at! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  13. Olive, love your blog, your posts always great! Loving the lamp tour and I'm a happy lamp person too!

  14. I love lamps too and even did a post about that!!! I LOVE the antler one. It is so unusual that it speaks to me. I ahve lamps from all over. I think I counted 32 in my house:):) XO, Pinky

  15. Enjoyed your posts about lamps. I was surprised that this was a Hampton Inn. You must have been in the mountains. Hope you enjoyed your trip!

  16. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful lamps, Olive. I am obsessed with them too...Christine

  17. Nice lamps Olive. We love lighting around here too!

  18. I too have a fascination for lamps and try to buy them every chance I see one at a yard sale, or estate sale. Thanks for sharing! I liked that floor lamp with the birds. Really unique!

  19. You love lamps Olive like I love stools! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  20. I especially like the look of the top one Olive. It must be wonderful to be able to buy and sell things like you do. I'd love it.
    Keep well,
    Hugs June xx

  21. I was going to ask if it was a Hampton Inn. Gotta love the waffles, although I'm always amazed that kids don't put their hands in the waffle irons. Or maybe that is just something I would have done when I was a kid.

  22. I like the knobby one too. Love getting a glimpse of the decor. Thanks for taking photos and sharing!

  23. Your lamps and decor are so lovely! Thinking I need a lamp shopping trip now! Coming over from WOW us Wed! Christie at Three Pixie Lane


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