Magic Lamp


The best part of having a little antiques business on the side is that occasionally you get to keep something for yourself. For example, this white ceramic swan-handled urn lamp. I wish I could get a detail shot but I seem to have a problem shooting anything white with my camera.

Surprise, it's another auction find I picked up for next to nothing. It originally wore a white silk pagoda shade and a white ball finial that fairly screamed "grandma's house." Now sporting a hard black barrel shade (that cost five times what the lamp did) and a silver urn-shaped finial, I think it whispers "Hollywood Regency" quietly, yet confidently.

This will live in our den once I finish painting, caulking the new crown moulding, and find a sideboard for it to set on.

3 comments:

Decorina said...

Found your post on Decorno, re:choice. Loved it.

But I hafta tell you, I have a lamp addiction as well, and spent $80 for a shade for a $3 lamp...
I sent my neighbor to the only real lampshade store in Denver and she about had a coronary at the cost of a real lampshade. I was trying to make a point - she wants my advice on her decorating (for free of course) but doesn't listen to anything. After the lamp episode she stopped asking, YAY!

Again, I have to thank you for your post on Decorno. So much sense. That whole thread is pretty intense (as are the trolls who then come over to my blog to bash me) and it was refreshing to read a post from a male with some sense.

...love Maegan said...

i LOVE that lamp. sigh. ...i want it.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Nice find. As soon as I have some extra funds, I am doing a house-wide lampshade audit.