Thrifting… Lamp It Up!
Thank you so much, Heather!
I haven’t had a chance to get my thrift on since before the Holidays. Can you feel my pain? Well, finally that all changed 🙂 A few friends and I hit the trail to look for treasures just waiting to be found! Did you catch my last post? I’ve been doing the January declutter, so today a bag of donations came with me. Donations out, new treasures in!
Something in this pic caught my eye…
Way up on the top shelf…
See them? Yes, the lamps!
I wandered around the store asking myself if I liked them as much as I thought I did, or was I just falling into the gold trap. I sent a phone pic to my hubs, and I badgered my friends, too.
In the end these gold gems came home with me 🙂
And their sad, mismatched shades were promptly removed!
My hubs loves them, and my daughter only likes the gold teardrop section. She thinks I should paint all the wood black. How about you?
I’ve done a little research, and the best fit I could find was this MCM lamp by designer, Tony Paul on eBay.
According to the ad, this one is a Danish modern brass & walnut lamp, c. 1950s. And I say, with a much softer sheen to the brass! Is it just me, or does this wood look like teak to you?
Now I’m trying to decide on a shade. I love this shallow drum, but somehow don’t think that would look right on my new finds. What kind of shade would you pick?
I know I weighed in with you on my Murano glass lamp here…
And I did find a white drum, which I’ve been living with and trying to decide whether or not I’ll gold leaf the inside…
Now that you see the white shade on this lamp, what would you do? And do you think the shade is too top-heavy for this lamp?
Can I have your first born, too? No, changed my mind on that!
I’m dying to hear what you think!
I was featured over at Junkin Joe’s!
Why not pop over to see the other great finds 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller unless otherwise stated.