But happening upon someone with the same, fabulous mid-century lamp found in grandma’s living room that I (and dad before me) grew up with? Impossible, you say?
Imagine my surprise when Courtney at Nesting Instincts featured this lamp in a post celebrating green:
It looked suspiciously familiar to me, since this is one of two next to my bed:
I mean…the fact that there are more than two of these lamps out there is pretty crazy to me. The fact that I stumbled onto one online is a hoot!
I became owner of my lamps when we were cleaning out my grandma’s house a couple of years ago. There wasn’t exactly a line ahead of me to claim them, but I loved them. They remind me of my childhood, and they’re in the background of many holiday photos (with their original, nearly three foot tall, nubby-textured shades, they really couldn’t help but appear in pictures!).
(I’m not sure what I love more, the lamp or my aunt’s polyester, wide-lapelled leisure suit with poofy sleeves circa ’72. That’s a tough call.)
My friend scored amazing white drum shades for me at Target for under $10 each ($9.88, as only the oddly precise pricing of Target sale items can be) giving my “family heirlooms” a new life. They’re still in my apartment and I'm not sure if they’ll make it to Casa Shore Chic, but I couldn’t help but mention my blogland discovery!