January 04, 2009

Did I need these lamps?


Of course not. But when I saw them sitting in all of their vintage goodness (while I was out Christmas shopping. You know - that time of year you're supposed to be shopping for others?), I decided they had to come home with me.

I had the perfect place for them:


They need to be polished up and one of the lamps could use a bit of rejiggering (there's a loose socket that I think I may be able to fix myself) but I like the light they bring to the room, especially at night. The black shades tone down the too-blue walls (you can read more about my master bedroom paint drama here) and almost turn them the grey-blue I was hoping for.

Any impulse purchase(s) for you while you were "gift" shopping over the holidays? Go ahead, enlighten me. (Har har.)

25 comments:

Linda Lou said...

Those are some cool lamps, I am looking for a new one for the FR, maybe I should check out second hand shops. I was actually good this Christmas-nothing extravagent that I had to have, although I did a little on line shopping at Pottery Barn to get some mercury glass-my new obsession. But they were on sale!

Joyce said...

I'm loving the his and her lamps! A great buy. I think they finally found their perfect spot.
Oh my dear- I sometimes buy a gift for a friend that I love so much I buy two! One for them and one for me!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Laura,
I don't need most of what I buy...but I would have bought those lamps too!

Diane

Maureen said...

Oh, I love those lamps. I love the new shades too.

Judy said...

Beautiful. You definitely needed them. Just like I needed that second pink velvet bathrobe I bought myself. No, really. My first pink velvet bathrobe is almost 20 years old and kind of worn. Not that I plan on getting rid of it.

tam said...

WoW! Those are great lamps-very good find my friend! LoL! I think my best finds were on ebay -couldn't help myself-old buttons, lace, trims, fabric and such. When something speaks that loudly to you -well ya just have to have it! :D Come on over to my blog I have something for you! ~Smiles~Tam!

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~Not my other log-sorry-lol!

Jen r. said...

Those lamps are fabulous! I LOVE them. What an awesome find! most of those lamp can be tightened from the screw on the base. I think you scored big time!

Liz said...

Those are PERFECT! I bought some vintage lamps and redid them over the past week, and they're great!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, yes maam, you did need those lamps! Those are the sort that you just can't pass up. Love them! I think the only impulse buy I had this year was when I popped into TJ Maxx looking for something for someone else & came out with a $60 clearance round side table I'm going to paint black. Couldn't leave that beauty sitting there!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, I dare say you needed those lamps, and I would have said that before you answered the question yourself. LOL! I love them. Great deal, girl! You did GOOD!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Marilyn said...

Oh, they're lovely! Between those and Renovation Therapy's ginger jar lamps, I'm feeling a vintage lamp spree coming on.

Renovation Therapy said...

LOVE the lamps!!!

design for mankind. said...

OMG I LOVE THEM! And your bedroom--- gorgeous. I would've done the same. ;)

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

The lamps really do give off a nice light! What a great find! I bought my mom a purse and one for me! Well, when it's good, it's good!

Fifi Flowers said...

ADORE the lamps!
Of course I bought for moi while Christmas shopping... a girl needs things!
One for Sally... one for moi... one for Fred... one for moi! LOL

Aimee "Roo" said...

Yes, you did NEED them! They are perfect in that spot, and absolutely lovely to boot!

Pat said...

Hi Laura
They looks so pretty! In the first photo they look big, like end table lamps, but when I saw them on the dresser I thought they were absolutely perfect!

I impulse buy any time I pass a baby department anywhere, so I have made the resolution to slow down on that for awhile at least .. lol

Hugs, Pat

Laura @ Shoot-Scoop said...

PERFECT.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh...I love the lamps! You did good!! They look great against the paint. :) Hope you had a wonderful New Year's!

heidi said...

those lamps were DESTINED to be yours. Perfect. -xoh

muralimanohar said...

Those are cool lamps. Usually I don't go for table lamps, and esp in that style, but they are really nice!

And my splurges..were actually really little: just some mercury glass candle lamps. I love em. And they were on clearance, so they were justified! :p

Rue said...

Those lamps are really cool Laura!

I bought a few things, but nothing big. Usually I go nuts, but I tried to bring it down, so to speak.

Happy New Year, btw!
hugs,
rue

Southern Lady said...

I can see why you couldn't resist the lamps, Laura. They're beautiful and perfect for your bedroom.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

We were too snowed in this year to do any impulse shopping before Christmas - alas! I'm glad I'm not the only who shops for herself as well as others over the holidays... love the lamps.