floor lamp

6 09 2009

lamps. 

sometimes i think i’ve got so much visual inspiration clogging up my brain from absorbing so many decor magazines and so many vintage decorating books and so many design blogs, i buy things because i think i should or i’ll regret it.  now if i owned a store it would be one thing.  or if i had a garage to store this stuff, it’d be another.  but i’ve got neither.  i think this vintage gooseneck floor lamp has the potential to be pretty darn awesome with a little cleanup and some spray paint.  maybe a bright pink or bright yellow, but probably just white.  but ya never know…

anyway, it was 4 bucks and it works and i was forced into buying it.DSCF3005_editedDSCF3007                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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where have i seen this?  i can’t figure it out to save my life.

 

*UPDATE* – oh, i figured out where i’d seen this lamp.  mystery solved – the ol’ vintage decorating books.  not sure if it’s a good or bad thing.  you decide.DSCF3014

from “the apartment book,” 1979 – in yellow, the wall lamp version.  not bad.  not bad at all.

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from the same book, a red version.  ok ok, still not so bad.

mmmm.  and then the white version:DSCF3016

but the full room:DSCF3015

oh dear.  that ain’t good.  just focus focus focus on the lamp.  the lamp looks good, right?

and from a 1981 “better homes and gardens new decorating book,” 80s at its best:DSCF3019

again, focus on the lamps.  the lamps are the best thing in this room.DSCF3020

yup, that’s a cat in that photo.  the cats are haunting me.

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21 10 2011
Abby Jenkins aka abbydays

ohmygod that book! that which nightmares are made out of. It would be fun to have a halloween party and dress up like those guys, with a couple creepy cats thrown in. Yellow shag carpeting too, of course.

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