Monday, May 9, 2011

Lamp Goodness

The lamp gods have been in a kind and benevolent mood lately. While I haven't been as lucky as Bri who found three last week, I did happen to find this lovely number at a consignment store on Friday . . .
I'd never seen anything quite like it, so immediately I had to have it. I realize it might be too matchy-matchy with my black and gold mirror, but right now I'm liking it here. Something about its sexy serpentine shape against the geometric angles of the mirror is appealing. 
And then I decided to get out my Brasso to shine it up a bit . . .
Am I the only one who thinks it looks like a snake? I was a little worried as my son is deathly afraid of the slithering reptiles and has had numerous nightmares about them. He even made us put "Snake-away" around our house, and that stuff stinks (just so you'll understand why it smells like moth balls if you ever come to visit). Luckily, he has not said a word. Hopefully, he won't because I would hate to part with this one. Have you stumbled across any great finds lately?

12 comments:

nkp said...

Sexy serpentine is right! It's fabulous and looks beautiful with your mirror and antique chest. Such an unusual find, I've never seen one quite like it. A definite keeper.

The enchanted home said...

I like that little lamp.....such a fun shape and like the shade color too. Good find!

Ashley said...

My gosh, it sounds like the thrift and consignment stores in your area are chock full of goodies. I love your new lamp, it's so unique!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Kathy it does look perfect there, don't you dare move it!! Don't do it!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

oo Brasso is awesome! I need it.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You're right, it does remind me of a snake. I love it - it's a keeper!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

This lamp is so cool. I wouldn't worry about it looking like a snake. That's what makes it such a fabulous conversation piece.

buyaionaccounts said...

What a lucky day it must have been for you, I'm envious by such treasure you've found! Design wise, the shade has a nice sleek color and wow the curvy stand really stood out! Nice choice!

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Lamp looks great... very cool. Wish you could head our way for the big sale! Happy Thursday! -Ann

Lori said...

I love it! It reminds me a bit of a snake, but not too much. I think the shape is great!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

southernsahm said...

Do you know how when you find a blog you love, you devour it ... read it from top to bottom and immediately bookmark for new posts??? Well, I just stumbled upon your blog via Blue Hydrangea and that's just what I did! I love it and wanted to share that. Thanks for taking the time to share your finds, your house, your ideas, etc. !!! - Allison

MFAMB said...

that lamp is awesome!!!!!! if he is fraids i'll take it off your hands..