Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Blue Glass Lamp

Not too long ago I shared my lamp moving adventure – a small project which morphed into an entire day of rearranging! At the end of this story I was left with one side table in our guest bedroom in need of a lamp. With lots of family coming to visit soon, finding something to fill this space became a priority.


I looked in all the normal places but just did not find anything (which was not expensive) that would work. I had all but given up when I happen to come across a pretty blue glass lamp while checking out a Craig’s list item (more on what this was later).


What caught my eye were the size of the lamp (almost 36 inches tall), the round silk shade, and the blue glass globe. I was not sure about the brass but figured I could always change it with some paint later. The lamp was part of a set found at an estate sale but unfortunately the other lamp’s globe was cracked along the bottom and the shade was stained. I ended up buying the one lamp and other item for the price of the other item – a free lamp!

As I mentioned above, I originally planned to use this lamp in the guest bedroom. However, once I brought it home I realized it just did not work with the green/blue cart I have for the bedside table. So I did some more lamp rearranging and brought back the original white ceramic lamp to the guest bedroom.


The blue glass lamp is now right at home in the master bedroom.


To bring blue to another part of this neutral space I added a silk pillow which I already had (still another story!) to the bed.


I think this little touch of blue is just what this room needed.


I am even growing to like the brass. Don’t tell Mr. RDH though because he finds it hard to understand why I like a brass lamp and don’t like the brass ceiling fan in the same room!

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22 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It looks so perfect with your bedding! I love that it is a little different, not something that most people have. It looks beautiful!

Angela said...

I love how unique the lamp is. I looks great with your room!

A Vintage Green said...

Your blue glass lamp and the cushion do indeed add a beautiful finish to your bedroom.
- Joy

Kim @ keller-creative said...

I love the blue on the lamp. It's a great find!

Teresa said...

Yes it's a lovely addition, I adore the blue, it's so soft looking.

Restoration House said...

I love the browns in the bed linen and that touch of blue really sets it off. Very pretty!
Kim:)

Stephanie said...

That is such a pretty lamp. It has such a classy look to it. I think you like the brass on this lamp rather than on the ceiling fan because she has such skinny features unlike a huge ceiling fan :) The lamp is just the finishing touch to the room, I love it.

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

That little hit of colour is perfect! Shame its pair was damaged. But such a lovely find!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Perfection, Stacy! Love how delicate it is, while it has some real presence. Love your style.

Paula said...

I've never seen a lamp quite like that one and I love it. It looks wonderful beside your bed.

tree-shades said...

that's the prettiest thing! yes, it really enhances the room. Imagine, just that tiny bit of blue and everything changes. glad you're leaving the brass stand as it is.

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Your lamp looks perfect in the bedroom. The colors blend perfectly. Love having pieces that aren't "generic". They give a room wonderful character.

Linda in AZ * said...

* Stacy, that lamp (that F*A*B lamp) soooooo "works" in your MBR~~~ it has SOOOO much PERSONALITY (the uber charming kind!)~~~ and I just L*O*V*E it!!! Goooood move, girlfriend!!! (And greaaaaat FIND!!!)...

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

So pretty! That lamp adds so much character to the room and I love the way you have just subtle touches of blue!

Darcy from The I.Design Box said...

Love it! The best things are found on Craigslist when you aren't actually looking for that specific item. It's a great feeling to stumble upon something so great! This lamp goes perfectly in the space. :-)

maggie said...

I must admit it wouldn't be a lamp I'd pick but it does go well in your room. The blue is pretty and the brass complements your draperies very well!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Love that lamp! I also really like the bedding! We are looking to update our bedding, I love those colors.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Love the lamp and your bedroom - very beautiful! I'm a new follower from Metamorphosis Monday and am happy to find you. Hope you can come visit us sometime.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that lamp! It looks great in your room.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

How pretty.
Very tasteful and simple.

reminds me of my own inherited hobnail glass lamps!

Lamps like these I've seen coming around again...are eye catching.

tammylovesdishes said...

Your new lamp looks lovely in your master bedroom. I like the white lamp in the guest room. Both rooms look very pretty. I love your color choices.
Tammy

Kristin@FavoritePaintColors said...

What an awesome lamp! I love everything about it. The blue goes great with the rest of the room and I'm usually not a brassy girl, but think the brass gives it such a unique look. Thanks for sharing!

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