Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This Pair of Beautiful Boudoir Lamps are Heading to New Orleans Next Weekend So I Thought I Better Show 'Em Off Before They're Gone. Status: Spoken For.
I've had these a Looonnnnnggggg time. These were some of the first vintage / retro items I started collecting. I replaced them with a much cooler set about a year ago but will still miss them when they are gone.
These two lamps were found at different times and at different thrift stores.
The "globes" are for all intents and purposes identical but the other parts are a
little different. The lampshades were purchased much later and are a perfect
When paired with the lamps the set looks great together! I personally like how the
drum shades sit low near the globes but taller bows could be used to raise them
I think the proximity gives the set some weight and heft. The shades are a dark
wine color when the main bulb is off but turn a smoldering golden color when
illuminated. How cool is that?
Then the globes have night light bulbs in them so that you can have just the
globes illuminated or both the globe and main bulb or just the main bulb. With just
the globe you get a warm romantic light. It's pretty nice.
But, they're being passed on to a new home in New Orleans. We are headed to
the Big Easy for a half week spring break holiday and I'm taking a number of items
with me to be sold to new owners there. We are looking forward to lots of good
food, drink, weather, shopping and all sorts of fun! Watch out Big Easy...here we