It was recently pointed out to me that I have quite an eclectic collection of lamps. I’m a big fan of the usage of lamps. Overhead lights that come with the standard ceiling fan or in a new, ‘blank slate’ home tends to give off a harsh light and can cast some unappealing shadows, in my opinion. Incandescent light complements skin tones (i.e.: making people look more attractive) so much better than halogen or fluorescent. (Of course, you can choose a compact fluorescent bulb with a warm color temperature to mimic incandescent, too.) I much prefer the cozy, home-y feel that the glow of a lamp creates. Recessed canned light, can be lovely, too. But until I can get around to having them installed in my living room, I will enjoy the soft lamp light.
Here are the funky, colorful (and thrifty!) lamps currently residing in my living room:
This one was picked up for $3.00 (base and shade, but I’d like to replace the shade) at a garage sale benefitting Triumphant Ministries.
About a year and a half ago, I fell in love with the unique and quirky character of this lamp, whose shade appears to be upside-down (but isn’t), that I found at the Moberly Antique Mall. I believe it was about $20.00. This past Fall, I also picked up some other lovelies, that I shared here, on this quaint Main Street .
And finally, I snagged this interesting lamp at a local thrift store – Quality Thrift Store – for $14.00. I still haven’t decided if I love it because it’s so ugly or can’t stand it because it’s so ugly. It currently sits in my craft room/office without a shade. It’s my work in progress.