Calling All Lamp Lovers March 31, 2012

Greetings, sweet cherubs!,

We have a number of antique lamps here at the Treasured Home. Well, officially, they may not be antiques (100 years old) because electric light wasn’t all that common in 1912…was it?

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Whether vintage or antique, a good lamp will usually outlive the shade that came with it. Often you’ll be able to find a replacement shade that looks great at your local Lamps Plus. Other times you have to go to more extreme measures.

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Many of our old lamps came from family. I’ve been more successful with some lamps, than others, in finding the appropriate shade for these old friends.

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I’m not crazy about the curve in this shade but it does the job. These are what I call over-the-top lamps!

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This lamp is one of my treasures. It came from my parents home and I was told it was made by a company called Marbro. ( i just remember that the company’s name reminded me of the cigarette brand) They’re no longer in business and I doubt that I spelled the name correctly, but they made really gorgeous lamps, made to last forever. I just got the lamp shade back from a woman who re-makes lampshades here in town.

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If you have a shade that needs to be relined or completely recovered, you can contact Mary Maxwell at 916-783-4802. I’m sure that she would ship to you if needed, outside in the area.

This old lamp was painted and updated by a local artist and I think it’s a lot of fun.

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They layered the paints and then destressed the piece for a pretty fun outcome. I tried to creat a similar effect on a lamp without success. Like many things, it’s harder than it looks.

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Well, that’s all for now. Remember to take some time to just put your feet up and relax.

Cheerio!
(Did I spell that like the English do or like the cereal? Hopefully it’s all the same! Acting like I’m multi-lingual can be a lot of work!)
Barbara

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6 Comments

  1. Karena on April 1, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Barbara I am smitten with the lamps on your sideboard. What a beautiful design. They are all unique. Love the finish on the last lamp base.

    It can be very difficult to find just the right shade I have had one custom made for a small desk lamp that is perfect for it.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  2. kim on April 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I have a lamp love problem. Hard to not buy one that I love. Yours are great.

  3. Lendy on April 1, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Hi Barbara! Your lamps are fabulous! I also wanted to share that I stopped by Veranda yesterday. I loved your lil room the best!

    • Barbara Bussey on April 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Lendy! Good to hear from you! So sorry I missed you at Veranda! Hope you and your hubby are doing great!

  4. Diana Kotecki on April 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I love that lamp with the 3 flowers on it and I love the straight sided lampshade that is on it. You are so right about finding lamps but lampshades are more difficult.

    • Barbara Bussey on April 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Diana,
      Isn’t that a sweet little lamp? Just the perfect size for the kitchen counter. Thanks so much for saying “hi”!

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