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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Antique Romantic Lamp

"Show and Tell Fridays"!

I looooooove this Lamp, it has been around my Mom's house ever since I can remember. She got it sometime in the early 1950's. Well actually she bought it off an estate sale. I'm not sure how old it is but I do know that it's been in the family for 60 years.
My Mother adored this lamp, it was her favourite piece in her living room.........we were never allowed to touch it when we were younger. When my Mom passed away I inherited the Lamp, she always told me to keep it and as her wish I do. Maybe one of these days I will have it restored and rewired.

It looks all chipped away now, but I love the patina on it. I guess during the years the paint finish is coming off. When I dust it I do it very gently.................. I have had some comment on it like let me paint it for you, thats when I cringe.

I had some tassels and didn't have someplace really to hang them so for the time being I hung them on the Lamp and I guess they managaed to stay there.

.....here is the finial on top and I believe it is the original and the original lampshade.....but it is getting very fargile so I have to be extra careful with cleaning it.

Thanks so much for visiting my Show & Tell, if you haven't been over at Cindy's at My Romantic Home, please go visit and see what's new at her place and stop by as many Show & Tell participants that you can. I love looking to see what everyone is up to. There sure are some pretty creative Bloggers out there


  1. What an awesome lamp! And a sweet way to remember your mother!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful and unique lamp!

  3. That is a bueautiful lamp. Looks great the way it is.. It has been on a long journey through time.. Thanks for shareing Julian

  4. I love antiques, so this caught my eye! Love the chippy look to it.....I am your newest follower...:) See you again soon!

  5. Hey I meant to tell you....my hubby and I love love love Toronto. We lived in Buffalo New York, and when we where dating we would head up there for the weekend on occasion, it's an awesome city! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Debbie....Glad you liked Toronto because we head out to Buffalo to Walden Galleria quite often to shop and Fashion Outlet. We love it there.... and yes Toronto is a really nice city. Thank you for your message.

  7. I came over from Cindys and I sure LOVE your lamp! It's perfect just the way it is! NEVER paint it!! Yikes I'm cringing at the thought too! Vanna

  8. I love your lamp too! Happy Birthday!

  9. What an amazing memory of your mom - it would be great to know just how old it is, wouldn't it?

    Thanks for coming over to visit!

  10. So nice stopping by to meet you and see your beautiful lamp. The tassels look perfect hanging there as well.

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and leaving your comment!

    Kindly, ldh

  11. I agree: you should have it restored!