Vintage lamps are one of my favorite things to collect. Some of them were magnificently designed and seem to truly embody the era from whence they came. Unfortunately, lamps seem to outlive the lampshades that were made for them, leaving them to survive like widows, waiting for the grim reaper. Unless.... you can find a new mate for them, one that breathes new life into them, maybe even making them look better than they ever did! I picked up these lamps at an antique market in San Juan Capistrano.
I fell in love with their spaceship shape and unusual light blue/brown color combination. But the lampshades were missing and I felt challenged to find ones worthy of the quintessential mid-century modern style that they oozed. Then I stumbled upon Moon Shine Lamp & Shade . They have a huge selection of lampshade styles and an even bigger selection of colors and patterns to choose from. I decided to go with a two-tiered style known as Sandra in nicotine and turquoise with an arc pattern. It cost around $250 for both shades, including shipping, but I think my lamps look spectacular! They are some of the swankiest, most stylish lamps I have ever seen. So, next time you find a lamp or two but their lampshades are M.I.A., don't despair! Mosey on over to Moonshine Lamp & Shade to find your lamp its soul mate and maybe your new lamps will even outlive you!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
These Daruma Home Twister instructions always seem to disappear, so, if you have a Daruma Home Twister without instructions, here they are! There are two parts that overlap a bit. Just right click on each of the pictures and save to your computer! You can print them out and use them to figure out what to do with that silly contraption! You're welcome.