Friday, June 28, 2013

NEW VINTAGE LOOK DESK LAMPS


I found these great lamps at a discount store recently.  They are actually cast iron, in white, with these black, crackled glass shades at the top.  They hold 75 watt bulbs and so I found some CFL bulbs that put out the same light and only use 23 watts.  We put them on the desk in the foyer because the last time I was there at night, I realized that there was no light in the foyer and it makes the desk unusable at night.  So I had been looking for something that would work.  Saw these and they turned out to be perfect.  I think they even have a bit of a retro feel to them.  They almost look like large candle holders.  One on each end of the desk fills the small foyer with light and now I can sit at the desk at night and write.

16 comments:

Rebecca Pilon said...

Those are beautiful and they match the existing decor very well. That is an amazing find!

John Gray said...

What do the pebbles represent?

Quinn said...

I have to ask: Is your pig wearing shoes?

Joani said...

They look awesome. Cast iron & in white....who knew. Have a great weekend.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

they are perfect for your desk!

Kirk Dale said...

I like those lamps. I LOVE that desk!

Kirk

DFW said...

Very nice. They look lovely & glad they provide the light you need.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Beautiful lamps, this should give you some good light for working at your desk. I love your pig, it's adorable.

1st Man said...

They did work out great. I really knew the second I saw them that they were perfect. Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

They were given to us by a dear friend, they have words carved in them that that say "HOPE" and "HARMONY". He said those words represented the two of us. We've had them for years but when I got the desk, I knew they had to be out there as part of that.

1st Man said...

Ha, it does look like that huh? No, I had to actually check to make sure. Here is the link to when I got it last year and you can see a closeup picture: http://twomenandalittlefarm.blogspot.com/2012/05/seda-bolsa-now-has-mascot.html

:-)

1st Man said...

Yes, isn't that neat? I'm assuming they are painted, but definitely heavy cast iron or at least very heavy metal of some sort, ha.

1st Man said...

It was one of those 'aha' moments, I knew it when I saw them.

1st Man said...

Ha, thank you!!! It was a Nadeau find, here is the original link when we got the desk:

http://twomenandalittlefarm.blogspot.com/2012/03/foyer-desk-has-arrived.html

Thanks again!

1st Man said...

They put out a lot of light and the foyer is no longer dark at night. Thanks for stopping by as always!!

1st Man said...

Ha, thank you, the pig was another aha moment, when I saw it I knew we HAD to have it, lol.