Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vintage table lamps


It's been another successful thrift Tuesday for me. I've had this red and clear glass table lamp for a few years now, but never found the right shade for it. Until today. It was shouting to me from the shelf. I love the colors in the prism pattern, the slightly shiny texture and the soft light it gives. The stacked glass cubes of the base have a metal pole going through them, which allows them to be twisted at angles to each other.



Then I found this greenish lamp base sitting there with the ugliest shade. I guess that's why nobody had seen how beautiful the lamp itself was. Lucky me. I think it works OK with this plain white shade, although I might give it some new fabric at some point. It's signed Desirée Stentøs, Denmark. I've never seen the name before, but I'm intrigued to see more of her work.

6 comments:

Eden Rose said...

wow, i love both of the lamps, the glass one is beautiful, good find x

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Beautiful! Both are great finds, especially that red one. (I love RED)!

Amy said...

the first one looks like giant ice cubes stacked up!

Juli said...

Wow, you have a Quistgaard ice bucket! Did you pick that up in Oslo or off the internet (curious because there is not much Quistgaard on this side of the pond).

Juli said...

Oh and John is dying to find a little knife set like the one pictured. We're running out of time in Helsinki and it's midsummer holiday! Ack!

Janne said...

Hi Juli! The ice bucket is from ebay... You're right - not much vintage Dansk Quistgaard stuff to find around here.

The fruit knife set is from my grandparents house. It says Record stainless Norway. I'll keep it in mind that you want one, in case I come across one.

Have a nice weekend!