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.