Here's what I did with the lamp

violetwestJuly 26, 2014

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violetwest

thought y'all might like to see that I got the lamp shined up, fixed, and working! Thank you all for your comments.

Shade is nothing special -- just the first one I found at Target that would work. I will also need a finial -- I'm going to look for a scalloped tin one.

To blfenton who suggested I pair it with the trunk, I'm sorry I dismissed your idea, because it was a good one!

I put the link to the original thread below if you need it

Here is a link that might be useful: What to do with this lamp?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:12PM
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violetwest

Hopefully a clearer shot. So hard to take pics in my house because of the lighting!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:19PM
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peony4

Very nice! That's such a lovely base.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:20PM
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marti8a

It looks good on the trunk. Nice lamp.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:28PM
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Patricia43

It looks beautiful. Can you put the lamp in the location where the basket is and put the basket where the lamp is and then snug the darling Asian pot up to the basket, and indulge me so that I can see if that creates a cozy look. It might not, but I am dying to try it. ;-)

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:40PM
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violetwest

How's that Patricia? I didn't spend a lot of time on composition yet- I mostly trying to hide the outlet.

Btw that pottery is Ken Edwards pottery from Guadalajara Mexico which I have a ton of, including all my dishes

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 5:07PM
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blfenton

It looks great and the shade seems to be a good balance. I like the Mexican style blanket next to it.

You have a vignette. I love vignettes, especially when they are based in emotion or story such as yours.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 5:10PM
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Patricia43

Oh, that is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 5:44PM
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yayagal

You did a good job, kudos to you!!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 5:47PM
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chijim

Like it, but I think I'd raise the shade a bit by new higher harp or shade riser adapter.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 6:11PM
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bbstx

Applause!

This post was edited by bbstx on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 18:15

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 6:13PM
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Patricia43

I apologize for calling your sweet piece of pottery Asian, but it did appear so to my failing eyes. However, now that you have rearranged and made a vignette, it is perfectly clear that it is pottery and what a sweet little pot it is. I love it.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 6:44PM
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kswl2

Love that lamp, it is very unusual!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:07PM
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violetwest

thanks guys. I'd actually prefer a browner shade, or perhaps a basketry one, but this will do for now.

Chijim, yes I think I will raise it a bit if I can. It didn't want to raise right away, and I'll have to attack that part with the WD-40.

So nice to have it functional again!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:56PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

It's just as beautiful as I knew it would be. It is a true jewel! It steals the show.
I am so glad you decided to take the time to get it looking so great.
I would buy that lamp in a minute.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 9:58PM
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