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Vintage Alabaster Lamps

20130328-072613.jpg There is just something about a vintage alabaster lamp that has a history to it. Kind of like, if this lamp could talk, oh what stories it would tell. They are just such visually stunning objects. The natural pattern and variation of each, makes them truly one of a kind. I am working with a new lamp repair person, which I am thrilled about. Many more lamp projects in the works–more on that later. This pair is getting a full re-working, which I always feel is safest with vintage lamps. Then they will be ready to sparkle & shine once again.




Vintage & Repurposed Lamps at WK

20120406-072248.jpg I wrote last week in a post that I have a fondness for solo chairs. I think I have a similar love for singular, vintage lamps. A quick stroll the other day through the Home store, and I snapped a few lamps that are repurposed using everyday items like spools & coffee pots. There were also some vintage alabaster lamps that I have joined with wire shades that have a fun vibe too.

20120406-073234.jpg Seeing the Edison bulb is my favorite part for many of these lamps.

20120406-073447.jpg The Lucite base adding a modern twist to this one.

20120406-073551.jpg Chicken wire shades have become a new favorite–combining high and low elements mixed with the alabaster.

20120406-073729.jpg My grandparents had a very similar coffee pot that I remember from childhood. The clever artisans I source these from making a fun lamp out of this model.

20120406-074019.jpg The deconstructed lamp shade on this alabaster lamp allowing for the bulb to shine through.



Alabaster Lamps

I have a thing for alabaster lamps. I adore them. The variation in color–the warmth and creaminess. I am always on the hunt for them when I am on my vintage buying excursions.

I have them re-wired, and like to team them up with a stunning lamp shade. This silk one is from Designers Guild.

Or not. I also think they are quite keen without a shade, and just use an Edison bulb. In this case, I found a cool chicken wire shade that allows the Edison bulb to be seen.

This Osborne & Little silk shade with a variety of dog silhouettes is just so darn whimsical.

My favorite shade maker/lamp repair gal Dawn from Lit is back from Paris for a bit, and is working on a lovely grouping of alabaster lamps that I have been saving for her to work on when she was next in Seattle. They are going to work perfectly in the expanded space at the Home store.

Send me an e-mail if any of the above lamps tickle your fancy and I can get you pricing and dimensions.