When I saw it at first I smiled. It looked a little tacky as things surrounded by mounds of other things often do at flea markets... but it piqued my interest. I took another look at it started to imagine it in the right setting (errr my house ;)... It had that quirky element I love and the turquoise leaves were perfect for our family room. It was interesting & unique & overscaled and I knew it could be beautiful! (AND I've been looking for a lamp to replace the temporary tiny one in the family room that belongs in the baby's nursery.)
At first the 3 shades kind of threw me off. We don't really see much of this anymore. But again, this is part of what attracted me to the lamp. And I love the stars on the shade... It's beautiful when lit but I coudn't get a good photo of it. The lamp was marked at $65, but I very nicely asked the dealer what his best price was and he kindly dropped it to $50. SOLD. I did a little research on faux bois and any faux bois over 50 years old is considered an antique & is highly collectible if it's in good condition. yay! I wonder if I got a deal?
My "end table" next to the sofa is actually a console table standing in until the right piece comes along & attacks me at another flea market or thrift store. To get the lamp at the right height and to keep it from receeding below the arm of the shelter sofa, I piled a few books under it. The artwork above the sofa is a growing collection of flea market & thrift store paintings I've been collecting.
I know it's not a piece that's to everyone's taste, but I'm so happy with it!! It''s such a unique & personal find and I love incorporating accessories like this into a room. Our family room is a fun, playful place & nothing in it should be taken too seriously. (My cousin was over with her new boyfriend the other night & he looked around the room and said, "This is a fun color." The first words out of my mouth were, "Who told you to say that?!" and looked accusingly at my husband & cousin. Both shook their heads in innocence and I realized he'd come up with it all on his own. = Best compliment ever because that's exactly what I'd assured my skeptical husband about the wall color before it went up & what I've been going for in this room all along! ;) One last little pic of my lamp. I repeat: I LOVE LAMP.