Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bridge Lamp

How the heck did two weeks whip past so fast? It seemed like only a few days ago I was heading home from the office, anticipating the holidays and looking forward to some R & R. Then Poof! It was time to head back to work yesterday.

I think the only good thing about getting back to the hospital was the opportunity to hit the local Goodwill and thrift stores at lunch. And I sure am glad I did! The small second-hand shop down the block had an item I have seen (and secretly coveted) at other antique stores before, but at least triple the price:

This Victorian floor bridge lamp was only $45 (with no tax!) Er, please ignore the wonky shade placement; obviously I didn't line it up correctly when I screwed it back on - I removed the shade and bulb for the trip home as it was terribly cold and I feared they would break against the wrought iron base. Gotta fix that...

It's been re-wired, so it's safe to use - I've already placed it beside my work desk. Not only does it provide always appreciated light, it's a real showpiece for my Victorian Studio!

I even love the detail on the base - looks like a pair of seahorses to me:

So I guess getting back to the old grindstone isn't so bad after all....

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  1. I remember there was an old lamp kinda like this out in a building on their property that is known as 'the chicken coop' (even though no chickens have lived in it since the 1940s). I wonder what happened to it....hmmmm

  2. What a find! I love itI wish I could find such treasures ... happy new year!

  3. Oh, that lamp is a gorgeous treasure to find! Thank you for sharing it with us at TTF. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I just found your blog from Angie's party. Love the bridge arm lamp...I have a couple and love this as well. Stop by sometime.

  5. Beautiful lamp!!

    Wishing you a very happy and Healthy New Year!!


  6. That's a beautiful bridge lamp! My sister has been looking for a reasonably priced one for the last couple of years. She found one behind a pile of junk in her father in law's basement!

  7. Popped on over from Nick of time. What a beautiful find. Why do they call it a bridge lamp?

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations

  8. So, JoJo, any luck finding that lamp? ;)

    Thanks Jill!

    Happy New Year to you too Schotzy!

    Thanks Diann, and thank you for hosting - it's always fun to participate!

    Thank you Terry - will do!

    Dear Debbie: Happy New Year to you and yours as well! Thank you for stopping by!

    That's awesome Maureen! What a great find!!

    Thank you for stopping by, "House Crazy" (Ha! Love the name!) Bridge lamps as defined by "A lamp, especially one having the light source on an arm so hinged as to be horizontally adjustable." I have been wanting one for a long time and nearly bought one WITHOUT a shade for $150 last year ... So glad I waited!

  9. I just found you because of a comment you left on my blog. Thank you!

    What a great find! I love this lamp!


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