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Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Bare Naked… Lamps

I get positively giddy when viewing Aidan Gray light fixtures. I would love to have any one of the chandeliers, sconces, floor lamps and table lamps. Some of my favorites are as follows:

I would put the gorgeous Wallace chandelier over my formal dining table. The size is perfect for the space and the style would work well with our Louis XVI antique dining set.

Wallace Chandelier

The Mumaw chandelier is essentially the same but much more fun to say. I really like the Paris white finish.

Mumaw Chandelier


Oh and I would pair it with two Caravelle wall sconces.

Caravelle Wall Sconce

Love the Pauline chandelier.

Pauline Chandelier

It would work well with a pair of Bristol sconces.

Bristol Wall Sconce

I would happily let the Adella pendant swing over my breakfast nook or even in the entry. It’s classic, yet funky. Like me.

Adella Pendant

The Margot Candlestick Lamp

Margot Candlestick Lamp

The Roma lamp


The Paris Flea Market Lamp


Aidan Gray light fixture designs are based on antique architectural elements, light fixtures and accessories. They are made from reclaimed wood, rustic metal, antique mirror and crystal. Painted finishes are available on some of the designs. Lamps are topped with linen and silk shades.

If I win the lottery I want all of my fixtures to be Aidan Gray or Tara Shaw (more on her at a later time).

Don’t even get me started on the furniture.

Havana Lounger in Soft White

Sigh.  I haven’t won the lottery yet. (Guess I would actually have to play first. :) But recently I was walking through a discount store and spied two naked lamp bases. My mind immediately went to the desperately needing to be replaced lamps on my formal dining room sideboard. (Broken bits, wobbly base, sketchy wiring.)

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If I squinted my eyes a bit and looked past the painted ceramic finish I saw…

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… potential.

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They just need a good linen or burlap shade.

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But more on that tomorrow.



Auntie Em said...

Hmmm...I like! I also am very impressed with your cord covers. Now that's taking care of details. :)
I will be waiting to see what you do with the lamp shades. I have to replace/repair a few around our home. :)

Susan said...

Your lamps are gorgeous! I noticed your cord covers. I need to get some of those for my lamp cords. Especially the one I have on the fireplace.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Laura I love love those lights!! I have never seen them before so thank you for the introduction :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, those are great lamps, Laura! Great find!

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Gorgeous lighting fixtures! I love the Adella pendant swing chandy and could totally see it in my foyer! You did good finding the lamps and the cord covers are great! Where do you find them?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh I just love love love what you have done with your lamp!!! Looks amazing!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the lamp! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jill Elaine said...

Those lights all look just like your style! And I can't wait to see what you've done with those lamp bases/shades!

Marydon said...

Love the lines & what you have done ...

Happy Mother's Day ~

~ Giveaway ends 5/13 ~

openid said...

I just passed up on an inexpensive pair of ceramic lamps because I didn't think I could paint them. What kind of paint did you use? They are perfect!
Your Friend,

The Boston Lady said...

I like the idea of burlap! You always have great ideas! Ann

Ann said...

Well I'm anxios to see if you purchased those lamps. Ready to see the magic.

Mimi said...

GREAT IDEAS you always have!!!You are my most resourceful friend!!!
Good luck finishing those lamps!!!
big hugs,

Oliwia-Zofia said...

It's look really nice. :)