Thursday, 30 August 2012

NEW OLD LAMP



We got a vintage lamp from Eddi's cousing that they didn't need, but goes perfectly well with our wallpaper. I love the floor lamp we used to have by our bed before, but it was getting a bit crowded with the crib in the bedroom too, so letting go of the old lamp to get more floor space cleared up the room nicely. I'm taking the floor lamp to the countryhouse instead - the house is so big there will always be a corner for it somewhere to stand in...

Someone had done something strange at some point to this lamp though; it did not have a switch but had to be plugged in and out, and the chords had been modified and attached in a weird way. I took it to an electrician who fixed it with proper old school switches too for a very decent price. It's really worth getting your old electrical equipment checked and updated by someone who knows what he or she is doing; this applies to other than just lamps too of course!

7 comments:

GiuseppeCalì said...

love it!
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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

We have a double floor lamp just like this in red. Yours look fantastic.

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The Sacred Femme said...

Love the lamp and the fact that you called the possible electric expert both a she and a he. :)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty.
But aren't you afraid of hitting your head there?

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Anonymous : haha, no, not at all. It's pretty close to impossible actually, as the lamp is rather close to the wall and sort of "above" where one sleeps.

juxtapose nz said...

Wow, flashback! My grandmother had similar lamps in the house she built mid-60's in Palmerston North, New Zealand! She was Danish though - perhaps a Scandinavian thing? As kids my sisters and I would twist and bend them in different directions, then take turns flashing them on and off to create a "disco" - ahh, memories!