Monday, 9 December 2013

BARE BULBS



We have an old ceiling light in the countryside dining room that I always thought was a bit blah. (As you now, just because something is vintage doesn't automatically make it awesome). But it had been in the house for long, so it's not something you change just like that. When we renovated we took the lamp shades away and I noticed the lamp looked much better, in a fun kid of way, with only the light bulbs there.


The shades themselves were not that ugly but some of them a slightly broken plus they made the lamp rather uninteresting and, well, sort of stupid.

For some time I couldn't find any decent looking energy saving bulbs  (as the original ones are not around anymore). Most new ones have a different, white base and smaller bulb instead and for the whole thing to work they have to look like the traditional ones. But, I found some, it worked out . (And later noticed that the internet would have been full of such. Well for course it is, it's the interwebs after all..).


I thought this was a contemporary twist on an old object but then I saw a glimpse of a ceiling light just like this, with bare bulbs, on Boardwalk Empire too. I guess they've done their homework so some have apparently kept their lamps this way back in the days too...


5 comments:

Porcelina said...

LOVE this! My other half recently brought back the ugliest vintage lamp in the world from the car boot sale because it was free. If I manage to make it beautiful I'll be sure to post about it on my blog and let you know, so that you know you've inspired me!!

P xx

D I N A B E L L A said...

love it!!!

Jenny von Olofsson said...

So beautiful with just the light bulbs! Love it <3

wardrobeexperience said...

i love your lamp!

when i heard that they won't produce the old bulbs anymore in 2010, i started hoarding them. so i have still a bunch of old ones waiting to do their jobs in one of my vintage lamps ...
but the new energy saving ones are getting better somehow.

Duma makwin said...

I love this vintage lamps
quit bright the whole blog love it


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