Monday, November 7, 2011

A Different Lamp and Thrift Finds

The table lamps in the family room have been bugging me for years.
Here's a pic from earlier in the year; and you can see they're really beige and boring.



Today, I finally found a new lamp that I like, at a really reasonable price, so I used it with two thrift pieces for a new look on one of the end tables in the family room.


The lamp is a definite update from the old ones, but it was a tad shorter than I wanted, so I set it on a wooden box to give it a bit more height.




I love pewter, and although this isn't real pewter, it has a shine and a look that speaks to me.
It's actually Wilton Armetale.

Since there isn't a glass top on this little table, I decided the metal tray could serve as a place to set a glass or cup...as well as hold the candle. 
Oh, and I changed the tablecloth to a more neutral khaki color.



The big red apple looks like wood, but is actually some sort of pottery and very heavy.  It also has a neat metal leaf and stem.
It seems like I have a metal thing going, as the lamp looks like it's metal too.
I was too lazy to move the phone, and now that I look at it, there's that metallic look again.

I decided not to put a table lamp on the other end table, but use a floor lamp by the wing chair... I'll show you that another time. That side of the room was a big mess.
You know how it is.

Well, it isn't a big change. But, it'll do...for now.



Let's go join these great parties...

Marty@ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.
Kim@ Savvy Southern Style for  Wow Us Wednesdays.

29 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the new look for the end table, Babs! The lamp is so pretty! Fun to see you yesterday! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great new lamp Babs and pretty vignette! Martina

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your lamp looks great. Your whole vignette is gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, that is a pretty new lamp. Love the cut out of it. That is one big honking apple.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I Like the new look, warmer and more Fall-like.
Love the lamp !
~Jo

A Few Pennies said...

Love your new lamp (I love the old ones too); your room is gorgeous!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your new lamp! And yes, I know how it is when you can't show the whole room!

Jo's This and That said...

Wish I was your neighbor,I could learn so much from you.Love the new lamp.JoAnn

Toni said...

Great update with the lamp. The metal tree with the huge apple next looks great. You mean you messed up your house while making it pretty? lol Never done that. : )

Patti said...

New lamps can really change the look. Yours look great. The new tablecloth is nice too.

Kelly said...

I really like how you arranged your side table. I love pewter too. That looks real enough to me! Your new lamp is very pretty. Don't you love getting new things for your home before the holidays arrive? It was so nice meeting you last weekend! I posted about our day and Sue left me a comment that she will have the group picture posted on her blog very soon. We'll have to keep our eyes open for it. Wish I had gotten someone to use my camera for it. I'm hoping she will list some of the names of people that came too. I would love to look at their blogs and see their pics too. Sue said she was Italian, so that explains all the wonderful food!

CAS said...

Little changes sometimes have the biggest impact. Love the new lamp, & adore that big apple.
CAS

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I like your changes, Babs! There's more "movement" and texture now which is always nice in the Fall and Winter.

Have you started your Sally List? http://myplacetoyours.blogspot.com/2011/11/sally-list.html

The French Hutch said...

Hi Babs, love the vignette with the new lamp. I think the old ones look great, but we all like to change things up. I like your tip on sitting the lamp on a wooden box to add height. It really is an awesome lamp, love the base. I love Pewter, but not the price tag. I've had my eye out for used pieces.
Hope your having a great week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
I like your new lamp, too!!!
Something about a new decor item that truly lifts one's Spirits! Visiting you always lifts mine!
Fondly,
Pat

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

love that new lamp...and your table arrangement. you did great~~
blessings,
rebecca

SavannahGranny said...

I love the new lamp. Such a great idea to use he box. I have used books for this purpose. I love the entire tabletop. The apple is the greatest. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Ginger

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I think it was a great update. lamps are hard to pick out..been looking for a new one for my living room for a couple of years

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those lamps are a WONDERFUL change!! They really do give the room a lift! Lamps are not an easy thing for me to choose. Most of mine I have had for...oh..forever I think! :)
Great choice!!

Emreen said...

Wow ! What a lovely find... Love the lamp and the vignettes... Very beautiful... !!

Debbie said...

I think the new look for the end table is terrific. I'm also in the process of changing out some lamps. I found three at our recent thrift sale that I really loved.

Chatty Crone said...

I am now just having some time to look up everyone I met at Sue's Party on Sunday thanks to Kelly. Any way it was wonderful meeting you.
sandie

Richard Cottrell said...

Your new lamps are divine and 1000 times better than the old. You did good. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh lala! Very classy lamp Babs! Great improvement, I agree!
Donna

Mona said...

Loving your new table vignette Babs..the colors are beautiful..and pewter...love it! thanks for becoming a follower of my blog....enjoy your evening...Mona

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your new lamp looks great, but I have to say I LOVE the tray. Looks so very nice and simple and clean... lends a casual elegance. I like that! blessings ~ tanna

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Meredith said...

Very pretty! I'm still looking!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm dreadfully behind on your posts...I totally missed this one. Love this lamp but what I love even more is the lamp shade. It's all perfect. Now I'm going to read the post AFTER this one to see what you did with the floor lamp!