Sunday, October 11, 2009
Let there be (atomic) light
My nephew gave me a great floor lamp with iron legs and a brass ball (thanks Dave!). It cleaned up nicely and got me started on looking for similarly-styled lamps. There are many similarities in the lamps of this 50s-60s era. Black and brass, atomic- and sputnik-themed shapes. Here are a few -- some of the shades and sputnik finials on top have come from Moonshine Shades. If you haven't checked them out on the web, there's a link in my favorites list. You can get all shapes, sizes, and colors of fiberglas shades made, and the quality is excellent. The shade on the green lamp below was a gift from my friend Carl -- it needed new vinyl lacing. I found a roll of that at the local craft store, now it's good as new!