Thursday, July 29, 2010

But Uncle Atom blog, you don't look 50 plus - Heck let's celebrate anyway! GIVEAWAY TIME

Looky there, we're up over 50 followers!  Sounds like a good excuse for a giveaway!!  After checking through the Uncle Atom coffers holdings hoard pile o' stuff, I've turned up a nice little item to give away to one of my lucky followers to celebrate the 50-plus milestone.

Since the Uncle already has a pull-down kitchen light, and a sputnik light in the dining room ceiling, this Mint In Box Pull Down Lamp has collected dust in the atomic attic long enough.

I scored this Imperialite for a song at my favorite flea market a couple years ago. It was made in Latrobe, PA, (yes, home of Rolling Rock beer) near where my parents' family's are from, and was sold by a store in Lock Haven, PA, not far from where I grew up.  The lamp dates from about 1961, so it's aged even better than me, but then I haven't been stashed safely in a box all that time either.

The lamp has a matte/flat black finish with nice gold tones and this great frosted glass reflector with a concentric circle design.  The wiring parts are sealed up in the original shipping envelope along with installation directions.




And it could be yours!!!  Just leave a message below this post before 6 pm Aug. 15, and you are entered.

And, if you post a link to the contest on your own blog, you'll get a second entry in the giveaway drawing.  If you do make a post about the giveaway on your blog, include a link in your comment here, or you can e-mail a link to your blog post at uncleatom at gmail dot com.  I just need some way to know that you have earned that second contest entry.

Whatever you do, make sure I have some way to notify you if you win, good luck, and thanks for reading!

63 comments:

  1. Shazam! Please throw my name in the hat for consideration! (And congrats on the 50-something followers!)

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  2. holy cow! my guy would love that for the boys den! count me in!
    -krissy @ http://liketotallykitsch.tumblr.com

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  3. Oh wow wow WOW! I have been looking for a flying saucer, pull-down light for my kitchen, for months!!

    The original lamp is an Asian style pagoda, and try though I might, I simply cannot learn to love it.

    So a flying saucer light is exactly what I am looking for!

    OK, will also post this on my blog as well. Count me IN! =D

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  4. Glorious! Oh Oh Oh I hope I win. Just the right thing to replace my Dining Room light fixture.

    http://midcenturymodestmobile.blogspot.com/2010/07/coffers-are-abundant-over-at-uncle.html

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  5. Oh pleeez, oh pleez....off to blog!!

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  6. Here's my blog link!!
    http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com

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  7. That would look totally FAB with all my other retro mod antiques and decor!
    www.retrogirl.net

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  8. Wow I love it!!! that would be fab in my retro eat in kitchen. How generous!!

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  9. Hi Uncle Atom, pleased to meet you. I come to you by way of Miss Atomic Ranch House, the blogger hostess with the mostess.

    Please, if you will, put my name in the kitty. It would be a hoot to win something...

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  10. Dear Uncle Atom,
    You are my favorite relative. I especially like it when you give me things. I would especially like this lamp.

    Your favorite niece,

    Tart Deco
    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  11. Congrats on 56 followers!!
    That light it AMAZING I love the concentric circle design, please at me to the entries. =)

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  12. Uh..HELLO!! THAT'S THE SAME LIGHT MY MUM-IN-LAW HAS HANGING IN HER KTICHEN TODAY!!!
    I wanna have one too...can I join in as well??

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  13. Congrats on 50 followers, I hope to make it there myself one day!!
    Posted your contest on my blog, come have a look!

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  14. Yay on the 50 followers, feels good doesn't it?!!

    I would love to be added to your contest, do you think we even SEE anything like this in the UK?!!! I need a new light in the kitchen and that sounds like the very thing :o)

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  15. Oh WOW I would love to win that light, please enter me! :O) I have been wanting a pull down for my dining room so bad.

    Cool, Latrobe Pa! I am in a suburb right near Pittsburgh!!

    My blog isn't back up yet since I started redecorating 50's two years ago, hope to have it up soon, but I am following you, this is a great blog, I found you through 1950's Atomic Ranch house.

    Oh, and if I am so lucky as to be the winner my email is e.doemling@verizon.net

    What a super great and generous giveaway! That lamp is the greatest!!!

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  16. Please, give me a chance ! I am desperate for lamp shade for my 4 naked bulbs in my new flat

    cheers

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  17. Very nice indeed.
    If this giveaway is open to the UK too, count me in!

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  18. Found you through Miss Atomic Ranch. Glad to know there are so many retro fans blogging these days! That lamp is just like one that was in my great grandmothers house in Ft Lauderdale.

    Even if I don't win, at least I now have a brand to look for!

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  19. Look at all you new friends!! Please enter me too and once I have an actual computer to use rather than this iPhone I'll mention your giveaway on my blog too.

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  20. Congrats on 50+ followers!
    and oh boy, my light-less dining room would welcome this beautiful fixture with open arms!!

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  21. Congrats on the follower jump! And WOW, what a lamp! I wouldn't kick him outta my house!

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  22. Oh wow! Don't cha just love the wave of love coming your way? I'm sure the lamp give a way has nuttin' to do with it! *Wink *Wink

    Congrats on your 50 followers! You may just get one hundred after this prize! It'd be swell to win it, but where would I put it! LOL, I s'pose I'd find room somewhere *eyeing up kitchen fixtures* Have a great day! ! !

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  23. Wow, my dinner table would look fantastic with this lamp hanging above! Please enter me twice, I will blog about it. Thank you!!

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  24. To my favorite Uncle:

    I need this lamp! ha ha. We just bought our first home, and we get the keys today. We are remodeling the kitchen and have been looking for a cool lamp to go above the diner table....and this is the one! Be a good uncle and give me the lamp! Please, please, please? Does begging help?

    I know blogging about it gets a second entry, so I did that too. Here is the link:

    http://missdolliedeville.blogspot.com/2010/07/uncle-atom-giveaway.html

    Keep up the good blogging!

    XOXO
    Dollie, your favorite niece!

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  25. Cool Lamp Uncle count me in for it.

    Cool Blog!
    eddie

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  26. Just found your blog through Rockabilly Socialite.

    Count me in, too! I am also one of, it seems, many who are in dire need of a light in the dining room. We have to rely on the light in the kitchen to light up our dining room so this would fit the ticket nicely.

    Great blog!

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  27. Ooh love it!!! Definitely count me in! And love your blog! Count me in as a new follower as well!

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  28. Hey Uncle Atom....I still really love your website. Please include me in that drawing for that awesome light...it would so cool to have that in my kitchen....PAT

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  29. oh please enter me! You have such neat things!

    http://vivideluxxxe.blogspot.com/2010/07/uncle-atom-giveaway.html

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  30. ohh that would be perfect for our dining area, we have just purchased our first home that was built in 1962.

    XX Rosina Lee
    http://rosinalee.blogspot.com/

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  31. Amazing lamp! Count me in please!Cool blog too, I found you by another blog I follow linking to your post. Can't wait to see all your atomic goodles :)

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  32. Wow, all this love, who knew?

    Welcome all you new folks, and thanks for the kind words from all you bloggers on your pages. I'm glad everyone is excited about this beautiful MIB Imperialite, I'm sure it will make someone here very happy.

    Still lots of time to enter!

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  33. Found you through Atomic Ranch House, and glad of it! Looking forward to reading more. : )

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  34. What a great giveaway! I'm glad I found this blog. I've posted about your giveaway on by blog.

    http://wedgwoodtulsa.blogspot.com/2010/07/mid-century-light-fixture-giveaway.html

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  35. Cool blog, hope I win the LIGHT!!!

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  36. I'm linking you up! Very cool lamp.

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  37. Oh wow! It's gorgeous!

    Thanks for the contest and congrats!

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  38. that would look great in our newly installed Geneva kitchen about our yellow formica kitchen table set. pics somewhere in my blog www.newfoundfreetime.blogspot.com

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  39. Ooooh! I wanna be the winner of this very cool lamp! I have a similar version that is wall mounted that my Dad had hanging over his desk when I was growing up. I'm sure these lamps are related and need to be reunited! Hooray for family reunions! I read your blog and enjoy following. =-)

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  40. *drool* fingers crossed I win! :)

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  41. OMG! My knees are shaking in front of that fabulous lamp! It would go amazingly well with the vintage teak dinning room set we found in the trash and are fixing up!

    Please do throw my name in the hat! And I'm a follower now!

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  42. even though I didn't want to let anyone else know about this fab giveaway, I blogged about it here for a second entry :)

    http://storybookranch.blogspot.com/2010/07/home-lighting.html

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  43. It's amazing, I am in awe!!! Congrats!

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  44. Wow- that is an amazingly fantabulous lamp.

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  45. Love me a cool light like that -

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  46. This would look awesome in our dining room! Count me in for the contest!

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  48. Ooh, I wants me that lamp! Thanks for making me excited about lighting!

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  49. I would be ever so delighted to install this in my '68 ranch. Thanks for the opportunity to win and congrats on your 50th follower. I enjoy your blog.

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  50. I would love to win this and it would be just in time for my birthday on the 14th. ;D

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  51. I'm a lampaholic who would love to be the lucky winner. I really enjoy your blog!

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  52. Count me in. I love the lamp. And the site. Thanks Uncle Atom!

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  53. Thanks for the opportunity!

    forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

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  54. oh, what fun! I never participate in these give-away, but that light is lovely. Although, technically, it is 5 years away from me (My calendar saying it is 1956) why not!

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  55. I don't know if being subscribed through Google Reader includes me as one of the 50, but I am, and it should. And if it doesn't than you might have a few more readers than you think. Mmmmm....

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  56. Thanks Mad Mod, you are now entered. I think you are right, there probably are readers who don't show up but follow through one of the many RSS feed readers.

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  57. Entries for the Uncle Atom MIB Pull-down Lamp are now closed. We'll draw the winner in a few moments, good luck everyone and thanks for entering and following this blog!

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