Monday, April 1, 2013

Favorites on the First: Favorite Lamps

Welcome to 
another edition of
Favorites on the First!

I hope you have come by 
to share your 
favorite lamps
with us all today!

You are not limited
to just lamps -- please feel free 
to share  any lighting fixture 
you love in your home
or even fixtures that you have seen
and have on your wish list.

I am a huge fan of table lamps!
 Love the cozy mood set in a room
that is lit by smaller lamps.

What kinds of lamps
are you drawn to?

Glass ones,
iron or metal ones?

I have found things
and had them made into lamps
for those one-of-a-kind pieces.
(Remember this when you see 
something you love when out antiquing  --
ask yourself, "could this be made into a lamp?")

This is one of two lidded urns I found years ago and had them made into lamps. 

Hand-painted old wooden urn lamp.

I'm drawn to lamps that are urn shaped.... can you tell!?!

This is one of two Italian carved wooden candlesticks that
had been made into lamps before I found them at an estate sale.

This little scholarship trophy was also found at a nearby sale.
It's sitting next to an antique English shaving mirror.

Tiny little alabaster lamp in the kitchen.

Now it's your turn
to turn us on to your lamps
or lighting fixtures. Link below!


Unknown said...

Loved the old wooden urn lamp...:)

pet meds

Rebecca said...

Suffice it to say that I, too, love lamps & rooms lit by them. Yours are lovely. Every single one!

Ron said...

You have some beautiful lamps, Alison. My fave is your silver trophy lamp. I collect vintage trophies, so this would be great in my parlor. Thanks for hosting again! xo

NanaDiana said...

I love your lamps. I LOVE lamps of all kinds- I think it is a sickness for me! xo Diana

Calypso In The Country said...

Your lamps are gorgeous Alison! Thanks for hosting again - and for giving me something to write about on a day that I am rushing around! Enjoy your week!


Beautiful each lamp dear Alyson and yes, I love the urn shape type too, although I haven't one, but yours is gorgeous! I LOVE LAMPS!! Thank you for the fabulous party, I'm so happy to be here with my lamps! Have a great week.

Irene said...

What a wonderful array of lamps. I'm humbled.

Unknown said...

Allison, I love the lamps you've shown. Can't pick a favorite, but the one in the last photo really catches my eye!

Thanks for hosting!

Deserae said...

You have some beautiful favorite is the silver trophy one!!!! Have a great week :o)

Homeworks UK said...

Love all your lamps - and really like your pair of china lions - I have an identical pair here in the UK!!

Anonymous said...

I, too, have a lamp fetish (lol), so many that I have to keep some stored away & rotate them out! I prefer them vintage, antique, or made from unique or found objects. I love all of your beautiful lamps and can hardly wait to see what others have!

Karen T.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Alison, I will ALWAYS be checking out lamps in my friend's home now! I'm heading to a few antique shops and second hand stores next week, so of course I will be checking out the lamps there also! My new project of the month. LOL

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your trophy lamp is amazing! Thanks so much for hosting!

Sarah said...

Alison, lamps are one of my favorite accessories. This is a wonderful topic! Like you, I like to have lamps made from special objects. Over the years, I've had lamps made using pieces of faience, vintage tins, etc. Love seeing all the gorgeous lamps around Polohouse. Thanks for hosting this fun monthly meme. ~ Sarah

Leslie said...

Hi Alison,

Your little kitchen lamp is darling. I have two .. and use them a lot to brighten my kitchen on dark, grey Seattle mornings. I've been away for a while so I'll head into the archive to see what I've missed. Hope you had a nice Easter weekend.

Cindy said...

I love all the lamps. I shared a post I wrote just last week all about my lamp obsession!

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for sharing your great lamps, Alison! I always love seeing details in your fabulously decorated (but very warm and friendly-feeling) home. Wish I had time to do a blog post to add to your party but I will enjoy visiting other entries.

Pura Vida said...

Hey that was pretty darn easy! I love your blog every time I read it!!! I think I added my name instead of the name of the post...oh worries as you say! Have a great day. g

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Alison you have a beautiful collection of lamps! Thanks so much for hosting!

designchic said...

What a fun post, and your lamps are wonderful. Just love the trophy lamp and the table vignette with it, and adore the urns you had made into lamps!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I am trying like heck to link up and it isn't going. I'll keep trying. XO, Pinky

Clara said...

I love all of your lamps and thank you for sharing. I too love lamps and have quite a collection. My daughter ends up with the ones I can't find a place for any more.

xinex said...

I have a lamp obsession and I love yours....Christine