Monday, 16 November 2009

LAMPLIGHT ..........

Laying in bed this morning, fiddling with my dandelion seed heads as you do on an autumn morning, inspiration was at a premium. Then, I thought, I could do table lamps and it would be a bit of a cheat as I can show rooms at the same time so, here we go ..........
One of my favourite pictures, old lace and a beautiful Edwardian lamp..........

.......... a simple lamp but what fantastic shutters and a wonderful view .........


Another simple table lamp in a gorgeous cottage setting ..........

They've gone a bit mad with their lamps in this one, haven't they ? A lovely room though..........

Isn't this a great idea ? Can I class these as table lamps ? ..........

.......... love this one, not just for the great industrial type lamp, but also for the lovely distressed shutter.

.......... the trouble with this one is the flex....it doesn't do it any favours. It's one of the problems of table lamps..........

.......... this is so pretty. Lovely distressed bedside table and a fresh bunch of flowers from the garden.

Do you think that I'm obsessed with distressed furniture ? Well, I am !! Isn't this wonderful ? I love the table, the door, the glass dome, the plants........ oh, and of course, the lamps.




Well, we have come a long way from the time when we lit the lamp to find our way to bed. We are in a new phase now, where we are going to have to use energy saving light bulbs. Maybe, in a few years we will be back to candlelight .......... maybe that wouldn't be a bad thing ?
Jackie














61 comments:

  1. Gorgeous lamps ~ I am loving that old door Jackie! The first photo is my favorite... Happy Monday my friend.

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  2. Hmm, I wouldn't mind a return to candlelight at all! The Edwardian lamp is the next best thing though, especially next to that beautiful lace. Have a happy Monday, Jackie!

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  3. i love the sink lights.
    clever.

    dandelions were my favorite when i was a kid.
    xxx

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  4. What a fun post and love seeing another angle of my header photo. I would prefer candlelight to required lightbulbs of weird colour and possible risk.

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  5. Oh, Jackie, you´ve done it again...
    Your images are gorgeous.
    I love the one with that door...I would love to have such a door, just leaning to the wall.
    Some day...

    In Stockholm, it´s almost impossible to get a normal light bulb, and the energy saving ones are sooo expensive... but they promise to last for 8 years!

    Maby your thought is correct, what if we go back in time?
    I agree it wouldn´t be that bad, would it?

    Wish you a great day.
    Hugs from Sweden.

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  6. Good morning Jacqueline, wonderful pictures, specially the one with the dandelions... lovely. I found some great inspiration here, thank you.
    Muchos cariños
    María Cecilia

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  7. Hallo Jacqueline, very gorgeous photos! I like the one with the books!
    Have a nice week!
    Warm greetings, Yvonne

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  8. Jackie,

    Jackie, Thanks for the inspiration. I admit to being lamp-challenged. Here in the room where I'm typing away I have an eccletic assortment of lighting-a Ikea Japanese style paper floor lamp, a desk lamp made from an old Chinese tea tin, and a lamp with wicker base and triangle shade bought at the local op shop for $10.

    Marjorie

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  9. That industrial lamp with those old shutters--that's right up my alley. My husband calls my style "industrial barn chic." I don't know about the chic part, but he's right about the other two!

    Love this post, Jackie! You always, always inspire me. xoxo

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  10. Hi Jacqueline,

    Lovely lamps & rooms! Thanks for sharing them!

    groetjes van Madelief

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  11. Thank you for all this wonderful pictures, dear Jackie - soooooo beautiful lamps and lovely impressions!!!! Your post lights up my week (hope i said it right?)!!!!

    Have a wonderful evening, Hugs Jade (here it is dark and rainy and we need a lot of lamps & candles;))

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  12. another cool post Jackie. I love the chippie,
    rustic look also. All the images were great!
    Have another good good day!

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  13. Jacqueline,

    I also love lamps and over the years have had my share of them...it seems I am always changing them though. I am also a fan of distressed shutters, furniture, or anything distressed for that matter. Of all the photos, I love the kitchen photo with that gorgeous farmhouse sink!!

    Kris

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  14. Dear Jacqueline,
    Your post are always like coming HOME to me. It is so interesting to me how someone {whom I have never met ever} can capture every single detail that I know and love like HOME...Beautiful post! My favorite image is the one with too many lamps:)
    XO's

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  15. Ah, dandelion seed heads, where would we be without them first thing in the morning? What a lovely collection of lamps, and I'd go for the mini industrial one if I had to choose. I love the way you do glossy magazine images with your own funny and idiosyncratic text rather than the boring old glossy magazine commentary.

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  16. Bonjour Jacqueline! This is a beautiful post. You are so right, the right lamp can transform a room. The lamps over the sink was very unique!

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  17. Lighting is probably the MOST important element in a room. I think sometimes that's the only reason I like my shop. You can have "crap" but if you light it right it looks like a million dollars. We use energy eff. bulbs in the back room and they look awful...very yellowy or something.
    Love all the rustic rooms with exposed beams....I'd take that over a palace anyday!
    take care homegirl! oh sorry... mum!:)
    Carole

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  18. I adore lamps. The hubs is constantly stopping me from bringing more home. Ah ha. LOVE the one with the distressed shutter!

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  19. Good evening
    What a wonderful blog ..
    I love it ..
    If you think well I put you in favorites.
    Greetings Hetty Holland

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  20. oh dear,so beautiful lamps .
    hugs from sylvia

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  21. belle lumière pour ce post!!!
    amitiés

    manon

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  22. Jackie,
    I have had dandelions on my mind all weekend since my very talented sister-n-law announced the name of her new cd, "Dixie Dandelion". My beyond talented husband will be painting the cover art, so the first image made my mind do a bit of a dance! And then you see, since I seem to be surrounded by such talented people (including all these amazing blog talents such as yourself), then a lightbulb went off in my head that YES, lamps are stunning, but I will do my best to conserve energy and decorate with lamps, but light the home with candles! What a compromise, non?
    Happy week to you!
    melissa

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  23. Hi Im new here, adore the stylish simplicity of this post, I will be back, by the way Im a UK blogger too! Sharon xxoo

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  24. Another lovely post Jackie! I love those sink ones and ofcourse the one next to that distressed door, makes you wanting to look at more of that room.

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  25. Jackie, I think we love the same chippy old furniture and iron style. How come I'm always so excited to get here and leave feeling so calm and happy. Thank you friend! I love your post.
    Hugs,
    June

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  26. Lovely pics, Jackie! Love the lamps!

    Smiles,
    Rachel

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  27. Such an inspiring collection!
    LOVED the post on grey! I love grey mixed with brown soft pink or deep purple!
    Take care, sweet Jackie
    Rosa

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  28. Hi Jackie - Love the lamps over the butler sink...I have actually always had some sort of table/anglepoise lamp in my kitchen over the years and a friend in Oz did the same... however many spotlights/downlights you have, there never seems to be QUITE the right light on the exact thing you need it to be...! I'm with you on the distressed furniture too...the only problem I have is not crossing that fine line where distressed can become tragic (if you know what I mean!!) Thanks for visiting again - have a great week, Warm wishes, Susie x

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  29. So gorgeous and you are more than welcome, Darling.

    I seriously have to have a Jacqueline bookmark under my interiors tab, then I would have to search out all your other bookmarks and add them to the mix. You always pick pages I would rip out if I had one of those scrapbooks.

    Thank you for contributing to my future decor, God willing.

    I adore the chateau (mad lamp) room, the sink lamps is a genius idea, decadent and practical, how very rare.

    I also like ... all of it! One day I need to pick your brain and find out how you discover these things, you're like a pretty magpie of good taste.

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  30. So gorgeous and you are more than welcome, Darling.

    I seriously have to have a Jacqueline bookmark under my interiors tab, then I would have to search out all your other bookmarks and add them to the mix. You always pick pages I would rip out if I had one of those scrapbooks.

    Thank you for contributing to my future decor, God willing.

    I adore the chateau (mad lamp) room, the sink lamps is a genius idea, decadent and practical, how very rare.

    I also like ... all of it! One day I need to pick your brain and find out how you discover these things, you're like a pretty magpie of good taste.

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  31. I have to say.........if I could find a table like that one - with the rustic door in the background - I wouldn't know what to do with myself! I have yet to SEE a table like that-

    why don't you just make your own lamps like those? out of old balisters?

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  32. Your obsession with faded furniture and lamps is a winner with me.
    This may sound bad...but i hate those energy saving bulbs! They are so ugly!! I do use them in the lights that we never use, but I still use Edison bulbs in the two lounge room lamps as I can't seem to replicate that light with energy saving globes...and I use loads of candles so I guess that makes up for the 2 normal globes =0)
    Ness xx

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  33. Hey you there, fiddling with your dandelions...just so you know...I'm breaking out the tarnished tinsel soon!
    He,he....fun post Jackie! I love the industrial looking lamp! Be well my friend! :)Laura

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  34. Ahhh laying in bed fiddling with dandeloins, how gorgeous Jac's!

    Just adore the first two photo's especially, they are all beautiful finds though. Love your taste.

    Beautiful day to you,
    xoxo

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  35. Hi Jackie!! I am in love with that picture with the gorgeous distressed door and cloche and plants...love, love, love!!!

    :) T

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  36. I am a lampoholic..I have so many little lamps around my home...so so cozy to light up our dark world at night...I love coming home to all the cozy little lights. Your choice is wonderful my friend...I love them all.

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  37. As always, your photos are lovely and darling! I LOVE the first one! Can I use that on my blog sidebar?! :) Hugs!

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  38. Love lamps, and I have more than I can ever use...he,he...but I still wont more...Love picture nr. 4

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  39. I love it all too, wonderful blog you have!

    Helle

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  40. Loving the blue rustic bedside table xx

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  41. Love the bedside table too. Distressed furniture is so beautiful. Love the oil lamp without the bulb though.

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  42. Oh Jackie,
    Love love love candlelight.... and this wonderful distressed table. Great Post....
    Have a wonderful day
    Many hugs
    Bine

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  43. Gorgeous images Jackie, I love it...loved the lamps over the double butler sink, very creative!

    Hope you are well,
    Simone :) xo

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  44. I think of lamps like I think of chairs - you can never have enough & I love all types & styles. Each & every one you featured are gorgeous. I now want lamps on either side of my kitchen sink!I love distressed furniture too. It's that look of having a history, a story to tell. Thanks my dear friend for the visual vacation this morning. It's light my a relaxing moment. HUGS & hugs to you Jackie!! Will write more soon xx

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  45. Hello my friend, beautiful pictures of you and the lights are of course important interior fittings of a home but it is also cozy with candlelight. Hugs to you / Ingela.

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  46. I greatly fear the coming of those ghostly, greenish light the eco-friendly bulbs give off. I'm voting for candlelight -- nothing could be kinder.

    Once again, I'm enchanted by your themes and your taste. Distressed furniture and objects, how divine.

    Tishx

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  47. love the gorgeous images, Jackie...so wonderful! I especially love the lamps over the kitchen sink overlooking the garden - just fabulous! xxoo

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  48. Come visit me my dear....I want you to enter my giveaway...I think you will like it!

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  49. Hiee jacqueline...it's my fist time here on your gorgeous blog. :) Found you via sweet koralee's. Such gorgeous lamps and i really adore your forst photo lots! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    jacqueline (hehe)
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  50. I just adore your blog.. wonderful blog!

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  51. There's nothing like candlelight for warmth and coziness! Hope that you are having a great week, Jackie! xo

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  52. I always get worried when I see a home without any lamps. Sorta says something about the occupants. Love the ones you've featured here Jac. Pic 2 is sooooo you.
    Millie ^_^

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  53. Fiddling with your dandelions - I like that! Love that industrial lamp with the old shutter too!

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  54. I love, love, love this post Jackie. Lamps are my favourite way to create instant ambience in a room. (can't go the candle route yet...too many little hands to wreak havoc). Love photo 2 particularly... would make me feel I was living at Longbourne...only with electricity. Meredith xo.

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  55. Hi!
    Thank you so much for the kind words that you left in my blog!
    What a lovely picture with the industrial lamp!
    And the blue/grey table in one of the pictures was so beautiful!

    Hugs Camilla

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  56. You are so cute!! Thank´s again!

    C

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  58. What a great selection of lamps, love the kitchen ones! Have a sweet day!

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