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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The delectable, collectible gooseneck

Nothing says “mid-century” to me more than a sensational gooseneck lamp, yet I had never really found the perfect one for my house until this week.

Recently I confessed my daydreamy love affair with Don Draper’s desk lamp on Mad Men, but it looked like a true love of my own just wasn’t in the cards. I’ve spent years looking on eBay and craigslist, only to find lamps that looked like they’d been around the block a time or two too many or were just too ritzy for it to work out between us.

Then, when I least expected it, the love of my life appeared. OK, OK…I’ve extended the metaphor a tad too far. What really happened is that I looked on Etsy and found a fantastic pewter colored lamp with just a touch of brass at an almost giveaway price. What's not to love about that?

My Etsy purchase...the perfect color combination for my house
...and only $11.25!!!  Check out the nice patina on the brass ball in the back.

Here are some other great goosenecks…but the exorbitant price tags on these babies are making my new lamp look more gorgeous by the minute! Call me cheap, but NO table lamp is worth $9000.

Stilnovo table lamp, $9000

Walter Von Nessen lamp, $1200

Black cattail lamp, $250


  1. Those Stilnovos and Arteluce look nice, but yeah, no way am I paying hundreds-thousands for one lamp!

  2. @1950sarh: No kidding...$11.25 was right up my alley. :)