He said, "When I saw these, I realized how seldom I buy gifts for the two of you, just because." I've been saying for five years that he's a keeper, and it looks like I was right! Every time we look at our lamps, we'll remember his sweet gesture.
My daughter has a thing for small metal lamps with skinny drum shades that straddle the Art Deco and MCM eras, so you can imagine how delighted she was with these little gems. They're about 15" high with textured cream-colored shades and a Lucite ball on the metal base.
|Small modern lamps with drum shades and lucite/metal bases|
He chose mine based on my love of the angular base on one of the lamps designed by Otto and Ridi Kolb, as well as the curved necks on many of Gino Sarfatti's lamps. Mine isn't a copy of any of their designs, but it definitely has a similar vibe. While my daughter's lamps are in great condition, the shade on mine needs to be rubbed lightly with steel wool and then primed and painted. I'm going to leave the legs black and paint the shade a pale glossy cream.
|Mid-century desk lamp, reminiscent of Kolb lamps|
|Otto and Ridi Kolb lamp|
I'm headed to Lowe's to pick up a few supplies so I can give my wonderful new lamp a makeover soon, and I'll be sure to share it with you when it's done.