Anita has been decorating away! She scored a wonderful pair of chartreuse oriental figurine lamps – then topped them with shades from Meteor Lights. In addition, take a look at the way she’s used vintage grasscloth – and even a surfboard – in her mantletop display. I’m ready to tiki at your house, Anita!
3 more great photos…
The lamp bases are opposites of each other. I was wandering through an antiques store in Modesto when the bases caught my eye, I thought they were just figurines, but they were chartreuse so I had to take a 2nd look and I discovered that they were actually lamp bases.
They look to me like they are from the 1950s. After several weeks of searching ebay etc for a pair of nice vintage fiberglass shades I gave up and discovered a company not too far from me in San Francisco called Meteor Lights. They have a great website where you can create custom lampshades from several styles etc.
Since they were so close I decided to stop in and get a first hand look at their shades – I ordered 2 – they are the small size ‘2-tier atomic’, with turquoise as the bottom color and caramel as the top color. The pattern is ‘arcs’ in black and gold; the lanyard color is black.
One of the photos shows them on our family room mantle – a bit about that area – it is a combo 1950s everything – the mantle cover was my first ever attempt at tuck-n-roll; the seagrass wallpaper is vintage and framed out in split bamboo; the surfboard is a reproduction 1940s plank style that we still need to put the fin on (it’s in line with several other projects). Enjoy the pics!