vintage lampVintage table lamps are one of the most gratifying vintage collectibles that you can acquire: They are abundant, which means prices can be affordable… they are usually in great shape… you can put a pair in just about every room, so you get to shop a lot… they deliver a double — base and shade — bang-for-the-buck… and, when you get them into the room, they make a huge decorative statement, all retro blingy like. Let there be light — and let there be vintage table lamps. Above: Mystery reader uploaded this last week, said they found the base for $9 at Goodwill, and bought the shade from Moonshine. See all 366 lamps! –>

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Wow – I have a lamp that is VERY similar to image 8839 (the mauve lamp with floral and gold accents). I purchased mine at a consignment shop in NJ in 2006. Mine does not have the handles on the sides and has a longer “neck,” but the floral decal in the center is identical. My guess is that it’s from the mid to late 1940s. I LOVE this lamp and would like to learn more about it and the designer/company that produced it!

  2. Caroline says:

    Hello all! I have a question for the class! I am in need of two fairly large fiberglass shades for two quite tall mid century chalkware lamps I picked up for a song at a garage sale this weekend. The dilemma is that large lampshades are not only rare but -be they original or reproduction- they are invariably quite pricey and my budget is …shall we say ‘restrictive’ at the moment. I’m fairly crafty, however, and I’m certain I could make the lampshades myself. So, my question is this: Does anyone know where one might source sheet fiberglass for lampshade making? 🙂
    Merci!!! 🙂

  3. nina462 says:

    whoever posted the white/gold lamp with the middle black collar – I have that lamp as well. It’s cool, that the black collar is the on/off switch. You have to be careful though, because thru out the use, the paint wears off.
    I know I’ve submitted my picture before – so it’s somewhere in the archives at retrorenovation.

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