Light it with Flowers!

Douglas Wood
Submitted by Douglas Wood July 27th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Found this 70’s lamp at a garage sale and thought it was wonderful/hideous, then came home and plugged it in and was actually kind of surprised to see that it actually looks kind of cool. It might look even better with three different colored bulbs.

Here’s another photo of it, with my gym shoe, to show you how large it is. It stands a little over 3 feet tall. (I should note that the middle lamp has a larger/brighter bulb in it– that’s why it’s so glaring in the photo.)

Here’s what it looks like from the front, turned-off. Note that the inner tip of the lower left-hand petal of the top glass bloom is broken off.

12 Responses to “Light it with Flowers!”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I’m on the fence about these kind of lamps. Without question, the kitsch factor is as high as the tallest flower in the tallest field. But all that metal and glass and the way they’re attached at all the different facets that make me wince a little when I look at them. but this is the same way that I used to look at oil lamps with the bronze nude girls inside and all those strings of fish wire with the oil dripping down them. They used to repulse me until I finally got one and then I realized it was the most fabulous thing in the world.

    A masseuse I go to has a chandelier made of these. As my eyes are usually open I’ve studied them a lot. I actually like them in this formation a lot better. Have you tried different colored bulbs in each flower?

  2. Carrie

    Carrie

    As I love flowers so very much, I would have pounced on this lamp had I seen it for sale. I think it would look fab with different colored bulbs!

  3. Douglas Wood

    Douglas Wood

    Carrie – Don’t know where you live, but if you feel like driving to Topanga Canyon (about 25 outside of L.A.) to pick it up, you can have the lamp for free. When I bought it I knew it wouldn’t go in our home, but couldn’t resist because of AWMok. If you’re interested, let me know. And Allee– hope I’m not abusing the site by arranging the exchange of merchandise!

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      thelovelysugarplum

      Wow. I just came into possession of two of these in very bad condition. I know it’s ridiculously late (I just found this blog researching them to restore them). but you wouldn’t still happen to have the lamp, would you? I’d be happy to pay for it, and I’m fairly close to LA.

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    bunnythibault

    Hello.

    Would you by any chance know where I could find just the leaves for this light? My mother was just given this exact light, but the one leaf fell off and broke.

    Thank you.

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    AshleyM

    I used to have two of these lamps that were very beautiful and am trying to find two more for sale! If by chance any of you own any, may I please have the manufacturer’s number and name so I may call and ask a few questions. Do any of yall know where any are?