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June 28, 2020

Remember the pin-up light?  Growing up, they were here and there in all our houses - most anywhere there was a need for gentle ambient or bright reading light.  I always loved Aunt Helen's little clip-on shaded lamp on her headboard.  Still practical, as they use no floor or table space, a pin-up light is now most commonly called a "corded sconce."  If you can't hardwire, these are the perfect solution a...

August 4, 2019

For this Happy Hour, how about taking a look at the lampshades in your rooms?  Sometimes, the lamp speaks for itself and the lampshade is just along for the ride.  Other times, a $20 basic lamp is more than passable - what gives it away as generic is the lampshade.  This earthy shade is the perfect size for the lamp. The right lampshade is a little oversized and covers all the lamp hardware.  While an un...

June 16, 2019

If there is one basket pendant lamp that's quickly becoming a classic, it's not the one pictured above. Oh, this is a perfectly nice basket lamp and it can be yours for $1470.  The real statement lamp is IKEA's Sinnerlig.  And that, my friends, can be ours for $69.99, lightbulb not included.  Fresh and young and applicable to almost any decorating style, this lamp is one for the ages. Let's take a look....

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