Conservatory Lamps

Now that the conservatory is back together furniture-wise, I’m ready to put a pair of lamps that I wrote about December of 2013.

I have a pair lamps about 14 inches tall without the shade.
I have a pair lamps about 14 inches tall without the shade.

They used to be my mother’s and the only things missing were shades.

I used to have a standing lamp in the conservatory which I have moved to the master bedroom.
I used to have a standing lamp in the conservatory which I have moved to the master bedroom.

I don’t have much room in the conservatory for end tables so I decided to put them behind the sofa like the ones here.

I bought matching shades and went in my box of lamp harps to find a matching pair.
I bought matching shades and went in my box of lamp harps to find a matching pair so the shades would sit at similar heights.

For now I have the lamps boosted up on the too-low cedar chest in front of the window.

I can't wait to see them when the foliage outside turns green again like in my inspiration photo.
I can’t wait to see them when the foliage outside turns green again like in my inspiration photo. (This is a snowy day.)

To make a more permanent placement we might have to build 2 identical boxes (or one long one) for the lamps to sit on.

The froggy finials are just visible.
The froggy finials are just visible.

One day we might move the cedar chest and replace it with a narrow table behind the loveseat.

Perhaps I should slide them a little farther apart.
Perhaps I should slide them a little farther apart.

That would work, too.

Lamp shades are expensive; where do you find bargains?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Conservatory Lamps”

  1. Is look to target for lamp shades. It seems toe like they’ve gotten so expensive everywhere! Crazy. I’ve taken to fixing the broken or dented shades I have because of this. Pretty lamps btw! 🙂

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