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Vintage Double Sided Infinity Pendant Light

When Mel and I moved out of our San Jose pad we managed to keep quite a bit of our funky furnishings. We purchased this light a few months back and had never seen anything like it. I do recall seeing infinity wall mirrors when I was younger, but never a light like this.

We found this set on eBay up in Kentucky and knew it would be a great addition to our vintage listening room.

These take simple Christmas tree lights. We have to replace 2 or 3 of them that have burnt out.

We had an electrician out today to replace a generic ceiling light with this pendant light. They also had to move the location of the light so that it was centered in the sitting area.

This pendant light is for ambiance more than functionality.

I am not sure when these were made, but I think they were made in the late 60’s or early 70’s.

Time to put on some Neil Young and zone out.

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Atomic Saucer Table Lamps

Atomic Saucer Table Lamps

IMG_8776.JPGMel and I were searching for some cool lamps for our guest bedroom and came across these at a local antique store. These are still dusty and need a good cleaning and possible rewire.

IMG_8773I really dig the way the light is thrown by these lamps. It lights by reflecting light off of the white underpart of the shade.

IMG_8778I am not sure what my plans are for this set. I was thinking of taking them apart and powder coating them two different colors. I would do the base a different color than the shade.

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I could see these being used in an office setting or a doctors office.

IMG_8770We planned on finding a nice Reglor lamp set or Continental Art Company lamps but when we saw these there was no looking back.

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We plan to have these set on the two end tables of the Sculpted Maple set we recently picked up.

IMG_8774We’ll make sure to update you’ll when we finish the restoration on these spatular set!

Space Age Table Lamp

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Mel and I came across this lamp on eBay and thought it would look great with our larger version lamp that I restored sometime ago.

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Believe it or not, the seller on eBay was actually able to ship this large lamp using Greyhound Bus lines.

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This lamp has a cool speckle black and white finish. I had to repaint the base but overall it’s in great shape.

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The ball light throws a really soft, bright light.

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We would like to find the hanging version of this style light.

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This will look great next to our soon to be refinished Chromecraft couch set.

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The switch is at the top of the lamp.

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Pair Of Large Lava Glaze Lamps With Original Shades

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As you may already know, Mel and I are lamp junkies. So, it should be no surprise that we would decorate with numerous lamps. I have always loved this kind of finish on lamps. Some folks call this type of finish volcano, lava or drip glaze. Whatever they call it, I love it.

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As usual, I was cruising Craigslist and saw that these were being sold at a shop in Paradise, California. The ad only showed one of these lamps, so I was pleasantly surprised to see two of them!

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These lamps are breathtaking in person. I love the shots of cobalt and chartreuse.

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I am especially fond of these style lamps because of the secondary lighting behind the cutouts. As with most lamps of this period with this sort of finish, there is crazing.

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This set came with the original lampshades that are in fantastic condition. The fabric ring they placed around the shades matches the fabric shade inside the body of the lamp.

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These will definitely be conversation pieces.

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Here is another set we picked up in Chico last weekend. These are made of heavy plaster unlike the ones above that are made of ceramic.

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This set also has secondary lighting inside the main body of the lamps. I need to replace the bulbs inside and it appears it isn’t as easy as just replacing a bulb.

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These lamps have the same finishing process as the ones above.

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These also have the original shades with them. Both sets have a funkiness to them that I think will give our place a cool vide.

Heifetz Rotaflex Pendant Lights

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Mel and I were out antiquing and we came across this set of large Rotaflex lights made by Heifetz.  Once we laid our eyes on these we knew they must be ours.

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These lights are right out of the Jetsons.  These would look great in any mid century style home or decor.  We put these on layaway and will have them soon.  Speaking of layaway, it is a great way to get something that you want when you may not have the funds all at once.  Usually you have to put a third down and have 3 months to pay it off with no fees or interest.  It is a valuable tool when you are out shopping, so don’t be afraid to use it.  Midway Antique Mall where we have two booths also offers layaway, so keep that in mind when visiting.

IMG_6227We are thinking that one of the sets will hang over out kitchen table and the other over our dining room table.  The colors on these are soo much better in person.  We are soo excited to eventually get these home and hung.  Here are some ads showcasing other lights they produced…

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