Wednesday, May 27

Lamps – Old and New

I’m joining Nester’s Lampalooza Party at


Here’s an old lamp that I’ve had for years. It was made by my grandfather. The little spinning wheel turns when the peddle is pushed up and down just like a real spinning wheel! He made two of these lamps. I’m so glad that I have this one!

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I wonder if grandpa used this pattern when he made the lamp?

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I think mine needs a new shade. Or maybe I’ll cover the shade that I have? Something like this might look pretty?

Lakes Lampshades Lake Lampshades

Photos from Lake’s Lampshades

Now for my “new” lamp! I found it on the back of a shelf at the Habitat Store here in Birmingham!

It was $1.00 and it works too! Reminds me of a Hobbit House. Isn’t it cute?!

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Look at all of the darling little details!

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Front Back

Should I paint it to brighten up the colors? What kind of shade should I use? I love it! Love the mushroom roof, the little chimney, the windows and the little steps leading up to the front and back doors! I have no idea where it came from but I am so glad I found it! I’ve never seen anything like this, have you?

Hope you enjoyed my little lamps. Don’t forget to check out all of the other posts too!

Blessings, Kathi


  1. That lamp reminds me of the smurfs! But it's cuter than smurfs. How sweet would that be in a girls room?!

  2. You have some great lamps. Love the history of the spinning wheel lamp. My father does a lot of woodworking and I love the idea that it is made with his hands.

  3. How special to have a lamp made by your grandfather!!!


  4. How cute is that little hobbit house lamp??!! I love it. I think you should leave it "as is". I love the lamp your grandfather made too. Very unique.

  5. Your hobbit lamp is adorable! The lamp made by your grandfather is so pretty and I agree so special!

  6. Wow...that lamp your grandfather made is amazing. And how cute is that hobbit house lamp? Thanks for sharing.


  7. I love the mushroom lamp, it reminds me of something that would be in a fairy tale.

  8. I love the gnome cottage lamp! What a deal for $1!

  9. I do like your grandfather's lamp...and the plaid shade in the pattern is really pretty!

  10. Love your lamps! The spinning wheel is so cute and how special that your grandfather made it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and come again soon.

  11. what sweet lamps. i love that red mushroom top with white polka dots look - so fairy tale-ish!

    thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.


  12. the mushroom lamp reminds me of something my mom had when i was little. maybe a cookie jar? i can't remember but she had a lot of mushroom decor. it's a neat looking lamp.

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