It was swaddled in butcher's paper and placed gently into my arms to take home...like a newborn. I carefully strapped it into the booster seat in the car to make sure it was safe on the journey home. It didn't even cry.
Yes, we have a new addition to the family. A Bitossi table lamp.
When I spotted the lamp at the Paddington Antiques Centre last week, I knew I loved it...particularly as there was a gift voucher for the antiques centre (a birthday gifts, thanks V & G!) burning a hole in my pocket...
Paddington Antiques is a great place for fossicking - I first discovered Dansk Vintage when they used to have a presence there and it was always worth checking out if you liked your furniture mid-century and Danish.
Another new favourite is Shop 28, it's the one with all the vintage lights, run by a very friendly fellow called Keith. Keith confided in me that he has a penchant for collecting Corningware Casserole dishes (y'know the ones with the little blue flower) and I instantly liked him.
His stall is pretty awesome if you are looking for interesting or vintage lighting. There was quite a bit of Art Deco and funky retro style lights...great if you're trying to restore an old home or are re-decorating in a particular style.
|My Bitossi lamp with a rather unsuitable light shade. I let Keith keep the shade.|
|Shop 28 in Paddington Antiques Centre. Lots to choose from!|
|I took a photo of this pendant light as my parents have the exact same one in their home. |
They'll laugh when they see their light in an antiques centre!
Most of the new shades which are so fashionable right now are too short and squat...I much prefer tall and slightly tapered and yes, so unfashionable at the moment...which means it will be difficult to source at retail lighting stores.
So now begins a light shade search. Wish me luck.
|image from here|
This is the style shade that I like