Country French and Sherlock Holmes?

8.29.2011

 Bet that title has you wondering.

I was at an antique mall a couple of weeks ago and was just browsing as usual and then there it was! I gasped when I first saw it and ran over to check it out and to take a peek at the price with fingers crossed. Yes, I can do that. Let me show you what came home with me and a new vignette that I put together.

This is my new pretty. It is so country French to me. I love the color and the two little chain pulls and the scalloped edging of the shade. Oh, heck I love it all. You see I have a lamp fetish. Truly I do.

Here is a closer look at the scalloped edge.

The finial.

I rounded up some of my old leather books, the bronze blood hound, a large demijohn, an old bottle, and a silver tray holding a magnifying glass, old keys and a vintage print.

Somehow after I got to looking at this combination I felt like I was channeling Sherlock Holmes or something. "Elementary."

I picked up this vintage leather bound Dickens book, too for ten dollars.

I already had all these items except the magnifying glass that is from a local store having a sidewalk sale last weekend.



I guess this may stay like this for a little bit until I start changing up some for fall.
You just never know around here.

Do you have a lamp fetish or a fetish for something else?

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Oh, and the lamp was $6o which I didn't think was very bad and I have never seen one like it before. I like to have unique items especially lamps.

63 comments:

  1. The lamp is beautiful! Yes, I too have a lamp fetish. It's a wonderful sickness...lol.

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  2. Chairs! and really, I had to quit! But I love them, big, little, for people, for dolls...don't matter!!

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  3. The lamps is so pretty and looks perfect where it's placed!

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  4. Kim, the lamp is darling and has such fabulous details as you said. The dog is so right with the old books. I love it all. I almost bought a set of 1937 classics the other day but was in a hurry and let them go. hugs♥O

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  5. Kim, your lamp is stunning. I love the colors and the pretty flowers. You definitely found a treasure. Your vignette is fabulous as usual. Your book collection is really growing and you find some of the greatest things. That dog is gorgeous. You can just send that along to me. lol Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Lovely lamp...and a great deal. My fetish is of course fabric. I just can't control myself sometimes! Anyway...great post as always.

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  7. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I know you have made ole Sherlock proud! Love your new lamp and your vignette!
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  8. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I know you have made ole Sherlock proud! Love your new lamp and your vignette!
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  9. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I know you have made ole Sherlock proud! Love your new lamp and your vignette!
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  10. Luv the new lamp Kim! Funny I just did a post on my lamp obsession! I think you did real good, I've seen lamps similar to yours in Pierre Deux for much more! Martina

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  11. Ceekay and I have something in common....a chair fetish.

    I think if I had seen that lamp and the price was out of my range I would have had to get a job just to be able to buy it! Its beautiful, I love the double pull chain and the scalloped edge. Ya did good!

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  12. Hi Kim,
    I'm always amazed at the way you put together such lovely accessories and vingettes. I love your new lamp and the table top looks perfect.

    I have too many fettishes to list but one of them is of course, pillows. Also, benches, side chairs, little stools and little tables, plus more! LOL!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Kim, Love your lamp, great find! Hubby has always said I had a lamp fetish, I didn't think so until I started cleaning out for a possible move, I have to admit he is right.
    Sandy

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  14. Lovely lamp, Kim! I will admit to a lamp fetish. Which leads to a side table fetish so I have something to put those lamps on! : ) Love your vignette - I think you need a deerstalker or a Meersham {spelling?} pipe propped there, too.

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  15. So elementary, dahling... I too have a lamp fetish. And I'm all over that one.
    Brenda

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  16. Very pretty Kim, you do have a way with things..Love it girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  17. You know I love lamps. I don't think that was too bad for that beauty. She is so unique. Enjoy

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  18. Love all the details on the beautiful lamp - delicate and "fun" for the eyes...I have a thang for little tables.

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  19. Lovely lamp! You do such great things with the "Details"....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  20. According to Mr. Shadymont, I too have a lamp fetish. Which reminds me, I haven't "fed my fetish" recently. Need to do something about that! You found a gorgeous one there!

    Lovely vignette!

    Kathy

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  21. That is perfectly gorgeously French Country Kim! Gorgeously is a word, right? LOL! I love the entire vignette and yes, I have a fetish...I have a serious thing for trays. Don't ask me why, I just love 'em! :-)
    Vanessa

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  22. That lamp is a great find, Kim. I love it. If I have a fetish, it is for silver. Okay, yes. I do have one for that.... ;)

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  23. Oh that lamp is gorgeous! I love it. I, too, have a thing for lamps. (and dishes, and bedding too)

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  24. Oh yes, I do too! I love lamps and I love your newly found one, it is so pretty. I love everything about it, the colors and the shape and all. You created a lovely vignette, Kim. I have not seen you for eons!...Christine

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  25. The lamp is GORG and the vignette is lovely! Thanks so much for the website re chandie...hope to get one next payday!! Sorry for the typos...I am driving.

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  26. Love that lamp!! The vignette turned out stunningly! I have a thing for dishes and lots of other things, but not lamps...well not yet anyway!

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  27. What a gorgeous lamp, Kim! I think lamps can make or break a room, and yours definitely adds a great touch to your beautiful vignette.

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  28. Oh that tole lamp sooo belings in your home Kim!
    Love it!
    I have many fetishes.... collections, and things I love... to pick just one?
    Ok.... old oil paintings.
    That's my fetish!

    Love your new vignette.
    xx
    A

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  29. I love lamps too! I wonder what it is about them that is so exciting. LOVE the detail on your new lamp. Gorgeous and so YOU! Beautiful vignette. I would give anything for a couple of those demijohns! XO, Pinky

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  30. PS, does Mr. Savvy ever come home and think maybe he got the wrong house???:):):)

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  31. Beautiful lamp and vignette Kim. I also have a thing for lamps, dishes, old silver, stemware, chairs, and the list goes on and on lol.

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  32. Great find! I like the vignette.

    I seem to have a current fetish for rusty metal and barn stars.

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  33. I have always loved lamps...and I have more of them than I know what to do with. The one you just found is very sweet though.

    It does have a Sherlock Holmes feeling to the whole thing there, Watson! xo Diana

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  34. What a beautiful lamp! And I love the vingette, it looks wonderful.

    I have a chair problem, I cannot stop buying them and I am out of room!

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  35. Love the lamp! I have a milk glass fetish, so I understand!
    Thank you for such beautiful posts!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

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  36. Nicely done!
    I have a red and white transferware fetish - and a little bit of a Blue Willow fetish - then there's the linen fetish.....

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  37. That lamp is very french country. Great color. I'm sure putting together that lovely vignette was elementary to you. You make it look so effortless.

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  38. The pull chains are my favorite part of this pretty lamp. Great find Kim.

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  39. Love the finial on it. I've never seen one like it either, and I do a lot of looking. I'm a lamp hoarder, too. My philosophy on it is, you just never know when you may need one, so I have a closet full waiting to make an appearance! Anyway, came by to tell you that the e-mail you sent me went into my spam and the domain was blocked (I had apparently blocked a spammer w/ a hotmail address, and my e-mail was blocking all 'hotmail' addresses, but I have corrected it.) If you would like to re-send it, I will respond, but I couldn't see what you wrote, so I didn't want you to think I was rude. Can't wait to see what you did with your hutch. Have a good week!

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  40. Know what you're saying about the lamps! I've taken to stashing mine in my daughter's attic as I've so many in my own. Shhhh don't tell my husband!

    Hugs~

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  41. Kim that is my kind of lamp. I love it.It is gorgeous.You found the perfect spot for it.

    Kathy

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  42. Kim,
    Your new lamp is gorgeous! I've never seen one like that either. Love your new vignette!

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  43. Love it, love the old books. Wish I could make such cool discoveries.

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  44. Kim, love the lamp. Your vignette is right out of a magazine. Love it.........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  45. I love lamps, too. I seem to be collecting me lately! Always room for one more.
    I must be on the look out for the Dickens book, that's our last name!
    Love the new look on the chest! How fun to find a new thing and it changes everything else!
    XOXO

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  46. Love it Kim! You are a vignette Queen! It looks great!
    Debbie

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  47. Yep, good find...and looks lovely in your entry. I am an admitted lampaholic. Missed last night's meeting. :)

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  48. It's beautiful Kim and I don't think the price was bad at all! Goes so well with the items you put together!

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  49. Great find, Kim. Both lamps and chairs tend to find their way to our home. ;-)
    I just learned that the Pierre Deux Stores are closing. So sad! Have you been to the one in Atlanta? Big sales going on. ~ Sarah

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  50. Ahhhhmazing vignette!
    My fetish is Chairs...I Love them all!

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  51. Such a pretty lamp and your entrance is gorgeous!
    XO
    Kristin

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  52. Sooo beautiful Kim! That is a wonderful find!

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  53. That is a really cute lamp Kim. I like your new look on this entry table. I love the books you find. No good dealers here. My fetish would probably be transferware. Oh, I really like a lot of things, shells, old books, and fabric too.
    Sherry

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  54. Love love the lamp! Nina and I bought 2 sets of tole lamps - one yellow pair reminds me of this one... I really love this shape and it's perfect in that spot!
    Check out Nina's inspired home up today! You'll see the yellow tole lamps in her master bedroom!
    Jan

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  55. Hi Kim!

    I LOVE your lamp! And I love the entire table in your entry...such a gorgeous vignette!

    Nancy

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  56. Love the new lamp, so pretty! I snapped up some vintage pictures and dishes last week, love the hunt. If you get a chance please stop and visit our fiestaware posts. Thanks, Mom From Cottage and Broome

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  57. Lamp fetish, glad you finally put a name to my obsession! I absolutely think they are part of the jewelry in a room, and we all love the bling! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous...it's almost ready for fall, maybe a few silk leaves spread on the top will bring it into the fall. Donna

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  58. I LOVE that lamp. If I saw it in a store, I would sell Mr. Sweet and throw in a grandchild, just to buy it. :)
    It really does looks super good there on your chest..

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  59. ooh......love the detail Kim!!!

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  60. Great vignette! I love it! Vanna

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  61. I love your lamp and your Holmes vignette! Beautiful!

    Peace
    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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