Embracing the trend - oversized lamps

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My name is Kim and I am a lampaholic.  It started out innocently enough - just admiring pretty lamps and picking up new ones here and there.  I don't know when I lost control of it all, but I have more lamps than I can ever use.  My latest obsession?  Oversized lamps - which really, should be no big surprise.  After all, if a pretty lamp is good, an enormous pretty lamp is even better!

On a side-note, have you ever seen these big black shiny shades for sale anywhere? 

And now my latest acquisitions

That guy in the middle is an average size table lamp - just put him in for comparison!

Isn't the first step to admit that you're powerless over the addiction?  Oh well, one day at a time.  :)

Do you like supersized lamps?

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alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Beautiful Kim - I love all three of them!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

The green one on the right is yelling at me to steal it. Oh, so pretty and large. I too have a ton of lamps and the larger the better.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I have a lamp addiction too! I love them!! I buy them and have no idea where I am going to use them....a sickness...yes it is...but I kinda like it! LOL

Love yours!

Lou Cinda

Unknown said...

Oh I think I heard a saying once...The only thing I can't resist is temptation :)

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I love the large lamps too!
Hope that you are having a great week.

InteriorGroupie said...

ooooh so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Luke’s Army

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Luke’s Dad,
Michael Borusiewicz

Life's misfortunes fall disproportionately upon the young


Karen said...

With stores like TJ Maxx and thrift shops offering great lamps for such good prices they are hard to resist.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Dont feel bad, I am the same way. I have so many lamps! I love vintage lamps.They are my favorite. Your lamps are beautiful.

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

I have a lighting (lamps and chandelier) addiction. And I'm right there with you on the attraction to oversized lamps. I'm working my way through the 12 steps though. I gave one that was the size of Drew to my sister and yesterday another one went off with the purple heart truck. I just don't have the big house to use the beautiful big lamps :(

I know you'll work some magic with yours though.

Dayka Robinson said...

i too, am a suck for a lamp, especially a pair. Add vintage and large and i'm sold, even if i don't currently have a place for it! i think i've got about 10 pairs of lamps in my garage now, lol.

Elizabeth said...

Love them! Check out my 1960's over-sized lamp find for $17!
(P.S. - I have 4 lamps in my attic just looking for a home ;-)

quintessence said...

I do - I like big lamps - a perfect opportunity for statement making!!

Abby M. Interiors said...

I'm am 100% with you on this one. It's a statement lamp like a statement necklace. Makes the room!!


Love it! Especially the first big black ones.Stop by, Im having a giveway :)


Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous lamps! I'm loving those huge black lamps too! And the green ones are irresistible with it's intricate design. Have a beautiful weekend ahead, Kellie xx

Interior Design Musings said...

Oversized lamps are the bomb!! M.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I love oversized lamps too! I am looking for a pair of clear glass/acrylic oversized lamps for my bedroom right now! Take care, Caroline

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Great scores! Your new lamps have so much personality and character.

MondoMOM said...

Beautiful pictures!