Linderhof


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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Light Shed in the Guest Room

I've been on a quest for a while -- for new lamps for the guest room. It's not that I "hate" the ones that are there -- it's just that I think I could find something better.
They're tall and when reading in bed you have to really stretch to turn them out -- and after reading to get sleepy you don't need "exercise" before you lay your head down on the pillow.

And this weekend we were in the city . . . and we happened to stop by Tuesday Morning and there was a lamp -- a wonderful lamp -- at a great price -- but it was just a lamp! And I needed two. I bought it anyway and then went on another quest . . . . to find a second.

And at the second Tuesday Morning, there was another. In my hurry to snag the lamp I almost knocked down two ladies who were looking at a different lamp! Sorry!!! But that one was mine!

One for each side of the bed. I like them. They're floral as is the wallpaper but it's tulips rather than roses. But there is a yellow tulip on each as well as a red one which picks up the red of the pillow on the bed.
They have a metal shade which gives a nice downward glow which is great for reading in bed. And the switch is by the base -- no endless reaching to turn off the lamp.
The background of the shade is a soft blue and the tulips appear to be handpainted. The base is dark metal and the "candlesticks" are where the light bulbs go. It's reminds me of a bouillotte lamp and it's Tuesday Morning price tag of $49 certainly seems like a bargain to me for it looks more expensive. (The Tuesday Morning tag said it retailed for $149 each -- so at $49 it certainly was a good buy over retail.)

It's Monday which means that it's time for Met Monday -- and my lamp switch in the guest room is a metamorphosis of sorts. So I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and since the lamp shades are a soft blue it's also time for Blue Monday with Smiling Sally!

17 comments:

Pondside said...

What a great find! We don't have Tuesday Morning up here, but there is one in Everett, and when I go down to WA it's on my list of must-visits!
I think the lamps are perfect for your guestroom.

Ashley said...

Very pretty lamps. They look perfect in your guestroom.

D.B. said...

Oh wow! Job well done/quest accomplished! Hope you are feeling bionic very soon!

Lorrie said...

Tuesday Morning sounds like a wonderful place to visit - I've never heard of it. Your lamps are a beautiful find - they go well in your guest room.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Those lamps are amazing and look so good in your beautiful guest room.

Vernz said...

anywhere I look at this photo, It's just amazing..love all those .. perfect room.

My Blue Monday here

LV said...

We all need changes in our lives. Yours happened to be your lamp. You have a lovely home with just the right touch of blue shining through.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful...the lamp shade is perfect!I haven't been to Tuesday morning in years...good find!

SmilingSally said...

I love those lamps. That blue is so perfect for a bedroom.

Happy Blue Monday!

Atticmag said...

Perfect reading lamps for the room. And I adore the shades. Great finds! Jane F.

Denise Marie said...

Way to make it happen. The room is fab!

megan said...

Martha, they are lovely. I have the same problem with my reading lamps in the bedroom. Much as I like them, they are tall and I have to reach too...hmmm...maybe it's time for a change for me!
I have never heard of Tuesday Morning...but I have heard of the song "Monday, Monday", remember that one? :)

Jane said...

What a gorgeous room! Love those lamps! Wish we had a Tuesday Morning here. I am going to check out their website, to see where the closest one is.

Jane

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty! The red pillow looks lovely and the room is filled with light. :)

Miss Char said...

A perfect addition to your guest room, lucky guests. Your room looks beautiful.

Greenearth said...

What special lamps, they are just right for your room.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
WOW! What a great fine. . . two lamps (the same) but at different stores! You're one lucky lady! I really think the colors blend harmoniously with all the other blends in the room. Thank you for an inspiring post of great finds for functon and style!
Fondly,
Pat