Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The "Cajun" Blue and White Lamps

When we moved into this house six years ago, we had only our Dutch lamps. That meant that my hub had to rewire them all to accommodate US electricity. 

The lamp pictured above is not Dutch, and we picked it and its twin up at an antique shop in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The lamps were two for $60, and that was a bargain. Most large lamps cost at least $100 each. These blue and white beauties were shadeless, but we picked up $10 discount ones at Lowe's. Our intention was to find nicer shades later, but they are still serving their purpose.

Each side of the lamp base has a different design. And the very base is made of wood. They look Portuguese to me, and they are my favorite lamps. One is guarding our Australian piano (above), and the other is on the sideboard in the dining room guarding our Dutch Frisian clock (below). 


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