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Secondhand Score: Can You Shed a Little Light?

September 27, 2009

Hello readers, I’m hoping one of you can share a little light on this situation.  So to speak.

On the 4th of July, as my boyfriend and I were trolling through a New Jersey flea market, we spotted this awesome lamp. Our eyes lit up like – well, like lamps.

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White and smoky grey plastic with chrome.  And a little tray table.  How awesome is that? 

Obviously he scored it for his place.  I now call it the alien lamp, because its shade reminds me of futuristic alien movies. 

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But we know nothing about it.  So I ask you, has anyone seen this lamp?  Does anyone know when it was made or by whom?  We’re guessing between 1950 and 1980.

I must say it looks fantastic with his grey Ikea couch and red accent wall.

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That’s it for today.  Can’t wait to share my weekend thrifting, yardsaling, flea-marketing, and Ikea-ing adventures with you in the next few days!

PS: I’m participating in Today’s Thrifty Treasures over at Southern Hospitality. Please check out Rhoda’s great blog (her super cute office nook inspired me to finally create my new office) as well as the ideas shared by participants!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2009 10:08 PM

    You know Jane, we are on a blog wavelength. I’ll check on the button thing too. And your boyfriend’s lamp does look like an alien!

    You guys going to paint something to throw over his couch? That could potentially be fun.

    • Borrowed Abode permalink*
      September 28, 2009 10:12 PM

      You read my mind! I’d definitely like to make some art for over his couch. I have a few ideas that I can not yet discuss because it must be a surprise for him :)
      He’s sloooowly putting his place together – he’s very careful to only purchase when he’s absolutely sure it’s what he wants. I’ll give him points for that. :)

  2. Kelly permalink
    September 29, 2009 12:56 AM

    Hey, I recognize that sparsely furnished apartment!

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