Friday, 1 May 2015

A LAMP OF ONE'S OWN

 
Lucky Leonard Woolf and John Lehmann, reading by the light of a Bloomsbury lamp. I've always wanted one - you could call it lamp lust.
 
 
Duncan Grant sometimes painted pictures of the lamps he lived with.
 
(The real thing.)
 
 
Vanessa Bell made this lamp and shade - others have followed suit.
 


 
Here is another, at Charleston Farmhouse, starring in a film with Patti Smith!
 
I've searched online for a lamp of my own and visited the shop at Charleston to hunt through their classy souvenirs for just the right shade - to no avail.
Then a few weeks ago a kind fellow-blogger got in touch with me. She had a Bloomsbury lamp for sale and remembered that I "needed" one!
 
 
Thank you so much Jean (of the Shrimpton and Perfect blog)!
 
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11 comments:

  1. Lucky you - it is lovely.
    I am sorry that Jean is no longer blogging, she is missed.

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  2. Yes, so I hear, though perhaps she will be back. Happily, Jean is still Tweeting a lot, with lots of useful links and information. I'm not sure Twitter is for me though I look occasionally.

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  3. Will you be reading by it, or painting pictures of it?

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  4. It looks as pretty as a picture.

    Jean

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  5. Anonymous02 May, 2015

    A lovely entry, as usual!

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  6. Anonymous02 May, 2015

    I didn't really want to be "anonymous". I am David from Palo Alto, California (husband of Judie of "Dishy News".

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  7. It is most interesting - the sort of lamp I might create myself. I hope I get the chance to do a bit of furniture painting and decoration.

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  8. Oh Nilly, you wicked temptress you! I had no idea what lamp lust could possibly be....and now I have it!! Wonderful! Axxx

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  9. Beautiful lamp, you have given me ideas now!

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  10. Any excuse to visit Charleston. I must go again. Haven't been for years.

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