Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thrifted Thursday- Jayson's lamp

My five-year-old son Jayson definitely takes after me. It's funny how he looks just like his dad, but on the inside he's much more like me. (My daughter Kate, on the other hand, looks like me and acts like him!)

A few weeks ago we were thrifting (which of course he loves to do!) and he actually found this lamp. He has a good eye- knows what I like and what he likes. I hadn't noticed it up on a shelf, but he pointed it out and we decided it would be perfect for his room.

His room is done in a vintage outdoors theme, with a lot of old wooden plaques and hunting/fishing memorabilia. This lamp fit right in- and is small enough that we use it as a night light. I though it was a pretty good deal at $15.

I don't know what this type of shade is called; it's a picture printed on some sort of stiff plastic and wrapped around a frame with lacing. I have two other lamps in this style and they are really cool at night- the light shines through the picture giving it a 3-D effect. One of the larger lamps has a label on it that bears the brand "Helmscene". It's one of those things that I don't exactly collect, but are just way too cool to pass up!