It happened years ago when we were out shopping. We both saw these small stained glass table lamps. I like to call them accent lamps. Way too small for reading, just right in size and enough light to accent a small space with gorgeous color. I liked one, he liked another. (of course, isn't that the way it's suppose to be?!) We couldn't decide, so we took BOTH!! I am and was a very happy woman.........that was the birth of this collection of stained glass lamps. It doesn't however, answer the question of how many items does it take to be considered a collection. In my humble opinion, it isn't one......one is just one. It isn't two......two is a set or a pair of something. That brings me to three, what do you think. If you own three of something, is that a collection? I think so. So it begins, we had two lamps, a set or a pair, but we didn't stop there and it continues still today....oh my!
To think these two lamps started a collection that goes on even today.
We couldn't decide between the two lamps, they are small, accent lamps, so we did what most people would do: we took both!!
Soft, pretty opec colors.
This beauty is in my bedroom in the corner. Wow, I love the colors.
This is probably one of my all time favorites, if not, it's at the top of the list.
Many years ago my mother in law gave us a marble top table that had been in her family since she was a child. My husband told me it was begging to have a stained glass lamp sitting on it. He was right and bought this home one night after work. I love it. There is a wonderful story that goes with the marble top table that I will share with you another day.
A close up so you can see all the details and colors. See what I mean, ya just gotta love them.
When we built this home we had these installed in all the hallways. They are from Home Depot, and pack a gorgeous punch when lite.
My husband surprised me one day with this lamp from Homegoods. What a guy!!
Sitting on an antique butcher block table in the kitchen, this brings a corner to life.
This hangs over our breakfast table in the kitchen and adds a bit of color to the room.
Because it is morning, this lamp is hard to see lite up. The colors are so pretty.
About 7 years ago, we were living in Maryland and there used to be a country antique store that we loved to visit. They sold new and old items, lots of goodies to be had. I came across this beautiful desk lamp and bought it for our anniversary. It now sits behind a sofa in the family room. I am sorry that I am not picking up all the rich colors, it is so pretty.
At night the colors are breathtaking.
I am having trouble getting the colors of this gorgeous lamp to show. They are all my favorites, ambers, golds, browns, greens, all fall colors, rich in hues. I hope you can see them.
I can't say where this will end, but I can tell you that there are yet more gorgeous glass lamps to be found, and where there is a spot on a table, or a ceiling from which to hang, I will want more. I just can't help myself. I hope you enjoyed this post. Take some time to think about your collections and maybe you would like to share them all with the rest of us. Think about it.