Sometimes, when the cares of the day and my first world problems overwhelm me, I think about table lamps and lighting fixtures. “La lampe de table” is my own personal code word for “the world is too much with me, pass me a chocolate, quick!”
It began with vintage Murano glass lamps at Swank Lighting. At prices like $3,500 per pair, I knew these beautiful handcrafted lamps were out of my league. The prices for new Murano glass table lamps were hauntingly similar and still…out of my league.
When I’d be out running errands, I might scan yard sales, flea markets, and antique shops, but la lampe de table has eluded me.
(Gorgeous funky peach lamp, courtesy of Cherished Possessions, 85 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine. $25)