A little retro glamour...

When I shop for big purchases, I try to save my money for things I absolutely can't live without. If I'm unsure about something, for whatever reason, I leave it in the store. I know that if I really, really want it, it'll stay on my mind until I find a spot for it.
Such was the case with this lamp. I fell in love with it a couple of months ago and every time I popped into Pier One, I would go and swoon over it. And every time, I'd leave the store without it.
I kept thinking it would go great in my living room ~ I love the retro glamour it exudes ~ but I wasn't 100 percent sure, as I was still waiting on my furniture to be delivered and the rest of the room to come together. I knew I needed a floor lamp but there wasn't enough room for a lamp this size where I was originally thinking it needed to go. But when my furniture finally arrived a couple of weeks ago, I realized I needed something in that spot beside the armoire to help balance the room and then I remembered the lamp. I did a couple quick measurements and saw it would fit perfectly, so I went off to Pier One and brought one home with me. Isn't it fabulous? It's one of my new favorite things in the house.
I'll be showing you the rest of my living room this week. After three months, it's just about finished.

I am linking to:
A Favorite Thing at Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Thursday Favorite Things at Katherines Corner

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully


  1. Thanks so much for joining the party. I love, love that lamp - it's really beautiful. Yes, when something stays on your mind, you have to find a way to get it!

  2. Eileen - that lamp is AWESOME!!! Did it come with that shade, too? OMG, it looks fabulous next to your armoire! When I first saw the photo, before reading the post, I thought you'd found a fabulous vintage floor lamp. Now that I know it's from Pier 1, I'm trying to think of where I could use it in my house! haha
    Thanks for the kind words on my dad's wedding ring post :)
    Like your music, too. It goes with the feel of the lamp :)


  3. OOOOOH, I don't know how you walked out of the store without that lamp even once! It is fantastic. I have a "Thing" for lamps, but I'd like that one even if I were normal.:)
    It's nice to meet you.

  4. The lamp did come with the shade. :)

  5. Hello Eileen,
    What a sweetheart you are to have left such a thoughtful comment on my red toile post.
    Oh, I love your tall and stately lamp! It's shade is so elegantly trimmed...What a lovely piece!
    I'm so glad to know you!

  6. The lamp is a beauty and does fit perfectly into that spot. Hmmm, I haven't been to Pier 1 in a while.

  7. Its really great when you can fit in something lovely like your new lamp. Great lines, love the shade.

  8. I really like your sweet lamp but I love your pink walls!
    Smiles, Dottie

  9. It's a very pretty lamp. I am sure you will enjoy it very much...
    xo bj

  10. What an amazing lamp, Eileen--I love it! I love retro looks, and they work well in my home, too.

  11. Dang--- your stuff is cute. I am so jealous. I'm needing to up my game. *wink*
    big hugs,

  12. What a stunning and beautiful lamp! I have not been shopping in many months and have no idea what is out there right now. :)

  13. Love your new lamp, Eileen! It's so beautifully unique. The blooms on it truly make it gorgeous!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  14. the lamp is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo


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