I Will Keep The Light On

OK . . . you are probably going to say . . . you are showing us another treasure?

Yes, I am! 🙂

When I was placing some things on the table

that is between the two chairs in the dining room sitting area . . .

I thought, it would be nice to have a lamp on the table.

Then it came to me, after releasing my senioritis, that I bought a lamp at the estate sale!

Dining Room Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

This lamp was in the guest house living room where the chairs were.

I thought . . . the lamp looked like it was part of the family

and I could not leave it behind. The chairs thanked me.

Brass Lamp-Housepitality Designs

A beautiful brass candlestick lamp with great patina.

Brass Lamp-Housepitality Designs

And to have such a beautiful lamp shade as its crowning glory.

Brass Lamp-Housepitality Designs

This has become my new place to retreat and enjoy the view.

Even if it is just for 5 minutes, which is what I seem to have lately.

Dining Room Sitting Area-Housepitalty Designs

And when the sun sets each day, the lamp will help me remember that someone else happily

kept the light on for their guests.

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  1. That is such a pretty vignette and the lamp just makes it better. You know I adore lamps and would have one in every spot if I could. I bet that spot is so cozy at night. Have a fabulous weekend!
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  2. What a lovely area to sit and enjoy your gorgeous backyard garden! I’m such a fan of brass and so happy it has returned in home decor trends! Your biscuit jar is beautiful and so unusual. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your decorating ideas with us!
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  3. Beautiful lamp! I would have loved that sale too! I love candlestick lamps, so I would have grabbed it too. I just love seeing your home and your creative ideas! Have a great weekend! Sheila
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  4. Ok, it’s official. I’m now in the mood to go treasure hunting.

    It’s all your fault.
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  5. Love the lamp and the retreat. Happy weekend, Shirley!
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  6. OH Shirley I absolutely LOVE that lamp!! I bet that spot looks so cozy at night! Have a great weekend!
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  7. I love antique brass. Your lamp is lovely and that shade perfect!
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  8. Shirley, Estate sales are definitely a great way to find treasures and I always feel happy knowing that so many items are finding happy new homes. Your lamp adds a warmth to your retreat with its brass base. Excellent find! Linda
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  9. Gorgeous! I love that the inside of the lampshade is decorated – so beautiful!!
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  10. I love it!That shade just takes it over the top.I’m wondering if you have window treatments in this space? I’m looking for ideas for a room with Windows all around and I will need privacy.

  11. That’s a great find, Shirley, and I love the shade. I just killed off my first orchid, but yours looks like it’s thriving. Feel free to share any tips! LOL
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  12. That’s a beautiful lamp. I like the height of it. I also love the orchid that you have sitting beside it!

  13. That is a great lamp and I love it there. What a nice spot to sit and enjoy your beautiful view. It is always so nice to have a spot like that, that you can retreat to and relax. Hope you are having a great trip! XO
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  14. Donnamae says

    Beautiful lamp….glad you snagged it! It does fit in perfectly with the chairs. Love the inside of the shade too…gorgeous! Shirley…if you can only take 5 minutes to relax…you are doing too much! You need to take at least 15…hehe! 😉

  15. That is a gorgeous lamp. Love brass and that shade is stunning too. What a great find.
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  16. I love your new lamp….the shade is so beautiful. It looks perfect with the chairs….they were meant to stay together!!!
    ~Des
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  17. What a stunning lamp. It looks so pretty in the table you placed it. I love the contrast of the beautiful black shade with the hot pink orchids. What a nice cozy space to sit and relax for 5 minutes!!
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  18. That looks so pretty. I love the lamp and the shade- very nice quality! I hope you can relax more than 5 minutes!! Sometimes it goes that way doesn’t it! Have a great weekend!
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  19. Great find and it looks terrific with your chairs, It was mean to be.
    We having having lots of rain, woohoo…
    Have a great weekend and happy finding new treasures.
    Mary
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  20. I’ll bet that you are just loving your additions to your home. It’s such a refreshing change to have something new the the home. Love it all it’s beautiful and your arrange everything so beautifully. Have a lovely weekend. Jo
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  21. You’ve made a nice cozy spot. Enjoy the weekend

    Cindy
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  22. Soooo pretty Shirley. Glad you got the lamp too. You will have the coziest spot with the pretties all together.
    That sale looked so fabulous.
    Kris
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  23. You have a great eye for great looking lamps! Enjoy your weekend!

  24. I love your treasures Shirley! That lamp does have a beautiful patina. You just keep on sharing…I love to see what you do next:)
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  25. The lamp and shade makes this vignette. This area looks cozy and beautiful. You really did good at that estate sale. As said you have an eye for what works in your home……
    I so love that biscuit jar. I have collected a few over the years. It would look good with my collection…..LOL

  26. Love your new found lamp Shirley, especially the shade with a peek of gold inside. It looks like you’ve created a beautiful spot to sit and relax. Hope you have a great weekend!
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  27. What a find, my dear friend! The lampshade is amazing… as is your photography!
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  28. Love the way everything looks. I especially love the biscuit jar!!..I have had my Great Aunt’s biscuit jar for 48 yrs and it is the most special thing I have. Is yours a family heirloom also?

  29. Great choice of lamp… I love those tall majestic lamps…

  30. What a handsome shade on your newly acquired candlestick lamp Shirley! Hope you find more than 5 minutes to enjoy the view 🙂
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  31. Love your lamp! I have so many, little lamps, tucked here and there and always leave them on. They add such a nice touch, you found a good one!
    Blessings,
    Cindy
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