Inspiring Lamps and a Giveaway

{Giveaway is Closed} 

The Winner is #331, Heidi!  Congrats, Heidi, you’ve got mail!

Lamps are one of the easiest things to change out in a room to make a big difference in the feel. I went through the really traditional lamp season, of iron base and bell shaped shades, but the last 3 or 4 years, I’ve transitioned over to drum shades and a more electic vibe with my table lamps and I love the changes.  I’m happy that lamp manufacturers have given us so many pretty lamps to choose from the last few years.  Before that, I remember having a hard time finding pretty lamps that were affordable.

I’ll show you a few of mine that I’ve had for a few years.

yardsale lamp

I found this one at a yardsale for $5 and got rid of the monstrously big shade that came with it and found the replacement shade at a thriftstore.  I recovered it in this pretty black and cream damask and have enjoyed it for a long time.  I might be ready for an update on the fabric pretty soon, since I have some burlap that would work perfectly.  I love the glass base with gold accents and it’s a very tall stately lamp.

mercury glass

Another find in my living room is this mercury glass lamp that I got from Homegoods.  It’s petite and fits nicely on this glass and iron side table from Ballards.

black metal

More lamps around my house. I love mixing them up and using different colors and shades all around. I try to keep my shades fairly neutral for the most part and notice I love the drum shades. Something about this shape really appeals to me and it modernizes a room so much.

black metal lamp

Another little vignette in my den area has another metal based lamp and drum shade.  I’m still working on the den, but I’ll show you some progress down here next week.  It will be awhile before I get this room totally finished and I’m still using part of it for storage of accessories.

gray with burlap shades

Another great find were these lamps from Kirklands that I found just after moving in my house.  I absolutely love the wooden bases, the gray ceramic vase shape and the burlap drum shades. This pair was the perfect complement on my sideboard in the dining room, pulling in the gray paint in here and the colors from the curtains. They were meant to be!

Speaking of Kirklands, if you haven’t shopped there for lamps lately, they have really upped their game in lamp selections and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the ones they have. You can shop online or at their store and they have a ton of lamps on sale all the time.

glass lamp with burlap shade from Kirklands

Kirklands sent me a new lamp to try out in my house and I absolutely love it.  This big glass base is slightly vintage looking and the glass is sort of seeded and old looking on a wooden neutral base.  I really love the large drum shade covered in burlap.

large glass lamp

It’s a great fit on my coffee table in the den, very large and distinct and the style fits right in with my Traditional furnishings in here.  At 32” tall, it’s a large one!

Here’s some great news too. Kirklands wants to give ONE of my readers one of these lamps too.  Yippee!! I love when I can share the fun with all of you and I’m so excited to be able to give one of you this lamp too.  It will be sent directly to your home all packed up nice and neat in 2 boxes. 

All you have to do is visit the Kirklands website, look at their lamps and leave a comment, telling me which one is your fave! 

And tell me where you’ll put this new lamp if you’re the fortunate winner?!  That’s it, I’ll choose a winner in a few days and you’ll get your very own beautiful glass lamp with burlap shade too.  How fun is that?

Note: I was given a free lamp from Kirklands, but wasn’t paid for this post. 

- Rhoda


  1. Christy Ennis says:

    I love the wooden lantern lamp, it is so different!

  2. Joan Moore says:

    I must admit that the Neutral Clear Glass table lamp is calling my name. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Tracie Trump says:

    Love the rattan buffet lamp,

  4. The turquoise scroll lamp is my favorite, I just enjoy all the scroll work

  5. I love the turquoise glass lamp but the clear glass one would look great on my antique library table!

  6. Love the clear glass floor lamp for our living room! :)

  7. The red rooster would be a fun addition to my antique buffet!

  8. I really love the one you have! The possibilities are endless for decorating with it!

  9. LOVE the clear glass lamp and the burlap shade is perfect!!
    The wood base is a great finishing touch!

  10. I love all of the turquoise lamps!

  11. Rhoda, I just went through a lamp transition at my house. Went from the formal tassel bell shaped lampshades to more relaxed burlap drum shades and a few other new lamps. I can never have enough lamps. Hubby thinks I’m crazy for having so many different lamps in the room. I’d love to win the last glass lamp with the burlap drum shade. Wow! Over 500 comments hmmm…….wonder if I will be the lucky winner?

  12. I love the glass ones in your living room.

  13. I love the etched glass metallic one with the leaves. Such a beautiful lamp, I love so many of the lamps here, thanks for the giveaway chance!

  14. Wow! That’s tough! I have a list of 7 just from my first browse through their great selection, and it could have been a longer list, but I was trying to keep it narrowed down! I love the glass lamp you shared, and that was what I originally thought I’d choose, but I have the perfect spot, a small dresser next to my very dark closet in my bedroom, for that awesome gray driftwood knot lamp! I don’t think we have Kirkland’s up here in New Hampshire, but I’m certainly going to see where they’re located! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Love the lamps!!!! I am drawn lately to blue glass lamps…..passing phase??? I dont know…Love me a blue lamp:)

  16. I love the Black Fleur de Lis Scroll Lamp. I’ve had so much fun browsing their site.

  17. I love the clear glass lamp with the burlap shade!!!

  18. Diane Hinnant says:

    What a decision … Kirkland’s has so many pretty lamps. I think I’ve finally decided on the Sand Dune Table Lamp … love that shade! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  19. I llove the grey driftwood knot. It would look excellent in either my living room or family room.

  20. I love the Sandy Blue Glass Table Lamp!

  21. Love the one in your den ……..
    Especially if it comes with the green side table…..I have the perfect spot for it.

  22. Loving the blue glass lamp!

  23. I’d choose the Buttermilk Urn Table Lamp, and put it in our living room.

  24. The rattan buffet is my favorite!

  25. The Antique Bronze Uplight would be great in the bathroom that visitors use. I’ve been wanting a light to leave on in there to make it more inviting.

  26. I like the Empire Clear Glass Table Lamp. They are all nice , Hard to choose one!!

  27. I love the smoked glass and chrome table lamp!

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