Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let The Light In

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. The weather was gorgeous here.
 I thought I would share with you my love of lighting. Lamps, sconces
night lights, chandeliers you name it I love it all. I feel it makes our homes
 warm, welcoming and cheerful. Join me for a tour of decorative lamps.
*All the photos enlarge when clicked.*  
This is a recent addition to the kitchen I bought at Lowes.
Add them all around your kitchen counters. They glow at night.
A red drum shade with drop beads for the guest room.
A silver hammered style works well on my desk.
A mini lamp next to the stairs in the family room.
Add a tassel to decorate with. Make them unique!
I always love the balanced look of a pair of lamps.
This set lights the way to a welcoming entryway.
Another pair of lamps decorate the buffet in the dining room.
I like to see the unexpected. Use a mini lamp on top of the fridge.
It also highlights any home decor' you may have around the area.
Another unexpected twist is adding a lamp to a bathroom counter.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for coming by!
Finally, I think my posting problem may be solved for good.
Thank you to those of you who told me to try the updated editor.
So good. Fingers crossed. I'm enjoying the preview feature.
If you haven't tried it yet go to your dashboard and add it. It's better. 
Right click on your photos to make them any size. Another great feature.
Have a wonderful week!


Wendy said...

Beautiful lamps! I love having a pair of lamps, too! What a great idea to place a mini lamp onto of your refrig! I might have to borrow that idea :)
Have a wonderful week!

Pam said...

I love all of your lamps Melissa! I have them all over my house too and love how they create ambiance. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great week!

Pat said...

You have a gorgeous collection of lamps, Melissa!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Love lighting Melissa. It adds such warmth to a room!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, I love lamps. It can be a problem. When I see a new one I want then it usually means another has to move out. Lowes has some nice ones.

Allison Shops said...

I love small lamps too. Nice lighting when you don't want overheads on. Dropping by from BNOTP.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got such great lampshades, Melissa! I love the one on your desk - the lamp and the shade! I put a small lamp on my kitchen counter a couple of years ago, which I had wanted to do for a long time, and finally just did it after seeing the look on other blogs. I love that little lamp. Every time I go to Home Goods I always check out the lamps {although, I don't really need any!}.

Southgate said...

I'm a little "lamp crazy". A few months ago, I made a mental list of all the places I need to put a lamp in this house...and got up to around 12 (not counting the 20 or so I already have! But I love lamp light instead of rooms such warmth!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh,you really do have so many pretty lamps! Love your new one in the kitchen and I've never thought of putting one on top of the fridge! I like that!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter,
Shelia ;)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Melissa...I love all your lamps. Especially the one on top of your refrigerator. Totally brilliant...I would NEVER have thought of that. I'm glad you got your blogger problems solved...they can be so frustrating. I have saved myself some embarrassing errors in my posts by using the preview feature! Have a great week...~Ann

Diane Writes said...

Hello Melissa! Wonderful lamp collections. I love the third and fifth lamps. They are so simple, minimal and yet so elegant.

Were you the one in the wedding picture in the third picture? You look so beautiful and stunning!

Happy Easter and have a great week ahead!

sissie said...

I love the way you have decorated with lamps. They are all very pretty and well displayed.


Lori said...

Love all your pretty lamps!
Happy Easter!!

Maggie said...

Melissa, luv your lamps.
don't forget to add it to our linking party this week

Step inside my home said...

Hi Melissa,
I love all your beautiful lamps. The one you've placed on top of the refrigerator is so unexpected. Great ideas. ~Susie

Cindy said...

Love you lamps! I have one on my bathroom counter also and love the look! Such a nice tour...thanks!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Happy Easter Melissa, Christ Is Risen. Your lamp post is just gorgeous and you have provided a lot of great ideas, thank you.

LC said...

I have a thing for lamps too, Melissa. Yours are all so pretty. My favorite is still that red leopard print one!
I'm glad you resolved your problems with posting.

Happy Easter~LC

Farica said...

Thanks for visiting me today! I always feel so honored when you pop by!!! I love lamps, too!! It's like an addiction with me. I just counted five in my kitchen alone!! LOVE the idea of a lamp on top of the refrigerator. I had never thought of that!! I'm definitely going to copy that idea! Have a great week!!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

there is no such thing as too many lamps to me....I love lamp light and I HATE overhead light....I have a lamp in every nook and cranny...and I love unusual ones....I love all of yours

Happy Easter

Jen S. said...

I really enjoyed getting to see all of your gorgeous lamps. WOW...they really do add so much :) I ♥ your decorating's so nice.
Glad you changed your blogger... it sure made me a happy camper when I changed mine. It works so much better and easier for me now!
Happy Easter Melissa!

Lisa said...

What a lovely collection of lamps! I like the light they give. I have 3 in my very small bedroom! But they are used at different times! I hope your Easter was lovely!
Hugs, Lisa

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I love lamps too! :) All of yours are just gorgeous! I love your beautiful home!! I'm so glad you got your issues resolved, that's great! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! :)

Screaming Meme said...

Thank you for lighting up my morning...Great lighting collection, Melissa! :)

Happy week to you!

Heather's Stitches said...

Love your collection of lamps! Where did you find the small bathroom lamp?

Thanks for Sharing!

Becca said...

Beautiful lamps, Melissa! Your home is obviously filled with ambiance at night when you turn them on. Love your tassel accents on them, too ... and your placement of them in "unexpected" spots. One can never have too much lighting !! Hope you had a wonderful Easter, friend. Hugs, Becca

At The Picket Fence said...

They just add so much ambience (sp?) don't they? My hubby jokes that I am like a hermit because I love to be in the kitchen with the main lights off but my lamps on!
:-) He doesn't realize it is because the lamps don't show all the dirt and grime like my overhead lights do! LOL!

April said...

All of your lamps are so pretty, Melissa...just the right touch! Glad that your posting issue seems to be resolved!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I have a lamp addiction and you have some beautiful lamps!

I love the idea of a lamp on top of my fridge but don't really want to illuminate all the dust up there! :)

Julie Harward said...

I love all your lamps. I too love lots of lamps especially at night, it just sets the mood of the house so nicely! :D

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I so adore lighting, too! Your lamps are all beautiful! Now why hadn't I thought of adding an accent lamp on top of the fridge?!? Hubby will totally think I've flipped.....can I send him over to your blog!?! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Dear Sweet Home said...

I love all of your lamps! I went and looked to see if I had room over the fridge for a lamp, but, I don', I will enjoy the picture of yours!

Olive Cooper said...

Lovely collection and you are so right about putting them in unexpected places.

Gypsy Heart said...

I love lamps too Melissa! In fact, I just bought a new one this weekend and posted a pic of it. I don't have a lot of space here but I try to have them in all types of spaces...bathrooms included.

I didn't know you did not have the "preview"'s great. Hope that all the glitches are fixed's so frustrating isn't it?

Hope you have a great week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all of your lamps Melissa, you do have some gorgeous ones and you always accessorize with them so beautifully. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Hi Melissa, You have beautiful lamps... they create such a wonderful ambiance. I love the lamp on the counter in the kitchen; that's something I need to do! Hope you had a wonderful Easter~ Yvonne

Kandice said...

I just sent you a email if you could please take a look at it and email me back :)

Emily said...

Love all the lamps!!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I love your lamps Melissa. I do have this "thing" for pretty lamps! :)

Traci said...

All the lamps are so pretty. I especially like the one on the bathroom counter. I have one in one of our bathrooms too.

thatdesigngal said...

Beautiful lamps! Gotta love me some Lowes!

Sorry I have been so MIA, we are expecting our first daughter this coming Thursday on her due date! AH!

Hope you are doing well, congratulations on your weight loss, that's incredible! :-)

Pamela said...

Loving all your lamps Melissa! I need to share my new ones soon. Hope all is well!

CAS said...

I love adding lamps all over our home. Thanks for sharing yours. They look really lovely.

Richella said...

Melissa, your lamps look beautiful! In my home, I love to use lamps partly because you can't see the dust and dirt as much by lamplight. That's not a problem in your house, though--I always admire how beautifully clean you keep your home. I am inspired by you!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter. :)

Vickie said...

I never would have thought about a lamp on the fridge, love the idea!

Kristens Creations said...

Beautiful lamps Melissa! The first thing I do in the morning is turn on my living room lamps. They just make the house come alive! There are so many pretty ones out there right now too...makes me want to switch all of mine out! lol...Kristen

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So beautiful, Melissa! I love having lots of lamps all around, too, they add such warmth. I adore the pretty tassels you have added, thank you for sharing such a great idea!
xo, Andrea

Kristens Creations said...

There have been record breaking tornadoes this year! We had one hit RIGHT where we live about 12 years ago. There were no houses in this area, but if there were I bet they would have been pretty much flattened. I remember talking to my mother in law on the phone at the time. She lived about a mile from here. I could hear the roaring in the background! I thought for sure it was going to hit her house but it missed it by a mile! It was unreal...This town was so torn up. Sometimes I think...why did we move into a house that is right where a tornado hit? Hmmm...Just hoping there is not a repeat.

Yes, that hail was large, but we had bigger about three years ago. It was the size of baseballs! We got a new roof...luckly our cars were in the garage. The cars that were hit looked like someone took a bat to them!

It's supposed to be sunny here the next few days until more storms come in. I better enjoy it while I Kristen

Marianne said...

Hi Melissa,
Beautiful collection of lamps. They just add something so special to a room. I actually collect antique lighting and switch them often. You can get great deals if they need to be rewired. I love the one over your fridge!
Marianne :)

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I love all your lamps...I would rather have lamps on then overhead lighting...I never thought to put one on top of the would be a great idea since I can't reach to put anything in the

You give me such good ideas and inspiration...I can't wait to get all moved and start decorating my new home...

I also wanted to say a BIG "Thank-you"...I loved your blog so much that I had Jenn @ Munchkinland Designs re-do my love love it!!!

Screaming Meme said...

BTW...I am having a giveaway...well a series of them...starting with a slipcover! :) I thought I would stop in to let you and your readers know...

Xo, Meme

The Aud Author, Audrey said...

So glad you got the posting mess figured out, I know it can be frustrating. I've sat in front of the computer for hours myself just trying to figure out one teeny-weeny thing, ugh!

Designs By Pinky said...

I came over from Steo inside my home when she mentioned this post! I, too love lamps and never thought to put one on the fridge, although I do have several in my kitchen! Thanks for the idea! XO, Pinky

Donna said...

Even your taste in lamps is perfect Melissa!! Wish you were around to help me and my daughter pick things out for her new house. It'd be wonderful!!

Liz said...

Hi Melissa! What a gorgeous display of lamps. You have a wonderful collection. I just adore your house and the color choices. I always smile when I visit. Have a great day! XOXO ~Liz

Liz said...

Ok... NOW I need a little lamp for my fridge...

I am such a sucker for a sweet little lamp... and now a have a new place to put one! :) THANKS!



Hi Melissa,
I hope you are well I have left comments while back but never a reply. Anyway, cAn you tell me wHat color paints you use and what type . Eggshell or flat or satin? We are remoldeling due to flood damage and have to pi k paint coir again and your paint always looks so warm and pretty. Thanks and hope to hear back real soon! Lisa

Miss Janice said...

All your lamps are lovely and are such a nice accent to the vignettes. I'm enjoying catching up with you and see in the latest post that y'all are moving to Maryland. I look forward to seeing your new home decorating posts when the time arrives:)

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