Sunday, November 14, 2010

Upsala Ekeby Lamp






One of my best finds I gotta say...
When I spotted this lamp at the Goodwill it had a ratty old burlap shade stuck on it.
That might have been what kept it 'hidden' so I'm glad for that!

I knew this pattern however, having sold a vase like it on Etsy. Made by the Swedish
designer Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala Ekeby, it is signed and numbered on the bottom.

It has a grand scale- the base alone is 30" high and it weighs a tonne!
I happened to have the perfect shade- a vintage fibreglass Lotte shade which I scored at a thrift about a year ago.

Looking online lamps this size from this maker go in the $700.-$1,000. range.

This might end up being a keeper actually...

5 comments:

  1. Oooh, yea, a keeper for SURE! It looks great, especially with that Lotte shade. Maybe 20 years from now it will be worth 10x that much. ;)

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  2. then I could retire, haha!

    anyone else notice the ghost with the eye in the background in the top pic... whoa....

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  3. Okay, first of all: DROOL!
    Second - KEEP IT.
    Third? That shade is absolutely perfect.

    You must have paid some serious thrifting karma, girl!

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  4. maybe that's my thrifting karma ghost winking at me!

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  5. Keep it, don't spite the Thrift Gods who gave you this blessing! It's a beautiful piece of work.

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