Sunday, November 21

50s Ribbon Lamp

I've been quietly looking for one of these lamps for a while, so was very pleased to get my hands on this one!

You've probably seen these before- there's certainly a few to be found in Australia, but they're hard to find in perfect condition like this.
The entire shade and 'base' have a plastic ribbon wound around a black wire frame...and you know how crazy I am for 50s black wire stuff!


Close-up of the shade ribbon.

Currently residing on a retro corner table in my lounge room, not the ideal place really, but too bad, I just had to use it NOW.

I just bought this tonight too, I have a couple of other pieces similar but not in this shape or colour, so again I was very pleased to make this addition to my little collection.

10 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

Fabulous! I looks really spectacular all lit up.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

I have a lamp just like that, but made with fiberglass. I've never seen a ribbon style!

Love the ashtray!

Vintage Vixen said...

It's the spindly legs I love! Never seen a ribbon lamp before, it's fab all lit up like that. xxx

fabriquefantastique said...

Never seen one either....now I shall keep my eyes open.

50sme said...

Beautiful lamp!

Helga! said...

That lamp is the BOMB Kitty! G is might jealous!(He's the lamp freak in our house!)
Um,what is the last pic of?!Am I having a moment,or does that look to be related to false teeth?!LOL!
xxx

Sarsaparilla said...

Oh WOW - I don't think I've ever seen a lamp quite like that before. I most be living in the wrong part of the world. I love it!

Kitty - thanks for stopping by today. I will happy to help you figure out how to add the Etsy and eBay promos into your blog. I'll send you an email, if it's listed in your profile. If not, send me one at: sarsaparilla.antiques@yahoo.com

p.s. I have the same question as Helga - what is that in the last pic? My guess is it's probably NOT for false teeth. :-)

Kitty said...

Wow, it sounds like atomic ribbon lamps are an Australasian-only phenomena!

Helga!- the last item is an ashtray in the shape of a wheelbarrow. I thought all my readers would be familiar with these so didn't bother explaining it.

Sarsaparilla- email me at waycelia (at) hotmail (dot) com, thanks.

brismod said...

That's a gorgeous lamp. I'd be happy to get my hands on something like that too. xx

theoldboathouse said...

Hey lovely, Very sexy lamp...sorry again about the mix up still not sure exactly why...how are the shop plans going? cheers Katherine