Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This Little Light of Mine


I've been looking for a new lamp for the sitting area off of my kitchen for months now.  The old stoneware crock lamp that I had was just not giving me the beachy vibe I was looking for and looked much better in my old house with more colonial colors.

Every time I stopped at a home goods, or when I would troll Pottery Barn or other websites, I would peruse the lamps but came up empty handed with nothing really striking my fancy.  Then, while wandering around Target the other day I hit pay dirt! 

There it was, a beautiful glass lamp in the most awesome shade of sea glass green...swoon!  There was only one left, and I made a mad dash for it like a six year old does for the last chair standing in a game of musical chairs.  Nobody was going to take my perfect lamp from me now that I had finally found it!  Of course no one was really even nearby, but if they had been I would have gone down fighting...and more importantly I would have won!



The shade they had sitting nearby just didn't do it justice, so I wandered back a few aisles to where the lampshades are sold and picked this square beauty.  I love the color and I like how the lamp is round but the shade is square!  I'm weird like that and like it when things don't really match, but instead compliment one another.



So here she is perched atop my shutter table in all of her No. 5, green sea glass, beachy glory!  She was worth the wait and this little light of mine is definitely going to shine around my house for a long time!

33 comments:

  1. HEY! YOU'RE the one who grabbed that lamp from me at Target! KNEW I had to learn to move faster : )
    I'm LOVING this and am going to go to one of our quieter Targets and see if I can nab one, too!!!
    It's gorgeous and just my style ~ and I, too, have been in the market. Hope you don't mind if I copy! SCORE for you ~ bravo! xx P&H

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  2. I spotted that lamp at Target the other day too. It has been stuck in my mind...which doesn't happen very easily. :) Isn't the color pretty?

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  3. That is honestly the best lamp I have seen in years ~ what a great color. You did stencil the No. 5 yourself - right? It couldn't have been that perfect right off the shelf. I think I need to hi-tail it on over to my nearest Target and find out for myself ~ great score!!

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  4. How cute is that !? Definitely worth the wait and thumbs up on the shade.

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  5. I wish we had Target in the UK. I love this lamp - it's gorgeous. I also think that as I live in house no. 5 it's only fair that you should give it to me!!
    ~Sam

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  6. I just saw this lamp at target last weekend and I loved it! Yours looks great with the square shade.
    xoxo
    Sherry

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  7. Kat, I love it. I have not seen that one at Target. Did it come with the number on it or did you add it? Love the square shade with the round lamp.

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  8. So pretty. I might have to check out my local Target!

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  9. Target eh? Looks antique. Very cool. Eagle eyes Kat scores again :D
    Jane T.

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  10. Beautiful! I'll have to check the lamps at our Targets for this!

    Mary Ellen

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  11. Oh my gosh! What an excellent find - love it!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  12. Wow - I love this lamp! Wonderful colour. Our Target down here doesn't have cool stuff like that :(

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  13. It needed you to lift it up where it belongs...

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  14. I love the green. Had to read twice to make sure you said Target... never would have guessed. Great find.

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  15. Love your lamp Kat! Your Target is obviously very different to ours here in Australia!!~ Tina xx

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  16. Wish we had a target near us :( Nice find!!

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  17. It's so much fun to find the perfect accessory! I love it...and I love green sea glass! I've been looking at sea glass jewelry on ETSY today! ♥

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  18. Love it, love it, love IT! Especially No. 5, also my fav perfume! I need to get to Target more! ~Lili

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  19. Love your new lamp. How gorgeous. Wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  20. OH Kat...I love your new lamp!! I think the shade really complements it, too!

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  21. That is stunning. I wish the Target buyers in Australia had this much style!

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  22. Kat, I saw that lamp at Target the other day but I love your square shade on it better! Lovely, just lovely! I love the clam shells on the table too!

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  23. This is prettiest lamp I have seen in a while. Asolutely love it!!

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  24. My, I want one too! I must look at my local store or online. I would have grabbed it already had it been there before. I LOVE it!
    Brenda

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  25. I absolutely love that lamp! You are so lucky to have found it--and at Target no less! I'm heading over there asap to see if my Target has one. It looks fabulous amid your shells. Love it!

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  26. Kat, that is a gorgeous lamp! I wish we had Target here in Canada :(!

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  27. Love the lamp -so beach too!!

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  28. Love this lamp!! It's a perfect pick.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  29. I was in Target last week and saw this lamp. It is adorable!

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