Collections: Vintage Lighting

Perhaps I’ve been hoarding mid-century lights. I buy them, they go into our storage room in the basement, and I think “One day I’ll find a place for you.” We’ve been at our new house for almost a year and not much has gotten done. But within the last few weeks some projects have been wrapping up.

The light that was in our formal dining room…

Pendant Light Before

Has been replaced with this beauty.

Pendant Light After

I KNOW. Back before we moved I was trolling Craigslist and saw an ad for a farmhouse that was “renovating.” This was one of the lights they were getting rid of. The lady was super nice and it just wasn’t her style. I’m not going to tell you how much I paid. You’d faint. Hopefully soon we can get the rest of the lights from this sale up and you can see just how amazing they all are.

Pendant Light Lit Up

The glow through those frosted shades is heavenly.

And the wires that were hanging in our living room were replaced by this light, thanks to Austin.


It did need to have the metal refinished but that wasn’t too much of a problem. How do you all feel about popcorn ceilings? If I had all the time in the world I would painfully scrape it all off. I just might. This picture is making me real mad.

Wire Light

Then, I drove like a maniac to pick up this light. Is the base some sort of hairpin design? Is that a planter in the middle? Yes. All yes. It is in pretty good condition and I’ve never seen anything like it. Once the living room furniture is shuffled around I will take overall pictures of the rooms. I have the perfect place in mind for it.


As you can see the planter has seen better days. I’m unsure if I should put a fake plant in there or just leave it be. What do you think?

Last but not least, it happened. Remember when I was pining about that sputnik light from Lowes?

Sputnik Success

Maybe I found the exact same one on Craigslist, for way cheaper. And originally we wanted to put that light in our living room, but with the addition of a chrome table in the eat-in kitchen we are going to put it above there.

Not having some overall shots to show you is frustrating, but hopefully soon I will make pillows for our living room and have something of value to display. Right now it is filled with Mr. Potato Head, art supplies and of course Hot Wheels. Stay tuned.

Have you been doing any Craigslist stalking? Do you have a vintage light storage room? We’d love to hear from you!

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