July 16, 2017:
Hola! Where does the time go, Geez Louise! Half summer is already gone, and I am first now updating this from last December, tsk tsk. Bad Jan! So, been busy puttering around the yard, as always, and paying more attention than I probably should be to politics. The kitchen "remodel" is on hold due to budgetary constraints, but I hope to have that remedied before the end of the year. And I have yet to paint the guest room - it's only been 3 years now since I moved in to this version of Maison Newton, I'm not lazy or anything, nope... LOL! Take care and have a great rest of the summer. Jan

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pretty Ad for Ballard Designs: The Look for Less - Gourd Lamp

Continuing the quest of producing the Ballard Designs look for less, there was a French blue gourd lamp in the magazine spread that I found at its website.  Here, I'm looking for a less expensive lamp that still gives the look.

(4) Substitute for Suzanne Kasler large gourd lamp at $169.00 in French blue, 29" tall. 

From Penney's, double gourd ceramic table lamp in light blue, 25" tall, 13" wide shade (bottom measurement), $40.00 everyday price:

From Wayfair.com, ORE ceramic gourd-shaped table lamp in blue, 28" tall, 16" wide shade (bottom measurement), $120.99 and free shipping:

This identical lamp can be found at Amazon.com for $91.27. 

From lumens.com, Continuum table lamp in light blue with pale blue shade, 27" tall with 16" diamater (lower measure) shade, $117.00:


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    1. Hi! I do too, and it just so happens I visited Southridge Mall tonight (not far from where I live) shopping for curtains for my "family room redo" which is now turning into dinette and kitchen redo as well, sigh -- anyway, on the way out I have to pass the lamps and I kept an eye out you know, just in case, and I SAW it - the actual lamp I found on line. It is very pretty in person, but I couldn't buy it and lug it along, was already loaded down with six sheers panels, two heavy side draperies and curtains for the window over the sink in the kitchen (first time in 21 years real curtains will go up, I swear!) and two cafe curtain rods to hold them in burnished bronze. Lugged everything to the bus stop to go back home and then trudged the 9 blocks from the bus stop to the front door. What a woman won't do for Love, I ask you! Back to the lamp - gorgeous - the color was a true aqua, not too blue, not too green, and the proportions were spot on. But I am not in the market for a new lamp or lamps for the family room. Not in the budget. Swear it, absolutely.