“Did you get a new lamp?”

I’ve had to laugh because the last few times my sister-in-law has been over, she’s asked, “Did you get a new lamp?”  I guess I change lamps about as often as I get my hair highlighted!  But since Home Goods sells lamps for about $40, it’s hard not to indulge in a pair every so often.  But I REALLY like my new ones, so they may be here awhile.

We started with this lamp from Pottery Barn, but the glass lamp shade broke and I haven’t been able to find a replacement.

So I replaced it with a light blue/aqua bubble-shaped lamp.

Then, after the drapes were hung and new pillows (Ikat from Crate & Barrel) were added, I swapped the blue lamps for silver, but wasn’t crazy about the shape and they were too lightweight and I was afraid James would knock them off the table.

Enter new lamps!  Love the curves and how sturdy it is.  Also, the tan linen lampshade goes well with the drapes.
My new lamp reminds me of this one from Pottery Barn, which is $200, just for the base!

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Do you find yourself switching out things like lamps and pillows too?


  1. June 22, 2011 / 11:51 am

    so cute – I wish we had a homegoods closer – but then again, maybe I don't 🙂

  2. June 22, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    I tend to keep my lamps but I do switch out my pillows all the time. I have a bin full of pillow covers.

  3. June 22, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    Love your new lamp! It reminds me of sea urchins.. (although I'm sure up close it may look nothing like that) but I associate everything with a sea creature 🙂

  4. June 22, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    I don't change lamps that often but I like to look at lamps, especially table lamps! 🙂

    Nice lamps, by the way!


  5. June 22, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    I, too, noticed the switch from the blue to the silver and wondered if you were going to post on it! I swap out, change or add new throw pillows all.the.time. It drives my husband crazy. He says, "So, what the other ones just went bad?" Glad I can show him it's not just me!

  6. June 22, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    I'm obsessed with lamps and pillows! My husband always tries to steer me away from those sections when we're out shopping…he keeps threatening to clear out my lamp and pillow stashes 🙂

  7. June 22, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    I actually thought the first picture was from the Pottery Barn catalog until you said it was your living room. I am still a fan of the blue bubble lamp, but I got a thing for blue. However, I admit that I am itching for new pillows — have new fabric from Dwell Studios that I am dreaming of turning into pillows.

  8. June 22, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    I am currently on the hunt for some new lamps as well. Home Goods has some great deals. The one up the street opens next week, and I am soooo excited!

  9. June 22, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    First of all, I'm jealous that Home Goods resides in your neck of the woods. I have to settle for scouring Marshalls before it gets picked over…and second of all I really like your most newest new lamps (did that make sense?) Can't wait to turn my house into a home like you have! Xo -Jet

  10. Pawleys Island Posh
    June 22, 2011 / 11:41 am

    I'm a big fan of those new lamps. I love the old aqua bubble lamp too-I hope you found a new home for it! I can't wait to pull my living room together a bit more so I can go pick some new lamps up at HG!

  11. June 22, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    I gotta say, these lamps are so pretty! I just found you on "Life and Love of a Parrothead" and just love your blog! I'm your newest follower 🙂

  12. June 22, 2011 / 6:04 pm

    Looks great. So question, what do you do with the lamps that you had formerly?

    Have I told you that I love how you decorate your house?!

  13. June 22, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    Love it! I think the new lamp is the best of the bunch.. I love homegoods.. I do the same thing with Mirrors and pillows!


  14. Amanda
    June 22, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    oh girl!! I can so relate! lamps are my earrings to the room!! Most girls collect shoes or purses- I collect lamps!! In the past year i have bought 11 new lamps from HomeGoods!! LOL

  15. June 22, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    who me? nope. no new lamps or pillows in my house. ever. lol. me likey your new lampy. they look great and I love the color and the wood! xoxo

  16. June 22, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    I of course love it because I have the same one in my gameroom. It is really sturdy too! I might have even bought a new lamp yesterday…

  17. June 22, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    Love the new lamps! I love how they are all so different but they all have looked so great in your family room.

  18. June 22, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    I find myself always in the lamp department at Home Goods, love that store! I was looking at lamps in other stores recently and I can't believe how expensive they have become, but I just love Home Goods lamps.
    I do change them more then I should.


  19. Traci
    June 22, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    I love the new lamps!! They're my favorite of all the ones you showed! I was lucky that I've found lamps I love so I haven't replaced them in a long time.

  20. June 22, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Love the new lamps! I wish we had a Home Goods near us.

  21. Lisa
    June 22, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    Love the newest version….I saw lamps like them at my Homegoods too, and they have much more expensive ones like that at Restoration Hardware. Ahhhh, a purchase feels so much better when you feel like you got a steal doesn't it? Your family room looks fab!

  22. June 23, 2011 / 1:02 am

    Girl, I'm loving the new lamps.

  23. Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    June 22, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    I actually need to purchase a few more lamps. I'm sure I'd switch them out if I had more. 🙂 By the way, I love that black mirror by the shelf!! Did you make it?

  24. Sixty-Fifth Avenue
    June 22, 2011 / 8:56 pm

    I really like the new lamps. I need to make a trip to home goods…I'm on the look out for something new.

  25. June 23, 2011 / 2:17 am

    Love the new lamp. I change pillows and drapes quite often. Actually, I just bought some new fabric this week.

  26. Wendy
    June 23, 2011 / 2:00 am

    love the new lamps – looks great!

  27. June 23, 2011 / 7:48 am

    Really a lovely boy, And I am expecting a little boy in just a couple of weeks here in stockholm, I just have to say yours is adoreble!

  28. emily
    June 23, 2011 / 3:31 am

    Those new lamps are perfect! They look great there. What did you do with the other ones?

  29. Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    June 23, 2011 / 5:26 am

    Lookin good!!! I am always tempted by the lamps in Home Sense (…I think it's similar to Home Goods.) Great prices and fun styles. Love how the new lamp looks with the cushions.

  30. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    June 23, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    I don't, but you're inspiring me to 🙂

  31. Lauren {whimsy lane}
    June 23, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    Pillows… yes! I go crazy!
    Check my blog tomorrow morning to see the EIGHT reversible pillows I just sewed for my couches! I went color crazy 🙂

  32. CAS
    June 24, 2011 / 12:02 am

    I move lamps around alot. But I do change pillows, or rather the covers, very often. I usually make them, & like to change them seasonally. It totally changes the look of the room.

  33. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    June 24, 2011 / 1:25 am

    The new lamps look great with the curtains and pillows!

  34. Natalie
    June 24, 2011 / 11:24 am

    so funny I am always switching out pillows and lamps. It is such a cheap way to change a room up. I love the new lamps they really do look like those pottery barn ones!

  35. June 24, 2011 / 6:48 pm

    I love the new lamp with the gorgeous, sturdy base. And I always love those linen drum shades! Great choice. I like to change out my pillow covers often- it's fun! 🙂

  36. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    June 25, 2011 / 1:50 am

    YES! I keep thinking that if I ever get the mix 'just right' then the urge will stop. Your room is looking good!!

  37. Michaela
    June 25, 2011 / 7:07 am

    What a steal! Love the lamps. It's fun to change little things like that. Also adore the pillows!!

  38. Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor
    June 25, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Nice looking lamp. I don't change lamps very often, but I'm terrible about throw pillows. I'm always changing them just about every week. I store them away, and this way, I always have a new look for the rooms.

  39. June 26, 2011 / 1:10 am

    Do you know that right now I have three lamps sitting under my entry table because I can't decide which one looks best! I'm glad I'm not the only one with these problems. Love all your lamp choices so far but the latest is my favourite!

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