Yesterday afternoon I was on an utter time crisis. I needed to get in and out of ‘Savers’ as quickly as possible (no small feat when teamed with my shopoholic sister).

I’d allocated only 15 minutes to browsing, 45 minutes to hand stitching my costume and half an hour to getting ready and preparing the house for our Eurovision party. Whilst this post could in actuality be devoted to the wonder, glitz and glamour that is the most exciting singing contest in the universe, it is instead focusing on another glitz and glamour spectacle, my blinging Savers find.

A (fake) GOLD floor lamp at the hefty price tag of $9.99 (with working bulbs included!). Whilst I was utterly ecstatic, I only allowed myself the excitement post-Eurovision-party-hosting.

So now I share my excitement with you and also some of my favourite uses of gold in lighting design.

Like all true 2nd hand bargains there is still a little work to be done. The stand needs to lean less to one side and more to the middle, and (with Bobby’s help) I want to change the electric blanket looking switch to something more fitting. Stay tuned for its transformation.

Image Credits:

‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Lamp

Hanging Light by Lukas Peet

Chipperfield desk lamp

from http://www.witanddelight.tumblr.com

Pendant by Oji Masanori

Pendant by Aino and Alvar Aalto

* All other images by Thebowernest (Caitlin Perry). Please credit and link back if used.

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