Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dear Gram,

Somehow these crazy Continental Art lamps you bought back in '52 made it back to Mom and dig this--she gave them to me! MAN how I love these crazy lamps.

Anyhow, seeing as I turn 45 in just 11 days, it's sort of like the coolest b-day gift coming straight down from heaven by way of both you and Mom and I love it. Your great-granddaughter thinks they're pretty terrific as well.


Mostly I miss you and wish you were here so we could play gin for half the afternoon, but I'll sure think of you every time I turn on these far-out lamps.

Love,

Erin

ps: For any crazy cats out there who dig on this sort of thing and want to see more photos of these righteous lamps in a higher resolution, hop on over here.

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14 comments:

Lickety Splitter said...

Nothing beats a retro lamp!!! I have a growing collection. My favorite is one marked C. Miller 1955

DogsDontPurr said...

Those are absolutely positively too fabulous! Lamp lust!!

Chrissy said...

these are kewl!....i would love a pair...

Alanna Klapp said...

Those are AWESOME!!!

Doug said...

The absolute bomb, O'Brien.

Reminds me of the lamp from A Christmas Story, but these are way more awesome.

Can't See Sheep said...

They're wonderful! Lucky you. :)

The extra pics of them are great too.

Anonymous said...

Very Cool! That Gram had style.

RJ

dean said...

I like them. Like them a lot.

LimesNow said...

They're fabulous, Erin! She bought them in the year of my birth. You're lucky to have them. Happy birthday in a few days.

Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks everyone.

As silly as it was to post this, I did anyway. I can't believe the lamps came back to us.

We're not sure where we'll put them yet, but every time I step into the family room and see them, I am dazzled.

My gram would get such a kick out of all this, I swear.

Kirk Jusko said...

They fit right in with that magic poster in the background.

standing on my head said...

oh my, these lamps are magic! i do love the red shoes. and the way the vest just barely covers her. hot. very hot.

Judy said...

Definitely different...really like them...

Colleen said...

I've always been amazed how our loved ones seem to gift us long after they are dead.

I have my deceased grandmother's button collection in my closet and every so often, the tin will tumble from the shelf as I am reaching for a pair of shoes and the button will scatter across the floor. Although it makes quite a mess, I know it's just Grandmom's way of saying "Hello! Thinking of you."