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This Ain’t Lamps Plus

By Glinda

Are you independently wealthy?  Inherited a large sum of money lately?  Did you make a killing in the real estate market before it went bust?  Did your bank robbery go off without a hitch?

Then I highly suggest you check out The Well-Appointed House  and peruse their children’s collection.  Because you will need quite a bit of money to buy even the cheapest items on the site.

But, it is one of those sites where you oooh and aaah over the unbearable cuteness that you are seeing.  Then, you look at the price, and you still think to yourself, “Damn… but they’re still sooooo cuuuuute!”

I’m going to focus on showing you the lamps, because they are unlike any that I have seen.  Granted, I travel in the wrong social circles to see these types of lighting fixtures in a kid’s room, so I guess that may not be saying much. 

Airplane Lamp

Frog Lamp

Humpty Dumpty Lamp

Mermaid Lamp

Man in the Blue Moon Lamp

Rabbit Lamp

Queen’s Tea Lamp

Cow Jumped Over the Moon Lamp

Butterfly Lamp

I love that Cow Jumped Over the Moon Lamp so much that I could sleep with it every night.

These handmade, one-of-a-kind items are so expensive that the price isn’t even listed on the website.  And you know what they say, if you have to ask the price, then you can’t afford it.  I’m actually afraid to ask.

9 Responses to “This Ain’t Lamps Plus”

  1. Phyllis Says:

    Well maybe, if you like this kind of thing. The type of kids stuff I see at Ikea is more my taste.

  2. class-factotum Says:

    It could be that the vendor sells only to decorators, in which case the decorator would have to call to get the price list.

    Even so, that does imply expensive, as women who buy from decorators will spend $300 on a sconce and, like the IVF babies of the over-40s, sconces come mostly in multiples.

  3. Glinda Says:

    @class-factotum- The site sells to anyone willing to pay them, not just decorators. And, seeing as how most of the regular table lamps featured on the site were priced above $600, I’m guessing these are at least a grand or so.

    @Phyllis- IKEA does have cute things as well, but they tend to be a bit too modern for me. However, they tend to match my budget a bit better than the stuff I really like.

    @Nobody- I’m not really digging the mermaid one, but I thought someone else might.

  4. Phyllis Says:

    Actually – I take back my first comment. I went to their website and I did see lots of lovely things, and I like the way they use classic furniture shapes that a kid would get a kick out of without ever knowing they were digging 18th century French country forms.

    I think a crafty parent could replicate this look with thrift shop finds using a few Martha Stewart how-to books on furniture refinishing and a couple of weekends .

  5. raincoaster Says:

    I love these, but that teacup chandelier is the gayest lighting unit in the history of forever.

  6. Jen Says:

    They’re all a little much for me. But I say that as someone who doesn’t have thousands of spare dollars in my lighting budget. I dont even have a lighting budget. So, if I ever do, I’ll fall madly in love with the jumping bunnies one then.

  7. Glinda Says:

    @Jen To be sure these are over the top, but I have a feeling that they would look much better in person.

    @Phyllis, I’m sure that something similar could be crafted, but unfortunately I am not the craftiest of persons. I love their furniture as well, did you see some of those beds?

  8. Susanna Says:

    Actually, LAMPS PLUS does carry this same line of children’s room chandeliers and their price is all inclusive:

  9. Glinda Says:

    Susanna- My apologies, apparently it IS Lamps Plus!

    But, for those that like the chandelier style, I found something similar (without the ceramic elements, though) online at IKEA here for only twenty bucks!

    That should fit almost any lighting budget!

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