Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lamp giveaway!

I'm excited to be a part of Nester's Lampapalooza Party. I love lamps--and more than that, I love lamplight. So much more forgiving than overhead lighting!

Here are a few of my favorites.

I needed a little extra light by my kitchen sink. I found these at Wal-Mart for less than $15 each.



(Edited to add: I just realized that you can't see the kitchen sink or even the bottom of the lamps in this picture. I think I need a little more practice at cropping.)

This is on the dresser in my bedroom, snagged from the clearance table at Pottery Barn. The "candles" are electric lights. A dimmer switch controls the brightness. This picture is dark, but you get the idea of what it's like when the candles are fairly dim. Very romantic.



I have a couple of lamps on my front porch, both purchased at Target. I love driving home at night, seeing the front of the house lit up.



Here's my hands-down favorite. This is the one lamp that I just fell in love with. I waited until it was available on sale, and have never regretted buying it.



And one I really like--because I get to give it away! It strikes me as appropriate that it's a "birdcage" lamp: just right for a lamp party hosted by the Nester!



Leave me a comment if you'd like to be entered in a drawing for this lamp. If you'd like to be entered twice, link back to this post from your blog. I'll collect entries through Sunday and post a winner on Monday.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

114 comments:

Living With Lindsay said...

I LOVE the lamp on your porch. What a fantastic idea. If I had a big enough front porch for seating, I'd definitely put a lamp there after reading your post.

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway for the "birdcage" lamp!

Living With Lindsay said...

I just linked to your giveaway from my blog, too. :)

Forward Family said...

Love the porch light, great idea...would love the lamp I have...gasp only three in my entire house!!! Trying to collect.

The Nester said...

Wow! People are gonna love you for the giveaway! Thanks for joining in Richella!

thehammondfamily said...

I love the Pottery Barn fixture with the candle effect. Also, lovin your window treatment :)

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

I love the candles they look beautiful and your lamps are all dazzled up! You have a beautiful home.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a great idea to put it on your porch! Fantastic!

Christy said...

Oooh, I LUURRRVE the birdcage lamp!

candcpixley@verizon.net

Emalee Owens said...

I want to put lamps on my porch too! What a wonderful idea!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, love your lamps!! So, so pretty, and I'd love to win the giveaway!!! Cool!

Suzanne

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

a lamp on the front porch...CUTE!!! I love kitchen counter lamps too :) I'm hosting a giveaway as well....

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

ooo! I love the set of candle/lights! So romantic. In in for the giveaway! I can't wait to try some of these great ideas out on a new lamp!

Gina said...

I'm so jealous of your front porch - it's so cute lit up with the lamp, I can see why you love it :-) Great post, and fingers crossed that this is my lucky entry ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great giveaway! I am so in the market for a new lamp!
Donna

themayfam5@msn.com

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I adore that lamp...I'd love a chance to win it! Thanks!

Kristin C said...

I'm new here, (came over from the Nester) but I'd love to win that lamp!

Lamps on the front porch is a fabulous idea...I'll have to see what I can do to adapt it to my tempermental weather. :-)

Splendid Things said...

I LOVE your ideas to put a lamp on the porch and by the kitchen sink! Can't wait to try this when we get into a new home! Thanks for sharing and I would love to be entered into the giveaway! Jeanette at splendidthings.etsy.com

The Duncans said...

The porch lamp is a GREAT idea!! I'll have to try that on mine!

I'd love to be entered in your birdcage lamp giveaway! We're finally moving back to the States after 3 years in England (military), and we are so excited to be moving into our very first house!! I think the lamp would be perfect in it :)

Adore Design Studio said...

Love all your ideas! Hope I win the giveaway!

Marla said...

The porch lamp is a lamptastic idea! Thanks for this post showing all your lovely lamps.

Lisa said...

What a great idea to put lamps on the porch! If only mine were large enough to do that.

Thanks for the chance to win the birdcage lamp - it would look perfect in my breakfast room.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Love the lamp!! I also love the elephant lamp-very cool! Holly
bhc-law(at)juno.com

sara said...

I Never even thought of putting a lamp on a porch...LOVE IT!! :)

I would love to win that awesome birdcage lamp!

K said...

I would love that lamp!!! And I love the candle lamp thingie - too cute and seems perfect in the bedroom!

Marla said...

I added you as a blog I'm following. I got caught up reading your past posts and getting to know your spirit. Your blog feels very homey and real and I know my friends will enjoy visiting.

Teresa Pomerantz said...

Loving the lamp on the porch- never would have thought of that! Would also like an entry in your lamp giveaway, please?

Cherri Engle said...

Love the lamp and your great ideas. Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity. Be Blessed, Cherri

Teresa said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I have a perfect spot for that pretty lamp!

teresacline2001 at yahoodotcom

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Such wonderful ideas! I like the wire one that looks like an urn, it's so quirky & cute.

Happy Lampapalooza!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

ok, i love you for having lamps on you front porch! 'That rocks. And that elephant lamp is so stinkin cute. sign me up for the giveaway ... what a unique lamp... it's great!

~Amanda

p.s. Thanks for stopping my place to say hi. Hope to see you again.

The Bliss Journey said...

Love all of your lamps. I have palm tree lamps on my lanai.
Kathleen

Mrs_Faz said...

LOVE the lamps in the kitchen! I just added one to mine about a week or two ago. It totally makes a difference!!

I almost bought a birdcage this past weekend to decorate with, but hubby looked at me crazy! I bet if I won this lamp, he wouldn't even know the look I was going for! What a great giveaway!

Carmen said...

I love the lamp on your porch. Actually, I love all of your lamp ideas! :)

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! That bird cage lamp is FAB! :)

june@craftyniche said...

Your lamps are so pretty! Cute lamp for the giveaway too!

Sarah said...

I really like your idea for the lamps on the porch...I will implement that soon.

Shanna aka Eli n Lucas's mommy said...

I'd love to win that lamp! I love your elephant lamp too....I actually love them all! Beautiful home.

Jessica said...

How fun! I could always use a new lamp. Do you think you could put stuff inside that birdcage lamp, cuz that would be cool.

Jessica said...

I am addicted to lamps and I have a PEREFECT spot for the birdcage lamp!!!

MommaJen said...

I too am addicted to lamps and won't even turn on the overhead lights except in case of extreme emergency! thanks for the chance to win!

Still Learning said...

I love your lamps. Especailly the one outdoors. What a great idea. love it.

Tammy said...

love love love the elephant lamp! very cute!

Nichole said...

What a beautiful lamp! I am just starting my own obession!

MJ said...

Beautiful lamp! I love the idea of putting a lamp on the porch...I might just have to try it! :)

mjsmith723(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the porch lamp and table. Wish our porch was big enough for something like that.

Stephanie M.

Pwincess Mama said...

LOVE your lamps (and window treatment)!!!! That porch lamp is the idea of the day!

Carrie said...

Love the lamp on the porch! And, thanks for the giveaway... too sweet!

hee hee my word verification is phabb!

Tasha said...

love the birdcage lamp!

prazenjc said...

Love the idea of putting lamps on the front porch, not attached next to the door only, either!

That lamp for the give away would work great for a particular space I have, so I would love to be entered intot he giveaway!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I have one of the same lamps that you have in your first photo. Love them!! Thanks so much for having a giveaway! How fun!!

Mandy Mae said...

I LOVE your elephant lamp. It's gorgeous. I also love the lamp you're giving away! It's exactly what I would grab in a store, were I shopping!

I'd love to be entered for the lamp give-away, and I posted it on my blog as well!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, how much fun? A lamp giveaway! :-)

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...

hey, i have those lamps from walmart too and i love them!!! What a great deal they were too!

KT said...

A lamp a lamp my kingdom for a lamp. I seem to always bee in need of lighting and that is not a cheap necessity DANG. YOur lamps and decor ideas are georgeous.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love all your lamps particularly the electric candle one! The light at night must be so romantic and beautiful.

Don't enter me in the giveaway. I have lamps in my garage I haven't found a home for!

Manuela

Kathy said...

Love your lamps--especially the ones by the kitchen sink. Wish I had room on either side of my sink for such pretty lighting. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

carrie.weaver@hotmail.com said...

LOVE the idea of a lamp on the porch! And you wouldn't believe how good the birdcage lamp would look on MY front porch :)!
Thanks!
Carrie

Brambleberry said...

Love the lamps!!

nanaSewn said...

Love the give away.! I need it

Cathy said...

I love lamps, I hardly have any in my house though, must start feeding into that collection :) Your lamps are great! I love the elephant one!

Regan said...

I absolutely love the birdcage lamp! It would be perfect in our poorly lit guestroom!

The Neppers said...

Love this lamp. Could definitely find somewhere for this!

Kathy said...

I found your blog through the Lampalooza party.....I like it here.

:)

Mrs. Petrie said...

The PB sale lamp is wonderful. I have to admit, I always ignore PB b/c the prices are too high, but people get the best stuff from there! Thanks for the giveaway.

Brittany britt16_2000@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful! And I love the lamp on the porch! I am totally doing that

Lauren said...

Love your lamps and love the roman shade-is that a mistreatment? Lamps on the porch? Genius idea!!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Richella,
This is my first visit to your blog and I can tell I like it already! It looks like someone is going to win a fabulous prize and with a bit of luck it might just be me! I am going to wander around a bit and have a look at some of your older posts. Have a nice day and I love the green paint color in your 1st photo. ~Cathy~

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I especially love your porch lamp. What a great look! I, too, would love to win the lamp. Thanks for sharing!

Mandi said...

I love all of your lamps, but would never have thought to put a lamp on my porch. I may have to do it now! Also, your window treatment in the kitchen is fantastic!!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

On the porch?! Great idea!

MandyMoo said...

I want to win so I can copy you and put a lamp on my porch! Love it!

coco said...

Thanks so much for stopping by...love your blog and I agree it looks like we share many similar traits! Love the lamp on your front porch, I have been thinking about putting one on my front porch but have been hesitant ever since my lighted pumpkin topiaries disappeared last fall! I love the way it looks, so welcoming!

Susie Q said...

I do think you have started a trend...lamps on porches. I'd join in, but that would mean I'd have to climb over the bike, the scooter, stabilize the plant holder, move the mini tramp and the dead plant AND the empty plant holder (hey, I'll get to the porch!) Sigh. I'll just enjoy yours and drive around town and see if I can spot any. I do know that if I had my dream house across town...the bungalow...I'd have lamps out there too!

The birdcage one is lovely and the candles! LOVE that!

Kathy said...

Cute ideas for lamps! I'd love to be in your drawing. I haven't seen a lamp like this before but just love it! Thanks!

Sarah said...

I love the birdcage lamp, it's fab-u-lous!!! :D

Simply Sherri said...

Oooh... great lamps! I am drooling over everyone's lamps. We have like 2 in the house, one being in my daughter's room. We are over ran with overhead lighting! I could use a new lamp. ;)

Jen said...

Hi! I like the lamp giveaway; also love your curtains in the first picture! Is it a mistreatment? I've got something like that in mind for my living room.

Bonnie said...

I am LOVING this!!! I need to find new fixtures for two rooms in my house and this party is perfect AND you're doing a giveaway. Can someone pinch me?? I love the lamp on your porch - the idea is wonderful and it's a great lamp. Thanks for sharing and thank you for entering me in your giveaway. I'm not going to link back to my blog - I learned about the party too late to participate so I'm just window-shopping...looking for ideas!

Randi said...

I love lamplight too ... so cozy and warm. Great idea to have a lamp on your front porch. The lamp you're giving away is great ... I'd love to win! Thanks for such a fun post and giveaway.

Rebecca said...

I've always loved lamplight shining through a front picture window, but lamps on the porch are even better! Wow.
I'd love to win the lamp!

nancy.spinning said...

I love your lamps, especially the Pottery Barn lamp. If I win your giveaway, I will pass the lamp along to my beautiful daughter and son-in-law, who have been the proud owners of their first house for just one week. I love your blog name and scripture reference. It touched my spirit the moment I read it. Thanks!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful lamps! Love the porch lamp idea.

Anonymous said...

Wish I had never seen your porch lamps. LOL. Now I'm checking out my front porch. Husbands gonna think I'm crazy.

hayes.jennifer@yahoo.com

Amy@DesigningaLifeILove said...

Wow, love your site! I've a newbie brought over from Nester.

I LOVE the giveaway! I don't have a lamp like that, but I've already thought of three places a lamp like that would look good... (LOL!!)

I have that SAME elephant lamp! I always thought it was silly, but I absolutely LOVE it, and it's in my bedroom (of all places!). I also have its cousin, the monkey lamp.

Somebody stop me.

Dixie said...

I'd love to win a lamp. Lost your blog.

Becky said...

I love your front porch and the view out your kitchen window. I'm really enjoying this blog carnival. My house has very little lamps and I'm feeling inspired. : )

Carol Kennon said...

We're moving in two weeks and I will SO be putting lamps on my front porch. Never thought of that one. Thanks for the tip.

If I win this lamp I'll just have to put it on the porch.

meg said...

A lamp on your porch?? What a fun idea! If I had a porch, oh the things that I would do with it.

Lillian said...

Beautiful lamps! I never would have thought to put a lamp out on my front porch!

Dina said...

I think this should go well with my new bed! ;o) Thanks!

Cristin said...

Oh! I need that! I have 1 of them, I need a second!!

That was a lot of exclamation points. Sorry. L-O-V-E the fabric of your kitchen window dressing!

Jerralea said...

I love the idea of a lamp on the porch. But I like the candles from Pottery Barn best!

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, too!

Sarah said...

Wow those lamps on your dresser are very pretty!

jacblanch said...

I love the lamp on the porch. That's a fabulous idea! And you're fabulous for doing a give-away! :)

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Lamp on the porch?? Why didn't I think of that?! Okay, now off to find a lamp!!
Thanks so much for the ideas and a chance to win.
Love your lighting!!

ronaleeflannery said...

Wow I love all your creative ideas for lamps. Way to think outside the box. All the lamps are great. PS: Your kitchen sink area looks amazing.

Melissa said...

All very cute lamps! I love your window treatment over the sink!

Melissa :D

dawgyah said...

I love your kitchen window and lamps on the porch are homey, unfortunately mine would probably blow away.

Courtney said...

we totally need lamps in my house, so please enter me.

Thanks

Kate said...

I can't decide which lamp I like the best... the PB deal or the kitchen lamps! This is my first time on your blog and I am intrigued at your beautiful home.

The Adventure of Linds and Lyds! said...

What cute lamps you have. I love your Elepant one. they had a great Frog lamp at Lowe's for a long time and I never got it and still wish I had!

cindy said...

I love the idea of a lamp on the front porch. I have one on my back porch, I hadn't thought of leaving it on for when I return home at night. I think that would be great! Enter me in your giveaway, that lamp would look great in my house!! Hugs, Cindy S.

Codi said...

I love lamps! I would love to actually have a porch, putting lamps on it is a wonderful idea!

Brynn said...

We have VERY little over head lighting in this house, so I'm really starting to like lamps. I love your front porch idea, don't think I would have ever thought of that. I would to add the birdcage lamp to my new "collection" to brighten my house.

Melissa said...

I love lamps too and I realize how much a difference they can make with the overall style of a room. This lamp would look lovely in my guest bedroom.

Cheryl S. said...

Love your blog and this lamp. This
would look so great in my bedroom!!! Thanks for the chance!

Kim said...

This would look fab is my bedroom that we are redecorating. Grey, black, white and a bit of light blue. Cute. Cute. Cute.

♥Lisa♥ @ FinalScore:Boys3Girls2 said...

cute porch idea!

Kristi said...

Just found your blog and really enjoyed what I read. I appreciate your transparency too. I'd love to win your beautiful lamp, but I'll be back just to see what you've been thinking lately. Blessings ~

CaryManda said...

i am a little bit in love with your decorations!!! I love the lamp giveaway! i'd love to win! Fingers crossed! ;)

Rachel said...

The giveaway is a great idea! I'm a bit late but I thought I'd add my 2 cents anyways. I'm trying to find some more lamps at sales, etc. Right now I have 2... and I use just ONE.

Lindsey said...

Those lamps in your kitchen are darling, what a great idea! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! :)

~~Rhonda said...

I love the idea of a lamp on the porch. How sweet is that?? Looking for the perfect lamp now. :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway! ~~Rhonda
reacoulter at gmail dot com

Amie said...

great taste in lamps! thanks for the opportunity!

Emily said...

Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing and giving the opportunity to win that awesome lamp.

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