Wednesday, April 28, 2010

antique wallpaper rollers

House Beautiful

I'm a big chinoiserie fan, so I really liked this bedroom featured in the latest issue of House Beautiful. The nightstand and the Chinese screens (hung upside down) are really working for me.  How do you like those lamps made from antique wallpaper rollers? I think they're a great look with the chinoiserie vibe.
I did a little looking around online.....





...and I found these locally at Antiques on Augusta in Greenville, SC. This shop is really the best in the area for unique antiques. These lamps are offered by McElreath/Bates, dealers and designers.  I consider these guys my style and design gurus.   



I love how the "top" plate is prominent on this one...


...and that the two lamps are not a matched pair - much more interesting that way...


(don't even get me started on that fabulous pair of antique stone lions) 


I was glad to see this pair of lamps in person. If you are local, I'd recommend a stop at Antiques on Augusta. If you are not local, this shop totally worth the trip.

24 comments:

cityfarmer said...

I'll fight ya for the lions ... ready, set ... go!!

Southern Mom said...

I was just in this shop on Saturday. It is really fabulous.

Carpet Cleaning Los Angeles said...

What a find. I like it so much.

bluehydrangea said...

Love the lamps!! what a cool idea and I like the ones that don't match even better...your right, it is more interesting. Can I join the fight for the lions?

Harmoni og Kontrast said...

Oh, I love that picture from Home Beautiful!! Thanks a lot for your lovely comment on my last article:-) But I am wondering... Haha, my daughter is only 15 months, she doesn't have a blog yet;-) Whitch blog did you mean? (Just curious)Happy thoughts from Laila

Harmoni og Kontrast said...

No problem, I guessed it had to be something like that:-) Wish you a wonderful day! Laila

Holly Goes Lightly said...

I'm grabbing the keys and out the door. This place looks crazy good... Next time you go let's meet up there!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

I've never seen old wall paper rollers, much less used as lamp bases. Very cool!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

This is a new one for me, love them! Now I'll know what I am looking at should I come across any...thanks for sharing! Janell

charmaine said...

Pretty clever and cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

I normally dont care for lamps made fron other things. But this is very clever!!!!! A very interesting post! Ilovethe headboard in the first pic too!Maryanne:)

Amy R. said...

I really like the texture element provided by the plates, very unique. I would love to visit the antique shop. I really enjoy hunting for pieces that I love to fill my home.

La Dolfina said...

I bought one from my favorite shop LOOT years ago and didn't know what it was at the time. Now I'm so inspired to find another one and make a pair of lamps to go on the dresser with the Asian art piece in my bedroom that I just posted under Rock On! Thanks Donna for this most perfect post :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I used to live in Greenville, (many years ago). Hubby has family all over SC - next time we visit I will plan a stop here - looks like some great shopping!

House of Design & Style said...

I will definitely have to check this store out. It looks like they have some really interesting stuff.

The Zhush said...

I have seen these lamps before, and I always think they are so clever and cool...but if I owned one, I would be so tempted to...you know, roll it in paint, across a big sheet of paper!

Kathysue said...

Love love these lamps and the lion is the perfect piece to go with them. I love the whole vignette. I had to come by and thank you for your sweet,sweet comment on my 7 post. I was a little nervous putting it out there in blogland,I must be honest. It is wonderful people like you that has made me so comfortable stepping out of my comfort zone. Thank you for your support and for always reading and leaving such nice comments, it is so appreciated. It is nice to call you a blogging buddy, Kathysue

trouvais said...

Love the close up view...so interesting. The echo of age old design passions behind these artifacts. The workers, the patrons, the ladies having coffee in a room decorated with wallpaper created by these antique rollers. Wow. Thanks! Trish

ashlina said...

wow. those are new to my eyes. im diggin the look. super cool.

Decorno said...

I just saw some like these at PacGalleries in Seattle... I may need to reconsider them...

Fleur said...

The detail on those lamp bases is incredible, I'm glad you posted close-up images detailing the plates you tend to miss it at first glance. You have inspired me to go exploring..we have quite a few antique shops in neighbouring villages and I also want to spend more time looking for unique bits in architectural salvage yards - they have amazing pieces there!

tinajo said...

Very cool idea - and I wouldn´t mind a lion of my own. :-)

Charlotta Ward said...

Amazing lamps! Loving them.
Thanks for the link.

xx C

Splendid Willow said...

What a great idea, Donna! I guess I have seen it before, but never really processed it. Now did you end up getting any lamps or will you be making any yourself out of antique rolls? I bet you can find some on ebay.

And what happened w. your art project (b/w stripes)? I am dying to see it!

Happy weekend, dear friend.

Mon