December 12, 2008, Newsletter Issue #145: Antique Table Lamps

Tip of the Week

Antique table lamps are the perfect accent for a room with a historical theme. If you're just starting out in collecting antiques, lamps may be a more affordable option than large pieces of furniture.

Antique vases have often been used in lamp bases, a fashion which continues today. Another option is a Victorian gas table lamp which has been refitted to use electricity.

If you're not ready to invest in actual antiques, today's table lamps are available in a variety of traditional styles to create whatever visual effect you have in mind, whether it be Colonial American or ancient Greek.

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