Friday, July 9, 2010

A Kitschy Vintage Standing Lamp That Grew Too Big

Is This Quirky Vintage Standing Lamp Kitschy Or Creepy?

This quirky vintage standing lamp reminds me of the musical Little Shop of Horrors which featured 1960s style melodies such as "Skid Row", "Somewhere That's Green" and "Suddenly, Seymour".

Audrey II ?

The lamp, much the same as the out of control Venus Fly Trap looking plant in the musical...takes on a life of it's own. A hapless florist responds to the cries of the plant which calls out "Feed Me" . The plant named "Audrey II" is dying but comes to life after Seymour accidently pricks his finger on a rose thorn and Audrey II thirst for blood is quenched.

Perhaps The Funky Lamp Belongs On The Set of "Hairspray" Instead Of Little Shop Of Horrors ?

I can't quite make up my mind whether this lamp belongs on the set of "Little Shop of Horrors" or "Hairspray". There is something about the giant flowers that makes me want to see the oversized babe in a beauty salon. Doesn't the lamp evoke images of a hair dryer? I picture this funky lamp sitting beside two hot pink chairs in a hair salon with a black and white Linoleum floor. And under the dryer is John Travolta. The outrageous lamp is yours for the taking...hurray up to the Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, Connecticut where the lamp sits in Arnie's booth waiting to be fed!.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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