I’ve alluded to my obsession with the George Nelson Bubble Lamp. Here’s a little spoiler alert: I bought one. Not for me…but for the nursery. Have you ever seen that episode of The Simpson’s where Homer Simpson buys a bowling ball for his wife Marge, and the ball is inscribed “Homer?” Ha! Well, it’s sorta like that. I’m a frugal gal, despite what my husband likes to think. I shop at Goodwill and Salvation Army and prefer to reuse instead of consuming new. However, my son will be covered in hand-me-downs for the next 4-5 years of his life; he will be sleeping in his brother’s old bed, playing with his brother’s old toys and reading his brother’s books. The aforementioned is how I’ve justified shooting my wad on a new light fixture for his room. Would I rather have it in my kitchen perfectly perched over my tulip table? Yes…but baby’s room lacks any kind of overhead lighting and I can not think of a cooler accessory for the newest member of our family.
Totally Fantastic Medium Saucer Bubble Lamp by George Nelson – manufactured by Modernica!
Here’s a proper photo from YLighting, where I purchased this one:
In case you’re in the market for a bubble lamp, I ordered from YLighting because they seemed to offer the lowest price on new lamps out there, and they offered FREE shipping.
My mother tells me that my grandmother had a cigar lamp like one of these beauties…
…Apparently fabulous taste runs in families. 🙂
Now I know you’re usually used to seeing them in living rooms and dining rooms, but rules are meant to be broken-especially when designing a mid-century modern nursery!
Here are a few shots of where you usually see these guys.
I do so love the clusters of lamps at different heights…but the practical part of me says “dear LORD, that’s a lot of money hanging from the ceiling.”
For more bubble eye candy….go to my original post on George Nelson Bubble Lamps.
This little addition to our little one’s room gets me even more excited to welcome him into the world! Hopefully he’ll find his room as cozy and welcoming as I’m trying to make it. If he doesn’t, I can always steal back the lamp…
4 thoughts on “Bubble Lamp Splurge – George Nelson in the house!”
Yessss!!! Not just because I have the same lamp 😉 It’s such a fab piece. Can’t wait to see it in your space!
BTW – lucky baby!!!! He will no doubt grow up with a discerning eye for design 🙂
Thanks Lin! It is quintessential MCM I think! Can’t waitttttttttt either! 🙂 DROOL!