Thursday, April 25, 2013

Arco, Polo!

On Sunday, D and I took a trip up to Massachusetts with my MIL to pick up a lamp from a family friend, who we will call F.  F contacted D's mom about having a lamp that she was looking to sell, and before she advertised it more, she wanted to know if we were interested in it.  We were told what the lamp looked like and after talking about it, we decided we would take it!

We took the hour and a half drive up to Stow, MA, and after taking F out to lunch to thank her for the lamp, we loaded it up in the car and took it home.

Now, you may be thinking, you drove over an hour just to get a lamp?  Well, this isn't just any lamp.  This is an original Arco lamp from the 1970's!  This lamp belonged to F's mom, and was purchased new in the 70s.  F had it in her house for a long time, but after purchasing and finding some other items, she no longer has the space for it.

After looking at the lamp, I knew that choosing to take this lamp was the right decision.

Everything about this lamp is perfect. The marble base is in great condition, and while the metal on the rest of the lamp is aged, it just needs a little polishing, and then it will shine and look gorgeous.

On the way home, we decided that this lamp will look perfect in the family room.  If you remember the family room design, I think that instead of putting a table lamp on the white metal table between the couch and the chair, that we will put the base of this lamp in the corner behind the chair, and let it hang over the little table.

Arco Lamp / Image via NostraForma

For right now, the lamp is being stored in a closet, but I can't wait to get this room put together! This is going to look spectacular!!!

What do you think of Arco lamps?  Do you have one in your home?


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of one until now :) It is a nifty looking lamp!

ICLW #61

Test said...

I've never known the name of these lamps before, but I've seen them. Very cool! I love home decor and DIY and I may or may not be a pinterest junkie. :)

Liz from ICLW

Mands @ Rhody Life said...

Thanks for coming by! I think we're all Pinterest junkies, even if we don't admit it! Feel free to follow me - there's a button on my sidebar!

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