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Ginger Jar Lamps

While out at our local Thrift Store a few weeks ago, I stumbled (quite literally) upon this Ginger Jar Lamp.  It was in excellent condition for obviously being decades old, with an intact, perfectly proportioned, black gloss shade.  That is like winning the lottery in thrift store purchases!  The lamp shade is always tattered & torn.


After seeing the $14.98 price tag, I swooped up the giant lamp & immediately ran to the cashier.  Sometimes I feel as though I am stealing these things!!!  Knowing that I had something good, I did some research...

Our lamp is a Royal Haegar Pottery Lamp & most likely a mid century piece.  I found an almost identical option, with the same dimensions, on eBay going for $149! 

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Score!!!  Plus, my husband liked it because it required zero DIY work.  Except for replacing this nasty light bulb... The color output from this thing was horrendous!!!


Ginger Jars are a classic shape that in lamp or jar form can go with almost any interior depending on the finish.  Here are a few other examples of Ginger Jar Lamps at work.

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15 comments:

  1. What a great find!! I passed up two blue and white ginger jar lamps at goodwill a few months ago and Im still kicking myself for it!!!

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  2. total score! just read about white lamps being such a nice break in a room recently. this one is awesome!

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  3. Isn't it so exciting finding a deal! Love when this happens!

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  4. Kristin, what a fantastic find! The only thing better would be if they had had 2. :) It looks great with your tv wall gallery!

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  5. great find!!! I've been craving black lamp shades again. About 2 yrs ago I got rid of all my black shades and now Im soooo wanting them back. So classic.

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  6. Ohhh I love a great SCORE from a thrift store...and this one is it!Just posted about some of my recent finds on my blog yesterday. Last year I found 2 Robert Abby white gourd lamps for $40ea and I was thrilled! Loving the shape of the ginger jar lamps!

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  7. Nice find! It looks great in your space. Megan

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  8. What a find! That lampshade looks stunning with the bright white of the lamp! Have you noticed how hard reasonably priced black lampshades are to find this year? I really love how the lamp and shade add to your whole wall scape. That brass port hole mirror is fabulous too! Beautiful!! Carol

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  9. I actually like your lamp better than the one on ebay. The bottom has a nicer shape. It looks like a great find.

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  10. What a score!!! Finding out that it would've cost you a lot more is always a big plus!

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  11. Amazing find!! And i know what you mean about feeling like you are steeling...If I get a good find at a thrift store I feel like I need to high tail it outta there before someone stops me!!

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  12. What a score. I love it when I find a gem at the thrift store!

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  13. What a great find! I NEVER find stuff like that! Nice instincts there, girl!

    Renee@http://CasaStephensInteriors.com

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