Thursday, June 10, 2010

Let There Be {Cute} Light

I am sure I am late joining in the blogosphere to do a post on this cute pendant lamp from Ikea.  Honestly? Better late than never and I needed something to write about!  You know those days! Saw this lamp while shopping at Ikea the other day and just had to do a little spot on it.  It is modern whimsy at its best.  It reminds me of a dandelion when it is all feathery and ready to spread its seeds to the wind.  My daughter loves dandelions when they pop up in our yard..."Honey, please don't blow on them!  You're spreading the weeds all over our lawn!"  This does not stop her and yes it is fun.  However, we now have plenty of weeds in our yard.  That's ok...more for the cute chubby bunnies.  

Ikea PS Maskros Pendant Lamp for $89.99

See what I mean?  They look exactly alike and ya know that is wonderful!
photo via my daughter

I do not have high ceilings for this pendant lamp because I live in a colonial!  Next house reminder...higher ceilings please!

photo via my daughter

via me

Other {cute} pendant lamps from Ikea.
Well, that is all for today.  It is rainy and glum here today and kinda chilly!  I am off to wrap up our summer plans.  We may be renting a house in Maine or on Martha's Vineyard...could I be more indecisive?  I am making my hubby nuts in that regard.  Also lining up some day camps for my daughter.  Once again...better late than never!  My new motto {well, maybe an old one}.

What are your summer plans?
Have fun~

{images via me, via Timothy Harteley via More Ways To Waste blog, via}

12 wonderful comments:

Marija said...

About once a week, I think about driving over to Ikea to pick this up for my attic turned playroom. It's so fun! I think the paper factor stops me. Or maybe it's the size. Not sure what it is really, because I do love how original it is!!

VictoriaArt said...

Same here! I wish I had ceilings high enough for such lovely pendant lamps! or those arch lamps...
Your photography is wonderful!

XX ~ Victoria

Design Esquire said...

I hear you on the low ceilings in colonials! Our next house is going to have higher ones too.

I do love that fixture though - and the price is right!!

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh do I miss Ikea! When we lived in Illinois we would always go but never bought much! I guarantee if I had one I would be there once a week! Love that dandelion looking light too! Either one of your summer plans sounds great to me. Anything is better than being cooped up with a cast and crutches!
Happy deciding!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

yES IKEA is worth a trip !I love your picks

Scientific Housewife said...

It reminds me of the New Year's Eve Ball when its all lit up, very cute!

paula said...

Just saw this in the new Lonny mag, super cute.


What a creative and utterly fabulous collection of artifacts all based on the spectacular dandelion! Your daughter's photo is amazing!! Jeanne

Mary Ann said...

a vacation for you means a galore of photos for us to enjoy! hence, i am excited for you either place you will end up! take care and have fun! verbena cottage

LiveLikeYou said...

That's so funny-just posted it on Facebook page. It's just an amazing looking fixture. But I just heard from someone that it's completely impossible to put together...dandelion by dandelion..

Persis Shah said...

awesome lamps!

just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say i LOVE it. do come drop by mine too and maybe we can follow each other. =)

have a lovely day!


Annelie said...

Love that lamp too, though, as well as I know IKEA's products, I'm a little surprised I've missed this gem.
Maskros in Swedish means dandelion, so your association is dead on.

I like the picture that your daughter took, very nice!
As much of a weed as it is, you can't really stop kids from the fun of blowing on them. It's a summer thing. Just teach your kids about wind direction and aim it at the neighbors. ;)

I'm the proud owner of probably the tallest dandelion known to mankind, or close to. Found one in my Rhododendron that was up to my thighs.