I got this lamp at a sale this summer. It was down in the basement on a worktable -- it was off-center, the cord was frayed & spliced with oilcloth tape, the socket was disconnected and the whole thing was covered in nasty, greasy dirt. The estate dealer thought it was such a lost cause that he sold me a 1960s lamp for $1! I loved the color, loved the gold design and loved the wire accent at the top. This lamp was perfect -- it just needed a little TLC (and rewiring).
Now that Christmas is over and the booth is set up, I finally got to work on it. Look at it now! If you aren't a lover of all things retro, you'll probably think it was time wasted & that the lamp is still a lost cause. I, however, think it's just wonderful!
I still want to find another rice paper shade for it, because I want to keep this one. Though I know I could (and probably will) sell it in the booth, it's going to be really hard to part with my beautiful teal pineapple lamp!