Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Pineapple Lamps Have Arrived!

My much awaited pineapple lamps have arrived. I took my mum to my friend  Patricia's beautiful shop "Themes" in Haberfield this morning to pick them up.  I couldn't wait to get them home but first I had to treat Mum to lunch at a gorgeous little Italian cafe for spinach arancini and a trip to drool-worthy Paesanella's cheese shop, then home to set up the lamps.

I think they best suit sitting on my French sideboard in the dining room.
  Here's the whole dining room that is open to the kitchen (divided by a kitchen peninsula)

 I'm loving how it looks all together. 
 See the clock that looks like an old fashioned fob watch? My mum saw this in Patricia's shop (it's Villa Maison) and just fell in love with it so I splurged it for her for Mother's Day. It's so nice to have my Mum visiting and to be able to spoil her!
 The kids are loving having Grandma here to read stories to them and play games with. Check out my animated little boy and my cool calm collected girl. This photo really shows their personalities.

So it's finally coming together -still on the "to-do list" is stripping the table and refinishing it but it's under that lovely tablecloth for the moment.  Some day....

I'll be writing a post with photos on Patricia's shop soon but if you are near the Inner West of Sydney and looking for something special for your home or as a gift then head her way. Not only is her shop filled with divine goodies but she is one of the most lovely women you could meet.  Visit Themes at Shop 12/191 Ramsay Street in Haberfield. Phone Patricia on 02 9798 0596.



  1. the lamps look perfect on your sideboard!

    1. thanks Cassie - i love the extra dimension they add!

  2. Oh Fiona, your right those lamps are stunning and just make the whole dining room complete. Your mum and the kids look so happy.

    1. thanks Sandy - taken me a while to reply to this. the lamps are so lovely. I can't believe I got them so cheaply. blessed! Mum had a great week. was lovely to see her so happy.
      cheers Fiona

  3. Hi Fiona :) Would you mind letting me know what the height of the Pineapple lamps are, including and excluding the shades? I am madly looking for a pair, unfortunately there are none left at Themes (and its closing down). My no is 0411 388 383 or email wmou@ccia.org.au If you don't mind me asking how much it is so I can have an idea of what number I am dealing with? Thank you so much. Kind regards. Wendy


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