Before the American Girl Doll craze, there was the creepy doll lamp craze. Exhibit A: This lamp, circa 1975, I picked up at the Big Flea last Saturday. I saw her sitting all alone, shunned by the rest of the lamps. It was the last hour of the Flea when everything is free, so I knew I had to bring her home with me. She needed a friend.
By oh my is she weird looking. Those freckles, those eyes. My husband’s only word to describe her: disturbing.
I thought a nice coat of spray paint would gussy her up. Nope, still creepy, like a girl version of Chucky kind of creepy.
Even her doll gives you the chills. But still, I couldn’t turn her away. And I love the gold color, she’s like a trophy, a tribute to the beauty that is the Big Flea.
In lieu of a lamp shade, I went simple with a vintage light bulb. She’s got bright ideas, that gal of mine.
Originally I was going to put the lamp next to my bed, but felt she deserved a more prominent place in our home atop the piano.
She blends in with the sea of randomness.
What do you think of my new home accessory (Leslie wants her destroyed)? Do you like her better with or without the gold spray paint? What’s the weirdest, creepiest thing you have brought into your home?