Lamps on kitchen counters.
You’re going to think Bossy is totally making up this Favorite Thing because she is so tired and barely took any interesting photos this past week, and you would be entirely
But, it actually is a favorite thing. Bossy has all of the proper lighting in her kitchen, where proper lighting equals gah don’t stand there, you’re casting a shadow on the stove — but there is something about the coziness of a real lamp with a shade that cheers Bossy up every time she sees it.
It’s all about the glowy.
Junkyard Dog saysNovember 30, 2009 at 8:42 am
I look at this photo and think of the Suddenly Tammy song “lamp”……….
krg saysNovember 30, 2009 at 9:06 am
that is one of my favorite things too. give me ambient light over task lighting any time.
Martha in Kansas saysNovember 30, 2009 at 9:35 am
I agree. Also on my office desk. People say how cozy the room feels. (And look at the wine on Bossy’s counter, nearly outnumbering the cookbooks!)
WebSavyMom saysNovember 30, 2009 at 9:37 am
–>I’m just glad it was the lamp and not the flexible straws.
hulagirlatheart saysNovember 30, 2009 at 10:03 am
Hula likes lighting on the counter to help with her eyesight which is apparently moving to another city.
Chookooloonks saysNovember 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
I SO agree. There’s just SOMETHING about a lamp in a kitchen.
Mary@Holy Mackerel saysNovember 30, 2009 at 10:31 am
I totally agree. Makes the home so much more homey.
lora saysNovember 30, 2009 at 10:33 am
I had a lamp in my kitchen forever, and loved it dearly until it broke. Now I need a new one, but it has to be absolutely perfect.
I gave a friend one of my absolutely perfect lamps right before my kitchen one broke. And it would have been really absolutely perfect in my kitchen now that it is redone. White milkglass and everything. Darnit. The world hates me. Lamps hate me.
Audubon Ron saysNovember 30, 2009 at 10:52 am
I noticed Bossy uses those rubber thingies to re cork her wine bottles too. Cool.
Lara saysNovember 30, 2009 at 11:27 am
Bossy! I totally agree! My daughter was doing her Geometry homework at our breakfast bar a week or two, but discovered that she left her calculator in her locker, so I retrieved my old scientific calculator from the back of the junk drawer, but it was ancient (seriously, it’s been 25 years since I took Geometry) and the solar cell didn’t work well, so I moved a little lamp from a nearby bookshelf to the bar where she was working so that she could hold the calculator up to it for more light (poor kid.) I loved the way it looked so much, that I left it there. When the kids sit down at the bar for breakfast each morning, it looks like they’re eating at a little French bistro. Tres charmant!
Julie saysNovember 30, 2009 at 11:29 am
I’m pretty sure those wine bottles on the counter are helping with the glowy.
Well, anyway, they help me…
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysNovember 30, 2009 at 11:36 am
I never realized that is why I love Bossy’s entertaining photos so much–the glowy. I have been emulating that myself.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysNovember 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Bossy has the glowiest following. Lovin’ me some mood lighting in my kitchen.
BossysMom saysNovember 30, 2009 at 12:30 pm
I suspect we love the glowy lighting because it is as close to a fire and hearth as most of us will come in our kitchens.
We humans gravitate to that.
Suzanne saysNovember 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm
I LOVE LOVE LOVE lamps on kitchen counters. It’s so cozy.
BossysMom saysNovember 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm
ehhh…most of us will have in our kitchens.
Ms. Cranky Pants saysNovember 30, 2009 at 1:55 pm
I completely agree. I’ve been looking for the perfect counter lamp for over a year!
La Suzette saysNovember 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm
Well, I’ll be the one dissenting vote then. Any additional item on the counter = clutter. I get my glowy from mini light strung over the sink, changed out seasonally of course!
reen saysNovember 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm
I’ve been procrastinating with installing the puck lights under the cabinets…when all I have to do is stick a lamp there! And keeping the flexible straws next to the wine…also a good strategy. Thanks Bossy!
Brava97 saysNovember 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm
How do you not knock it off the counter and onto the floor into a billion pieces? Because that is my history with anything small and movable on the countertop. (RIP glass votive holder in a cute “watering can” stand.)
cynthiagirl saysNovember 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm
For the longest time, the lamp on my kitchen counter was a blue lava lamp which I ran night and day until the little blobs inside stopped floating. That was such a sad day.
Liz O. saysNovember 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm
I agree. Can’t remember when I first saw it but fell in love with lamps on kitchen counters. Cozy, homey..the whole nine yards.
Cupcake Murphy saysNovember 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm
You can’t see me but I’m saluting you and, as soon as my husband gets all the neighbors lined up, we’re giving you a 21 gun salute.
Lis saysDecember 1, 2009 at 12:58 am
How funny! I was just thinking, over Thanksgiving weekend, about how I’ve always wanted to have a lamp on my kitchen counter. Love it.