Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Pineapple Grape Lamp


Resin grapes were a huge thing in the late 1960s/ early ’70s but none so succulent or popular as those that were fashioned into pineapple table lamps. I have the red one pictured here as well as a yellow one and a purple one. It’s a bitch to change the bulb though. I always have to call my electrician when one burns out. If I were the inventor of these I would have had one easily decipherable grape that popped out for an easy change. But for all I know these lamps have that feature because as adventurous as I am in my life and career that’s how unadventurous I am when it comes to figuring out anything mechanical or that involves following detailed instructions of any kind. Lucky for me,these grapes look fantastic whether they’re turned on or off.


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  • Scott Finnell says:

    I remember these types of lamps. When I was little, my mother had one of these lamps. I remember a lot of fruit made out of this plastic stuff. I liked to chew on it when I was really small. I can’t believe I remember that!

  • Carol allen says:

    ok how funny i have a blue and green pineapple table top lamp from a friend … I am opening up a ebay to sell it and lots of other stuff .. The funny thing is that my boyfriend was trying to change the bulb tonite and had a really hard time to .. (laughing ) just like u stated in your blog very cool

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