Tuesday, January 8, 2013

'70s Clown with Balloons Lamp and Nightlight



1970s clown nightlight and lamp
with dog and balloons

Confession time. I've always been afraid of the dark. When we stay in hotels, I keep the bathroom light on. Every night, we sleep with the TV on without the volume. Our home is filled with nightlights. 

I had a favorite nightlight back in the 1970s. It was actually a lamp. There was a cute wooden clown holding a red plastic cane and huge colorful balloons. The clown also had a little dog. Both figures had their arms outstretched. The balloons would light up as a lamp and at night you could switch the nightlight on. The nightlight was his "Balloons 10 cents" stand. I loved this lamp. 



Did anyone else have the clown with balloons children's lamp and nightlight as a kid back in the 1970s? My cousin had one in the 1980s as well.

12 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

I didn't have one but always wanted one!

Sabrina said...

I had this lamp too! I remember writing about it on my blog once. I just discovered last year that that very lamp was featured somewhat prominently on the '80s children's show "Today's Special" on Nickelodeon after seeing it in screen shots from the show. And after I blogged about my lamp, YA author Jay Asher happened to read it and said he had one too. That lamp is a great memory of my early childhood that I will never forget!

CONCERTCHICK said...

I had this lamp!!

Kim said...

OMG! I had that same lamp! Loved it!

H Kerr said...

There are no clowns in my house. Not when I was a kid & not now! They creep me right out. But I remember one of cousins having a lamp like this!

Brandi Greeno said...

I had this lamp in the 80s it was my favorite lamp I would like to find another one for my son that was just born 2 weeks ago for his room. :)

Unknown said...

My cousin had this lamp as well....I envied it so much. I saw one in a thrift store the other day, I wonder if it's still there because I want it.

Norma said...

I had this EXACT lamp!

judy patterson said...

I still have this lamp.1970

judy patterson said...

It I'll have this lamp!1970 lamp!

Unknown said...

I bought one new for my now 38 year old daughter. Loved it

Carol Flowers said...

I bought one new for my now 38 year old daughter. Loved it

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