It has only been the last year or so since I've begun to see the lamp for more than just it's function. Okay, maybe that isn't entirely true. I saw it as functional decoration, but not something that can stand on it's own as a design element. That has certainly changed! Every time I go into HomeGoods I want to snatch up every lamp I see.
I absolutely love gourd lamps for the same reason I love ginger jars - their curvy shape. Lamps can bring a touch of elegance or whimsy to a room. Or an unexpected punch of color.