Using Dragonfly Lamps for Decor Accents
Anyone who loves nature and dragonflies in particular, will love these Victorian style dragonfly lamps. I’ve chosen my very favorite dragonfly lamps to share with you. I’ve included the best Tiffany and Tiffany style stained-glass lamps which lend themselves so well to this design, added some other dragonfly accent lamps.
All these beautiful dragonfly lamps are ideal accents for anyone who loves dragonflies and color. Dragonflies are wonderfully charismatic creatures, elegant and graceful and beautiful and no, dragonflies don’t bite!
This page is part of a series on dragonfly inspired decor and throughout the series I’ve taken the opportunity to include some interesting titbits about dragonflies to help explain the allure of these magical insects.
River of Goods 8353 9-Inch Hand-Blown Lily Lamp with Dragonfly, 1-PackAmora Lighting AM1015ACC Tiffany Style Dragonfly Mini Table Lamp, 10-InchAmora Lighting Tiffany Style AM024TL05 18-inch Dragonfly Table LampAmora Lighting AM079FL10 Tiffany Style Dragonfly Reading Floor Lamp 62 In
Tiffany inspired dragonfly lamp
Tiffany was an innovative glass designer and jeweler born in 1848 who specalized in stained glass. He is best known in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco art movements.
This beautiful stained glass lamp is inspired by Louis Tiffany and is as popular now as when they were first created. This lamp has a dragonfly design that will appeal to anyone who loves them. The lamp measures 16 inches by 23 inches, it has a pull-chain on/off switch, takes a 100 watt bulb. An ideal addition to any room.
Tiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp, Red and Blue 18-InchTiffany Style Red Dragonfly Lamp w/ Mosaic BaseTiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp 2 lightsWHT008 Tiffany-style Dragonfly Lamp, Blue/RedT18275TGRB Dragonfly Tiffany-Style 26-Inch Table Lamp with Lighted BaseAmora Lighting Tiffany Style AM064TL08 14.5-inch Dragonfly Mini Table LampTA10606 Tiffany Jewel Dragonfly Accent Lamp, Antique BrassTiffany Style Dragonfly Table LampYellow Dragonfly Tiffany Style Table LampCH33471RD16-TL2 Tiffany Empress, Tiffany-style Dragonfly Table LampTiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp – 22.75 Inches – 350 PiecesCH1049DG18-TL2 Tiffany-Style Dragonfly 2 Light Table Lamp
Tiffany Style Floor Lamps
1509-BB75B Dragonfly Tiffany-Style 72-Inch Torchiere LampTiffany Style Dragonfly Green Floor Lamp, 64 Inch by 18 InchAM079FL10 Tiffany Style Dragonfly Reading Floor Lamp 62 InCH33341DY18-FL3 Tiffany-Style Dragonfly 3 Light Floor Lamp1510+BB75B Tiffany-style Green Dragonfly Torchiere, GreenCH33471RD18-FL2 Empress Tiffany-Style Dragonfly 2-Light Floor LampCH2825DB18-FL3 Tiffany-style Dragonfly 3-Light Floor LampTiffany-style AM040FL14 Dragonfly Torchiere Floor LampCH33341DY14-TF1 “Dragan” Tiffany-Style Dragonfly 1 Light Torchiere Floor LampWHT009 Dragonfly Reading Floor Lamp with Stain GlassTS19+BB75B : Tiffany-style Dragonfly TorchiereTS19+BB75B Tiffany-style Dragonfly Torchiere, YellowTB10098 Dragonfly Buffet Lamp, Antique Golden SandTF13066 Briar Dragonfly Floor Lamp, Antique BronzeCH18A889-FL3 Tiffany-Style Dragonfly 3-Light Double Lit Floor LampTiffany Style Stained Glass Floor Lamp – DragonflyCH33471AD18-FL2 Tiffany Empress, Tiffany-style Dragonfly 2 Light Floor LampTF13065 Briar Dragonfly Downbridge Floor Lamp, Antique Golden SandCH33471BD18-FL2 Tiffany Empress, Tiffany-style Dragonfly 2 Light Floor LampDragonfly Tiffany floor LampCH18B889FL 2 Light Dragonfly Floor LampTiffany Style Green Dragonfly Torchiere
Tiffany Style Hanging Lamps
Tiffany-style Hanging Dragonfly LampTiffany Style Dragonfly Red Hanging LampCH1049DR18-DH2 Tiffany-style Dragonfly 2-Light Ceiling Pendant FixtureAmora Lighting AM1034HL14 Tiffany Style Stained Glass Hanging Lamp Ceiling FixtureAmora Lighting AM080HL16 Tiffany Style Floral Hanging Lamp 16 InchesCH2825DB18-DH3 Tiffany-style Dragonfly 3-Light Ceiling Pendant FixtureTiffany Style Stained Glass 16-inch Dragonfly + Double Parrots Pendant Hanging LampAmora Lighting AM077HL14 Tiffany Style Floral Hanging Lamp 14 InchesTiffany Style Stained Glass Dragonfly Inverted Large Ceiling Pendant Lamp FixtureWarehouse of Tiffany 2011 Tiffany-style Dragonfly Hanging Light, GreenAmora Lighting AM1027HL18 Tiffany Style Dragonfly Pendant Lamp 18-InchTiffany Style Dragonfly Design Glass Pendant Lighting 24American Made Dragonfly Tiffany Style Pendant Ceiling Fixture Hanging Lamp Lamps -Clc27-18CH2825DB18-UH3 Tiffany-style Dragonfly 3-Light Inverted Ceiling Pendant FixtureCH1B717BD17-DH2 Julia Tiffany-Style Dragonfly 2-Light Ceiling Pendant FixtureDale Tiffany TH12064 Groveland 3-Light Dragonfly Island Fixture, Antique BrassRiver of Goods 13487 Stained Glass Tiffany Style Green Dragonfly Inverted Hanging LampTiffany Style Dragonfly Inverted Hanging Lamp. Nature and Beauty Come Together
All about dragonfly wings – dragonfly facts
- Dragonflies have 4 wings, 2 pairs. Dragonfly rear wings are broader at the base than the first set. – In damselflies, all four wings are the same.
- Each wing works independently which allows them incredible manoeuvres.
- The dragonfly can move in six directions – up and down, sideways, they can hover, loop the loop and fly backwards.
- Dragonfly wings can move 30 times per minute.
- They appear smooth but dragonfly wings are actually corrugated. The shape and structure helps with the strength and suppleness.
Dragonfly Night Lights
This is a really beautiful dragonfly night light with cattails. The lamp is made of bonded marble and has been hand painted. This will make a wonderful gift for anyone who likes dragonflies and dragonfly decor. Measures about 3 inches by 6 inches and comes with a presentation gift box.
Tiffany Wall Sconce
Dale Tiffany TW11160 Dragonfly Wall Sconce, Antique BrassElk 071-Tb-12 Dragonfly Mix-N-Match 1-Light SconceAM097WL08 Tiffany Style Dragonfly Wall SconceMeyda 12 Inch W Spiral Dragonfly Sconce Wall Sconces 993317 Inch W Tiffany Scarlet Dragonfly 1 Lt Sconce Wall SconcesTiffany Style Red Stained Glass Dragonfly Wall Lamp Wall FixtureDale Tiffany TW12177 Cabrini Wall SconceArt Glass Led Wall Sconce – Dragonfly
The dragonfly is an insect with large eyes that are multifaceted, two sets of transparent wings, and a body that is elongated. They are similar in appearance to damselflies, with the main difference being that the dragonfly holds their wings perpendicular to their body. There are over 5,680 species of dragonflies in the world, and they have always evoked feelings of intrigue and different forms of symbolism in various cultures throughout the world.
What do dragonflies represent? That depends upon what area of the world and what culture we are speaking about. Europeans consider the dragonfly to be sinister, while Romanian folklore pegs the insect as a former horse that became possessed by the devil. The Swedish lore suggests that dragonflies have the job of weighing the souls of humans, while the Welsh associate them with snakes.
On the brighter side where the dragonfly is not considered to be something evil or bad, the Japanese associate the insect with the seasons of summer and early autumn. They are also recognized as symbols of happiness, strength, and courage. What do dragonflies represent in China? The answer is prosperity, harmony, and good luck. Other more generalized symbolisms that the dragonfly represents are poise, power, maturity, depth of character, living life to the fullest, becoming self aware, and defeating illusions that were self created.With an insect that has inspired so many cultures to develop lore and symbolism pertaining to it, it’s no wonder the dragonfly is often a popular theme for both jewelry and home decorating.
Many people like to bring dragonflies into their home decor. When used for this purpose, the dragonfly represents a peaceful environment that incorporates the beauty of nature along with the mystery of the dragonfly. Modern artists also like to use these insects as subjects for such works as posters and framed art work to display in the home. Dragonflies have also inspired many decorative motif designs that are used for home furnishings and fabric for home decorating.
Dragonflies are many times the subject of Art Nouveau designs in jewelry pieces. They are also a popular theme used in making Native American Zuni pottery pieces. Dragonflies are both beautiful and colorful, which makes them a great subject for jewelry. The wings of the insect are perfect for creating stunning pieces using colorful gemstones or shiny precious metals such as gold or silver. Many necklaces, pins, earrings, and hair accessories that feature dragonflies can be found.
Culture also comes into play in jewelry that features dragonflies. For example, a piece of dragonfly jewelry when given as a birthday gift in Japan means you wish that person happiness, strength, and courage. For Native Americans, dragonfly jewelry represents renewal after facing challenging times in life. Colored dragonfly jewelry, in most cultures, has the meaning of overcoming self made illusions. This is symbolic of how the color of the insect is dependant upon the way the light reflects off of it, symbolic of how humans sometimes see things the way the choose to. The jewelry also represents growth, maturity, and making the most out of life in the time that we have.
All of these meanings are sure to make wearing a piece of dragonfly jewelry, or incorporating a dragonfly theme into your home decor mean something more than it did before learning about its symbolism.