Best Vintage Lighting Fixtures - 2012
Staring at the ceiling is a good idea at Stuff Antiques, a place that's really all about the best in period lighting. Joe, the owner, clearly is obsessed with fine examples of exceptional period lamps and light fixtures; his place is filled to the rafters with stunning examples of Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Midcentury Modern pieces. The stuff is pricey (and none of it is priced, which means having to have a conversation with Joe, which is a good thing — he's a blast!), but you won't find a better selection anywhere of fully restored lights and lamps. As much an homage to the history of electric lighting as a shop, Stuff also offers antique furniture and vintage medical cabinets for sale, as well as restoration services. You'll think of Stuff and of Joe every time you flick the switch on the fabulous lamp you bought at this Phoenix perennial.