Turn on the light!

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I love antiques.

I guess because I am one.

My favorite era is the Craftsman Style era, when everything here was made here, with pride in craftsmanship.

Like this lamp, which still works.

I love the frankly simple style, complete with wooden finials, top and bottom.

I love the drum shade, which casts light on the ceiling for ambiance, and direct light for reading.

I love how although it houses two bulbs, they work independently and intuitively and gently and quietly.

I love that it also houses a clock, and that I’ve found a good, old-fashioned, USA-made, clock-repair person.

I love that it weighs about forty pounds (18 or so kg), so it cannot tip over.

I love how it is all browns.

Yes, I love American antiques, which may be one reason I love Thanksgiving more than any other holiday:

  • American
  • Crafted with care
  • Still works
  • Preserved over the ages
  • Simple
  • Casting light
  • Independent
  • Adaptable
  • Gentle
  • Quiet
  • Timely yet old-fashioned
  • Weighty
  • Invincible
  • Brown

I cannot wait for next year. It will be better yet.

Turn on the light.
Turn on the light.
Bottom finials on chains
Bottom finials on chains
Matching finial on shade.
Matching finial on shade.

Good light is so important.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

11 thoughts on “Turn on the light!

  1. Nothing like a well-crafted, well-functioning product. Today, our toaster (maybe 1 or 2 yrs old) started acting up and my husband talked about a toaster his mother had used that lasted at least 20 yrs. Built-in obsolescence….Glad your lamp isn’t suffering from that condition!

    1. Thanks so much for this comment, Annette, and WELCOME to Home’s Cool! 🙂
      I’m sorry about your toaster! My maid of honor gave me an antique toaster for a wedding gift, because she knew the others would break. I know what you mean! 😐

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