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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:
Crafted with care
Preserved over the ages
- Casting light
- Timely yet old-fashioned
I cannot wait for next year. It will be better yet.
Good light is so important.
11 thoughts on “Turn on the light!”
Nice – I like antiques too. But, seriously, you are not an antique Katherine until you are 100 years old! 😉
YOU are too kind. I thought the number was 25. Ha! Glad you stopped by and glad you liked this. Hurry back! 🙂
Wait…You thought I was only 99?! I’m flattered! 😉
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!
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! 😐