1.08.2009

You light up my life

I collect a lot of different things including lamps, they vary from elegant to rustic in design.

I love the lines of this tall lamp with it's square shade lined in gold that casts a beautiful warm light down the hardwood base. If I only had one table lamp this would be it.

The shade on this western saddle base is parchment paper punched with leather lacing.

This elegant cut lead crystal & brass Pineapple lamp with a hand sewn linen shade lights our living room. It was purchased not long after Don & I were married for our first house.

This was the first lamp I collected when I was 10 yrs. old ~ my dad was concerned that I was already collecting light fixtures and dishes at that age!

Mom gave me this adorable standard poodle puppy. The hat band around the top of the shade is leather threaded with silver hearts from the Stetson I wore showing horses in conformation.

A Tiffany lamp ~ everyone probably has one of these.

A wooden dresser base with drawers sits beside one of my porcelain flowers with it's distressed milk based paint finish.

This lamp is for a night table but until I find the right replacement for it's spot it's on the antique chest of drawers in the front entrance.

I also have a lamp with a momma bear (my nick name is She Bear) and 2 clubs, as well as Ott Lites for knitting, sewing and reading. There are exquisite bronze castings of poodles made into lamps (I saw in Maryland while at the Poodle Club of America National Specialty) that are gorgeous. I haven't as yet gotten over the sticker shock ~ but one day I might not be able to resist and ship one of them home.

There's no knitting progress to post ~ I've had my butt kicked by the flu this past week. The true measure of how sick I am is not how high my fever but if I can't manage to pick up knitting or a book to read. I haven't knit more then a few rows on my scarf in the last 10 days or so. I've spent time visiting other blogs and emailing in bursts, then head back to the couch or bed to nap. Being sick is such a waste of time! Hope everyone is healthy and well.

12 comments:

Kelly said...

wow thats alota lamps!!
Love the cowboy one :)

woolywumpus said...

Hope you're feeling better and knitting production is back up to pre-Christmas levels! Great post! I think my fave is the cut crystal pineapple...or maybe the cowboy...no, I think it's the...

PrincessPea said...

I love getting little glimpses into people's homes - thank you for sharing your lamp collection!

raining sheep said...

Hope you get better soon. I must say the cowboy lamp is my favorite.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Awwww. Being sick is no fun :( Do you live near a good Deli? Send someone out for chicken soup if you aren't up to making it yourself - and have them get you chopped liver and other things that will give you back your strength.

Love your eclectic lamp collection! My Mom wants to buy me a standing lamp for where I knit but I resist because our house is so very modern.

myboringblog said...

My faves are the first and last lamps but I think they are all great. I always change my mind about things I want to collect so I really admire you having your loves and sticking to them.

peaknits said...

I hope you are feeling good enough to read or knit again soon! Take care!

YarnSnob said...

Woah lots of lovely lamps, must be bright in your home! Hope you're getting better :(

KnittySue said...

Absolutely lovely lamps I'd love any of them in my house.
What a collection.

Sheila said...

I love the Poodle Lamp. How you are feeling better. I linked to your blog, fellow poodle lover.

amanda said...

That's a really lovely collection you have there. I like the cowboy one too. Sorry to hear you been ill. Things are bad when you can't even pick up the needles aren't they?

Nicole said...

Yuck too being sick, hope you are getting back to some knitting by now! Love the lamps~especially the cowboy one. I dream of being out west one day!

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