This posting is all about the three newest lamps in my collection. I'm fond of saying if you have at least three of something it ceases being clutter and becomes a collection. What does it become when you have about forty of something? Collection just doesn't seem to be a strong enough word for that much of anything.
This baby just came in from an ebay purchase. Come on in and have a look at my new lamp stuff.
I have no idea who made this. Doesn't really matter. It's mine now. But it wouldn't have been if I had been paying attention to what I was doing when I won it.
The bids were up to about forty something dollars. I bid forty seven and was immediately outbid. I figured I'd go up to fifty one dollars and either win it or quit it. So I entered a five, a one, and two zeros. Forgot the decimal point. My last bid was fifty-one hundred dollars. Fortunately the bidding stopped at one hundred five bucks. Man did I ever screw myself over. There's no way I would pay a hundred five bucks for a brass sconce. Except in case of extreme stupidity. The lesson learned here is make sure you enter your decimal points.
|It's always nice to have a well known maker, but sometimes you can get by on just your looks.|
|Just needs a little cleaning and I'll probably mount it above my old beige payphone.|
|Even the tag doesn't tell who made it.|
My parents were married in the early 50s. They received a lamp as a wedding present from my dad's aunt. It was a brand spankin' new horse lamp with planters. Since I wasn't around yet, I have no idea what it's first several years were like, but I do remember getting that lamp in my room at around ten years old. I had it for years. I don't remember exactly what happened to it. I do remember getting some of those new orange plastic cone on wooden tripod lamps. That might have been when the "horse" lamp went away.
Fast forward 40 some years. I saw a picture of the "horse" lamp somewhere. Did a little ebay search. POOF! Found one, ordered it, got it in the mail. I'm now reunited with the "horse" lamp of my youth.
Except that now I realize - it's not a horse.
|Okay, stop laughing. That's the shade that came with it, not mine.|
|I always thought it was a horse. It was always called the "horse" lamp.|
|Kind of looks like a horse, doesn't it?|
|Now I'm thinking Ibex horns on a Gazelle body. It's so stylized, it's hard to tell what it is.|
|Fabulous isn't it? Yes, I thought you'd agree.|
I didn't really need these next three lights. They were drifting at around forty bucks on ebay and I couldn't allow them to go to someone else for that little money. So I got all three for 60 bucks. The rule is: when you see something cool - Get it! Worry about what you're going to do with it later. I don't know what to do with these lights yet, but when I do - I'll have them.
|Guess we know who made these. Ever hear of Star Light?|
|Brass and milk glass. I like 'em.|
|This pic makes me think that they could be mounted like sconces. All you'd need is a stiffener in the wire.|
|But I'll probably hang 'em from the ceiling anyway.|
|Think I'll name 'em Dean, Frank, and Sammy|
|I'm going to need more ceiling space.|
That's the end of the light show.
We'll be right back with . . . more stuff.