Saturday, 12 January 2019
Spotlight on Charm
The post heading is an old saying of my mum's (she had dozens!). It came to mind today when I told Keith that I thought there was a lamp downstairs which had been packed to move to the "new house" (this was packed 11 years ago, when we first decided we would have to downsize . . .) There were two good ones, keepers, and then I found another NINE lamps and bits of lamps I had forgotten we had. Some are commercial, others will go to auction. The antique onion glass ship's lantern above is a definite keeper. In fact we have a red one (in stock) as well, so may keep that too . . .
This is a brand new hanging lamp which we bought when we were doing all the upstairs and outside lighting about the turn of the century. Another keeper.
I'd forgotten we had this antique cast iron church sconce (which does have its brass oil well too and possibly a glass chimney - if one of the spares fits it.) Its registered number shows it was made 1898/99 by a foundry called F S & Co. It is worth selling, as it is the nicest one I have ever seen, so it will go along to the next Fair with us and if it doesn't sell, then onto Ebay.
Other sundry bits of lamp and another sconce, and there is a huge Tiffany-style modern shade wrapped in the old quilt. Destined for Ebay/auction.
Below - a hanging lamp which has been modified to electric and has an orange glass chimney. That's to go on Ebay too.
A productive day as that is one entire cupboard emptied! Tomorrow I intend to empty the pony stables and have a Trip to the Tip, and then put out there the unwanted china and non-perishable things from the Junk Room. I have another pile of stuff for the charity shop, and two lots of books have gone to the Tesco charity table today.
Progress. Getting rid of stuff is remarkably therapeutic - I don't have it there nagging me!!