Author – Autumn (Janette)
Here in Lexington, there is a small family-run business that makes lamps. They can take almost any item that you have and turn it into an interesting lamp. They have been in business for many years, and now the son and his wife are involved. They have made four lamps for me, along with the shades, and I am thrilled with them.
This lamp that is in our guest room was originally a ginger jar that Mr. Autumn bought for me in Singapore.
It has all of my basic decorating colors in it, which means it will fit into the decor in any room in our house.
In its former life, this lamp was a cream can. You can see the farm name’s plaque in the mirror’s reflection.
My mother tole painted it, and for years I used it just as an accessory.
Then one day a light bulb went on in my head, and I decided it would be a great lamp.
And I was right!
The last lamp I am sharing with you was a little silver tea pot. The lamp shop electrified it for me, too.
It looks very sweet sitting on one of the marble countertops in our kitchen, here.
Even though I learned to make lamps, which I wrote about here, all of these lamps required drilling so that the wires could be hidden inside. That is beyond my expertise.
Hopefully I shed some light on the idea that practically anything can become a lamp.