Here’s the last 4 lamps – a mish-mash of quirky, elegant and fun. You can decide which is which. Just a reminder – the Cheerfully Made Show is TOMORROW November 4th from 10-4 at the Almonte Old Town Hall, Bridge St, Almonte. If you’re there, please come say hello (and maybe pick up a lamp, clock or frankenbot or two!!).
No sun – no moon!
No morn – no noon,
No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day ….
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease ….
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees
No fruit, no flowers, no leaves, no birds!
(Poem by Thomas Hood)
No worries – we have lamps to brighten the darkest and gloomiest of No vember days. Today’s lamps are an old and a new design … the telephone lamp we have done before but it’s always a fun one. The floor lamp is a new design using an antique model-T headlamp and a vintage camera tripod. We think it looks like a movie spotlight!
Here are a couple more of the new lamps – these ones have a transportation theme. The shiny one is made from the pedal and crank of my father-in-law’s old bike (a family heirloom) plus some bits and pieces of upcycled bike drivetrains. The other, imaginatively-designed, rustic one is made from a vintage car jack and antique car horn. This one is for those of you who like something a little different.
As promised, here’s the first of the batch of new lamps. The date for the show has crept up on us, so there will be a bit of a deluge over the next few days, as we get the lamps and photos ready. As always, there is a real diversity in the things we have transformed into lighting ‘sculptures’. Click on the photos and check out the ‘Lamps for sale’ page for details.