No theme today, just a couple more of the new ones. Eclectic as always!
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.
Wow – hard to believe it’s almost the end of October and the annual Cheerfully Made Holiday Market is fast approaching in less than 2 weeks. Once again, it will be held at the beautiful Almonte Old Town Hall on the weekend of Nov 4th & 5th. Rekindled Lighting will be there ONLY on Saturday Nov 4th. We’ve been busy making lots of new lamps – photos to follow soon. Meanwhile, save the date on your calendar!!
I think I posted this info a couple of weeks ago, but just as a reminder… Rekindled Lighting is going to be at the Cheerfully Made Spring Show on Saturday, May 6, held in the Almonte Agricultural Hall, 192 Water St, Almonte from 10-4. The show is also on Sunday, however, we’ll only be there on Saturday if you want a chance to see all our stuff ‘in the flesh’. Hope to see you there!
These are the very last new things before the show – 2 Frankenbots, ‘Nigel’ and ‘Meryl Cheep’. Nigel is the lead guitarist in the heavy metal band U235 and is made from an eclectic assortment of stuff including an old bicycle pedal, candlestick cups, the bell from a rotary telephone, vintage tin, clock case and various bits of cutlery. Meryl Cheep is a bird-like object who needs the extra lift of a propeller beanie hat to augment her weak-looking wings. Made from a silver sugar bowl, fence post cap, burner from an oil lamp, a latch from an old storm window, leaf from a vegetable steamer and various bits of cutlery. Fun to make, hopefully, fun to look at.
Looking at the the rest of the website, I did notice another lamp and a clock that I had neglected let you know about. The lamp is made from a vintage cigar box with a cast iron trivet inset. We think it kind-of looks like a church window. The clock is a combination of a decorative heron (from who knows what) and part of a brass candlestick.
Here’s the last 2 lamps we made for the Cheerfully Made show in Almonte this Saturday (I think I got them all but you could check on the ‘All Lamps for Sale’ page just in case). We did notice that we had no lamps with regular shades in our inventory, and we know that some people do like more ”conventional’ type lamps, so decided to make a couple – the bases aren’t exactly conventional, however!
We don’t make floor lamps often and this one came about sort-of by accident but we think it’s a reading lamp that is sure to be a conversation piece!
These were so much fun to make when we tried them at the Christmas show (and they proved pretty popular) that we thought we’d make a few more. All are made with items too small for lamps/clocks or from what’s left over when we dismantle stuff. They’re an eclectic bunch – the design being suggested by one of more of the parts. The first, Red Bill the space pirate, was inspired by the rotator of the meat grinder, the second, Sir Ken Tucky, by the ‘shield’ which was the top of a collectible spoon handle, and the third, Beowoof, by the shape of a burner from a gas lamp.