Skip to main content

Show and Tell Friday-lamp

I am participating in Show and Tell Friday. Hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home, you can check out other posts by clicking here.

The lamp pictured above has been in my home only one year. I have it in my hallway but it was once in the living room and in it's past life it lived in a gorgeous Victorian home in Melrose, Massachusetts.

I bought the lamp from a woman who was selling the contents of her home. She was downsizing and moving to Florida. She estimated the lamp to be from the 1950's.

It is funny how I ended up with the lamp. I was the chairperson for a charity tea which was held at the lamp owner's home. I commented about her lamp and she asked if I wanted to buy it. I knew she was moving but I had no idea she was selling all her beautiful items like the lamp, china, furniture. I lucked out that day for sure.

Don't forget to check out the other participant's posts over at Cindy's blog.


Thank you for stopping by my blog, I had to pop over to visit yours. You have a beautiful blog and I love the choice of music. I'll be back.
Lovely! Your tea party looks wonderful ♥
you are so lucky to buy the lamp.. lovely and very victorian kindda lamp
Hootin' Anni said…
It's beautiful!!!

My New Doll -my Show n Tell. I would really enjoy your company if you can drop by to visit me. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!
Victoria said…
That is such a beautiful lamp!
How lovely! Such a romantic, victorian looking lamp.

I have a similar one, though not as fancy, from when I was a girl. Right now it sits in the guest bedroom. Somehow it has survived both of my girls upbringing, and several moves, without being broken.
Sarah said…
Thanks for stopping by HFTS. Your lamp is lovely and how nice to share your tea party.
Glad to have found your blog. I spent some time scrolling down through previous posts. I'll be back again. Lovely blog!
Hi, That is a great lamp. And your cats are too cute. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. And the girls can be cute at times but the are a handfull. Have a great weekend..Julian
Lenore said…
That is a lovely lamp and you certainly were lucky to have purchased it from that woman who was moving.
LDH said…
This is a beautiful Gone with the Wind Hurricane lamp! I have one remarkably similar that I purchased from a neighbors garage sale. She and her husband bought a pair on their honeymoon.

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your encouraging comment about the loss of my brother-in-law. It was much appreciated.

Kindly, ldh
kim said…
What a lovely lamp. That was great of her to sell that to you.
Olga said…
That lamp is surely a work of art. So beautiful!
Alaina said…
Love the lamp, thanks for stopping by the littlest room.
Janet said…
Is your banner photo in Back Bay? It looks very familiar.

Red Door Home said…
Lucky you! How wonderful you were able to purchase something you really liked.

Popular posts from this blog

Appleton Farms- Farm to Table and more

Friday night I rushed home from work, fed the kitties, changed my clothes and picked up my sister at her house. I couldn't wait to head up to Ipswich, MA and Appleton Farms for their farm to table dinner.  As soon as we pulled into the entrance of the property, all the tensions of the day went away.

The weather was cool, a perfect temperature for outdoor dining, live music and lawn games. What a peaceful setting.

The sign said play & have fun. I did not know how much fun we really would have.

Here's a view from the field. The tables were ready outside and there were more inside the barn.

Fences and stone walls encircled the field and property. Hay bales were set up as seating for listening to the live entertainment for the evening.

The band was named The Austin Torpedoes. They were wonderful. We really enjoyed their performance.

Lemonade was available at a self serve station. You could buy beer or wine from the Ipswich Ale Brewery Truck. Yes, the spiggots were right on …

Summer Bucket List 2016

It's a little late in the season but I have finally created my Summer Bucket List. I don't have too much on it. I do reserve the right to add some events if something really cool comes up.

Here they are in no particular order:

1.  Hull Illumination Night- illumination of Hull Harbor, Hull, MA   7/30
2.  Fourth of July fireworks and parade- Wakefield, MA   7/4 Done
3.  Farm to Table dinner- Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA  7/8  Done
4.  Daytrip to Brewster, MA and Susan Branch book signing   7/28 Done
5.  Lobster BLT @ Stonewall Kitchen, York, ME  9/1 Done
6.  Attend a Waterfire lighting, Providence, RI 7/23
7.  Play skeeball and view the fireworks at Hampton Beach, NH  July or August
8.  Melrose Summer Stroll- Melrose, MA 7/29 Done
9.  Rockport illumination night and fireworks- Rockport, MA  8/16
10. Dinner at the Colony Hotel at sunset- Kennebunkport, ME  August

I plan to post about these events as the Summer progresses. How about you? What's on your Summer Bucket List?

Embracing the season-my Autumn checklist

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I am speaking of my favorite season Fall. We are in the thick of it now and it is fabulous! It's not quite peak foliage but we are getting there.

Here are my reasons to embrace Fall.

1.  Outdoor dining- Those early Fall days are even better than in Summer. Cooler temps make it more comfortable sitting in the sun and the scene is more colorful. In late Fall, I switch to sitting by fireplaces whenever I can.

2. Old graveyards- I am strangely drawn to old graveyards in the Fall. Maybe it's because most graveyards have fantasticly colorful trees and I just notice them more in Fall. Or perhaps it's the Halloween connection.

We have some very old graveyards in New England and they are definitely worth a visit.
You could even take a historic graveyard or ghost tour. There is a graveyard tour in my hometown in two weeks.

3. An Autumn Walk- What's better than an Autumn walk around your neighborhood?

I love to pick up some colorful …