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Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Repurposed old glass insulators are all over Etsy. People turn them into candle holders and book ends. I have about a dozen of them that I put over inexpensive solar lights. They mostly block both the light and the solar panel, but I don’t care.

A number of lighting manufacturers make lighting collections that use reproduction glass insulators or are inspired by them. They range from rustic and farmhouse to modern or industrial. Continue reading

Outdoor Living with Kichler

Our power went out last night. I was reading the Kichler Landscape Lighting catalog that is to the trade and decided to share some of the information.

Outdoor Living with Kichler

Outdoor Living with Kichler

Bring it all together.

With the right combination of exterior lighting, you can bring outdoor spaces to life. Achieve this look by incorporating integrated LED landscape lighting with Kichler® decorative options designed for outdoor use. Homeowners get a beautiful and functional space they can use 24/7 – you get a project you can add to your portfolio.

Kichler Landscape at a Glance 2020

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LBL LED Illuminated Monorail

Curved LED Illuminated Monorail with Blue LED Generator and LED Illuminated Monorail Jelly Pendants in Blue, Cable suspended

Curved LED Illuminated Monorail with Blue LED Generator and LED Illuminated Monorail Jelly Pendants in Blue, Cable suspended

 LBL LED Illuminated Monorail System

LED Illuminated Monorail
Hand-bendable Monorail with a fiber-optic band of colored LED light.

State-of-the-art LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) brilliantly illuminate through fiber optic cabling that runs through the center of LBL’s Monorail. Simply plug in a single-ended LED generator at the ends of the Monorail and you have a brilliant, glowing Monorail. Each LED only uses 3 watts of energy. 32′ of Monorail glows brightly with just two generators. The system is fully dimmable and easily expandable. Compatible with all LBL 2-circuit elements. (This system is not a 2-circuit system.)

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Caspari Pagoda Toile Wrapping Paper

Caspari Pagoda Toile Green and Blue with White Reversible Wrapping Paper

Caspari Pagoda Toile Green and Blue with White Reversible Wrapping Paper

Caspari Pagoda Toile Wrapping Paper

Caspari Pagoda Toile Wrapping Paper is available in blue and white on one side and green and white on the other side or reversible gold or silver and white.

They make wonderful gift wrap, but also work great as drawer liners and for craft projects. Continue reading

Replacement Socket Switches: Westinghouse Socket Turn Keys with Extenders

Replacement Socket Key Pretty and very easy to turn

Replacement Socket Key
Pretty and very easy to turn

One of the little knobs that switches the light on in our log cabin got gone. I took one from the house to replace it. (The log cabin is overnight cabin rental right now.) I swiped the knob from a lamp we don’t use very often. But, not very often is not never and I keep forgetting to pick up another knob. I know I’ve seen them in clear packaging near the light bulbs at Lowe’s. But I never remember unless I want to turn the light on. Continue reading

Rose Gold Lighting for Every Style

Maxim Lighting Meteor Rose Gold and Crystal Vanity Lighting

Maxim Lighting Meteor Rose Gold and Crystal Vanity Lighting

Rose Gold has warm cast that is flattering. It feels new and fresh, but it is actually a classic.

Even pure gold is slightly reddish yellow in color. Anything other than 24 karate gold is mixed with something. Rose gold is gold mixed with copper. The more copper, the darker the red color of the gold. Red gold jewelry is up to 50% copper, 50% gold. Rose gold is 75% pure gold mixed with copper and silver. Continue reading