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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

Schoolhouse Lighting

Schoolhouse Lighting

Schoolhouse Lighting

You probably already know what Schoolhouse Lighting looks like. When you shop for lighting, especially a fan light, it is labeled.

But why is this called Schoolhouse Lighting?

What I am going to write next is something I know. And it’s one of those things I know that I don’t remember where I learned it. So that means that the knowledge is suspect, because it was very likely from a fiction book. A lot of fiction books include facts, but those facts are suspect unless confirmed. We call them factions. Continue reading

Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants - Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler - My design42

Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants

Farmhouse Style means different things to different people.

There are a lot of variations on Farmhouse Style. Modern Farmhouse Style incorporates comfortable Farmhouse pieces into a Classic Modern interior. Cozy Rustic Farmhouse has the appeal of a log cabin with perhaps farm elements like chicken wire. French Farmhouse or Farm Cottage styles have colors and details that bring a vintage look. Continue reading

Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Sets from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Blue Willow and other Chinese looking patterns are transferware. Transferware was developed in England sometime in the 1750s and became enormously popular. Transfer-printed dishes were affordable.

Cobalt blue, like Blue Willow, was the most popular, but transferware was also available in green, yellow, red, pink, purple, cranberry, brown, black and gray.

The style is timeless. Whether you have a traditional home filled with antiques or a cottage or farmhouse look, transferware touches the right notes. Continue reading

Wine Bottle Chandeliers

Long Rectangular Bottle Chandelier in a Farmhouse Dining Room - Wine Bottle Chandeliers – myDesign42

Long Rectangular Bottle Chandelier in a Farmhouse Dining Room

Have you seen Wine Bottle Chandeliers?

I’ve seen them in restaurants. They are reasonably priced and would be a fun find for any dining room. Continue reading

Posted on October 4, 2018, and tagged .

Relaxing Porch Swings That Fits Your Budget and Style

How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to reflect your style

Nothing says Summer in the South like a glass of lemonade on a porch swing. No matter where you live, a porch swing creates a stress-free zone where you can take a little “me time.”

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing - This porch swing has the look of traditional wicker made of resin at a very affordable price. It is smaller. More of a love seat size, at 43 inches. - How to choose a relaxing Porch Swings that fits your budget and personalize it to fit your style – mydesign42

Coral Coast Casco Bay Resin Wicker 43” Porch Swing

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