Thursday, August 1, 2013
Thursday Show and Tell...Not What You Might Expect
Do you see someone sailing the boat? There is a dark image on the larger sailboat.
Would you guess this was hand painted on a lamp base?
When I first saw this item, I knew it was a keeper. I just didn't think it would be years before I found the perfect spot to use it in my home.
At first I wasn't sure what it was. There was no wiring in it and certainly no shade.
It is one single piece of glass, including the top part that resembles a shade. There is a hole in the glass, near the bottom, to run the electrical wire through. It reminds me of the art-deco style.
I've decided to soften the look with a leather shade.
This is the scene painted on the opposite side. It appears to be a pier extending in the water.
It is truly an unusual piece. I've tried for years to find out more about it.
This is the worn and stained paper label on the bottom.
You may recall seeing the above painting from the farmhouse guest bedroom. Click HERE to view the guest bedroom at the farm.
In about two weeks, the painting of the living room should be completed at Das Kleine Haus. Then, I'll be ready for a reveal post.
I'm also working with the farm's Keeping Room Rug. It's not always easy to make furniture, rugs and lamps, from another house, work in the new space.
So, for the first time, the lamp will have a spot to show off the hand-painting.
I'm so glad I held on to the unusual lamp...