Saturday, January 1, 2011

~ Happy 2011! ~

I certainly hope this year we will see things start looking up!...I hope those without jobs will find work...I hope those that ail will recover and be well...I hope those who find it difficult to make ends meat will gain some wealth...and I hope those who are sad will find much joy!

I wanted to share with you a little lamp project I've just completed. I've always wanted a crock or jug lamp with a hexagon lamp shade and finally found just the right shade done in a lovely brown homespun and handmade too! I purchased it from Heart and Hand Antiques, and let me tell you that it is beautifully made! So once I received the shade, I began to hunt for a jug in just the right size, shape, and color and found the perfect one on ebay...won it for $17.99 plus shipping and since it was coming all the way from Arizona during the Christmas rush, it took a couple of weeks to get here but it arrived safe and sound! Then all I had to do was purchase this: It's the Westinghouse make-a-lamp kit that is sold at Home Depot and voila! I've got the jug lamp of my dreams! Here is it atop my pie safe...I've been playing a bit today and decided that this is the arrangement I'm going to leave up for winter:

That basket you see there is a little something I treated myself to recently, it's an antique basket that I purchased from my favorite local antique shoppe. I love baskets both olde and new! I also treated myself to this little antique pewter 5" bowl:

I just loved the patina on it and the shoppe owner says it's from the 1800's! I'm going to do some more playing and find just the right spot for it.

Well that's about it for this first day of 2011...I've got Celtic music playing, I'm burning one of my primitive jar candles, Christmas Crow, it smells divine, it's such a warm spicy scent, love it!...and I'm doing a little stitching, a little decorating, and of course a wee bit of blogging.

Happy New Year!

13 comments:

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Happy New Year, my friend!!
I hope 2011 is one heck of a good one for ya♥♥♥the BEST year ever!!
Love the lamp---OH and that pewter piece....LOVE LOVE LOVE that! :)

(((hugs)))

Back in the Day said...

Love the jug lamp! It turned out wonderful!

Primsue said...

Janet, I love your lamp and your display is gorgeous! Great job.

Have a Blessed New Year!
Sue

Carla said...

Love your new lamp. That shade is very nice! Your new pewter piece is divine! Happy New Year!

NancyW said...

I also have a jug lamp, have had mine for years and never tire of it.....great job and great price too:) Your picture looks like it should be in a magazine, its breathtaking........so peaceful

Nancy

Sheila said...

Janet your lamp turned out awesome and the arrangement too! Your New Year wish for everyone was touching.
May you be blessed in the year to come as well and I hope you are staying warm. We only hit 8 degrees for a high today!!
Hugz,
Sheila
http://seasonsofthyheart.blogspot.com

ctlogcabin said...

Dear Janet ~~ Happy 2011 My Friend !!
Love the sentiments you expressed for the
New Year . I'm so happy you now have yourself a great jug lamp the shade is wonderful. The pewter bowl is a beauty too. Have fun playing around.
Sending Warm Hugs ~~ Connie xox

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Janet,

Oh, I love that new lamp ! The shade goes so well with the jug !

and one of my new *loves* is pewter. So far, I have two pieces.. not quite a collection yet ! I love that bowl !

Happy New Year !

Hugs,
Linda

HomeSpunPrims said...

Happiest of new years Janet! I love your jug lamp. Bravo! You did a great job and I love where you put it. Also love the newest additions to your collections. Wishing you many blessings in 2011.

Linda said...

Hi Janet........thanks for sharing info on where to get lamp parts. Yours is wonderful. Love that pewter too.
Linda

Lydia said...

Good job on the lamp!! Love the pewter bowl as well.

Happy New year!!

Loretta said...

Janet the lamp turned out great! I have always been a little afraid to fool with anything electrical and now that I've seen both you and Linda make lamps I just might give it a try! Your display is perfect!!!!
Love the pewter bowl too!!!♥

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Gosh how did I miss this post?? Love and happiness to you this New Year Janet. I love that little basket and the pewter dish is gorgeous! Have a great week!! Hugs ~ Jenn