Labor of Love….

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Cloisonne-Lamp

I recently found a gorgeous oriental Cloisonne vase at an auction.  Such a great acquisition, at a great price too. Just looking at it makes me happy.  I was so inspired by this piece I decided to make it a light fixture, so I could appreciate it every day. After a little wiring and reworking, a coral silk pagoda shade added just the right touch.

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Murano crystal tulip lamp (left) and others found at a local estate sale

This got me thinking about lighting in general- it is such an important element in a room, yet so often can be predictable and common. A unique light fixture can really transform a space and give it some personality, one that you won’t see everywhere. Auctions and estate sales are great places to find such treasures.

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