Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Two Industrial Style Lights

I have been working on a few lamps for the November sales at Second Hand Rose and Gypsy Lea's.  I've assembled them out of picking and auction finds and they have a definite industrial vibe.

The first lamp is assembled on a the base from a DeLaval Cream Separator.  It is has galvanized pipe and a recycled socket stacked on the top.  The shade was on a lamp I bought at an auction.

 The original brass plaque is still attached to the base.

The second lamp is an industrial spotlight from the iron mines near Gilbert, Minnesota and the base is a tripod from a surveyor's transit that I got at a garage sale about 1/2 mile from my house.

 The 300 watt bulb still works after a year banging around in my garage.

I already have two made up lamps at the shop and hope to have one or two more built by sale time.

Mr. Flannery

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October at Second Hand Rose in Buffalo

It's been a long end of the month here on the tundra.  I had set up at Second Hand Rose and prep for the Antiques Show in St. Paul happening at the same time.  Well I got a preliminary set up at SHR and the trailer loaded for the St. Paul show.  The show was OK but we were set up outside and it rained most of the day on Saturday.  I finished my set up at SHR on Monday evening.  I am very pleased with the way that it looks.
 Snowshoes atop fretwork, a typical hog pen display
 Pat and I share the over the door space.
3 members of the herd made it there
for the sale.

One of my favorite pieces.  A 1948-50
internally lit globe with a cast airplane base.

 A milk can top cut off and turned
over into a great primitive urn.

 6 Franciscan goblets c. 1975.

 The top globe is also lit and from about 1970.

 The back from an antique National cash register.

 Handy Junior Button Machine.

 New old stock milk pails from an old hardware store.

It should be a very good sale.  The other spaces look wonderful with the Roses doing their usual glorious job of arranging.

Mr. Flannery