If you have guessed Oil Lamps, you are correct. this photo I took June of 2003. The lamp resides on our bedside table and the sun was shining on it like it was on fire. Only the one time, it is in the same place and I have tried to catch it again and again.
At one time, I had over 40 oil lamps in all sizes. the lamp collecting got out of hand, and my family did not realize I wanted only OLD lamps, and I was bombarded with lamps I did not really want.
Johnny Appleseed, Bob (husband of the green thumb) is also a talented carpenter.
As the lamps came, he built a whole wall of shelves in our guest bedroom
When we moved from that house 21 years ago, I kept only 7 of the lamps, the really old ones
Above lamp belonged to my husbands grandparents, my grand parents lamp is packed away, so no photo
this is my special lamp, I was about to say it is not an antique, because Daddy bought it new for me, but then I realized he bought it new 40 years ago, so it is old, just like me.
Daddy never bought presents, it was not in him. He knew I loved oil lamps and was in a country store in rural Georgia when I was 27. He came home with this lamp. I was not all that fond of it because it was NEW, but I kept it because it was the only gift he ever bought me.
the only gift he ever bought my mother without my help was a BLUE GLASS Chicken and a Seal planter, as in Seal of the Sea. Mothers name was Cille. Get it?