Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Inside the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum


I love old oil lamps and lanterns and the museum has many. Do you have antique oil lamps? I have 5 of them, but no lanterns like these.






32 comments:

Rebecca said...

Looks like a fun place.

S. Etole said...

Many fascinating things to see.

Madi and Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL INDEED AND OH TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL. I BET THERE WAS SOME WHEELING AND DEALING GOIN' ON TOO
Hugs madi your BFFF

Blackberry Lane said...

What neat pictures. My brother has a few of mama's oil lamps. My cats would be knocking them around!

John's nerve study is today.

Catherine said...

That is a cool collection you have!
Happy Wednesday Sandra!
xo Catherine

Terri said...

Oh I love these. I have one oil lantern and I have always wanted a light, but never have found the perfect one.

TexWisGirl said...

i have 2 oil lamps but they're not antiques. just in case of emergency.

Chatty Crone said...

Those are pretty Sandra - I don't have any though...

Michaele said...

I would love to use in oil lamp. Just for a day. Nice photos.

LC said...

My husband was interested in oil lamps for awhile, but I am not sure if he still has any. None like the ones in your photos.

I really liked your capture of the vibrancy and light on the little engines.

Susannah said...

You are interesting in your posts. Are those trains yours? Pretty little pieces , aren't they? I love things like that. We have a couple of old lanterns....we gave our best one to my sister-in-law many years ago.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very cool pics! I have a couple of old oil lamps but no lanterns. Well, we do have a Coleman lantern, but it's not an antique. I've only used the lanterns a couple of times when the electricity was out. They sure do make me appreciate just flipping a switch for light!

Rose said...

I have and antiques kerosene lantern, but the globe is newer. And somewhere, I have a railroader's signal lantern. Have I told you that Roger's grandpa was an engineer for 25 years! He died before I met Roger...

Mersad said...

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From the Kitchen said...

I have none but would sure like to visit that museum. I love trains!

Best,
Bonnie

Ginny said...

I love the little tiny trains, they are my favorite today. The two in the collage that are on top of the coffee cup, one says Orient Express, LOVE!

Inger said...

I would love this place. I love trains and when it gets cooler, I will visit the railroad depot here in town and post about it. You have inspired me once again.

George said...

Those are neat lanterns. I also like the little engines you've pictured.

Deb said...

love them all Sandra...We have an old Train that goes from Grapevine to Ft. Worth...no a/c or heat...I want to take Hotrod when we have cooler weather..

Linda said...

I like those trains. We have a big replica lamp with glass funnel and copper base, but it's wired for electric and several replica lamps hanging in the yard that you put a tea light in.
In Italy we have a gas cylinder fired lamp for emergencies. I would really like to own some of those antique ones.

EG CameraGirl said...

We have a couple of oil lamps for emergencies. We used to have an old rairoad lamp but decided to sell it to an antiques dealer. ;) We still have too much stuff. lol

Miss Debbie said...

Love the lamps, the tree story and the dancing ducks! It was good catching up!!

Ann said...

I don't have any old oil lamps but we had some when I was growing up. I think my brother has them now.

Mamabug said...

Great post Sandra! Loved all the old door hardware too!

SweetMarie said...

I know you enjoyed this! Great photos!

Betsy Adams said...

I would love the railroad museum. I have such a deep love for trains since my Daddy worked for the railroad and since we traveled alot by train when I was young.....

Thanks for sharing... I love those old lanterns also.

Hugs
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

This museum looks like it would be lots of fun to explore. Those little trains are so amazing.

We have two oil lamps, one is missing the globe. Somewhere tucked away in a closet is an old lantern. You have made me want to find it now.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Now, I KNOW we will be taking a southern road trip and stopping at this RR museum, Sandra, especially after I send Grenville a link to this post. He collects RR lanterns (a few).

photowannabe said...

Love the rusty, grungy lanterns.
We acquired a few from my MIL but I'm afraid they have remained packed away in the garage since we moved to this house. I'm trying to be more of a minimalist since moving here...therefore a jammed full garage. So I guess I am really not a minimalist after all. (:0)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love these photos. No I do not have any antique oil lamps.

Betty Manousos said...

gosh, those little tain miniatures are amazing!

those are neat oil lamps. what a great collection you have.

Dee said...

cool photo's...I see a face in the photo of the hinge in photo number two...it looks like a finger pulling the corner of a mouth into a smile.