The lights in our home are special, they are precious. Why? because each one has been bought for mere pennies at a boot fair, or such like.Then transformed from rusty broken down pieces back into their original beautiful condition. They are literally in pieces like this:
If you are a long time reader of my blog you will know who is responsible for these transformations. Not me, oh no! it is of course my ‘talented other half’ Marc.
The lights are precious to us because of the time, care and love he bestows on these little bits of metal. Restoring rusty things is his passion!
One year I even had a special Anglepoise birthday cake made for him.
I have found some old pictures of these Anglepoise lamps in situ…
Some of the rooms don’t look like this anymore (a reminder to self to update all my interior pics)
I am constantly amazed at the colours and the fact that we have so many, at least two in every room, sometimes three!
Marc can even build a set of lights for me from various industrial bits and pieces, he did this in our lounge:
It is the little details that bring everything to life, the correct bulb is a must! (Marc says they are called lamps and bulbs are what you put in the garden!)
For instance look at this lampshade below, the bulb/lamp is an ugly older energy saving bulb. Energy bulbs are much prettier now, so it really needs a filament LED bulb (which is also energy saving) you can buy similar here: Bulbs2go
You see this one below… a much better looking bulb? But it still energy saving because it is an LED filament. LED lights are also sooo much brighter. this is the kitchen jam jar light close-up.
You can buy ‘funny metal bits and pieces’ (my words) from various trade companies like this one Barrier Components but all that stuff I leave to Marc. I simply would not know where to begin.
Ps this is a collaborative post