Daily Archives: December 4, 2013

Treasure Hunting: The Back Of The Closet

A couple of weeks ago, when my friends and I went antiquing, my friend, Shirley, took a small vintage lamp to be rewired. I was reminded that I have a similar one that was my mom’s.

I made a mental note to look through some storage boxes in search of Mom’s lamp, but hadn’t really given it further thought.

Monday, I decided to clean out our “Christmas closet”. It’s a long narrow closet, and I don’t recall the last time I was actually at the rear of it.  As I was rummaging through there, separating out what to keep, what to toss and what to take to the thrift shop, I happened upon a small box that didn’t contain Christmas items.

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And in that box was Mama’s old lamp. There are no markings on it at all, and although that looks like dirt along the bottom, I think it may have been “gold” at one time. It’s about five inches tall, not counting the fixture. Wouldn’t I just love to know how she happened to have this: was it a gift? Handed down to her from another family member?

I was amazed that I just happened upon this little lamp so soon after I had been reminded of it.

Now… to shop for a suitable lampshade. (Sounds like another treasure hunt antiquing trip to me!)

~These Days Of Mine~