Lamp Light

I love candlelight……….

My wrinkles look better.

My hiney looks smaller.

I store all of my candles in this buffet.

Lately though……I have put my candles to the side and found a new/old love.

I am not a newbie to oil lamps….and have grown up with them.

When hurricanes hit in our parts….and the lights go out……we board up the windows…..pull out the tater chips and bologna sandwiches and light our oil lamps.

All, in that order.

At least my family does.

We just do not usually use them for “ambiance”.

But lately…….I have changed my ways.

I pulled our oil lamps out the other day…..thinking…why not?

I purchased the “smokeless”, “odorless”, oil from Walmart….

And have enjoyed the romantic/nostalgic lighting that an oil lamp offers.

There is something about it that brings you to a simpler time.

A time when lights go out and families come together.

Simplicity.

Do you have any oil lamps?

Do you use them regularly…..or just as decor?

Pull them out…..feel their magic.

We enjoyed ours this evening as a family.

Bringing us all together.

They were the perfect addition tonight when we were watching our recorded edition of “Gene Simmon”s Family Jewels” and “Pawn Stars”.

Seriously.

What’s wrong with that?

You feel less guilty watching reality shows by lamplight.

Sorta’.

At least my wrinkles looked good and my hiney looked smaller…..

Ok…maybe they didn’t….but we do love the lamp light.

Do you use your oil lamps?

Do you have any?

Let me know.

Love,

Me
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22 thoughts on “Lamp Light

  • June 30, 2011 at 11:32 am
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    We have several old ones from hubby’s grandmother, don’t use them though. I’m not sure why, I think I’m afraid of the smell/smoke and mess. also afraid of accidentally knocking one over. You sure have got me analyzing this topic Lol !!
    Take care, VBg

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  • June 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm
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    I just have candles but have seen oil lamps here and there. A little leery of using them though. Don’t know why. Bigger flame faster fire maybe?! Love the look. I personally look much better in the dark, forget candle light.

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  • July 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm
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    I don’t have any, but I do like them. My grandmother had one and I always liked it.

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  • July 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm
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    We have a colletion of oil lamps that are being stored in the basement. The first one we purchased on our one year wedding anniversary (23 years ago). I think it is time to bring them out again!

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  • July 2, 2011 at 2:15 am
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    Oh I remember oil lamps! My parents had them. I don’t have any myself but after reading this and seeing those pics (and the idea my hiney might look smaller) I’m feeling all nostalgic and I think I’m gonna have to get some!

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  • July 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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     @4f7fb178b85c26a869b581b3a241d813:disqus  I felt the same way….the smell but also the fear of knocking them over. Kids are older….no pets running around and smoke and odor free oil. Time to rethink ; ) Love, Me

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  • July 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm
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    @NordicGirl2:disqus  Too funny! I think I was leery because of kids and smell. My life can enjoy them now. : ) Love, Me

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  • July 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm
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      @85e67814f9e8770ddeec450b7e3cd2fe  It may be your time to enjoy the feeling of “going back in time”. They are always at thrift stores…yard sales…..may be a fun time to start. Just make sure to get the right kind of oil! Love, me

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  • July 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm
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    @0225635aba582754256db8d90fd9a26c:disqus  Enjoy! I bet they are so pretty! You may need to wash well, and get a new wick as they may have the stinky stuff in them. I learned that from experience ; ) Love, Me

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  • July 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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    @google-ca939d29b04761df69178a579d7eb8d0:disqus  I can eat a bag of chips, while they are lit, and my hiney STILL looks smaller ; ) Thrift stores and yard sales are a great place to start! If you buy one already used…wash it well and make sure to get a new wick. The old oil is stinky and smokey…..I learned that by just filling our old one up with the non-smelling oil….didn’t work. I had to clean it well and get new wick, then pour in non-stinky oil. Wicks and oil are pretty cheap! Enjoy! Such a pretty ambiance. Everyone always comments on. Love, Me

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  • July 12, 2011 at 12:49 am
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    I do have oil lamps tucked away in my garage for an emergency. I did just buy a new decorative one at home goods. I think i will light up the yard thanks to your inspiration. Yours is such a pretty green glass.

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  • July 13, 2011 at 12:40 am
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    Lovely… and so homey.  Love the feeling of serenity it gives to your room .  Thanks for participating in Show Off Your Cottage Monday and bringing me here.  I have truly enjoy my time here.

    Be Blessed

    cielo 

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  • July 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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    Great idea! I have one filled with citronella oil I use on my deck in the summer. They are really beautiful!
    Mary

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  • July 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm
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    Hi… I couldn’t find an email for you… just wanted to let you know I will be featuring this post on our next SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY… so plan on being there! 😉

    Cielo

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  • July 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm
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    I used to have several and then gave them all away except one which is down in the basement on a shelf somewhere.  I too love them — it does remind us of simpler times (well, times I’ve HEARD about but not actually LIVED — haha!) Thanks for a lovely post!

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  • July 18, 2011 at 12:11 am
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    @53d67273bae41aa7a124d6c366ba7d60:disqus  Thank you for allowing me to participate! Don’t be a stranger and keep coming by! Love, Me

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  • July 18, 2011 at 12:12 am
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    @dcd955dd5c05e2a72276026e30b93751:disqus  I love that idea! I have a friend that uses hers with cintronella! I think I need to try that out! Love, Me

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  • July 18, 2011 at 12:13 am
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    @3c73cf011da38b9c8014535ad9599f14:disqus  Times I have heard about too….but hopefully can make some simpler times for my kids…so they won’t just “hear” about them…even if it starts with my lamplight. Let’s give it a try! Love, Me

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  • December 31, 2014 at 11:54 am
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    I’m just catching up on your blog after discovering you a few days ago…and I’m hooked! I’ve already spent hours reading your posts! I’m working on refinishing several pieces, but this post especially caught my eye. I have two lamps, one from my Oma’s house and one from my husband’s family…and I have never known quite what to do with them beyond display them on a shelf. I cherish them but often wished they took more of a center stage role in my house…I truly never thought to use them as they were intended, but now I’m beyond excited to try this out myself! Thanks for the inspiration(s)!

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