Camp Lamp

July 28th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Thermos bottle shade.

J. C. Higgins was a company that manufactured thermos bottles years ago.

Found all the components at a junk shop.

Thermos, funnel and vintage cord

Get your sleeping bag and let’s head north.

The finial is a small funnel from an antique gas can.

Cool vintage graphics on the shell.
Thermos bottle shade.

Thermos bottle shade.

Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (Copyright 2009)

Made from a galvanized tractor funnel and a vintage J. C. Higgins thermos for Sears Roebuck & Company this Lamp should be sitting on a table in an old summer cabin in the woods of Vermont. Can’t you just smell the pine trees and the burning campfire?

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (Copyright 2009)
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Comments (24)

Recyclebin writes: I'm new too. I really love the rustic feel of this lamp. The colors and pattern on the thermos are wonderful. Posted: 11:06 pm on January 15th
foundthings writes: i am new to this site but check it everyday You are an insperation just finished a bench and thought I did good. Posted: 3:57 pm on August 4th
fellowjunker writes: Jim,
This is so great.......a perfect summer project!!! I love this light.....every detail.....right down to the vintage cord!!!
Hope you are having a GREAT summer!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:29 pm on August 2nd
suewhitney writes: Ab fab as always, Jimbo! Can we take this camping with us in Oronoco?? Would certainly work well with our glamping theme!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:48 am on August 2nd
Galvanized writes: This is such an inventive lamp. I love your style and the cupboard it’s sitting on is beautiful. Posted: 7:56 pm on August 1st
TinTinJunkFan writes: Everyone else has expressed it all, nothing new to add except thanks! for sharing all your unique and vintage creations! Have to ask if the souvenir Mohawk pennant could possibly be from the Mohawk Trail-- (Mass to NY)?! A lovely part of the northeast... Posted: 3:36 pm on July 31st
itsnotjunk2me writes: Jim, you just amaze me with your creations! I always look forward to seeing your next completed project in "JimStyle" You are one talented junkster!!!! Posted: 9:54 pm on July 30th
junkermidge writes: Oh, I love, love, love this. Too cool!
Midge Posted: 11:11 pm on July 29th
catbishop writes: You are Mr Lamp. Nice vintage cord find, that's rare. I love old thermoses but never thought to do a lamp with one. Thanks for the neverending cool ideas...

cat Posted: 6:00 pm on July 29th
TrashyChick writes: Fun, Fun, Fun!! Let's go camping.

Posted: 3:12 pm on July 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Well, I'll drink to that! No cabin camper should be without one! Your pieces and colors are so well chosen as always, Jim. Love your style!
Candy Posted: 8:57 am on July 29th
shabbychick writes: Jim - fantastic lamp - rustic and vintage --- such a perfect mix! If I had a cabin, I'd want a lamp JUST like that!

Love it!!! Kathy Posted: 8:30 am on July 29th
roadtriplouise writes: Jim, you always make the coolest lamps.
Ann Posted: 9:51 pm on July 28th
oldnews writes: I probably say this every time, but I think I love this one the most! And this is just more proof that you can turn absolutely anything into an amazing looking lamp! It's wonderful! Posted: 8:33 pm on July 28th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
Even though I have never met you personally, I lke your taste and what you can do. I like what you did with that thermos. I can see you have a true talent. I am in sporting collectables and I have had some thermos's like that in that color. Great Job. GOD BLESS, ROBert. Posted: 4:34 pm on July 28th
alicemom writes: Jim,
You have another "spot on" project! I don't seem to find the junk you find! I don't have your talent so I guess it's good you find the goods!
smiles, alice Posted: 4:08 pm on July 28th
berton718 writes: Jim,
This is such an AMAZING lamp!! You never let me down with your wonderful creativity!! Thanks for sharing!! Posted: 3:51 pm on July 28th
italianpeasant writes: jim, great lamp; i see the sign from torrington,ct that's my stomping ground for antiquing & tag sales :) gio Posted: 2:29 pm on July 28th
RustyDiva writes: You are proof positive that anything can be made into a lamp! Love the colors of the old thermos ~ if I had a cabin ~ I would definitely want that as part of the decor. Great job Jim. Posted: 12:01 pm on July 28th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Very fun! The vintage graphics are fabulous!!

Amy Posted: 11:59 am on July 28th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, this lamp is A-DOR-A-BLE!!! I think this could be one of my faves...except for the awesome Christmas lamp with the lights for the cord. I'm still lovin' that one. Anyway, what a fantastic project this one is. I love how you took the thermos apart like that and the teeny funnel for the finial is just too cute. This one is definitely a cabin-in-the-woods look. That's MY kind of camping, electricity, indoor plumbing...Count me in!!!
Really great job my friend, Georgia

PS I love it when you take photos on that yellow cabinet...It looks better every time I see it!!! Posted: 11:15 am on July 28th
monakent writes: LOVE the thermos. Red and black are my favorite colors, so this project is a winner in my book!!! This lamp is perfect for a cottage or house in the woods. And yes, I can smell the pine and campfire.... wonderful lamp. gailmarie Posted: 10:22 am on July 28th
CottageElements writes: So, Jim, you going camping with us girls? Ha! Another awesome project from the "lamp" guru! Love the thermos, and the sign behind it's pretty groovy! Where do you find all these great things????

Lani Posted: 9:25 am on July 28th
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