It's Illuminating

July 28th, 2010 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Industrial wire cage, porcelain socket, brass loop finial, rusty chain and an old copper washer.

This old wire display (A little difficult to see) was originally used to hold floral displays at funerals...so Ive been told.
Lighting is one of the most important elements in a room.
Fine industrial lines.
Chipping and rusting green paint.
The absolute basics of function and design.
Chain from an old chandelier.
Illuminated with a vintage-style Edison bulb.

Industrial wire cage, porcelain socket, brass loop finial, rusty chain and an old copper washer.

Industrial wire cage, porcelain socket, brass loop finial, rusty chain and an old copper washer.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2010)

A recent estate sale find was the catalyst for creating a lamp with an industrial edge. This delicate wire store display creates the framework for illumination that almost appears to float.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy (copyright 2010)
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Comments (22)

josie writes: Love this ! I saw several very cool lights @ the Country Living Show in Cols this fall...where can I order the vintage look light bulbs ??? Posted: 3:56 am on October 17th
DecorMadeSimple writes: Awesome floor lamp! Posted: 7:20 am on March 19th
ayrshire writes: Hey great light!!! I design weddings and funerals and the wire store display is a easel most flower shops carry. I have tons of those. If you need them check with me or a florist.. We all have plenty of those.... Lol Posted: 1:17 am on November 14th
clc70 writes: Your wire easil was actually used to hold floral arrangements at funerals. They would be standing around the casket. I have many of these and have used them for a multitude of different projects. This is yet another great idea. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 9:16 am on July 13th
shabbychick writes: Simply...very cool! :)

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 11:43 am on August 4th
grabe writes: very cool Posted: 6:05 pm on July 31st
CottageElements writes: Jim, of course another amazing lamp from you! Love it!

Lani Posted: 11:50 am on July 31st
junkermidge writes: Very cool! And very inspiring. Great job as always.
Midge
Posted: 9:10 am on July 31st
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: LOVE it, Jim! I've had my eye on the cage style lights for some time now. I could use your variation in only 101 locations. Very cool industrial junk feel. All my favorite things in life. :)

Posted: 4:50 pm on July 30th
itsnotjunk2me writes: love it...once again you've created an awesome illumination!
judi ;) Posted: 10:04 pm on July 29th
oldnews writes: It is definitely a floral spray holder, we have one very similar in the Antique store that I work in part time. I absolutely love it's new life though Jim, it makes an amazing lamp! Posted: 8:58 pm on July 29th
AtticusFinch writes: The creations that come out of that "imaginative" brain of yours. Awesome.
Sheri Posted: 1:39 pm on July 29th
vanj writes: And yet another fine project Jim!!! Way Cool!

Vanessa Posted: 11:01 am on July 29th
Grasshopper22 writes: Funeral flower holder...yikes...way to cool! Fantastic lamp...as always :) Posted: 9:46 am on July 29th
chippingcharm writes: Jim...I agree, this makes an amazing lamp! So very cool! As far as "the box"...yikes, kinda makes you think huh? Well, as they say "One person's trash is another's treasure" and vise versa, I guess ;) Laurel Posted: 8:19 am on July 29th
JunkArchitect writes: Tibbyg, I sure your correct about the easel coming from a funereal home…has that look to it. I still think it makes a great lamp. I also bought a vintage wood box at the same estate sale. I’m starting to think it may have been filled with the ashes of the old guy’s wife…just a guess. Yesterday was trash pick-up day so if they were her ashes she’s got a new home. You just don’t know what you’re going to find when you’re rummaging through someone’s basement…so wear gloves! Posted: 10:44 pm on July 28th
tibbyg writes: Stunning! I agree with the "industrial-reto" tag. Just FYI - I think that is an old florist's easel - it would have been used for funereal flower sprays.....but what a more upbeat life it has now! Tibby Posted: 8:29 pm on July 28th
OLDcrowAntiques writes: Now if you only had 20 of them....
Very Cool! Posted: 8:16 pm on July 28th
clovergirl writes: Jim what are the "cage-y" things called or used for? I've seen them in so many posts and would love to use 2 or 3 as pendant lights for an island in the kitchen but I'd like to know either what they're called or what they were originally used for - anyone?? MANY thanks! Posted: 7:54 pm on July 28th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
YoU are very creative i can see that.What a gift to be able to do so many things.LOVE THAT LAMP. You are truly blessed.GOD BLESS,ROBERT. Posted: 7:27 pm on July 28th
MakinItHappen writes: I think you've found a balance between junky and minimalist. I'm thinking that would be right at home in a loft. Posted: 5:37 pm on July 28th
racers7 writes: Very funky, industrial retro! You always create "COOL". Melody Posted: 4:50 pm on July 28th
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