Tepee Lamp

May 11th, 2015 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Twigs, gathered from my yard, create the base and add stability.
A leather tassle adds a rustic detail.
The back has all the same detailing.
The Indian motif was hand-painted and then distressed.
The inspiration for the color palette came from a vintage Indian Becon Blacket.
In keeping with the theme, leather starps are used to secure the twig base together.
Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2015)

I was asked to create a tepee lamp for a western themed bedroom. The tepee was cut from an old dilapidated wooden shutter. The base was fabricated from random twigs and leather straps. The color palette comes from the motif of a vintage Becon Blanket.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2015)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, light fixture, lamp, junk architect, tepee, western, jim healy

Comments (10)

suziart writes: OMGAAAWD!!! What could I say that has not been so well represented by the wonderful comments!!! I agree with everyone! You are so truly gifted with all the talent, creativity and execution of everything you do.

suZi~ Posted: 11:23 am on May 11th
gadgetsponge writes: I could see PB or some other mega-corp. repeating this pattern of a lamp because it kills on creativity, emotional, nostalgia, and function. Kudos! Posted: 2:01 pm on May 9th
Dinantiques writes: Jimmy Healy! What an amazing replication of a bygone era in design...masterfully reproduced.
I love it!!!
Posted: 5:11 am on May 8th
just_old_stuff writes: I love this lamp, Jim! As Geneen said, it is a perfect rendition of the vintage lodge/camp style. But the most amazing thing is that it looks more authentic than the real thing...WOW!
Posted: 4:42 pm on May 5th
JunkArchitect writes: THANKS ALL..!!!
This particular piece was difficult to part with.


Posted: 9:27 am on May 5th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM'
AtticusFinch writes: That is really cool. Great for a camping lodge somewhere in the great lakes region.
Nice job creating something from days gone by.
Posted: 6:06 pm on May 4th
georgiamoon writes: Wow Jimmy, this is so great!! I love the simplicity, but it has such stylish impact...how do you do that? I can only imagine how happy your clients are with this. When someone asks you to create a piece, they must know how amazing you are at taking a theme and brining it to life without being cheesy! No one else could make a Teepee lamp look so authentically retro!

You are AMAZING!!!
Posted: 10:26 am on May 4th
MakinItHappen writes: I love everything about this lamp! It would look perfect in my cabin. The painting and distressing are so well executed, this lamp could be a relic from decades ago. Wonderful!!!

Posted: 8:32 am on May 4th
G writes: Such a great way to add a touch of classic 1920's-30's lodge styling to a bedroom. The lamp unites the days of yesterday when playing Cowboys and Indians was a given. Who didn't want their own Tepee..? I know I did, and still do..! Just looking at the lamp brings it all back and that's what a true artist does. You bring back the simplicity of yesterday into the function of today..! Great job..!

Posted: 8:08 am on May 4th
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