The owner was a wizened old fellow with a bright smile and an eagerness to help! He seemed to pop up out of nowhere whenever I expressed interest in a particular object! Back in a far corner I spied an art deco ceiling fixture and instantly he was there to get it down for a closer look. It was heavy (perhaps iron or brass-coated iron) and in perfect condition! No restoration had ever been done. He said he took it down himself from the ceiling. Even the electrical, as old as it is, is in tip-top condition. The globes didn't have any chips or cracks at all. When he told us the price, we nearly fainted! Let's just say we saw the same lamp in the big city a couple of weeks ago for $1,069 and this was a little over a 12% of that price!
Of course it had to come home with us! We are going to install it just inside our front door. Mr. Squash is holding it so I could get a photo, but it was heavy and I was standing quite close, so it looks a little larger than it really is.
Look at how new and bright the lamp itself is! It has it's original finish. The globes look a little lighter than the amber color they really are, and will be so pretty when lit! We will post a photo once it is installed. First we're going to send it to the lamp store where we got our new chandelier and have them re-wire it for good measure.
I had such a good feeling from finishing Winter Wonderland that I decided to get out my last remaining UFO. This is the Fat Quarter Shop's 2008 Designer Mystery BOM. The fabric is Peace on Earth by Three Sister for Moda. I had 6 blocks left to go, which went really fast until I got to block 12. If you're wondering why it is missing the center - I had a temporary brain flip and cut one of the fabrics incorrectly! Don't you hate it when that happens? I emailed FQS, but they were completely out of the fabric. I did find an available yard of it on the internet, and will also check with my local shop tomorrow to see if maybe they have a fat quarter hiding around somewhere! I also purchased the finishing kit. The blocks are set in red with gold stars at each corner and is surrounded with a green border.
Still no news on when Lenni will ship. I must admit I am getting a tad discouraged and even contemplating looking at other machines, but Lenni is what I want and I hope to have good news soon!