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I love antiques.
I guess because I am one.
My favorite era is the Craftsman Style era, when everything here was made here, with pride in craftsmanship.
Like this lamp, which still works.
I love the frankly simple style, complete with wooden finials, top and bottom.
I love the drum shade, which casts light on the ceiling for ambiance, and direct light for reading.
I love how although it houses two bulbs, they work independently and intuitively and gently and quietly.
I love that it also houses a clock, and that I’ve found a good, old-fashioned, USA-made, clock-repair person.
I love that it weighs about forty pounds (18 or so kg), so it cannot tip over.
I love how it is all browns.
Yes, I love American antiques, which may be one reason I love Thanksgiving more than any other holiday:
Crafted with care
Preserved over the ages
- Casting light
- Timely yet old-fashioned
I cannot wait for next year. It will be better yet.
Good light is so important.