Wednesday, July 27, 2016

keep it simple stupid

Work keeps getting done, and I keep not posting about it.  So instead of being overwhelmed by the backlog, here's what I did today.


Bought this for 40, almost walked away because the shades (the only reason I was interested) were weirding me out - too thick, awkwardly sized with the iridized interior not continuing to the fitter rim.  Until I start selling fixtures again I can't obtain any more pan fixtures, they seem to multiply like stray kittens once they reach my basement, so the shades needed to be special.

As it turns out, the shades are the real mccoy, Nuart art glass, produced by Imperial Glass in Ohio, with production beginning in 1912.  They'll find a good home here, the poor fixture will be hitting the road at some point (don't worry, I won't send it off dirty and naked)....

It's been a bit of a pity party around here.  The surgery was far worse than I was expecting (who knew they'd hook you up to a ventilator for a one hour surgery), so I've been moping about, and forbidden from even picking up my kid let alone doing any work.  You'd think I'd be appreciating the extra time to write, but apparently, not so much.

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  1. Fwiw this internet stranger appreciates your posts! Partner & I are entering year 4 of an old house renovation... So reading about the progress you're making on a challenging long term project (with a kid in tow & plenty of other complications) gives me hope. And distraction from despair! o_O Kudos!

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    1. Hello there stranger! It's always good to know you're not alone (and even better when you know someone's worse off than you) ;-) Plenty good has been happening too, but sometimes I just need to moan a little bit into the vast internets...

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  2. Those poor shades! I always feel bad for light fixtures that have been abused, left to get dusty and spattered in paint.

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    1. Hey, on the bright side, at least no one painted the fixture and the shades like they did to its siblings in my house!

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  3. Yeah, I've accumulated a fair collection of pan fixtures in the process of collecting a complete matching set for our house. The problem, is I'm much better at buying them than selling, lol.

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    1. Surely you need some more then (hint, hint)?

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  4. Oooh, that's nice. Yeah, keep those shades.

    Some time when I'm not so broke I might inquire into what you have lying around in the way of pan fixtures. My front room up here in Beaver County only has a globe in the middle of the ceiling, and the dining room sports this absurd fake-Colonial contraption. Not at all suitable for a 1916 Foursquare.

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