Big white balls on the ceiling

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Bare bulbs in basic ceiling fixtures provide harsh and inadequate light for the Wendy loft. At the moment.

Lighting6 months after moving in  I’ve gotten around to ordering lighting fixtures from ‘Lightworks‘ an awesome little family company that renovates old fixtures, designs and makes new fixtures and just loves lighting. I’ve spent several visits just sat on a bar stool in the shop talking to Charles and Kathryn while Wes walks through and the new puppy tries to get into the showroom.   They are lovely people.

LightingI’ve bought some plain pendants with 18 inch hand blown glass globules ‘shades’ that will cover two bulbs. The photograph is of the shop demo with an 8 inch globe. I’ll have bigger balls, in each room.

I’ve also commissioned them to renovate a standard lamp (circa 1920s) that mum and dad bought as a housewarming gift when I moved to Seattle in 2000.

Charles and Kathryn loved this and told me that if it was being sold today they’d expect about to get about $2,500 for it. WOW, that’s added a couple of zero’s onto what mum and dad paid for it!

By November the loft should have adequate lighting…

Big white balls on the ceiling
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  1. James Sutherland writes:

    Welcome to the light side! The dark side has all the cookies, but the light side probably has something to compensate, like candy floss (cotton candy for USians).

    I’m glad just to have working bulbs, never mind pretty fixtures – though I have just started buying LED bulbs, which actually look like “light bulbs” rather than the weird shapes of earlier low-energy options, and are supposed to last a lot longer too. Convenient at the best of times, since changing them is a pain, but when I’m lying on the floor with a trapped nerve most of the time…

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  2. Sarah writes:

    Sounds like a gem of a shop. What a lamp that is of yours!

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  3. Sarah writes:

    Was that lamp in the Reading Wendy House? (Or did it stay on US mains?)

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    wendy writes

    The lamp was in the Reading Wendy house at the foot of the dangerous stairs, but I never rewired it or turned it on, I used it as a hat stand. It was in the front room in the Seattle Wendy house…. Evidently its chrome (I thought it was plastic because it’s so light and sounds like plastic when tapped)

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