Christmas Vintage Lamp
We found this lamp this summer and I was smitten. Not sure exactly how old it is, but the wiring was pretty scary. It had a fine wire that almost looked like old stereo speaker wire cord. The lamp had been waiting patiently to be used. It’s very nice on its own, but as its Christmas I added some bling.
We were not aware that vintage punched tin lamps existed. I don’t know the prices where you live but near Edmonton new punched tin lamps cost more than $200, so this vintage one was a serious find.
The lamp was extremely dusty, but had no dents or rust. I just wiped it off with dish soap and a soft toothbrush and made sure to dry it really well with a soft cloth.
Herman rewired it for me and we spent a few hours carefully pinching modern electrical wire through the fittings but we eventually finished it. I gave it a Christmas themed makeover for the holidays and thought I would share.
Christmas Arrangement Tutorial
Start by tying a ribbon onto the lamp, or a giant pine cone, or a vintage tin. Create a six layered circle ribbon and then attach it to the first ribbon with wire or thin ribbon.
Add pine cones to add length and substance to the arrangement. Simply wrap wire around the cones and then around the fitting on the lamp.
Next add an embellishment as a focal point. In this instance I chose a little red bird.
Once you have the focal point go ahead and fluff the ribbon to fill in any gaps.
Add greenery on the bottom side of the arrangement.
I am so glad Herman gifted me this lamp. The lamp is gorgeous at night when when you can see all the light coming through the punched tin. This lamp deserves a permanent home, not sure exactly where it will end up.
Christmas Lamp at Night
This lamp is much more spectacular when turned on at night.
Thanks for reading.