This week’s display theme – submitted by Amy of Cottage Prims – is “You Light Up My Life.” With winter setting in and the night coming earlier, we were asked to share early lighting, candles, lanterns or even new light displays.
The only early lighting I have is my collection of oil lamps. Several of these were given to me by special people in my life. One belonged to my grandmother, one came from a great aunt, my mother gave me a couple for birthday gifts, my DH bought some for me “just because”, and one belonged to a dear friend who lost her battle with cancer.
This is my oil lamp display. It sits on top of a cupboard in our Dining Room.
This is the lamp that belonged to my grandmother. She used this for light when the electricity went out. If you look closely you can see her frugal solution for replacing the used wick - a piece of old fabric.
One of my most cherished lamps is the one that belonged to may dear friend who lost her battle with cancer – it was a gift from her daughter. Also in this picture is the Bible that my DH inherited from his grandmother, a pair of glasses that belonged to my great aunt, and a cup & saucer given to me by my sister.
I’ve enjoyed sharing my lamps with you and thinking about the special people who gave them to me. I hope you have enjoyed looking this week. Be sure to visit Misi at 1890 Gable House Musings and check out her display, along with those of the others that are participating.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ~Terri Guillemets
With A Grateful Heart,
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