Friday, April 3, 2009
To Dwell in Primitives Times...
One thing I love for sure is primitive lighting. I myself am guilty of "too much of a good thing" I have primitive colonial lamps all over my house. I bet Com Ed loves me as the eclectic meter is whirling around day and night.
I can't help it though, I love the look of colonial times and well lets face it, they used the bare essentials.
Today we do not always stop to appreciate the simple necessities of life until we have to go without them. Clean clothes, warm food, light.
Not all my lamps are electric some of them have grubby candles in them that smell sweet even when they aren't burning.
Old Antique spools are one of my favorites, with a look from olden days and the soft glow of a silicone bulb it gives the home a warm and cozy appearance.
One thing I hear the most from visitors is, "your house always smells like something is baking". It does, I have to admit I always have tarts burning in the warmer or candle jars lit. I love the smell of anything homemade. This is the illusion that I have been baking all day.
I wanted to share some of my favorite lighting with you, all of these are available in craft malls, Primitive stores and most antique shops. More and more you can find primitive artists and handcrafters making their own forms of early lighting. Nothing beats the smell of a grubby candle surrounded by a dish of sweet smelling fixins on a table in your entryway.
I hope everyone has a happy and relaxing weekend!
Heather / Witch Hollow Primitives