The Haunted Lamp

Conjuring the Glitter Storm….


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Summer Thoughts

 

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Crafting some winter white…

I know the blog has been quite neglected for awhile, but there are changes coming with the Autumn winds….
The beginning of the year was quite tough with the passing of friends and family members. I took time and reevaluated much of my life. One thing that became clear was that I had to change elements of my work. I gave several months notice at my main job and will be focusing more on freelance and my stores come October. I promise more frequent posts!

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Making new (surrealistic) friends….

I have cut down on some of my “making stuff” the last few months to focus on building the vintage store, setting my studio/office up, and wrapping up the current job.  I hope to be back on track soon with some larger creative projects. I am posting pictures of some of the smaller “wintery” and “surreal” craft projects I have been able to work on. A couple figures are on Etsy in “The Haunted Lamp” along with some patriotic items, bottle brush trees, and a few traditional ornaments.

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Fall preview presented by Edward and Mr. Duck.

I am happy with the progress and with the support my vintage store, Haunted Lamp Vintage, is finding. I only sell things I love, collect, and use myself. It is reassuring to know there are others out there with my quirky tastes and eclectic interests. This Fall there are many new items that will be added to the store including more vintage millinery, buttons, and findings. I have collected (hoarded) many of these things for years and I think I now have enough to share. Expect to see some vintage home items as well because my closets and garage are overflowing…..


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Easter Decorating

I was a little late in getting all the Easter and Spring decorations out, but it did finally happen last week. Here are some snippets of the current decor…

vintage chalkware duck chick tin egg

Chalkware chick and duck (in hats!) with a litho tin egg

 

Vintage Honeycomb rabbits bunny

Sad honeycomb bunnies

 

vintage easter gnome

West German, pressed paper gnomes

 

Vintage Easter Plastic

Hard plastic flower figures

 

paper mach rabbit vintage germany

Older paper mache and composition rabbits

rosen rabbit chick plastic

I didn’t know where to put these this year so this happened…..

Rosbro plastic rabbits

Rosbro, Rosen and other hard plastic kitsch

chalkware rabbit german candy container

White Rabbits

chalkware rabbit duck

“You need a stern talking to about your obsessive holiday collecting….”


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Antique Ornament Wreath 2015

Antique Ornament Wreath

My “antiquey” Christmas Wreath 2015

1900s Christmas wreath

German glass, Dresden animals, and beaded Czech ornaments.

Victorian ornaments

Bimini animals, blown glass “fantasy”, and tinsel/scrap ornaments in this mix.

Glass Bird Ornaments

Mostly glass birds at the top and my very old lead-silvered ornaments.

German Glass ornaments

Icicles and lots of old  tinsel ornaments at edges.

Dresden Christmas ornaments

The center has a pressed paper “Merry Christmas”.

 

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Naked wreath made of painted branches, faux pine sprigs and spidery greenery. 


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Christmas Decorating 2015

 

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“Wreath O’ Whimsy” 2015

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The “Joy” vignette has made a comeback this year.

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One of the vintage Japanese deer frolicking on the giant letters.

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Another deer spied in the aluminum forest.

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One of the many vintage Christmas mobiles around the house.

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Vintage fiberglass tree with Resl lenz, mod plastic, Polish, and unsilvered ornaments.

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Pinky decorate the pink trees (of course.)

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An old paper mache store Santa on a 50’s clock in hallway.

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A vintage Italian deer ond old bottlebrush tree.

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The “frosted” tree has become a tradition.


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Happy New Year!

 

 

(I am marching like this at this very moment!)

(I am marching like this at this very moment!)

This giant, vintage card/centerpiece sums up my excitement for the new year! I am marching into January with some big plans and goals. (Just picture a slightly older/chubbier guy with a goatee in the same pose.) I am grateful for the support I have had this year in my ever-expanding endeavors, and I hope to bring a little more glitter into a few more lives this year.

xo

(P.S. Giant card available on Etsy.)


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New Christmas Decorating Recap

I have posted some of my “antiquey” wreath and trees, the red/green aluminum tree, and the “frosty” traditional tree before here and on Instagram. They all only had minor additions and changes this season, so I thought I would show some of the newer additions and re-workings to the the decorations this year….

Giant white wreath with vintage Italian and West German ornaments. A very unusual, plaster, 1950's Santa Claus store display watches over the menagerie.

The “Wreath O’ Whimsy”….a giant wreath with vintage Italian and West German ornaments. An unusual, plaster, 1950’s Santa Claus store display head watches over the menagerie.

A table top forest of stylized West German trees...

A table top forest of cartoony West German glittered plastic trees…

A 1950's fruit bowl filled with old glass pinecone ornaments in silvers and golds.

A 1950’s fruit bowl filled with old glass pinecone ornaments in silvers and golds.

A new valance garland with West German glass icicles and rare 50's moderne ornaments made of styrene!

A new valance garland with West German glass icicles and rare 50’s moderne ornaments made of styrene!

Large Vintage Foil Ornaments in Living Room.

Large vintage foil ornaments lend a festive 50’s atmosphere to Living Room.

A new pair of large vintage Japanese deer in green were added to our red pair.

A new pair of large vintage Japanese deer in green were added to our red pair.

The Foyer with multicolor polish teardrops, atomic foil boxes, 1950's deer, and newly added vintage tinsel trees.

The Foyer with multicolor polish teardrops, atomic foil boxes, 1950’s deer, and newly added vintage tinsel trees.

The old lead penguin toys found the perfect vintage bottle brush tree.

The old lead penguin toys found the perfect vintage bottle brush tree.

1950's Peter Pepper Products candle sconce with striped vintage bottle brush trees.

1950’s Peter Pepper Products candle sconce with striped vintage bottle brush trees.

The snowman family had several new additions and a few moved on to new caretakers.

The snowman family had several new additions and a few moved on to new caretakers.

Our "Mod" fiberglass tree was reworked with late 60's plastic diamonds and starbursts as well as vintage modern Resl Lenz glass and foil ornaments . 1950's aluminum icicles add sparkle and some "spinners" float above the GE Lighted Ice bulbs.

Our “Mod” fiberglass tree was reworked with late 60’s plastic diamonds and starbursts as well as vintage modern Resl Lenz glass and foil ornaments . 1950’s aluminum icicles add sparkle and some “spinners” float above the GE Lighted Ice bulbs.

I think that covers most of the decorating updates!

🙂