Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oil Lamp

Back around 1967, my Mom and I moved into a new house. After weathering Hurricanes and Tornados, I guess my Mom decided that we needed an oil lamp in case we lost power. I remember this lamp being at that house. When my Mom passed away, I brought this lamp home, and it has been in my dining room ever since.

It is not stained glass, but painted inside the grooved areas. I do remember she left oil in the lamp and we probably burned it at some point. Isn't it funny the things you remember?

Joining Coloradolady's Vintage Thingie Thursday.

15 comments:

A Gracious Home said...

It's a beautiful lamp. I bought Mama one about that time that is a black on white Currier and Ives design. It's on her bedroom chest. The lamp I have is used at least three times a year here in AR. It's just clear glass. I need to buy one for each room. We lose electricity when we have ice storms. I enjoyed your blog.

Marydon said...

Ahhh! Precious memories & treasures, Jocelyn. Just beautiful ...

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

AshTreeCottage said...

It's a wonderful lamp and even more so because it has so many happy memories attached to it!

Hugs,
Susna and Bentley

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How pretty, it does look like stained glass. nice to keep memories of your mom.....

Robin said...

It's so pretty. What a wonderful item to have to remind you of your mother.

xinex said...

What a pretty and unusual oil lamp, Jocelyn! I am glad you took it home...Christine

Sewconsult said...

What a special lamp! Last Fall, we were cleaning out my childhood home. Our mother is 91 & living near by in an assisted living residence. Anyway, there were so many things that were so hard to part with. I brought home more than I should have. None have great financial value, but they hold special memories.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Wonderful lamp! Love the stained glass look!

Melody said...

How beautiful. It's very unusual.

C. Joy said...

What a great memory, story, lamp. We're smart enough to know that we are not touching the ones we've lost when we hold something that reminds us of them... but we are human, and the sense of touch is so powerful, sometimes that's all we need to feel close to them. God bless you.

Mary said...

I just saw (and bid on) this same oil lamp only in miniature version on ebay last week! I love oil lamps and collect them.

Allie said...

That is lovely - and the memories are too!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful lamp. The colors are lovely. I'm glad for you to have it and to have the warm memories attached to it of times with your mom. Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek.
:) Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

My Vintage Blankie said...

fond memories for sure. I have a few of small lamps. Is that one small?

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful lamp. For some reason when I looked at the photo, it stirred a memory for me. I think my mom had a very small, about 6 inches high little lamp like this in the 60's. I remember it seemed to be pained too. I can not believe I remember something like that....if I had not seen this post, I don't think I would have ever thought of that. Now...who knows what happened to it, but I do remember it now!! Happy VTT!