Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday's Treasures & Things

A warm welcome to Beks, a fellow Swede who now lives on the Atlantic coast of Canada and is a new follower of my blog. Hej! I'm looking forward to getting to know you. And welcome also to Sandy from Arizona, who liked my love of donkeys and dogs. Sandy, I have three dogs -- one who blogs occasionally -- but no donkeys. I do however know some blogs with donkeys, here are two by good friends of mine:

Then, thank you all for your comments yesterday. Speed skating was such a long time ago, but I still have strong legs, that I'm sure I got from all that practice. We did a lot of sports in school when I was young and I know it has helped me throughout my life. 

It's a cold morning in the canyon and my husband with crew are coming this evening with more stuff, so I don't know when I will be back with another report. Finally, here is my treasure for this Tuesday and it is a true treasure this time. And a testament to my transatlantic transporting skills (that is: it didn't break): 

Today's treasure is a hand-painted glass lampshade from the latter part of the 19th century. This delicate tree is painted on one side and

on the other, this beautiful pheasant with another bird flying above.

Originally, the lamp belonged to my maternal grandmother.

According to my mother, it was a ceiling lamp in a hallway.

My mother made it into a table lamp and chose Swedish glass from Kosta, rather than a more Victorian looking stand, for the lamp. I truly treasure this lamp, which gives out a beautiful light at night.


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