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Monday, September 15, 2008

Re-Wired and Crystal and Brass At That

I started to take those crystal lamps apart and walla they are solid
brass and crystal. Never would have known that. They were so black, I
thought , huh, nothing worth saving but the glass do-dats.

I am so happy when I am wrong. Tomato
juice, ketchup, etc. cleans brass with a nice out come. I like my items
to sparkle, but only the glass, everything else, I want clean, but I
want age and use to still be present. So try tomato acid, works great. ( Tomato acid, kethcup, tomato juice, soup, etc. Soak pieces in a zip lock bag. Ah, nice!!!)

Now, all that crystal has a new home in my guest room. Not sure I am happy with that shade on the large lamp. Any thoughts???

P.S. Do not forget to leave a comment or e-mail. I have a really nice give away at the end of Sept.


countrygirl3031 said...

Good morning Dona...I love those crystal lamps...just gorgeous. I'll have to try the tomato acid thing to clean my crystal candle sticks! I love that quilt on the bed..tooo cute!


Linda said...

I didn't know this...great tip! The lamps look wonderful...hugs, Linda

Lee W. said...

love the smaller lamps. I think the rule of thumb for lamp shades is the shade should be 4 inches larger in diameter than the widest part of the lamp base- which would explain why it seems unbalanced. Try a larger one and see what you think!

Wanda said...

That mirror, no excuse me. THOSE mirrors are absolutely to die for! And yes, definitely a larger shade for the lamp. I have a hard time getting the right size shades, too.

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Jeanette said...

Great job on the lamps, I need to learn how to do that. My aunt gave me an antique brass floor lamp about 15 years ago and DH won't rewire it because he thinks it's ugly.

I also think there is a bigger shade needed on your one lamp. And I am drooling over that lace throw on the bed.