|Saturday afternoon in Powell, Tennessee|
This blog's title could be called "My Five Year Search Plus", I am combining some thoughts and recent pictures. Last Saturday, late in the day, I went to Aubrey's restaurant to try a new sandwich and passed these scenes on my way to and from the restaurant.
|The restaurant is right off this road. As I left the restaurant I spent a few minutes and |
turned left instead of right. It was worth the extra minutes
to see this scene around the bend.
|There's something about this scene, I took this Saturday.|
Wonder what it will look like with snow? This scene
if off Emory Road next to the library.
That ends the story for the Ragin' Cajun sandwich search. Now begins the tale of my five year search (at least five years) for a particular glass oil lamp. One of my Plano friends had this lamp in her home, she was a wonderful host and her home was beautiful. I fell in love with the beautiful oil lamp she had burning at her parties and dinners. The only thing she could remember about the lamp's history was that she had bought it at a "nature" store at a Plano, Texas, shopping mall. A few days later I headed to the mall, the "nature" store was gone and thus begun my five year search over much of the U.S. I had Googled all kinds of descriptions for the lamp and could not find it anywhere online with my "key words".
When Clint and I were traveling, I would inquire about the lamp when we would be in stores that I thought might carry such items. Last month when when we were in North Myrtle Beach, we went to Barefoot Landing shopping center and of course I was thinking of the lamp when we would go into certain stores. I looked back at one particular store that day and told Clint that we had missed it, I thought we needed to visit it.
This shop had high quality items and we both were enjoying looking around. I found some personalized note cards for a relative and Clint asked, "Don't you want some for yourself?" I told him the truth, I really didn't need anymore note cards and could not think of a thing I really needed. Well ....
A few minutes later I walked down an aisle and after all these years ... there were My Lamps
This oil lamp is from The Wolfard Glassblowing Company, "hand blown in California's Wine Country." "The Wolfard Oil Lamp created by Jon Wolfard has earned international acclaim being part of the Whitney Museum of American Arts Exhibition, 'High Styles, Twentieth Century American Design', a review of outstanding examples of furniture, industrial designs and decorative objects". Some of the glassblowers have been with the company for 34 years. (I just knew this oil lamp was special!)
What I think makes this lamp so unique and beautiful is the glass reservoir inside.
|My oil lamp glowing beautifully this morning!|