I love lighting that is unique and captures the imagination. Inspired by vintage styles, yet imitating the looks of today, are what my lamps are about. Giving a room the focal point it deserves while staying original.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Minimalist Lighting

Do you like the look of simple refinement? Lacking ornate decoration? Then you'll love the minimalist look. Its so calming and relaxing to the eye. A look that you will never tire of because of its simple, clean lines. Here in this client's home is a trio of minimalist pendants. Given interest with the twisted wire and added 'loops'. Very modern!

Sophiticated and Transitional

Putting together a sleek, contemporary set of tinted glass globes with black and white photography and a 'frenchie' in dining room chairs and you have a fun and delightful room. This client did just that and what a wonderful outcome. I love how she braided the pendant wires together to give it a modern feel. Beautiful!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Relax...Soft Conversion for Can Lights

When you have can lighting, it can be too harsh for the enviroment. Here this client used the 'conversion kits' available that allow you to transform a can light into a hanging pendant without having to tear into the ceiling.
Look at how much softer and relaxing these lights are and they provide just the right setting for a relaxing 'soak'.

Sometimes a 'Match' is not the best choice.

Often we think we have to have our light fixtures 'match'. Well this bold and creative gal decided she wanted something different. She chose a schoolhouse style, milkglass globe, but allowed them to be slightly different in size and shade. I think it gives the porch a lovely charm and blends in much better than if they were all matching.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just Can't Go Wrong with Traditional

If you're ever unsure of what 'style' of lighting to choose for your home. Well you can never go wrong with staying with the classics. Look at this traditional schoolhouse light that blends beautifully with the rest of the decor. So easy and transitional. A perfect fit!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vintage or New?

I love some of the new products that are the filament Edison inspired, squirrel-cage light bulbs. These light bulbs give such an authentic, vintage look to any light fixture.
A client sent me the picture below with the variety of true vintage pendant lights. She asked me to create a similiar looking pendant.
So, here's my design. I'm often hesitant to use the new rayon, twisted wire that is available because with a glass shade you're beginning to add weight. And that can be dangerous as the twisted wire is not U.L. listed. So I stayed with the black pendant wire.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Here's my version of the FIRST canning jar sconce ready for any country, cottage, rustic or transitional decor. I love it and many new clients are beginning to enjoy them in their homes as well. The glow of the light through the vintage canning jar with its raised lettering is so...'comfortable'. Then the original wire bale adds to the charm. The sconce has a warm, oiled-bronze finish. I also like the use of the pint jars for smaller areas.
Here's one of my favorite customers 'showing-off' her beautiful sconces in her master bedroom. Gorgeous!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Turn-a-bout is fair play Pottery Barn!

After seeing Pottery Barn's version of the canning jar chandelier, I had a client request some changes. So I thought, why not!?!? If Pottery Barn can take my idea, why can't I mimic them. My client wanted a smaller canopy, three true vintage jars, blue jars and a specific drop length. Now Pottery Barn's not going to do that for you. So here it is. I really like how this looks and can easily visualize it in a cottage or country home. But, if you don't like blue, I'm also introducing a clear canning jar chandelier that has lots of sparkle.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Perhaps they did! Funny how I had mine out there for the 'public' eye and now PotteryBarn will have a 'version' of my canning jar chandelier available in October!?!?!?! Very interesting.
Tell me which you like better, theirs or mine? And I promise, you won't hurt my feelings.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How much light is needed?

Many times people ask me 'how much light do I need'? And I'm sure there is a scientific answer, but to me the question is so personal that I can't answer it.
Not only do you have the number of windows in the room, you have to think of the other lights you might be using, i.e. table and floor lamps. Also, how do you intend on using the room? Viewing TV in a brightly lit room, is not very pleasing to me, but either is trying to do a task without enough light. So, again it becomes a personal choice.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fashion Designer's Choice

Clothing designer, jodi arnold, prepares for the opening of her second store location, this time in Brooklyn, NY. Chosen for its traditional styling to marry with the building's architectural elements, jodi selected the schoolhouse globe pendants to furnish her shop.
Jodi's design style has been snatched up by 'The Limited'. Here's what Jodi says about her work. "My design voice has always been inspired by my love of prints, patterns, and creating unique twists that are unexpected yet at the same time very wearable. I have done the same for The Limited but now at a price point that makes it more affordable to a broader audience."
If you'd like to see more of jodi arnold's design, visit her at

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Yes you CAN ning JAR Light

Enjoyed by many for the rustic or country home, this unique use of glass vintage canning jars is so fun and fresh. Highlighted with the original wire bale, each canning jar has its own brand name. Using the blue tinted jars adds another element to the lighting.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jupiter's Moons

Modern and contemporary, yet truly vintage, this pair of milkglass round globes are an exciting addition to any decor. Here's the customers comment about them...
"my lamps are awesome! they came with absolutely everything needed, and they were a breeze to install. every person who's seen them, comments on how unique they are!"...
Don't you think it would awesome to have a set of 5 or 7 of these 'floating' at different heights above a dining table?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Designer Selects Lighting for Her Own Kitchen

Keri Peterson of Kp Spaces in Seattle, decided to add lots of light and sparkle to her kitchen by selecting a pair of my halophane pendants. The clear, textured glass allows plenty of light for all the tasks accomplished in a kitchen. And the round design can easily marry with a variety of decorating styles. Its a wonderful fit for contemporary, modern or traditional decors.
If you'd like to talk to Keri more, you can reach her at;
Kp Spaces
1710 NW 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Saturday, June 5, 2010

New York Recording Studio

I'm so newest industrial creation has been snatched up by a recording studio in New York! This lamp is great by itself, but when I had the set finished and together, it was Awesome! In addition, I added the vintage inspired Edison 'Squirrel Cage' bare bulb and it popped. Though the Industrial look is not for everyone, it does fit well with both contemporary and vintage looks alike.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cozy Light

Keep it cozy with a true vintage canning jar turned hanging pendant. Add an efficent bulb to give it charm and save energy too. This wonderful picture is from a lovely customer and her lovely lighting selection.

Monday, May 17, 2010


This new and beautiful gallery chose my Replica Schoolhouse Lights with a downrod. They look so wonderful and truly 'at home' in this tin ceiling establishment. Go visit the gallery in person at 263 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine. Or you can visit them on line at

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Mother is Thrilled!

My mother is thrilled with how it turned out. It is just perfect for her remodeled kitchen!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

'Marry' your light fixture to its surroundings

Here's an example of a gal that knew what she was doing when she purchased this beautiful light. Look at the decor of the room and see how this light fixture just blends in so well, it looks like its always 'belonged'. She chose an original, patina brass holder and socket shell. Then she wisely requested a new socket and wire for safety but to keep with the vintage style, she requested a vintage inspired paddle switch. I think it looks awesome. It doesn't over-power the space and just 'marries' in with its surroundings. Excellent choice Paris!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Minature Chandelier Shines Bright

This is a 'new' light I haven't even made available in my shop yet, but boy does it sparkle. Its like a minature chandelier!

Lights that Sparkle

When you need a good amount of illumination and you want some sparkle, choose vintage globes that have clear glass with lots of deep texture. This way, plenty of light shines through but it obscures the glare.
Here's what one of my customers said about her 'new' lights...
"The globes are all from vintage light fixtures and have been put on simple and clean pendants with wire. I love the way the different glass patterns radiate the light around the room."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Expensive Industrial Inspiration

After finding this awesome looking pendant but then finding out the price...I decided it was time to 'take the look' as my inspiration and 'do my own thing'
What do you think?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Custom Request

Upon working with a wonderful gal, we came up with an awesome light fixture for her home. Our combined efforts of her choice of a unique, schoolhouse globe, and my creation of the holder to fit the globe, completed the look. It has the feel of a very expensive lamp, and yet we did it for a very reasonable price.
Helping others obtain the lighting for there home, warms me to the bone.
"When His Lamp shone upon my head, and by His Light I walked through darkness." Job 29:3

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Industrial CRAZE!

The Industrial Look is HOT and I'm having loads of fun creating new and exciting lamps that suit the style. This one is named Limestone and features a wire cage with a clear, bare bulb. There is a single porcelain socket and finished with a metal canopy. See more of my designs at