Lamp found!

by brae  

Monique found the lamp I was after from this post.  :D  It turns out the lamp is shiny brass.

lovely photo by Monique 

I wasn't surprised even with the original photo showing a more modern look in silvery grey.  Most dollhouse lamps are in shiny brass, though there are more silver and copper ones on the market recently.

I've painted brass before, but I think the brass doesn't look all that bad.  I usually detest brass, but I don't know if I will go through the trouble of painting this one.  I'll just have to wait for the mail to see it in person!  Thanks again, Monique!

Brass hardware turned brushed nickel

I'm still on the hunt for the fabrics from that post.  I received an email from someone who said she thought she saw one of them in a local fabric store.  My reply to her message was returned as non-deliverable, so maybe the email was typed incorrectly.

And, a big thank you to Sarah for the surprise package of other gorgeous fabrics - I sent you an email, too, but I find that my messages often go straight into the spam folder.  :\


Comment from: Angie Martin Hall [Visitor]

So glad you found the lamp! Brae, I have always wondered why so many many lamps and fixtures have the bronze finish. Do you know why that is? I tend to do more contemporary stuff, and I’d love to see more “brushed nickel” used.

01/11/13 @ 08:31
Comment from: brae [Member]

My guess on why every damn thing is brass in the mini world is that this hobby traditionally focused on Victorian dollhouses and everything was brass to emulate the opulent goldtone fixtures. It’s probably the cheapest material to use in manufacturing, too. With that said, there are a lot more silver metal lights and faucets now. Still waiting for hinges, knobs and other hardware details to follow.

01/11/13 @ 09:00
Comment from: chapchap73 [Visitor]

That lamp is so pretty! I can see why you were looking for it:)

01/11/13 @ 14:34
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Lovely lamp, Brae! I’ve never seen it anywhere else either which is kind of nice. I like the brushed nickel on the door!

01/11/13 @ 19:15

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