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Rustic Pendant Lights for Kitchen, Dining Room

3 May

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Rustic hanging light fixture made from and old plowing yoke. The upcycled weather beaten wooden farm implement serves as the centerpiece. Well worn wood in original condition with original patina’d iron hardware. Pendant lights are vintage inspired brass cage lights. These are replicas of the old industrial work lights. The cages are hinged and can open or close to various positions. Lights are wired with new black sockets and black twisted cloth covered wire. Vintage style quad filament, Victorian style bulbs are included. 

Very unique piece and would make a perfect accent piece for over a distressed farm table in the dining room, kitchen island, over the sink, you name it. 

Dimensions: 34″ long x 6″ wide (wire shades are 12″ in diameter)

Includes approximately 24″ of wire, suspends from ceiling and mounts with standard canopy (included with all hardware). 


Available in our Etsy shop.

Rustic Industrial Pendant Lights

23 May


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One of a kind hanging pendant light fixture featuring three vintage reproduction industrial cage lights. Three cage lights styled after trouble lights used in the 20s-40s, are made of brass wire, and are hinged to open or close as desired, depending on what look you prefer, and for bulb removal. They fit around new black sockets and are wired with vintage style black cloth covered twisted wire. They use two different styles of reproduction Edison bulbs, one with “squirrel cage” filaments and two round bulbs with spiral filaments. All three lights are suspended from a vintage leaf spring removed from my 1954 GMC pickup and was left with its original patina.

Included with the light are three bulbs and canopy for mounting to and existing box in the ceiling.

Size: Approx 30″ long. Wire from leaf spring to ceiling can be cut to desired length, but comes with approx. 24″ of wire.

Available in our Etsy shop, here.

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Repurposed Glass Insulator Pendant Lights

30 Nov

Set of 5 pendant lights made using repurposed glass insulators and a piece of recycled exotic hardwood.

Center pendant uses a large clear glass Hemingray insulator, surround by 4 small blue Brookfield glass insulators. All are from the late 1800s-early 1900s. The wooden base is salvaged from an old pier plank used at one of the Navy yards here in Portsmouth, VA. It was actually planed down by my dad over 30 years ago from a huge plank that was about a foot thick. This piece was used as a mantel piece for 20 some years, then as an outdoor bar and then cut down – the rest becoming a coffee table among other things. The wood has been lightly sanded, stained and sealed with tung oil finish and still retains it’s weathered look. Vintage black twisted cloth covered wire was then used to electrify everything as well as brand new candelabra bases. To clean things up, the wires slide through brass flanges and through the wood.

These will take any candelabra based bulb and there are many different styles available.

This piece can be suspended from the ceiling, or flush mounted as seen here. It comes with two brass lag bolts so it can be mounted securely to the ceiling rafters and will cover your existing box.

Wood base is 12″ x 10″ SOLD

Repurposed Hemingray Insulator Pendant Lights

2 Nov

Pendant light comprised of three hanging repurposed Hemingray clear and blue glass insulators from the early 1900s. These are hung in ascending order, in a cluster pattern, but can be adjusted to hang however you like. They come with approximately 40″ of wire, to be cut to desired length. Designed to be hardwired into a ceiling box, a reclaimed brass nipple designed ceiling plate is included for installation. This pendant is one of a kind and uses all reclaimed materials, with the exception of new wire and new sockets. Designed to take standard candelabra base light bulbs.  $165 in our Etsy shop or local pickup.

Upcycled Vintage Industrial Pendant Light Pair

31 Oct

Pair of pendant light made using upcycled vintage industrial work lights, circa 50s-ish. Made from all vintage recycled materials, with the exception of a new keyless lamp socket. Ceiling plate is antique brass nipple design with original patina and complements the pendant nicely. Reproduction Marconi style squirrel cage bulb included, which adds to the charm. Also accepts any medium based bulb. I’ve been having a hard time finding these cages lately and these two match perfectly – one has a little more patina than the other, but that just makes them cooler in my opinion. $140 for the pair. Available for local pickup or in our Etsy shop.

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Pendant Lights / Repurposed Wood & Glass Insulators

4 Oct

Another set of pendant lights made of repurposed materials. We were given this primitive press of unknown origin about a year ago. It was a cool piece, but for the life of me, couldn’t find a use for it. It was probably a hundred years old, rough hewn legs and surface, and it had threaded wooden dowels and wing type handles. Very interesting but it’s footprint was too wide to use as any kind of side table, so we pushed it to the side until now. I was looking for a nice piece of antiqued hardwood to serve as a hanging structure for some pendant lights. I decided I’d put that thing to use finally. I tapped the legs out and removed those. Trimmed the dowels down so they weren’t so obtrusive. Drilled four holes through the wood to run the wiring for the insulator pendants and used some bronze flanges as inserts to class it up a bit. A couple pieces of 1/8″ x 3/4″ steel flat bar were added to accent the wood which was stained with a Kona stain and finished off with tung oil finish.

In these pics, it’s wired up to a lamp cord and hung for demonstration only. It’s designed to mount flush to the ceiling, or can be suspended from hooks as shown here. I’m in the process of building a short valance to cover the wiring above so it won’t be visible if hung. This is a one of a kind piece and would look great over a sink, island or bar.


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