Thursday, July 8, 2010

Uh Oh, the power's gone out!

Summer storms or overstressed power grids can cause the power to go out.

I try to be prepared and take things in stride.

Hubs bought me these oil lamps 20 years ago at a yard sale.  I just love the hexagon pattern on the base.  It reminds me of chicken wire or bee hives. 

I keep these lamps cleaned and filled with unscented lamp oil so that we can use them when needed.  We keep the matches handy too.  Hubs and I grabbed our books and sat at the table for a few hours, just reading and chatting.  The house was quiet and still, except for our voices.  It was a nice change of pace.


  1. What beautiful photos of the lamps. I love the hexagon shapes, too. Good idea to be prepared for summer storms.

  2. *sigh* What a lovely surprise an inconvenience can be!

  3. That sounds lovely and those lamps are gorgeous. They don't make 'em like that anymore, that's for sure.

  4. Your lamps are so pretty and way to go - always being prepared!


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