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Archive for January, 2012

Housewarming Gift from Grandma

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 6:17 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My grandmother recently moved to an assisted living facility. It was difficult for her to leave the house she had raised her children in and lived in with my grandfather until his death a few years ago; however, given her deteriorating health, staying in a big house by herself was not a safe option. Her treasures that she’s accumulated over the years will not fit in her new living space, so she decided to divvy them up among her grandchildren as housewarming presents.

My sister, an enthusiastic entertainer, received grandma’s good china. My brother was given my grandfather’s antique model train collection. I think I lucked out because grandma gifted me two matching Tiffany accent lamps that will look lovely in my formal sitting room. I’ll have to take a picture of the lamps on display to show my grandma next time I visit. I know it will make her happy to see that her treasures are being well looked after.

Tiffany Foundation

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 6:27 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In 1918, the esteemed designer Louis Comfort Tiffany founded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, commonly referred to as simply the Tiffany Foundation. The foundation was established to operate Louis’ estate, Laurelton Hall, located in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Artists and craftspeople were invited to use the estate as a summer retreat.

After WWII Laurelton Hall was closed and the foundation changed its purpose to awarding grants to artists. Some notable Tiffany grant recipients include Karen LaMont, who has a permanent collection in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Paul Meltsner, who was famous for his portraits and murals. Marc Trujillo, a Guggenheim fellow, has also been a Tiffany grant recipient.

Redecorating with Tiffany Lamps

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:39 AM
Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lately, I’ve been feeling like my home needs a little bit of redecoration; sometimes, if it’s been too long without me doing much with my home, I get a bit antsy and feel the need to do something new and interesting. Lately, I’ve been getting really into Tiffany lamps, so I started wondering if there was a good way to integrate those into my household.

Once I officially landed on adding some Tiffany style products to my house, I decided that some Tiffany style hanging lamps would be a great way to spice the place up. I really like them because in the area that I’ve place them, they can be seen as soon as you enter my home. They really liven up the place!

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