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post #21 of 66 Old 07-12-2015, 09:07 PM
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and, I like this owl the best:

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post #23 of 66 Old 07-12-2015, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, great lamp, TL! That's a really elegant solution. Find a nice bit branch, polish it, make a hole down the centre for the electrics, attach lampshade of your choice.

This is a banksia cone:



Banksias are small Australian trees and there are many different species. The above photo is a Banksia grandis cone. Banksia integrifolia cones look like this:




Banksia grandis cones in the tree:




And here's some examples of what enterprising local wood turners make from these cones:















I'm sure these would also make interesting lampstands. DH and I must go and look in some woodturner galleries!
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I've had "disappearing photos" in the last post. Strangely, they all worked at the time of posting. One of the missing photos was a vase with a wide bottom and a narrow, sculpted top, made out of a bankia cone. My IT geek husband says sometimes this happens when servers go down, or when people decide to take photos off / block transmission. If they reappear, then I'll take it a server was down.

Strangely, one person on our social group can never see any of the photos I post, but sees everyone else's. In her case I think it's a software thing... or maybe internet speed...

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post #25 of 66 Old 07-13-2015, 09:46 AM
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I hate decorating and matching things and finding furniture.
And clothes shopping.

I hand over my cash to my mother, and she sorts it all out ;)

I do like the Banksia stuff, however. Very nice!
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post #26 of 66 Old 07-13-2015, 10:37 AM
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You may be interested in this site, too.

Eco Friendly Home and Garden Decor, Stylish and Affordable Green Products, Green Gifts, Environmentally Friendly Products, Sustainable Furniture, Eco Friendly Pet Products, Eco Friendly Fashion

If you do a general search for organic decorating, there are LOTS of pretty cool products and ideas out there. I've worked with enough architects and interior designers that you want to use words like organic, rustic, etc. when looking at stuff like that to help you find what you're interested in.
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When a teen we'd scout the driftwood that would wash up on shore after winter storms on a huge lake. Altho it appears grey, sanding soon reveals different streaks of color.



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Wow, great lamp, TL! That's a really elegant solution. Find a nice bit branch, polish it, make a hole down the centre for the electrics, attach lampshade of your choice.

This is a banksia cone:



Banksias are small Australian trees and there are many different species. The above photo is a Banksia grandis cone. Banksia integrifolia cones look like this:




Banksia grandis cones in the tree:




And here's some examples of what enterprising local wood turners make from these cones:

(REMOVED!!!!!!!!)


I'm sure these would also make interesting lampstands. DH and I must go and look in some woodturner galleries!
Oh my gosh I'm feeling creepy crawlies all over... my goodness it's freaking me out. I can't do holes in things that look fungusy...

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I do love drift wood though, and they have some neat lamps but I'm thinking you need something with more body.

Why not try looking up "rustic table lamps" there were some oil lamp replicas that would look amazing in your room.

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This was a great thread to read on a Monday morning! I really needed a good laugh.
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post #30 of 66 Old 07-13-2015, 01:28 PM
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Or you can spend about $130 on something that looks like a shower head.



ROFL, reminded me of the lamp in the OB/Gyn's office.....the one right at the foot of the exam table?
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