These are a few random recent things.
First, a few additional detailed LR colour photos. I'm heavily leaning towards the "Shy Blossom". Refer to the prior post for the colour names and info.
The dark green on the left along with the swatch (second colour) is the green from my aunt's living room that I liked so much, but it will look too dark in my house.
Here is the green that is quite popular in the comments, but I find it looks pretty grey/grim/depressing/corpse-like (lol).
The "Shy Blossom" on another wall.
Next is an antique lamp that I recently finished repairing (after several months). This was an old lamp given to me by a good friend of mine as a gift. It's a typical "Mogul Lamp" from the early 1900's (likely 1920s-1940s). This one was missing several pieces, with a few others bent, or needing attention. I forget where she got it from, but I love these lamps, and I was happy to get it.
Here are the "as received" photos of the lamp. Here it is next to one of my other lamps (the one I got from my Mom). NOTE THE SCARY WIRING JOB.
The entire top of the lamp (with the large shade holder and mogul socket) was missing.
This was the halfway point, with the lamp rewired, and parts straightened and repainted (the base) but with the top still missing.
And here's the finished lamp. I just recently found parts for the missing top from another lamp. Unfortunately, the top I got was in a polished chrome finish, so I had to colour-match it with various spray paints in browns and gold to get approximately the right colour.
I touched-up the base again, and got rid of the lighter gold band (it didn't look right).
The gold candle covers were originals from the other parts lamp top that I bought. The old shade was a thrift store find. They are actually fairly easy to find, and usually under 5$.
Shade (borrowed from the other lamp). I'll get another identical one for this lamp. They have it in white or black, but I think I'll stick with white.
Lastly, here's a shot of my "Weather Glass" (or Storm Glass) from this morning. Yesterday morning (and for several days prior), the entire solution was clear with absolutely no crystal formations. It was literally just the white sandy crystals sitting in the bottom. Then just last night, I noticed some of the crystals were forming again in the base.
They are just so incredibly beautiful to look at. It's hard to capture them properly in a photo, but it looks like a patch of ferns, or feathers. Some crystals also started to form at the top. The other really fun and exciting formation is that there are tiny little snow flakes of crystals just floating in the liquid (which I haven't seen very often - the liquid is clear 99% of the time). According to the chart, stars in the liquid usually indicates snow, but I find that unlikely at this time of year, so it may indicate rain.
Since I'm so fascinated by this gizmo, I'll be posting pictures of it from time to time.