Lighting

Non-Electric Kitchen Sink Lighting

2 Flat Wick Oil  Lamps Near Kitchen Sink

I keep two flat wick oil lamps for task lighting near my kitchen sink in the event of an electric power outage. When both lamps are lit I have adequate lighting for doing the dishes and for general kitchen clean up. The lamp directly above the kitchen sink sports a reflector on the lamp holder.…

Insect Screen On An Aladdin Mantle Lamp

Bug Screen On An Aladdin Mantle Lamp

Pictured above is an older style insect or bug screen on the chimney of an Aladdin mantle lamp. Mantles on Aladdin lamps are extremely fragile and expensive, and believe it or not a lamp mantle can break from the weight of a big bug. Lamp mantles are made of a very fine, light weight knitted…

Non-Electric Task Lighting By A Cook Stove

Non-Electric Task Lighting By Cook Stove

An Aladdin lamp with a glass shade provides non-electric task lighting near my cook stove early in the morning. Glass shades have a couple advantages over cloth or parchment lamp shades. The first is that they can be easily washed  – an important consideration in the kitchen. Secondly, if the bottom part of the shade…

How To Safely Use Real Candles On A Christmas Tree

Candle On Christmas Tree

I’ve developed a contact allergy to spruce, pine and any type of conifer needles. So this year for the first time in my life I have an artificial Christmas tree. The fake tree is 4 ½ feet tall and came complete with attached mini white electric lights. This new holiday development completely delights my mother-in-law.…

Advice About Oil Lamps

Early Morning

Granny, The oil lamps in the background of your pictures are beautiful! Do you have any advice on what to look for in an oil lamp? Aladdin? Thanks, Christine Why thank you Christine! As far as oil lamps go there are basically 3 or 4 kinds. Mantle lamps, flat or round wick lamps, floating wick…