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I have a sweet memory of lying on my Mom & Dad’s bed as a young girl watching my Mom “get ready” in front of her big dresser & mirror. The wooden dresser had a large top drawer full of make up, hair pins, and little boxes that she would fill with her cherished fashion jewelry. She would allow me to go in the drawer and play with it all. What a dream. I was very careful and always put everything back right where I found it. I still remember in detail where everything went.
On top of her dresser were 2 “hobnail milk glass” lamps resting on both sides of the long white runner doily that she had on top to protect the wood. I remember the lamps well, and adore hobnail milk glass when ever I see it today.
Recently, I came across this vintage hobnail white milk glass lamp that was missing the hurricane part. It was only $1.99, so I grabbed it knowing I could certainly do something fun with it.
I tried a few different glass hurricanes, but one night the Mason Jar idea came to me, so I tried different colored jars until I realized clear was best. Boom! My “Vintage Mason Jar Lamp” was born…
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It was like a match made in heaven. I used a medium sized vintage bulb because a normal sized bulb was too large.
Then all I had to do was slip on a 1 pint size Mason jar. That’s it.
I love the little antique key switch…see it?
It makes a perfect night light in our dark hall…and it also works double as a catch all. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Do you have any hobnail milk glass in your home?
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