"Second Cup is on the House" -CoffeeTime Lamp

January 7th, 2010 in member junk     
CleverThinker CleverThinker, member
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Photo: Larry Moad

Everybody loves a free second cup!!  This one is made of multi colored cups and saucers ( note the different cup handle silhouettes) with an old Maxwell House 1 lb tin as the base.  The shade is a conical shaped ,and covered in 3 fabric panels  with retro signs and phrases , then skirted with a whimsical beaded trim. I drilled a hole through the backside  of the tin, then added a rubber grommet to protect the wire.  The center wiring is inside of threaded lamp pipe secured to the underside of the tin lid and the inside of the top cup.

 This was one of my first ones venturing outside of the 'cups/ saucers only' format.....always gets a grin.....and 'Good to the Last Drop!'   Titled, signed and dated; socket switch.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Second Cup is One the House
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Comments (8)

suewhitney writes: Oops I already sang My Maxwell House song before I saw this post. Probably best if I don't repeat it. Ha! Very nice!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:24 am on January 10th
Prior writes: like the tin on the base, love all your lamps. Lezlee Posted: 5:04 pm on January 9th
junkermidge writes: Adorable. I have the same exact can, but never thought of that idea. Thanks for pointing out the handle differences, I probably would have just thought they were the same.
Midge Posted: 4:31 pm on January 9th
CleverThinker writes: wait....I thought "MMMMMMM GOOD!!" was with Cambells soup!?! Did they merge? Do they make coffee flavored tomato soup now? Or maybe its Chicken-noodle flavored coffee--?? I'm so confused!!! hehehe

Larry Posted: 12:02 pm on January 9th
CottageElements writes: Great theme on this lamp. Mmmmmm good!

Lani Posted: 11:37 am on January 9th
JunkArchitect writes: Cool lamp…love that old coffee tin. You sure have been cranking out a bunch of imaginative lamps Larry.

Jim Posted: 8:46 am on January 9th
alicemom writes: Love the tin on the bottom!
smiles, alice Posted: 2:17 pm on January 8th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Love this lamp as well...one of these days I will venture outside of my realm to tackle a lamp making project! Yours sure are motivating and inspiring...thanks! ~judi ;) Posted: 1:34 pm on January 8th
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