VINTAGE BARN LIGHTING – ORIGINAL PORCELAIN PENDANT LIGHTS – VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING – WWW.VINTAGEBARNLIGHTS.COM – VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL REFLECTORS – VINTAGE EXPLOSION PROOF LIGHTING – VINTAGE HOLOPHANE

ATTATCHED STOREFRONT / SHOP 922 NORTH MEADE STREET, APPLETON, WISCONSIN

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF AND VINTAGE BARN LIGHTS! I AM A VERY SMALL ( JUST ME ) COTTAGE INDUSTRY STARTED A FEW YEARS AGO FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE. LAST SUMMER I MOVED INTO A TWO STORY CA. 1920 BRICK COLONIAL REVIVAL HOUSE WITH AN ATTACHED STOREFRONT. FOR WISCONSIN, AND ESPECIALLY APPLETON, THIS IS A VERY UNUSUAL SET UP…AND I THINK IT IS THE ONLY ONE IN TOWN.
I HAVE SPENT MY WORKING CAREER AS AN ELECTRICIAN BUILDING MACHINES FOR THE PLASTIC CONVERTING INDUSTRY, THAT PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE…..BUT MY PASSIONS….MY DRIVE HAS ALWAYS KEPT ME BUSY AS A RESTORATIONIST OF BUILDINGS AND ALL THE ASPECTS THAT INVOLVES. THE PLEASURE JUST AS IN WIRING A MACHINE IS THE SAME AS WORKING WITH MY HANDS ” FIXING, CLEANING, REPAIRING….RESTORING”. I AM A PERFECTIONIST, WHICH IS A SELF DEFINED WORD MEANING, ” I WOULD RATHER DO THE WORK MYSELF”.
ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO…WHILE DIGGING AROUND IN AN ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE COMPANY….I FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL GREEN AND WHITE LIGHT FIXTURE….IT HAD A HUGE GLASS GLOBE THAT THREADED INSIDE PROTECTING THE LIGHT BULB. I BOUGHT IT AND USED IT IN MY CURRENT RESTORATION JOB IN MY KITCHEN AT THE TIME. AS I HAVE BOUGHT AND RESTORED 9 HOUSES OVER THE YEARS…I SOLD THE HOUSE AND THERE STAYED THAT COOL LIGHT FIXTURE! MY NEXT HOUSE ALSO NEEDED A LIGHT AND I TRIED TO FIND ANOTHER….NO AVAIL UNTILL ONE DAY I SPOTTED SOMETHING ON THE CURB! I TURNED AROUND AND SURE ENOUGH….GRABBED IT AND INSTALLED IT THE SAME DAY. IN THAT HOUSE I CONTINUED TO ADD VINTAGE LIGHT FIXTURES TO ALL ROOMS.
NOW TODAY…I HAVE TURNED THIS PASSION, THIS CURIOUSITY OF HOW THINGS WORK, HOW THEY COME APART, THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF ELECTRICAL LIGHTING FIXTURES INTO AN ON LINE BUSINESS, OFFERING A COLLECTION OF 200+ AND GROWING EVERY DAY. VINTAGE WAREHOUSE/RLM/FACTORY/BARN LIGHTS, ORIGINAL VINTAGE PORCELAIN PENDANT LIGHTS AND A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING FEATURING MILK GLASS REFLECTOR SHADES AND MORE! TO THOSE INTERESTED IN THE REUSE/RENEW EFFORTS SO IMPORTANT TODAY. I AM AMAZED AND EXCITED EVERY SINGLE DAY…HOLDING THESE TREASURES IN MY HANDS….KNOWING THAT THEY ALL HAVE A HISTORY….I SHARE THIS EXCITEMENT WITH ALL OF YOU.

2 Responses to VINTAGE BARN LIGHTING – ORIGINAL PORCELAIN PENDANT LIGHTS – VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING – WWW.VINTAGEBARNLIGHTS.COM – VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL REFLECTORS – VINTAGE EXPLOSION PROOF LIGHTING – VINTAGE HOLOPHANE

  1. maggie says:

    i have a bunch if you are interested

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