Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mr. Rooster the Chicken Oil Lamp

I found this pewter oil lamp topper at the Solomon Wine Tasting Room in downtown Murphy's. There were several styles to choose from, one being this chicken which I have name "Mr. Rooster" and several pewter flowers.

The instructions suggested using an old wine bottle for the base and filling the bottom with small pebbles and then lamp oil. I found this champagne bottle at a local thrift store which has a heavy metal bottom. It's very secure and seems to be working well; however I'm not sure I like the chicken in this bottle. I'm thinking the pewter rose would have been a better choice, and perhaps I can find something a bit more country for the Mr. Rooster. Perhaps, we'll have to go back to Murphy's and pick up that pewter rose!


Sue said...

Let me say that it is a GOOD thing we can click on pictures to enlarge them, because I couldn't see the flame until I did! These bi-focal contact lenses of mine are obviously not working! What a cute little rooster. I've never seen anything like that for a lamp topper.itari All I have ever seen are the plain ones. I bet the pewter roses one is really cute. Make sure you post it after you get it! Sue

The Green Pea said...

Mumzie what a wonderful idea. Chicken topper where did they find em? Chickens and roosters all always popular in my store. Blessings, Sandi

Miss Jean said...

Your daffodils are gorgeous! Isn't Murphys the best little town? It's such a nice drive, also. Hey, I noticed the Celtic cross in the background. I'm on the hunt for one, myself. I have seen them here in town ($$$$) and one like yours in Turlock much, much more reasonable.

We must get together soon!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Mumzie, you know I love anything with roosters. Your pictures are just lovely!!


Susan of Very Pretty Things & Pink Portuguese Roses said...

Great blog post. Love the rooster!

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