Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Philadelphia Flower Show 2013 - "High Beams"

Before going on to the flowers I thought I would share with you my purchase.  I had not intended to buy anything but as I was passing some of the vending stalls, I spotted a lamp that I immediately fell in love with.  I have been looking for ages.  I had put one of the lamps from our bedroom in our guest room temporarily, intending to replace it when I saw another to buy, and as we were making our way out of the show I saw my lamp.  The thing is, I won't buy anything unless what I see talks to me, if you know what I mean, and this one and I had a wonderful conversation.  To be honest I was having a wonderful conversation with about a dozen or so, very happy talking with all of them.  Come home with me my darlings I said but alas I also have to have a conversation with our checkbook, and so I picked the one I spotted originally and was very happy for it.  There is always next year and the owners intend to be there.


The lamps are described as "Custom Handmade Copper and Brass Lighting given an acid bath patina then hand rubbed with recycled car oil.  Shades made of mica, plants, petals and fabrics and finished with polymers."  I also had a choice of finials and picked the flower.  My photos don't do the lamp justice.  It is gorgeous and you can only guess at the hours taken to create one, each an obvious labor of love. There is pride of workmanship here and I feel very fortunate to have passed by their corner on my way out of the show.


The following photos start off with their designers, Trenny Robb and Bob Michaud, and then you will see their other lamps on display.  Trenny and Bob were obviously very busy as there was a lot of interest in their corner, but they were warm and friendly, took time to talk and were a joy to meet.  You can take a look at their company website called High Beams if you click here. They very kindly gave me their permission to take photos and put them on my blog.  Trenny also showed me some of her designs in a book on graph paper and I did take a photo. I would have loved to pour through them, all works of art in themselves, but I won't be sharing it as impressed as I was.  I thought that would be taking too much of a liberty with someone's personal design to share here.  Gregg also took several photos as he his eye caught the many patterns he saw in each creation.  He was as impressed as I was.






Here are Gregg's photos.





















This one I am going to be using in my header for a while.




Absolutely beautiful, with that old world look to them that I adore.  Thank you Trenny and Bob and see you next year!

19 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh my...... what a wonderful lamp.... a piece of art really! I LOVE it!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, I love your new lamp. Actually, they are all very pretty. Your new header is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing the designers link too!

Jane and Chris said...

I would be broke!
Jane x

jabblog said...

Beautiful! I wouldn't be able to resist such a lovely thing.

Cuby said...

These people are so talented with such beautiful designs. I love your lamp it is such a pretty piece.

Kay said...

OH lucky you! That is a gorgeous lamp. I would love to have one too! They work as excellent header photos too.

Pradeepa said...

Beautiful!

Marie said...

These are just fantastic lamps! I love their artistry, and the way it is all very true to nature. Wonderful! Love the one you bought! What nice people to let you share on your blog too.

Country Gal said...

Beautiful ! Such talent and to bring nature into the designs makes it more special I think ! Thanks for sharing with us . Have a good day !

A Brit in Tennessee said...

How exquisite !
Two very talented designers, creating such gorgeous lamps, and I'm glad to see you brought one home with you to enjoy forever.
Don't you just love a good conversation ;)
~Jo

Leave It To Davis said...

I am going to look at their website right now...that is so pretty!!! You made a great choice!

Mama Zen said...

Your new lamp is gorgeous!

Self Sagacity said...

yes, they are beautiful Denise. They must be the most unique design and idea I've seen in a while.

Maa said...

There sure are a beautiful lamp, Denise. I guess you didn't have to have that conversation with yourself for too long. How on earth did you make up your mind? Sue

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous lamps --and I love the lampshades. How fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Betsy
Started my new Photo Blog today. Check it out. http://betsyphotoblog.blogspot.com/

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The lamp is stunning - truly one of a kind. What talent.

SandyCarlson said...

GORGEOUS! Amazing stuff, Denise!

The Elephant's Child said...

Truly beautiful. I am not at all surprised you fell in love(lust).

Linda Gross said...

Your lamp purchase is lovely. I am in awe by Gregg's photographs of some of the actual designs. Beautiful work, both the artist and Gregg's photography!