Monday, January 3, 2011

SOLD- rustic, vintage cast-iron owl lantern- $75

this classic early 20th century cast iron owl lantern comes to you from an estate in dallas, texas, and the neighborhood of deep ellum. and if you know anything about deep ellum, then you know this owl has seen some pretty cool sh*t in his day. deep ellum became a hub of industry in 1884 with the construction of a number of mills and factories, and later famously spawned dallas' early jazz, blues, punk rock, and arts scene- a pretty cool place for our owl-friend to have lived his life. he stands about 11 perfectly rustic inches tall, and has an attached ring for easy hanging. place a candle beneath him, and he'll beautifully radiate like only an owl can. almost too good looking to be trapped indoors, and perhaps too pretty to sit outside in the rain. so, it's a good thing he's cast iron- you can do just about whatever you want with him and he'll endure.

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