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The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
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SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT



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This week's theme - SILVER

This photo is of an old antique lantern. The glass oil receptacle is lead, the fluted chimney is handblown, the wooden wall hanger unit is walnut, the filigree lantern encasing is brass, and the reflector plate behind the light/wick is SILVER.


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64 comments :

  1. That's just beautiful! I love old lanterns!
    You are lucky to have such a nice one - do you use it?
    Happy Saturday!
    Hugs
    L
    PS - Oh my goodness, I can see that the word verifrication is:
    jrquuahu - how am I ever going to survive that one????

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  2. Lovely! What is hanging from it?

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  3. What a beautiful lamp! I've decided to join the photo hunters group so I'll post mine up in the morning:-) I'm now going to read the rest of your posts I've missed...I'm soooo behind! Hugs xox

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  4. What a beautiful lantern. Happy weekend. Mines up too.

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  5. Dear Hootin' anni...I just have to find the time to read through your blog. It all sounds so exciting!!
    As your music is playing I find that my fingers are typing quicker than ever!!

    Just love your antique lantern!!...Love Terry

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  6. Nice old piece!Thanks for sharing.


    I will Exercise for Comments!
    Sunflower

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  7. Thats a lovely lantern you have hanging on your wall.(((HUGS)))

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  8. That is a pretty lantern!

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  9. Beautiful! What a lovely old lamp. :)

    Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend!

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  10. What a great way to do up this week's very tough theme! I bet it throws some nice light, too!

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  11. That's a very nice lamp. I like it!

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  12. Clicking on the photo really helps to show the filigree in much better detail. It is very pretty! Nice interpretation for the theme!
    My silver is up. Happy Saturday!

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  13. Beautiful - a work of art!

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  14. Very creative choice for this week´s theme - fits perfectly!

    My hunt is up, too @ Coffee 2 go - Please stop by if you find a minute =)

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  15. What a beautiful piece! Does it still work (like for power outages?) I love the way they made useful and necessary things beautiful and worthy.

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  16. Beautiful lantern! Just lovely. :)

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  17. What a pretty lantern! I love old things.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. WOW, I love oil lamps and should have taken a picture of one of mine. I'm stretching it in my picture on My Photo Blog.

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  19. Excellent choice for the theme!
    Great photo

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  20. ...and the whole conglomeration is verrrrry PRETTY! :) Nicely done dear Anni!

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  21. Fabulous old wall lantern. Can't find those around anymore can you.
    Mine's up.

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  22. it is lovely and very interesting! thanks for sharing! bee

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  23. What a lovely, old lantern. Do you ever use it? They are so much better than candles for power outs.

    Mine's up too.

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  24. Great silver idea....You just walked around the house and found something..good for you...I had to think on this one...maybe that is why I have a headache this morning...Sandy

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  25. Oh, what a lovely lantern. I love these old lights.

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  26. You picked a lovely photo for your silver. I love those lanterns and yours is really pretty with the filigree on it.

    Take care,
    Connie
    Thanks for stopping by my photo.

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  27. Wow! that's a great antique lantern! I love old things like that. It's really to hear the wings of history. Starts the fantasy doesn't it?

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  28. Gorgeous lamp! I love the detail on the brass.

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  29. Great choice for the theme! I really struggled with this one, but your picture fits just right. I love the antique lantern.

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  30. Hi there sweet pea,

    Love this beautiful lamp! It would look great in my home....(*winks at ya*)...

    Sorry I haven't been out at the board. Lots going on over here, things are really hectic. I'll fill you in later today.

    Hugz to you,
    Carol

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  31. Your antique lantern is beautiful. Amazing how many different types of metal were used to make it! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  32. I posted a silver collage for the photo hunt. Very nice lantern! I also enjoyed your review of the movie below. :-)

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  33. What a lovely antique. Lots of history there.

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  34. Beautiful - I love light fixtures that go on the wall.
    I hope it belongs to you!
    Thanks for visiting.
    Have a fabulous Saturday

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  35. I love these old lamps, they are so romantic ! I didn't know that you are also a Teenager like me, just discovered it on a new comer blog "Night Owl" (funny name, lol) I already thought that I am the only one amongst the antique pieces ! Thanks for your comment !

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  36. wow - now that is so very cool! thanks for visiting me too!

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  37. Very nice lantern. I would love to see a post with lots of pictures from your home. I bet it is as cool as your blog!

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  38. It's a beautiful piece of antique. I agree with Gattina, old lamps somehow bring an atmosphere of romance in the air. Thanks for sharing.

    I appreciate the words of sympathy you left on my blog.

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  39. Wonderful lantern -- great choice today.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  40. Beautiful and elegant. Lovely example of "silver" ...
    Thanks for stoppin' by my blog!
    Have a great weekend!
    DMM

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  41. I love your silver lamp. Today was the first time I'd heard about the scavenger hunt. This is too cool.

    Have a great weekend, Anni!

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  42. Great picture! That lantern is very elegant.

    Happy Saturday!

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  43. That one is beautiful. I don't have cool lamps like that in my home...
    Have a wonderful weekend...

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  44. Thanks for stopping by!
    Beautiful lamp and is that a dreamcatcher I see at the bottom?
    Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday!

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  45. I love rustic lamps like this one...bet it comes in handy during a power outage!
    :-D

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  46. I like oil lamps like these. A great photo for this weeks hunt. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. A great idea for silver. Do you use it often? Very pretty.

    Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend,
    Biker Betty :)

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  48. Oh it took me ages to try and post a comment, urggggh!
    I love the lamp, we have a few from my grandmas house.
    I love the blog layout.
    Thanks for the visit

    Claire

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  49. That is beautiful!!!

    Happy Saturday!

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  50. How gorgeous is that!!!!!

    Cheers!

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  51. Presentstorm1/27/2007

    Very pretty. I love antiques, especially light fixtures. Thanks for sharing :)

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  52. Oh, that is just gorgeous! I love those type antiques. Great choice. Thanks for stopping by my place.

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  53. That's a great lamp! Is it still functional? Great silver shot :) Happy hunting!

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  54. I love that lantern, what a great idea for the theme!!

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  55. Great picture. I love lanterns Have a couple of them myself. Thanks for the visit today:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  56. What a beautiful antique. Has it been in the family long?

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  57. I have an antique glass lantern, but I've never seen one with silver. That is beautiful. Thanks for coming to visit me today.

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  58. I love antique stuff! Gord's the only antique thing I have :)

    Thanks for stopping by mine :)

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  59. wonderful lamp! take care -- see you're counting down to your birthday. Happy b-day beforehand as I hate those belated b-day messages!

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  60. Oh my, what a beautiful lamp. Will you post the history of it? Is it a family heirloom? That's really gorgeous!

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  61. I always associate those type of lamps with haunted houses. I bought some hanging ones in Turkey that I am eager to try out. I saw you listed "Piano" in your interests. I am a pianist, too! I play Jazz for a living, and classical on the side.

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  62. Oh Wow!! Hootin'Anni...61, now 62 comments. You are as popular as Roger Bennett!!...Love Terry

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  63. that's absolutely gorgeous!

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  64. What a beautiful antique lantern. It's a great choice for this week's theme!

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