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Let There Be Night Lights!

In my New Orleans kitchen, I have two night lights I turn on before I go to bed. (In case I get up for a drink of water I won't stumble about crashing into things.)


Perhaps my favorite is one I gave to my Aunt Jerry and Uncle Fred one Christmas. I liked it so much I bought one for myself. And you can too, right here! AND, this one right here is awfully fun and a real throwback as well!

The second one in my kitchen here is, of course, a Mardi Gras New Orleans night light. I'm not sure where you can get one of your own like this, but I'll update this story when I find out!

Here's one I found on Etsy with a wonderful mid-century atomic era vibe. Meow!

Yikes! Here's one that might make you feel you're in a horror movie if you encountered it one dark and stormy night . . .

This fan-style light is a soft and unique way to beautifully light up the corner of a room. This one was available on Etsy as well. Of course any internet search for "night light" is going to return lots of amazing options. Another great source, of course, is eBay.

Speaking of stained glass fan lights, my father was a skilled stained glass craftsman and made this one below, following a pattern I drew, featuring signature buildings from various cities important in my life at the time. It is one of the most precious treasures I have to remember him by.

You can see (from left to right) the first World Trade towers and the Chrysler Building of New York, the Williams (formerly Transco) Tower of Houston, the space age Theme Building at LAX, and the Hollywood Sign mountain, The Alamo, San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid, the Desert Moon Motel sign in Vegas, and Baltimore City Hall. That's a lot of landmark action in one piece of stained glass!

I hope this inspires you to get one (or two) pretty pieces of your own!

Let there be night lights!







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