Every item is made one at a time by Craig Carey. There are no pre-bought patterns or items, save the hardwear and mirror, and all ideas are their own. Craig starts with raw materials, such as discarded Christmas trees for lamps and chandeliers, willow from the edges of ponds for mirrors and signs, and lumber from anywhere that he can find it, and then carves or cuts everything by hand. Then all items are sanded, primed and painted or stained. The stained items then get multiple coats of laquer for a deep shine.
If the work looks familiar, you may have seen it in Neiman-Marcus, Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, etc.
What do you do with an old Christmas tree? Some have them hauled off at the end of the season, but if you are in Craig's neighborhood, you'll see him rescue them and re-purpose them into lamps. And so that's where we begin with the description. The tree's limbs are cut to become the branches from which the handmade birds perch. Handmade leaves are then arranged tastefully. The shade is painted to compliment the base.
The lamp measures 20" from the bottom to the top of the shade. The wood base is 7" x 7". At it widest, the branches measure a 12" span. It is 12" from the bottom, to the top of the trunk. The shade is a clip on style. This item is double boxed. Shipping is $15.
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