There is so much beauty in the slight flicker of a flame inside the glass casing of a beautiful antique kerosene lamp that many people today miss it altogether due to the most common use of the kerosene lamp. In today's age, these lamps are mainly used for camping purposes and for emergency use when the electric power goes out. Because these are the main purposes for the lamp, this is how they are displayed in stores. They are in the sport's section of the store and in the lamp section - but displayed as “emergency" type equipment.
Have we forgotten the beauty that these lamps can bring? There is said to be very few material things out in the world that can bring a special feeling to a person all by itself. There are gifts from loved ones but the antique kerosene lamp can be bought just to light up the table on the outside deck and when the occupants are sitting around it, they can get a feeling of peace and serenity just by the glow of the light.
These antique kerosene lamps were once the only light that people had to travel and the only form of light in their homes to read by or see their loved ones with when the sun went down for the evening. Since the invention of electricity, the antique kerosene lamp has been put on the back burner and has been replaced by smelly candles and electrical flickering flames - the height of tackiness.
These antique lamps are a beautiful rendition of the ways that people used to live - and those past treasures should be brought back to life because people do not realize just how much they would enjoy these antique lamps. The lamps are very affordable unless you are lucky enough to come across ones that were used many years ago. There are collectors that know the treasure that these items bring to their lives and many have found kerosene lamps that are just as decorative. They are built with beautiful metal with unique shaped glass to house the flame. The handles are designed in unique ways instead of just a regular standard lamp handle.
There is a lot of creativity and beauty in these lamps that is making them become a more popular item not only for its main purpose (lighting), but also for decorating a particular room in a “country" style or decor. You will see a lot of these lamps being used for decoration in kitchens of today because the old time country kitchen is a very popular decorating choice. The beauty and feelings that this lamp offers to it's owner sure surpasses the “strip light" that is hung over the sink, or the florescent lamp at the desk or bathroom. Buy a couple of antique kerosene lamps today - put them in several different locations - and bask in their soft, tranquil glow.
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