Sunday, October 24, 2010

....And the Votes are In

We have recently been discussing what to get each other for Christmas this year.  We knew we wanted to get something for Tilley as well.  It was a hard choice between getting some lovely elegant melamine dishware from Bongenre or lighting from Arevco Lighting as talked about in the post before this.

Well, the decision was made yesterday.  We live in a quaint neighbourhood where you can walk to various wonderful stores, and since our girls were both away, and it was a lovely autumn day, we decided to go on a stroll to check out one of our gift options.  We went to Arevco Lighting - it is literally a 10 minute walk from our house - lucky aren't we!  We spoke with the lady of the establishment and told her of our recent lighting style research for Tilley, which included our favourite from her store.  The only problem was that we did not see it displayed!  Well, to our great joy she informed us that they make them!  The parts come from Italy where the brass is cast and they do the rest. 

Pat's main concern was whether it would work on 12 volts as one of his plans this winter is to integrate a battery power system into Tilley.  With no hesitation she informed us that the transformer could easily be left out and work perfectly well with the system Pat will be putting in....and the lights would then cost us less as well.

Needless to say we have decided, wholeheartedly, to get two of these fantastic lights as our gift to each other.  They will be custom made to our specifications and will be in "dark antique".  The order is in and the down payment is made!


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