Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
Look, somebody on eBay is selling our porch sconces!
Well, they’re just like them anyway. I’ve always assumed these sconces were added along with most of the light fixtures in the house in the late ’60s/early ’70s when the Parkins renovated. I’ve planned to replace them with something more appropriate – though I find that appropriate sconces for a Victorian house are difficult to find. Arts & Crafts and Mission sconces are all over the place, but Victorian? Not so much.
Anyway, now I’m wondering if these Colonial Revival-ish sconces might be older than I thought. Not original exactly but maybe not too far off. Or maybe they really are 1960s vintage.
Am I wrong to want to get rid of them either way? What with the American flag on the front porch, too, I don’t want to give off jingoist vibes.
Besides, maybe they will be just the thing for some Colonial Revival homeowner/eBay shopper.