A project with Eddie Ross


I am very fortunate to live in a small town, Millerton, NY 100 miles north of New York City,  also to have a great neighbor and friend, Eddie Ross and his partner Jaithan Kochar.  Eddie called one day saying he had found an amazing 19th century apothecary jar and would like to have it made into a lamp.  I so love to get interesting pieces to make into lamps.  Most days I look at just about anything for a lamp, a bottle, carved table leg. old pieces of metal in any form.  I get so excited when I get these type of projects, Eddie had the same enthusiasm about it.

Once the lamp is done, we were only half way there.  The next part is the shade, picking the right shape and material to accent the lamp.  Eddie wanted a barrel shaped shade, I suggested we use a wonderful seagrass paper to offset the sleek glass. Visit Eddie’s blog to read all about this great project.

I hope this inspires you to look at every day objects, treasures you find and family heirlooms  in a whole new way.  The simple gracefulness of this bottle will be enjoyed for years and surely make Eddie and Jaithan smile.


  1. The lamp turned out beautifully! Thank you for being such a great friend and neighbor to us both!

    Eddie + Jaithan

  2. Leila says:

    Eddie & Jaithan did such a great write-up on you and this project! And the lamp looks amazing! You have such a talent!

  3. susan says:

    Love being your neighbor.

    I had such a great time with this project.

  4. pve says:

    Eddie will be bringing the little ginger jar lamps to you. I cannot wait to see what you do with the shades.
    I just posted them – for you!
    You so deserve all the attention! Lights, camera, action!!

  5. Susan, the lamp you created for Eddie and Jaithan turned out so beautiful! I love how you changed it to white, perfect.
    Can’t wait to see my clients church candle holder lamps as well…You are such talented woman!
    Hope this autumn weekend gives you a little time to enjoy the sunshine!

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