Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Antique Lighting


Bonjour and welcome to l'Ecole du Bon Gout. Today's subject is antique lighting. This subject is apropos as we approach the sun rise of the winter solstice Dec 21, when our fair planet earth, our glorious sun and the potent black hole at the center of our milky way galaxy will be in a straight line. This "alignment " was exact on the winter solstice of 1998 and has only drifted slightly on the solatices of the past 10 years. This alignment, according to the Mayans, will charge us humans with "galactic conscienceiousness" and is the reason for the ending date of 2011 for their calendar, conceived in 500 BC. So what in the world does this have to with antique lighting? (Has professor Smith lost it?) Well, ancient civilizations had elaborate celebrations utilizing fire on the winter solstices and in fact the abundant Christmas lights and New Year’s Eve fire works of our current epoch are but ancestral memories of this ancient tradition.

So celebrate this auspicious alignment: lights up some candles this holiday season and connect to this “antique” lighting tradition.

***********Class Party *************
To Further celebrate this event there will be a "class party"(think open house with refreshments), this Sunday, Dec 7th from 1:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M here at Au Vieux Paris Antiques. Professor Smith will give a short lecture demonstration on French antique lighting devices at 3:00 P.M. All students of l'Ecole du Bon Gout and their guests and invited.

Following find attached photos of a few of the many antique lighting fixtures now in stock.

If you have any questions or special needs call at 337-332-2852 or email robertesmith@centurytel.net , or visit the website at www.auvieuxparisantiques.com

Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith













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Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith   (337) 332-2852

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