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Time for Turkey Lamps, Tiffany Style

Thanksgiving is upon us and if you are looking for a Tiffany style turkey lamp to decorate your home, you may be out of luck. There have been many turkey accent lamps produced in the past, and some have been in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany, but few seem to be on the market today. Apparently these novelty lamps are not popular enough to warrant continued production but if you are motivated enough you may find one at a secondhand store or online auction site. Here are four turkey Tiffany lamps you might find:

Turkey Tiffany Accent Lamp Picture

Classic Turkey Lamp

The first lamp looks like a real turkey and adheres most to the Tiffany style. The lamp base is round and textured like a rock. Atop the rock is a patch of grass through which can be seen the turkey’s feet. The base and the turkey’s neck and head are made of cast resin with a bronze finish. The lamp is 11 inches tall, uses over 100 cuts of glass and features orange, red, burgundy, black and white. This is a classic Tiffany style turkey.

Harvest Turkey Accent Lamp Picture

Harvest Turkey Lamp

The second turkey lamp incorporates the harvest season with a resin lamp base that includes a corn cob, a pumpkin and apples. The legs and feet of the turkey are also part of the resin base. This Tiffany accent lamp is 11 inches tall and uses over 300 cuts of glass. With green, blue, pink, orange and yellow, this festive turkey would add color and cheer to the Thanksgiving season.

The last two lamps are set in wire frames and would be considered Tiffany style lighting rather than true Tiffany style lamps. They are made of stained glass pieces with wire running over to make them look like more cuts of glass were used, and as if they were foiled and soldered. One lamp stands on metal feet and wears a pilgrim hat. The other has a painted resin base with a pumpkin, gourd, wheat and apples. Both of these turkey novelty lamps feature basic red, orange, yellow and green and stand about 8 inches tall.

Pilgrim Turkey Novelty Lamp Picture

Pilgrim Turkey Lamp

Thanksgiving Turkey Novelty Lamp Picture

Thanksgiving Turkey Lamp

If you enjoy holiday decorating you might think about tracking down a turkey Tiffany lamp for your next Thanksgiving celebration. Keep in mind which of these styles suits your home and personality and when you find the perfect turkey, grab it!

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Light Up Halloween with a Tiffany Lamp

If you’re a Tiffany lamp enthusiast looking for Halloween decor, or a Halloween lover looking to enhance your holiday collection, you should take a quick peek at the Tiffany style options available for the season. These light fixtures are a great way to brighten up the dark October nights and create festivity from Labor Day until Christmas.

Currently there are surprisingly few choices out there but they seem to come in three basic themes—pumpkins, monsters and skeletons. Pumpkin lamps are the most popular and have the most variety. There is a tall jack-o-lantern, a fat jack-o-lantern and two art glass pieces featuring jack-o-lantern scenes. All of these jacks sport cheerful faces. There is also a plain old harvest pumpkin. The monster lamp is in the shape of a Frankenstein bust. The skeleton lamp is a head in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Meyda Tiffany Style Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Lamp Picture

One of Meyda's Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern style lamps.

While these decorative lamps are considered Tiffany style accent lamps, or novelty lamps, they are also works of art. Most are handcrafted with Tiffany’s famous copper foil construction process using

dozens or even hundreds of cuts of glass. Some are produced by well-known art glass company Meyda Tiffany.

All of these Tiffany accent lamps with Halloween themes are for indoor use only. They are small–under a foot tall–and are meant as tabletop lamps. All but one are traditionally built with a line switch and use a single candelabra bulb. The plain old pumpkin is the only accent lamp to use batteries and LED lights and because of this it has the additional bonus of being portable.

Halloween-themed Tiffany lamps make great gifts for a hostess, a housewarming or can even be given as birthday or Christmas gifts for the Halloween buff. Not only do they bring beauty and warmth into your home, but they celebrate the spirit of the holiday. Illuminate the darkness of Hallow’s Eve with a jack-o-lantern, monster or skeleton or accent the season with a harvest pumpkin.

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