Past Into Light

 Salvage Style Lamps


We are a  husband and wife team who began making lamps a few years ago.  I wanted to do a bit of redecorating and I fell in love with the Industrial style lamps I found online.  I approached Reggie with a few inspiration photos and asked if he could make one. We began shopping for the vintage component pieces at the local antique stores here in New Hampshire. That year we made four of them for ourselves and as Christmas presents for the family.  We received so many compliments and enjoyed the process involved with making the lamps, we continued acquiring components and designing the lamps.
Soon, we had more lamps than any woman could use in her decorating scheme and we had run out of friends and family to gift them to! We ventured into the local markets and fairs to sell the lamps.  Once again, we have been so flattered by the attention they receive and the continued enjoyment in the design process, that we are currently scheduling more shows and fairs.  Lamps may also be seen at The Barn At Todd Farm. See our Contact page for details.

Great News: On May 10, 2017, we were filmed for a segment on NH Chronicle.  Stay tuned--we'll be sure to update the website with a link!

Update: Our segment has an air date and time! Tune into
NH Chronicle, WMUR (ABC Affiliate in NH) on Thursday, June 29th at 7pm.  I have a link below so you can see it.

March 5, 2018, Past Into Light was featured in Foster's daily Democrat. Here is a link to pictures and story:[email protected]/fostersdailydemocrat/20180305/0305fd90b007_w-or9.pdf.0/&crop=22-51-503-879&meddim=548-950&pSetup=fostersdailydemocrat&name=Fosters%20Daily%20Democrat_20180305_B07_0&TAUID=null&gmtoffset=300

It helps that Reggie is a plumber, by trade.  Michael is semi retired from the teaching field and handles the, "business side."
We spend much of our time finding antique and vintage machine parts that, "speak to us."  Reggie will look for the mechanical attributes and we both study it for the aesthetic appeal it offers.  The design becomes a, "hands on," approach.  Visually, we put components together based on patina, shape, and balance. There is usually a bit of whimsey involved, too.  Frequently, our lamps feature some parts that are meant to articulate and move. 
These are sturdy pieces and have three wire, grounding as the electrical component.  We use USA made sockets and mostly USA black iron fittings. Edison bulbs enhance the overall appearance, yet lamps with the enamel shades will work with short flood bulbs as well.

 See the article about us in New Hampshire Magazine, June 2016:

October 11, 2016 we were featured in Foster's in an article about Sage farm Autumn Spectacular.  In it, you can read about Delilah--our entrant in the mannequin contest.  She won both Dealer's Choice and 1st place overall! 

Past Into Light was mentioned and we were photographed with one of the lamps in Foster's article about the Fourth Annual Artisan Celebration on December 10, 2016. Here is a link: