I purchased an old school globe on eBay, no stand, just the globe. It was a great size at sixteen inches in diameter, for making into two light fixtures. We needed more direct lighting at the cash/wrap. The counter is eight feet long, so I needed good sized fixtures...I ordered all of the light making components from this Etsy seller, Snake Head Vintage, who was very helpful. He sells vintage style lighting cords, sockets, etc. They are excellent quality and I will be buying from him again for sure. The sockets were solid brass, and the have screwed together tops...so much easier than the cheap pop off ones available in the home stores. I chose gray covered cloth cord, black sockets and fittings.
It was difficult to photograph them, and they look great in person, but you get the idea. There is a paper plane garland, made from vintage maps flying in the background...yep, not your typical FedEx drop-off! We are so happy to have this business inside the studio and it has made shipping a bit easier.
Please stop by and visit us if you live in the Rochester area, your first shipment is 15% off!!