Here is an early morning shot of my dining room for Corner of the House Friday. As you will discover, I have very few curtains in my house. When I moved into my mountain home I decided that curtains would take away from the mountain views and so, eight years later, I still have no curtains. There are times when I contemplate sewing some curtains but most of the time I contemplate how I would rather knit than sew!
Having no place to put it, the fixture remained in the middle of my living room floor in the city. Occasionally, I would hold it up and admiringly turn on its lights. Apparently one day I "forgot" to unplug it and left it on the floor in its usual spot. Soonafter, my daughters and I began to notice a "burning" smell in our house. My husband was away on business and every night I would tell him that I could not locate the smell but KNEW something was not right in our house. Several days passed before I finally determined the odor came from the living room and in horror realized it was coming from my elk lighting fixture. When I picked the lamp up I discovered the halogen bulb had burned a hole through my carpet. Not only had it burned through the carpet, it had burned all the way through the floorboard underneath the carpet!