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Old 05-23-2008   #16 (permalink)
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The wiring in these lamps is notoriously cheap but equally cheap and easy to replace at home!!
'specially up here, soo true!!!
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Old 05-23-2008   #17 (permalink)
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Very pretty!!!

I have had one for 3 years now, it hangs outside all year! Still works, although I did have to re-wire the plug
I rewired the plug on mine too, immediately, before I even hung it up!
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Old 05-25-2008   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. Can't wait to go back and buy one. I have only been home for a short time and cannot wait to go back. I think I am experiencing Mexico withdrawl. I think I need an intervention. It is amazing that you can fall in love with a place but I am here to tell you that I am head over heels in love with Mexico.
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Old 05-26-2008   #19 (permalink)
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We brought one back last year, and used it as a night-light all the time. I did replace the electrics, and also figured out that it looked better with a yellow lamp inside.

One note: I put it on my customs declaration as gourd lamp. The agent saw "gourd" and said we don't like gourds coming into the USA. I said it was dried and made into a lamp. So he looked at me and asked, "What's inside the gourd?" I replied "Nothing but space" and he laughed and said "Good answer!"

This year we decided we needed something different. So I bought a Moorish star (the tin multipoint type) from eBay instead of bringing it back from Playa (too big). It has little green, yellow and blue marbles embedded in it, and with a soft blue-white light inside, it's even prettier.
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Old 05-31-2008   #20 (permalink)
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Jellyfish is accross the street from our hotel and restaurant. When I see the owner I'll try to remember to ask him if he'll arrange a delivery. Flip me a reminder if you don't hear back from me.
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Last time we were in Playa, one goal was to purchase three gourd lamps. So all week I kept checking out the different little shops, and ended up buying at the one on 8th between 5th and 10th. Don't know it's name. I got three different shaped gourds - one round, one "snowman," and one almost like a bowling pin. They are beautiful on our covered deck (we store them inside during the winter). And I, too, use an amber light in one of them.

However, one day I went out and noticed the bottom half of the "bowling pin" one on the deck floor. On closer look, and looking up at the remaining "neck" section hanging, I realized it must have caught on fire just enough for it to burn in half. Fortunately, whatever fire there was didn't continue burning! I don't think it was the electrical element itself, but that the bulb up in the neck got too hot. Sooo... my husband fixed up the bottom half so it can be hanging thing, just doesn't have a light in it. I guess I could put a tealight in it!

On our next trip, I plan again to purchase three more. I just love them!
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jellyfish lamp

I just hung up my lamp I got from Playa. The contact I have from the tag is jellyfish.mexico@gmail.com.
Goodluck!
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Old 06-03-2008   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks Indygirl. I might just have to give that a try. Don't you just love those lamps?? Glad you picked one up. Trying to get another Mexico trip planned this year. Maybe I will pick some up when I go back. Hopefully go back. I loved it there. Was that the first time you were there??? Where did you happen to stay?? Always interested in hearing about resorts. Am considering booking at the Royal PDC. Have read some wonderful reviews about it. Just wondering. Thanks for your help with the gourd lamps. Hope you enjoy it.
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How did you guys rewire your lamps? The cord on mine is so short that I would love to rewire it (I can't figure out how to hang mine with the cord this short!) The opening on mine where the cord goes through is very small and I can't imagine another cord going through that. Any Ideas?
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The cord was too short for me too, so I unwired it. I then purchased a brown extension cord, cut off one end (not the one that plugs in! ), stripped the covering off it a bit and wired it to the thingy that holds the lightbulb.
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Wow your crafty! I'm not that talented ha ha I think it would really become a fire hazard if I did that!
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How much do the guard lamps cost?
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It depends on the amount of glass in them and also the size. I got a very beautiful one for $30
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Wow your crafty! I'm not that talented ha ha I think it would really become a fire hazard if I did that!
Noooooo, it's SO easy! You just unscrew the thingy that holds the lightbulb. Inside there is one little screw. After you strip the covering off the extension cord - about an inch or so, you just wrap it around the screw and then tighten the screw. So simple. I was confused about how to do it at first too, and looking for easy peasy I took the lamp to a lamp store. They quoted me a price of like $50+ to do. Uh, no thanks! I didn't realize how easy it was, I would have been really ticked if I had paid someone to do it!
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How much do the guard lamps cost?
My lamp was $75, but it's big and has a lot of glass/stones in it. They come in all sizes - and prices.
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