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Old 06-04-2008   #31 (permalink)
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How much do the guard lamps cost?
My five year old got a small (5" diameter) one for about $15 this past April.

Then we always come home, run to Walmart and buy a wall-colored extension cord (for the plug and greater length) and newer lamp socket, and put it together again.

(And ceiling and wall hooks to hold the wire.)
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Old 06-04-2008   #32 (permalink)
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I bought a medium red sun lamp five years ago. It was kept on a covered porch and eventually got some funky black mold on the inside of the gourd. That's Houston for ya! But it is so pretty, I couldn't throw it out. We still have it. I wonder if it's time to get a new one. Thanks for the info one where to find them...
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How much do the guard lamps cost?
Two years ago I bought my 3 for a negotiated $75 USD cash. Seemed to me that the price range varied a lot based on gourd size, carving detail, glass insets, and the danglies. And of course, deals are offered, more discount for two, and I bought three...
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Old 06-05-2008   #34 (permalink)
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Here's my three, prior to the "bowling pin" one burning in two....
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Old 08-04-2008   #35 (permalink)
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Just bought 2 lamps

These are not as fragile as they look. The guy at the store even banged one against the wall to show me how sturdy it was. They are made out of a fruit resembling a pumpkin. I got one that stands independently, and I'm going to put a candle in it rather than a light.
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Old 08-04-2008   #36 (permalink)
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They are made out of a fruit resembling a pumpkin. I got one that stands independently, and I'm going to put a candle in it rather than a light.
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you have fire insurance?
another name for a dried gourd is kindling
oh...they call them gourd lamps cuz they're...ummm..gourds
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I thought the same thing...

...but he told me that they cook in these bowls and are resistent to direct heat. I will just have to keep an eye on it and see how it goes.
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...but he told me that they cook in these bowls and are resistent to direct heat. I will just have to keep an eye on it and see how it goes.
Resistant to direct heat
It's a dried gourd!!!
See post 34.
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Resistant to direct heat
It's a dried gourd!!!
See post 34.
Easy Babaloo.
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Resistant to direct heat
It's a dried gourd!!!
See post 34.
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you have fire insurance?
another name for a dried gourd is kindling
oh...they call them gourd lamps cuz they're...ummm..gourds
You are so danged mean to people, jeez.

I do agree that gourd lamps aren't heat resistant...when I bought mine, the seller/artisan warned me not to put a very high watt bulb inside it.
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Old 08-04-2008   #41 (permalink)
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Hi,
Was in Playa del Carmen last week and saw some beautiful gourd lamps at a shop on 5th Avenue named "Jellyfish". Could anyone tell me if them can be ordered online or does anyone have any contacts with the store that I can try?? Didn't buy one but wanted to order some for gifts. Tried googling and found pictures of the shop but no contact info. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
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I sure would use a compact flourescent bulb rather than an incandescent, less heat entrapment
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You are so danged mean to people, jeez.

I do agree that gourd lamps aren't heat resistant...when I bought mine, the seller/artisan warned me not to put a very high watt bulb inside it.
you found it mean?
i'm sorry you found it mean
i was laughing...no sarcastic smilies
and i did refer to post 34 which mentioned a gourd lamp burning - just the facts
sheesh...
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I do agree that gourd lamps aren't heat resistant...when I bought mine, the seller/artisan warned me not to put a very high watt bulb inside it.
I bought one last night and the guy told us not to use anything higher than 40 watts in it, or one of those new fangled twirly energy saving ones.
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Old 12-24-2008   #45 (permalink)
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Lamp store manager

Hi,

I am moving to Playa in a few weeks and I will be managing one of the Jellyfish lamp stores.Anyone interested in a lamp or would like some info Im your guy.Looking forward to the new adventure...

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