Teeny Tiny Covered Wagon Lamp – 1950’s

Submitted by denny January 10th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

I purchased this, no questions asked, after seeing it in the display case at the Goodwill in Hyannis MA. Price tag was $25.00. I will only buy certain western themed kitsch and this was a winner in my book. It measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches and is in perfect working condition. It came with a blue bulb already in place.

Shot of the inside. I’m not sure if most of it is made from aged wood or cactus or what, looks like wood to me…..

The other side….

Cactus Craft Of Arizona, 3540 E. Hardy Drive, Tucson, Arizona. The only thing I am not totally crazy about is that I have to unscrew the whole thing to replace the bulb.

8 Responses to “Teeny Tiny Covered Wagon Lamp – 1950’s”

  1. Allee Willis

    This is a gorgeous covered wagon table lamp, extra special with that fantastic week horse shade. I absolutely love the wheels made out of actual stalks or the trunk of some kind of desert tree (or something of that ilk).

    How big is this one?

    I wish everyone in Tucson, where this was made, were crafting these lamps instead of toting guns.

    • windupkitty

      “I wish everyone in Tucson, where this was made, were crafting these lamps instead of toting guns.”

      amen to that.

      this is beautiful! i love the pic of the wild mustangs and then on the other side, what looks like Trigger in full fancy dress! before and after?!

  2. Michael Ely

    This is an awesome lamp!!! It is fashioned out of the dried skeleton of a cholla cactus. Click here to read more about the Tucson company that once manufactured these lamps – http://www.tvlamps.net/blog/2007/09/manufacturer-profile-cactus-craft-of-arizona/

    Regarding the recent tragic shooting (which took place in my own backyard, a nearby shopping center where I often shop and bank)….AZ is an ultra conservative, often backward state, but please keep in mind that Tucson is a blue dot in that red state, often referred to as the Berkley of Arizona, a beutiful city and a university town, and the vast majority of people living here are very kind and friendly and progressive (hence we elected Gabby for a third time). Trust me, we are all sick to our stomachs over this senseless act and our thoughts are with the victims and their families.