Jay is also a hoarder and has a deeply secret love of steampunk crap, which he denies vehemently. He and Bruce were in Bruce's basement examining the buried treasure and found the copper hoardings. Jay thought "Oh! I shall take this home to Houston for no particular reason other than they look cool and maybe I can use them for something later." Margo does not stand for such nonsense and so the hoardings quickly became a lamp inspired by this one from Pottern Barn that we couldn't afford.
Jay was goofing around with the pieces of copper and realized he could make them into a base and arm system. Then he found this cool cage, fancy wire, and old-timey light bulb on the eBay. The hardware is from our fav neighborhood Southland Hardware store. I'll show you a pic of the lamp all put together to start!