This ornate hanging lamp from Spain was inspired by the ones I admired while drinking Bloody Mary’s with my husband, Major H. H. Macurdy, at the Madrid Hilton. We lived in Canilléjas, Spain from 1960 to 1963, while “Mac” was stationed at Torréjon Air Force Base flying F-102s. Our Saturday morning routine was to go gift-shop-hopping in Madrid, then have lunch in the Madrid Hilton cocktail lounge. Our live-in fifteen year old Spanish maid, Dioni (short for Dionysia) stayed home with our two small children, Eric and Casey. Continue reading