I bought a box of oil lamps from a local auction sale, this is my favourite one made of dull brass with a shiny black terracotta base. I made the mistake of turning it up-side down to find it still full of oil or kerosene not sure which, but it made my hands smell of it for ages!
I'm enjoying painting on canvas again, after using boards for so long that I have gessoed and sanded. I have found some really great Italian ones, although cotton and not linen, the surface is really smooth and fine and is such a pleasure to paint on.
They are all metric sizes now as all the manufacturers have finally switched, not that it matters much as I get them framed professionally.