Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beautiful lampshades

I have been overwhelmed this week watching
the sad story coming out of Japan. Those
people certainly need our prayers during
this difficult time. I can't even begin to
imagine what many of them are going

I am still sneezing , coughing and all that goes
along with it so I am not getting much
accomplished here this week. With that in mind , I decided to snap a few
pictures of some of my favorite lamps.

This is one of the lamps in my bedroom. The lace is a vintage collar. I just slipped
it over the lamp and it fit perfect.
{Now I am noticing the dark finial...I think
I need to get out the white paint}

I added a rosette made by yours truly and love
the simple look.

This lamp is a favorite. Right now it is in my
studio until I decide for sure where I do
want to put it. Maybe it will stay in there.
I found it at Home Goods several
weeks ago and did not purchase it.
Then the last time I was there...it became
mine. How can you beat 39.99 for such
a gorgeous lamp with this script shade?
I couldn't! :)

I have shown you this shade before. It came on
the antique figural lamp and I love it.

I saw this neat idea when we went to Shipshewana
so I made sure to get a photo of it.
Lace around the middle of them lamp and
then a handmade rubber stamped flower. Gorgeous!

Oops...I think my shade is crooked. Oh well,
I also purchased this lamp at Home Goods a
few years ago. It was upstairs in the guest bedroom
which is hardly ever used so I brought it down
and put it in my dining room. Love the
blousy fabric...it reminds me of a wedding dress.
I also added a Meadowstreet rose.

I will be linking up with Kathleen over at
Faded Charm again this week for White
Thank you Kathleen for continuing to host!! Blessings~


Marydon said...

G'morn Sweet Sandi ~ So dreamy & elegant the shades. I love the collared one, a fabulous touch. The figural lamp shade is quite unique & very pretty. You do such a lovely job of decorating in your home.

Hope you get over the cough & sniffles ... spring is a-comin'!

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
Have a beautiful week ~


Sweet Old Vintage said...

You have some wonderful all your own style lampshades.... It gives that special charm .... Feel better soon... the day is gloomy but try to find many little pleasures....

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh Sandi~I love them all you have great shade style.I am in need of some new fun shades.~Cheers Kim

Irene said...

This is the inspiration I needed. I ordered a lamp at the shopping channel and the shade is ugly. It's just for my studio an ott lite, but I love your bousy looking shade. How cool. thanks for your inspiration. I'm taking a lunch break from painting walls. Well not yet, just setting up, and I'm pooped already, but the room is now empty, I find this part of painting both exhausting and efficient, cause now I can clear out some stuff. Have a wonderful week.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gorgeous lampshades, Sandi! I love them all!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Crystal said...

I want pretty shades too!!!!! They are beautiful!!!! Hmmm, I'm wondering what shade I can fix up!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

I made some chicken soup for dinner and wish I could bring you some!!

Loving all your shades and you've given me a great idea!


Victoria said...

Those are gorgeous lampshades! I love the script one. Mine are all really boring, I need to spruce them up! This was great inspiration:) I just ordered a vintage burlap one from Etsy so I might add a little burlap rose to it!

I too have had an aching heart all week over Japan:( I watch it obsessively and I know I shouldn't but it's just so so tragic. All we can do is pray for them.

Honey at 2805 said...

I love these! Fabulous!!! I'm wondering "where have I been? In a time warp? How did I miss you before?" Anyway, I'm happily following you!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have a beautiful array of lampshades. I love the one that reminds you of a wedding dress. ~~Sherry~~

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful lamps and shades.
barbara jean

Faded Charm said...

Such beautiful lamps and shades to go along with them. I love all your little touches...perfect!

Take care,


Terry said...

Shades so make the lamp. Your shades are beautiful. thanks goodness that you don't have to pick one, you can have them all.

The Vintage Attic said...

What fabulous shades, I have a thing for lamps and a fabulous shade just sets it apart.


Donna said...

Very pretty! And I would have never thought about putting a lace collar around a lampshape!

June said...

Sandi your lampshades are so pretty! The lace collar on the first one has got to be the loveliest thing I've seen in a long time. I love finding gorgeous pieces like that.

I have been praying for the people of Japan since I heard about it. I think they will need our prayers for a long time.
hugs to you

Passionate for White said...

Oh boy they sure are pretty!