Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thanks Peg

I bought this fabulous old cast iron floor lamp last spring from Terri (Garden Worthy) at Marburger. Mr. Sweet Pea re-wired it and it now sits in my living room. It even came with the old tubular bulbs. Love it! But it needed a little somethin' somethin'... And so, this spring Peg (French Vanilla) had these adorable lampshades that were dripping with old seam binding wrapped around them in rumpled bows. Peg was kind enough to let me snap some pics and I decided that this treatment was exactly what my lamp needed. Here's my version... What do you think?



16 comments:

Zita said...

Absolutely love it, Shelley! It's perfect now!

~La Rustique Market~ said...

I love it! I've been wanting to try this too since seeing them at the Spring Show.

Karen from A`Musements said...

GORGEOUS Shelley!!! Love, love, love it.... I need a MAN to put to work on MY "Honey Do" list!
xoxo
Karen

Gretchen said...

I too love it. I sold a smaller version of this at our new shop "the French Flea" in the 1st hour of business of the shop. Love what you've done and it sure is the icing on the cake.
Gretchen
http://www.mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com

Laura said...

It's perfect! and the shape of the wire shade is really cool too! Me next! I want to try too! Take care and have a great night....
Laura

trash talk said...

Shelley, If you'd like to send it back to Texas, I'll be glad to give you my address!
I love it. The shape of the shade is fab u lous and the colors are 2die4! Great job.
Trash

Margo said...

That is wonderful, love the ribbons.
margo

The English Cottage Collection said...

Just love it...:) Debra

juanita said...

I love what you have done with the lamp shade. You just used seam binding tape? How did you crumple it? Oh My - I have to have this.

French Vanilla said...

Hi sweetie pea. Now, I didn't make these. I have zip, nada, no, talent for these kinds of things. It was my friend Mel of Seed Box who took me to a nice dealer at La Bahia who had made them. Yours looks lovely. I haven't even tried to make one. I always think I can do it and then it looks like "shizer" (crap, poo-poo, doo-doo, etc. Peg

Maison Douce said...

I love how it turned out!! Very sweet!!
Isabel

Anita said...

Ah ha! I had so many dealers snapping up old wire lamp shades at the last Kane, I knew someone was up to something fun! I love yours with the ribbons!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Hi Shelley, I tagged you chez moi, so do pop by :)

sepiadreams said...

Love that lampshade! I once had one sort of like that with a cherub base. It was beautiful-or at least I thought. One day when I was near my booth, two older women walked by and saw the lamp. One of them said look! She didnt even have enough money to finish the lampshade. Needless to say I loved it-naked shade and all....Love Tiina..

Bellamere Cottage said...

Now THAT'S cute! I saw something similar here in blogland and bought a darling little shade but haven't dolled it all up yet.... I must do that....yes, I'll add it to my already LONG list!

Blessings,
Spencer

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Just what it needed. I love that look! judy

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