I have a shabby chic shade on it that is about 8 years old and faded from the sun, it`s pattern is soft and light and they work well together.
I love the creamy detail of this lamp.
I had to repair this lamp when I got it (it was wobbly and had to be ground in places) and the repair guy asked me why I wanted such an old lamp.
I loved it so much I got another on ebay a few years later,
A few years ago my Mom got me a mercury glass lamp,
As if I don`t have enough lamps I picked up this at Ikea this summer because I love the pattern, it`s shape and the light it throws off. It was only about $15.00 which is perfect for such a pretty lamp.
I picked this little lamp up at an antique store, rewired it (Thank you Martha Stewart for teaching me how) and painted it. I had the Rachel Ashwell Bella Rose Blue fabric but not enough to cover this lamp so I photocopied the fabric and covered the shade with the paper (put a piece of paper behind the fabric and the copy will turn out perfectly, without the paper it gets little black dots). You can see where the paper matches in the back.
Right before I left Ontario I went to Lilly`s antiques and found a lamp sitting on the stairs outside in the rain. It was tall, weird and full of potential!! Lilly sold it to me for $10.00 and I started planning what to do with it. I pulled it apart and painted it with Krylon Ballet Slipper. It looks light on the can but when painted my lamp suddenly looked like bubble gum!! It was awful, too bright, too pink, ugh. But..... I gave it a light spray of white and it calmed it right down - whew.
It is such a pale pink now, and it works with all the gray crystals that came with the lamp. It`s heavy, unusual, and delicate. I re-wired it as well, but didn`t keep a picture of the before so it was hard to fit all the pieces back together.
A few years ago I did the taxes and after all that frustration I treated myself to another ebay purchase,
I always wanted a tabletop chandelier. These can be ornate and pricey so I stayed within my budget but sometimes I go on ebay and look at them and dream of buying another.....
Years ago I was lucky enough to pick up a lamp for free
If you need to find me I will be wandering the lamp aisle at HomeSense!!
Until next time,