Monday, July 12, 2010

Hand Made Lamp Shades

One of the things I like about selling on Etsy is that sometimes I'm able to trade some of the English transferware I sell for something from another shop owner.   Recently I swapped some pieces for these beautifully hand crafted lamp shades.  I was able to choose each of the fabrics and trim.  I love the unique shape of the shades, and the combination of various fabrics and trims, especially the burnout fabric on the larger side panels.



Here's a pic of the dining room with my old lamp shades, which I still like also.

The kids & my Mom, each individually, noticed the new shades and they all like them better than what was previously on the lamps.



You can view the tablescape here, if interested.

A Lady with a Lamp shall stand
In the great history of the land,
   A noble type of good,
   Heroic womanhood. 
~from Longfellow's  poem, Santa Filomena~

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; 
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. 
~Plato~

Linking to:

Metamorphosis Monday
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up
Making the World Cuter

28 comments:

  1. very nice lampshade with unique shape too! now the room looks great..

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  2. i'm a fan of etsy too, did a lot of my Christmas shopping there. it's lovely to be able to buy unique pieces.

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  3. Those shades are perfect for your dining room!

    Carolyn

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  4. Nancy,
    I am swooning over these lampshades and how they look in this setting!!
    STUNNING!
    They definitely call out to this Victorian Heart!!

    Debbie

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  5. nancy, those lampshades are super fab! I love Now they complement your decor. Really authentic looking victorian styling. Nice trade!

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  6. I understand why you love these shades....they're gorgeous!! Trading is wonderful! Lovely room by the way!

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  7. That is the most beautiful shade ever! I'm working on a crochet shade and now I'm like....wow....I need to really step it up a notch!! Just wonderful!!!!!
    machelle

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  8. Hi Nancy! Oh, these lamp shades are so gorgeous! What attention to detail and they do look stunning in your beautiful dining room.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Nancy, those lampshades are gorgeous. BUT have I ever told you that the vignette on that wall just is the most gorgeous thing ever?! It really is amazing.

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  10. Love this! I have to learn how to do this. Your whole room is beautiful.

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  11. Hi Nancy, the lamp shades are gorgeous!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  12. Love all of your transferware and the new shades. I think they're the perfect touch. Such a pretty dining room.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  13. I'm always afraid to walk into a home like yours for fear I might break something. :P

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  14. I absolutely love that dinning room and I can see having some great meals in it. My own home would suit this just beautifully. That said I would not have it for my self. Still I would feel royal some how dinning in it

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  15. Those lamp shades are truly gorgeous! I think they definitely enhance your dining room!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  16. The lampshades are amazing - adding a beautiful touch to your dining room decor. I love your collection/display of transferware platters! Amazing!
    Kathy

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  17. Oh wow I love your dining room. And those red plates I am drooling ^_^ thanks for sharing!

    RT~Straw/blueberry pie

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  18. Lovely shades - what a great find. Your dining room looks enchanting!

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  19. Lovely dining room- amazing tureens on the server, accented by those gorgeous lampshades on the buffet lamps! Love your plate wall, too.
    :-) Sue

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  20. Your dining room is absolutely amazing. Gorgeous. The lamp shades are unreal, how beautiful are they. Love them. I also really, really love the transferware on the wall. Your arrangement is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Wow! Those lamps shades are seriously impressive.

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  22. Beautiful Nancy! I love, love, LOVE the shades! What a statement they make and they go absolutely perfect with your decor...Wow! Simply gorgeous!! Your dining room table setting is magnificent also...so elegant and warm. Thanks for sharing another Nancy spectacular!!xo

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  23. Thanks for your kind comments. I'm in OKC. Do you have a store front in T-Town? I visit a dear friend there on occasion, and would love to shop in your store. Cherry Kay

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  24. Oh, I bought the eggs around Easter, but maybe they'll stock them again. Cherry Kay

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  25. Hi Nancy, I love your new shades. I've been considering them for some time too. You may want to stop over and see what's going on at my place.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  26. So nice to hear that everyone loves my shades! I must say, they do look fabulous in your beautiful dining room!

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  27. That look really classic. It adds drama and a classy feel to the space.

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