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Monday, May 31, 2010

Handmade Grandma's Pink Pearl Teacup Lamp

Handmade Grandma's Pink Pearl Teacup Lamp

This teacup lamp reminds me of my Grandma. She loved pink. The ceramic teacup is glued to the saucer and has pink pearls to cover the connection between them. The teacup is filled with white flowers rimmed with pink, some spiky white and pink flowers (Grandma had a little spunk too!) and greenery. The electric candle lamp has on/off switch on the six foot cord. It uses a 7-watt candelabra bulb. The handmade lampshade has purple and pink peony (may be roses) on a white background. It measures 10-1/2" tall and would fit nicely underneath a kitchen cabinet for a night light.

You can buy it at my webstore: http://www.shades-etc.com/teapot.htm

Friday, May 28, 2010

Handmade Black Paisley Teacup Light

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This week I’m showing you the black teacup lamp with handmade shade.  The fabric for the shade is a black silk and looks very classy against the white gimp trim. 

I added white silk flowers to the teacup, along with an electric candle lamp.  A little black cord around the base of the teacup is just the touch to finish off this classy teacup lamp.

At 10-1/4” high, this would be perfect under a kitchen cabinet acting as a night light.

This is a one-of-a-kind gift for that special friend who loves tea accessories.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Handmade Brown Teacup Lamp

This week’s focus is on my brown teacup lamp.  I describe the ceramic teacup as paisley.  What do you think?  It has leafy like brown lines on the white background.  I filled the teacup with browns and light orange silk flowers, added an electric candle lamp with on/off switch on the six foot cord.  It uses a 7-watt candelabra bulb.  Then I made the hardback fabric shade using a brown cotton and trimmed it with a light brown gimp.  It measures 10” high and is for sale on my website at:  http://www.shades-etc.com/teapot.htm.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Quilters’ Haven

I just delivered this custom-made lampshade to Quilters’ HavenShoop 004 in Jamestown, NY. Jan, the shop owner, has this wonderful fabric with pins on it. It was perfect was a sewing shop. She has matching fabric available for quilting also.

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This would make an awesome gift for a sewing or quilting friend or for yourself. It took one and a half yards of fabric to make this shade. It is a hardbacked shade made on styrene, a white, durable plastic.

Here is a picture with the light on. We set it on her counter for now but it is on a side counter where she needed more light. It fit perfectly in the spot and really shows off her products. It warms up the spot nicely.

Speaking of her products, she not only has quilting fabrics and sewing notions but she also has items that local crafters have made. Items such as hand painted porcelain needle cases and wooden stools and hand painted wood ornaments.

So if you are in Chautauqua County as a resident or visiting Lake Chautauqua, stop by Quilters’ Haven at 115 McDaniel Avenue in Jamestown. If you need directions, you can call the shop at 716-665-6524. She is open Monday and Tuesdays from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Jan has decorated the shop to give a feeling of comfort and beauty. If you live in the area or are here for a few days, check out the many classes she has available.

If you get hungry while shopping, there is a new sub shop opening up right next door.

Did I mention she has LOTS of thread and buttons for sale too?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cat in the Window

blackcatwindowecraterI just finished this lampshade last week.  It is for a welcome lamp and is perfect for a night light as it uses a 7-watt light bulb.  The shade is a hard backed circle with blue and white checked gingham and blue grosgrain trim.  The picture is a cross-stitch pattern of a black cat sitting on a window sill watching the moon come out.  It took me a year to do the cross stitch as I only did it while sitting in an Embroiderer’s Guild meeting once a month.  It gave me something to do with my hands while I was listening to the meeting go on and on and on. Hee hee!