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Friday, October 22, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

We created this sport lamp for a child’s room just recently.  I found these cute little baseballs and mini, mini bats which my husband attached to the base along with the electric candle.

baseballminiecrateroff The base is a medium brown that measures 6” across with the 53” electric cord with on/off switch coming out the side.  The lamp is 11” high and uses a 15-watt candelabra bulb so it’s perfect for a night light. 

I covered the candle part with the same fabric as the shade to give it a more cohesive look.  The handmade lampshade is hard plastic covered with 100% cotton fabric with baseball, basketball, golf, football, and soccer pictures on a light yellow background with colored swirls in between.

I think it turned out really cute and would be an adorable baby shower gift or birthday present for a young child.  You can find it at and

Friday, October 15, 2010

Floral Painted Vase

Isn't this a beautiful vase?   You can find it at Barb's Bargains on eCrater.  I love cutting flowers and bringing them into pretty vases.  There are some other nice bargains on her site as well.  There is even a Santa teapot!  No, I won't turn it into a teapot lamp but it would be cute.  Check out her site at

Bargain Express Handcrafted Jewelry Trinket Box

Handcrafted Jewelry Trinket Box Ivory With Blue Jewelry Findings Accents
I found this wonderful box at practical to collectible, rare to downright odd, you'll find it all at bargain express.  There you will find books, clothing, collectible glass, jewelry and more. I think this jewelry box is exquisite and would be perfect for jewelry.  Check out her site.

comycgyrl at ecrater

Check out this adorable teapot set.  Isn't it the cutest?  I love making teapot lamps with teapots but I'd never do it to this cute set.  You can find this and some other awesome finds at  She has a fun blog at  She is also great at helping others in promoting their businesses.  I've never met anyone who was so knowledgeable about business on the web.  She has fabulous finds for sale on her eCrater store.  Check it out soon!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Handmade Green Silk Rose Victorian Lamp and Shade

Green Silk Rose Victorian Lamp and Shade

I love the color combination of green and black on this hand-sewn lampshade.  The light green silk fabric just seems to pop with the black and gold lace trim down the vertical ribs.  I found this wonderful green chiffon rose trim and bead fringe at my favorite store in Cortland, Ohio...Quilter's Fancy.  Cindy (great name!) helped me pick it out.
The lamp base is an antique I found on one of my shopping excursions in Chautauqua County.  I love the porcelain roses that stand out on the white porcelain base.  The marble square on the bottom is perfect to make it exquisite looking.  I added a small gold finial to the top to hold the lampshade in place.

This is one of the rare shades that I've lined with white fabric.  The lamp uses a 40-watt bulb for soft mood lighting.  The lamp measures 19" high, perfect for a bedroom or sitting room.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Walls That Talk?

Check out this cool site about walls that talk...

  Isn't this cool?  I can see some of these sayings on my new piano studio walls.  Can't wait to get it up and running.  It will also be my gift shoppe for Exquisite Things.  I think this wall art would be perfectly exquisite there!