Monday, June 22, 2009

Looking for the perfect Shade

I love to find a great vintage lamp and I especially love to find them with their lampshades.
When they don't have their shade then I play a loosing game of , "Will The Lampshade Fit?"
Can anyone tell me how to figure out the perfect size shade for a lamp?
I thought this was a great idea for a great old lampshade frame.

I love how this one swirls to the side.


I love the added embellishment.

And here is what you do with the ones that you buy that don't fit.
Have a party with your friends!

I'll be passing out the hats.




19 comments:

Cori G. said...

What a darling collection of lamp shades, but what I'd like to know is who is the divine lady behind the first picture...I love her gown.

So Becky my friend, my theory on lamp shades is that if they're pleasing to the eye and fit well with the base then you have a winner. What matters most is that you love it after all you're the one who lives with it. Lamps can be tricky things ;-).

xoxo Cori

Cathy said...

Oh...I love all the lamps and the shades!!! Great post!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Leslie said...

I'll take a hat!

Lisa said...

They are all so pretty but the 1st one...ooh-la-la!

Princess Of Pink said...

The first one is the one I love most :)

Carolyn said...

Cute post! I love the first lampshade especially.

Carolyn

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I have a hard time with lamp shades too. I have a bridge lamp that I bought that doesn't have one at all. I can't seem to decide what I what (that I can afford), what fits right, or even how to put it on. It looks like I will just hang off of the bulb. Be sure and post any tips that you get!

Lee Laurie said...

I have this same problem with lampshades! When I see them 'cheap' I buy them anyway. The same thing with lamp bases. Sometimes I get lucky and can put some together that look great. I love all of yours.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I am loving the lamp shade in the first pic, it's very pretty. Of course the last picture is sure an option!

My Shabby Roses said...

Oh, I love the first lamp shade, so pretty!

I play the same game. I seem to always find a pretty lamp but the shade is gone. Where do the shades go?

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

LOL Love the last pic. :-) You know, I can never pic shades unless I take the lamp to the store with me...that's the only way that works for me. :-) Becky, the house you asked about...it's a gray color. I LOVE yours! I's soooo love to live in an historic home one day! :-)

Cori G. said...

Hi my friend Becky,

I just wanted to say thanks for your sweet words of encouragement about my blog. There are days when I think about walking away from it and then someone leaves a comment like yours.
I too feel lucky to have found you!!!

Much love, Cori

Oh!! The Cat's Meow...I love that store although I've only visited in the virtual world...you are one lucky lady to be able to visit in person!!

I hope you have a blessed day!!!

xoxo Cori

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Becky, to answer your question, whites, creams and browns still sell well for me, but I do like to mix in blues, greens and pinks occassionally. I've even been hearing that customers are wanting more color to come back. I think just a touch of color is always good. Thanks for asking my opinion, you are so sweet and for always commenting on my blog. I so appreciate you!!

Federica said...

Hi darling, I just want to let you know that I really appreciate your sweet comments! Thanks sooo much! You're sooo sweet to me!

I can't wait to have my own home decorated by myself!

Have a wonderful day!

Nancy said...

What beautiful lamp shades!!! Nancy

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

The lamp shades are FABULOUS....I love vintage...
Hugs

miss gracies house said...

LOve it! They are all so cute! Don't ask me about the *rule*-I just have *collections* of lamps and then *collections* of shades...
did you get my e-mail?
Rene'

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love that first lampshade!!!

I think that paint color you saw on the 7th house on my blog today is sort of a green-brown. Almost a dark dark khaki color. There are a lot of houses around here painted that color and they all have black trim. The house right above it, #6 is a lighter shade with black trim.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Becky, I'm trying to catch up with everybody, so here I am. I agree with Cori concerning lamp shades. The ones you have shown are so nice, especially the first one. I have some lamps that are still without the shades- still looking for the perfect one.

Take Care-