Wednesday, April 17, 2013

~MORE RE-FURBISHED VINTAGE LACE LAMPSHADES~

I'm in the process of transforming a few more gently used lamps this week!  Both of these little beauties were found at local tag sales and have been waiting patiently for complete makeovers.  If you missed my post last week on how ugly old lampshades were refashioned using vintage and older laces you can go HERE and read all about it!
I love to recycle junk-store lamps!  I see them all the time and I have to hold myself back from buying more than I need...don't want my Mr. AGPMan to ever think I'm a HOARDER or something...
I think my favorite part of making the shades is being able to use up all those itty-bitty pieces of vintage lace I've been hanging onto for sooooo long now
Because they are fashioned in patchwork-style there isn't a pattern or a set way of covering the shades!
Fun to create, but as I shared last week very time-consuming!
Love adding those tattered roses that are sooo popular right now!

I'm working on special pillow orders inside my studio this week so I'll be in and out for the next few days.  Stormy weather is supposed to hit Oklahoma today (like the tornado kind) so I'm hunkering down and praying our roof doesn't fly out into the universe or something...

Today I'm linking up with:

 Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
DIY Design for It's a Party
Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday

Hope your day is wonderful!

Love to you... 

30 comments:

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

So, so pretty! ♥

Denise said...

Wow Rebecca!Most beautiful lamp shades I've ever seen .I've been wanting to revamp My Mom's old shade I've had for years but it's an extremely pleated shade. I love all your work.Denise

Suzann said...

Beautiful as always. Your work is so pretty...I love them!!!!
I hope you are doing well
Suzann ~xoxo~

Marilyn said...

I hope you are not over-working your hands while you create these pieces of art! I have nightmares about tornadoes, so I hope they stay far from civilization down your way. Here I'm waiting for a blizzard, AGAIN. I may never get out side until June! I asked my daughter if somehow I had moved back to Granby where I started my teaching career (4 years in the mountains). But no, am still out here on the plains. Staying home today with a cold! Keep safe and sound!♥♫

Julie Marie said...

Oooh those are so beautiful Rebecca!... I especially love the little one... sigh... hope your weather is not too bad... ours has gone from beautiful Spring back to strong winds and cold... yucky!... xoxo Julie Marie

stefanie said...

oh! I have been wanting to do this! thanks for the inspiration!!

Mom E. said...

Rebecca,
Your lamp shades are so amazing!
I LOVE them! I have two vintage lamps that hung on the headboard of two twin beds in my granparents home. I have not been sure just how to refurbish them, and this helps me think of ideas. They still work even! and have a little gold ball chain that you pull on to turn the lamp on. there is a large clip that attaches them to a headboard. I will be thinking more about those now!
Love your blog.
Hearts to you,
Betsy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those lampshades are just beautiful! Love the roses on them too.

Maggie said...

beautiful!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh, I love, love these Rebecca!! Beautiful job! Yes, I hope you don't hurt your hands again. Be careful :) I might try one of these. Just gorgeous!!

Love Deb xxoo

Teresa said...

Very Pretty! So femine. Please stay safe. Scarey stuff!
We are gloomy here. More rain coming. But the plants are really starting to stick their heads out of the ground now!

Amy Jo said...

So Beautiful!! I love the taller of the two. If I was closer I would buy it in a heartbeat!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

La Vie Quotidienne said...

these are just beautiful...and also beautifully photograped. Quite, quite lovely.

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

I think your lamp shades are beautiful and can see how they would take a long time to create. Thanks for sharing...Connie

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
These sure look lovely and very romantic!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

NanaDiana said...

Those are fun and so beautiful, Rebecca. I think I need to make one for the little girl's room here. Are you sewing or gluing them? xo Diana

Pendra said...

These are so lovely and pull at my heartstring!

Becs said...

Hi Rebecca. Those shades are lovely. I have a few wire forms but haven't gotten to covering them yet. I want to do lace and also burlap. Becs

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Love, love, love your pretty lacy and romantic lamp shades. I just finished making a few of them myself and you are right, they are very time consuming, but fun and a great way to utilize all those scaps and bits of lace.

hugs
Sissie

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Rebecca, these are so pretty and feminine! I can't pass up crochet and laces. This will be a wonderful project for my stash of tattered and torns. Thanks for sharing.
Brenda

Nancy said...

What a wonderful treat Rebecca to find your Blog again!! I just signed up to receive your Posts by email, this should keep us better in touch~ The Lampshades are just Beautiful!! Nice Xmas Gifts too!

Huggs, Nancy

Ana said...

Oh Rebecca, they turned out beautiful. I love them! So lacey, sweet and romantic. Hope all is well with you my friend and praying the storm you were expecting yesterday passed without any trouble. Sending you a great big hug.

❤Ana

Lady Pamela said...

Please tell MrAGP man that you are not a hoarder - you are a collector. lol
Take care with the storm, praying for your safety.
*Smiles*
Ladybug

chicroses said...

Wow...the lamp shades are to die for. Love them..you just amaze me with your talent. Sally

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Rebecca. I am a new follower. I love your lacy lampshades. I have made quite a few of my lampshades in the Victorian style so this really interests me. Hope you didn't have a brutal storm, like you expected..Happy Weekend..Judy

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh honey these are just lovely. I have been wanting to do this with some of my old lamps but I never take the time to do things I want to do. I keep saying someday.
I have a feeling mine would not be so lovely. lol
Love
Maggie

The Stitching Coop said...

I have several lamps waiting for paint first, a good rub second then lamp shades. I'm so copying you on this one. I want at least 2 or 3 of these if only for my craft room. Such a brilliant use for lace bits, odd buttons, trims and ribbon. I can't wait to get started. Maybe while the paint dries... eh? There now my time is well planned. Thank you. Hugs. Tammy

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

As always Rebecca your work is beautiful. I love remaking lamp shades. Yours are outstanding.
Hugs, Cindy

Melissa Bishop said...

You can delete this after reading if you like. I was thinking of you today so I thought I'd stop by and say, {{{hugs!}}}.
How are your hands doing?

A Southern Rose said...

Rebecca, Your lampshades are awesome! I cannot wait to try one of my own. I've got several old lamps that I've picked up from thrift stores. Stevie calls me a hoarder. :) I laughed when you said something about hoarding. :)

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

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