Some of you may not know that about 10-12 years ago, I started making Victorian Lampshades. I have not created any new ones in awhile ,because after Presley came along I just haven't had a lot of extra time. But I have been thinking about starting some new ones. They are a little on the expensive side to make because the materials are expensive for me to buy, and each one takes about 10-12 hours to create from start to finish. I only use the best materials I can find and the beads are made from glass. Some are very large and heavy.
I am always on the look-out for vintage lamps to "crown" with one of my shades. I went to a yard sale a few weeks back, and could not resist a pair of cherub lamps from the 40's-50's era. I couldn't pass them up. Other people might see "old","out of style" lamps, but I see a beautiful creation to "crown" that lamp with. Maybe a little paint, faux finish, clean-up and "WA-LA!" What a beauty!
Just wanted to share with you some that I have in my own home as well as a few for sale at
The Plum Tree Antiques store.