Friday, September 25, 2009

The Lady of the Lamp .


A friend of mine was clearing out her mother's shed when she came across this treasure . She told me she thought it was so tacky that I would love it . She was right I do ! The cover of the shade was so old and brittle ,pieces would fall off when it was touched . It needed a good clean and a new cover and now it's back to it's former glory and as a bonus it works ! In the top photo I think the lady even looks happier with her new cover she may even be as happy as me with it !

33 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

What a treasure and you've made it look new again!

Judith Tetley said...

Oh My Clare...she is soooo pretty!!
She has a good home now and she looks very peaceful under her new shade. I am in a very "blue fabric" mood at the moment, so love the way you have done the shade.
Happy Crafting
From Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

teresa said...

Hi Clare,
I think she is gorgeous. You have done a great job with the new shade...suits it

i cant sew said...

that is so sweet, well done on the make over.
xx

Rebecca said...

Love the make over I am sure she dose too.Big Hugs
Bec

Tozz said...

Oh Wow....you definately have got a little treasure there. She is beautiful :) hugs
Vicki

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Clare

Isn't she a darling!

have a great weekend!

Cubby House Crafts said...

You've done a great job! She looks lovely! Lisa

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

WOW! That base would probley be worth a Packet!
And Something old is new again....Well done!

Natalie Ross said...

Hi Clare,
What an adorable lamp! I love old and tacky or let's say "Kitch". I have a friend who collects bambi things and I found an Bambi lamp some time ago. The old rubber type. Remember them! And it still worked also. BONUS! Your lady looks very pleased with you. ENJOY! 8-)

Nat 8-)

Lucky-1 said...

Love the new lamp shade Clare.

Scottish Nanna said...

What A treasure It looks lovely.
Hugs Mary.

Beena said...

How fun, Clare!

Sandy said...

What a darling lamp...you have made her very happy...she's a new woman.

nima said...

wow...that looks gorgeous

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Granny Lyn said...

What a beauty! My grandmother had two similar lamps on her nightstand in the 50's, so she is extra beautiful to me! you did a perfect job renewing her "umbrella"

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Clare,
Yeah, I would have jumped at the chance of owning her as well.
Good job on the new lamp shade.
Hugs,
Anna

Copper Patch said...

Oh she's so tacky. But I love her!!! :)
Her new shade looks and treat. I hope you've found a ladylike position for her in your house. She seems like she needs to be somewhere raised, pedistal style. I think that is the least that she would expect.
Thanks for playing on my blog.
Abbe

Copper Patch said...

Oh she's so tacky. But I love her!!! :)
Her new shade looks and treat. I hope you've found a ladylike position for her in your house. She seems like she needs to be somewhere raised, pedistal style. I think that is the least that she would expect.
Thanks for playing on my blog.
Abbe

The sewing room said...

What a great find, you obvously love her and is,nt it nice when you can bring something back to life and treasure things once more we are such a throw away world at least we are doing a good job by recycling well done hugs Pat

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow. Never seen something like this. Wonderful!

ladydi said...

She does look happier with her new parasol! Every well dressed lamp needs one. :>} It's beautiful.

posiepatchwork said...

Hi Clare, that's some lamp!! So you're in Gundagai!! We are in Canberra with my husband's best mate in Gundagai, so we visit often. Our children beg us to move to the country, well more country than north ACT, one day when my husband retires. Enjoy your lovely town, love Posie

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

By accident I came on your blog, and I don't regret it. You make nice stuff and it's never the same.

Beach Vintage said...

At least you have someone thinking of you before they throw their junk away.

Beach Vintage said...

I thought my last comment may have been taken as that the lamp was junk. Sorry if it did, I meant that it is a pure treasure even if someone else did not think so. Have a great week. xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a wonderful lamp...and you have made it look great!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I remember my AUnty used to have a lamp like htat that I was in awe of when I was a little girl. Yours looks so pretty with its new gingham cover.

Itch2stitch.com said...

She certainly does look pleased!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! Suzie. xxx :)

apparentlyjessy said...

I have found several of these lady lamps at boot sales and antique stores, I have always admired them, but felt daunted by the work needed to fix them up! You have done a beautiful job, the new lamp shade matches the base fantastically!

Sarah Lou said...

My mum found one of them a few years back and she sat ( shadeless at our door for teh longest time) she really does look a lot happier now!

Amanda said...

LOVE your treasure...lucky you!