Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Doily Lampshade

How are you doing today?  It's another hot sunny day here.  A great day to hide in my studio and create something.  A basket full of doilies and an old lampshade (with the silk barely hanging on by a thread) becomes a project.  I just ripped out the silk and dug through my collection of doilies.




I had no real plan, just layer on the pretty.


I found these lovelies out junking.  Just look at this sweet picture of a bride (I'm guessing circa 1920's).


A sweet piece of floral barkcloth nabbed for $2.50 and a set of rusty and crusty doorknobs with key plates just $2.00.   The framed bridal picture set me back a whopping $1.79


Hope you are surviving the heat but having fun.

xo,
Danielle  

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36 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

What a pretty look for just the right decor. You have the touch!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, these are wonderful finds! I love the photo to death, and the doorknobs.. whoa. Your lampshade is fabulous, and i know the light from that lamp is wonderful and soft coming through all that lace!

Cindy

Fete et Fleur said...

I've always wanted to make a doily lampshade! Your's is wonderful! You do have the eye for finds and I love the price.

Happy Summer!
Nancy

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

LOVE that lampshade. I make similiar ones. They are always so romantic. You found some really great finds. Hope you are having a great week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I have never thought to use doilies for a lampshade but it really is such a good idea. Yours looks lovely. I have a lot of doilies that my mother-in-law made. I may do something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!

Liliana said...

It´s a great idea! I love the new look of the lamp!
Your finds are amazing.
Have a nice day
Hugs
Liliana

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your lamp turned out beautifully. Just love it!
Thanks for stopping by and entering our give away.
Best of luck to you!
Patti

Angela said...

I love your work on the lampshade...it's lovely!

Esther said...

The lampshade turned out just lovely!!
Your treasures are wonderful, so fun to find beautiful things so inexpensively!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I DID eat breakfast at the Otis Cafe! It was fab, thanks! Love your finds, cool! Take care, Riki

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That is absolutely adorable. You have a great eye. Thanks for visiting and for the compliment.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a clever idea to use the doilies that way! Looks so pretty with all of your other finds -- thanks for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your lampshade is stunning and artistically done!

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My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Danielle.....Love that lampshade. I have done the same thing while traveling on the road. When we drive, it is impossible to do any art so I decided to redo some old lamp shades I have found along the way. It's easy peasey and they look so lovely when completed. Yours is gorgeous.

xo

Jo

lvroftiques said...

Love the lampshade!! And I can't believe the deals you scored! A buck 79 for that 1920's bridal picture?....I could cry! *winks*....But I'm happy for you.....Vanna

Jane said...

Your lampshade is beautiful! I love your idea of using doilies. They make a pretty, feminine lampshade.
You scored some great deals....can't beat those prices.
Jane

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That lampshade is fabulous. I just love the use of doilies! The chair is so cute too!

Debbie said...

wonderful soft look.....i'm loving all of it!!!

blessedmom's simple home said...

What a cute idea, and very vintage looking :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Elia said...

It´s a great idea!
I love the new look of the lamp!
the photos are so nice..

eljardindemiduende ^^

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Danielle ~ Looks like you've been busy, Love the Sweet Treasures & really Love the Lamp shade, I have an old frame that I have been wanting to do something with, guess I may be copying You, but they do say that is a Form of Flattery! Stay Cool, Have a wonderful week...
Cheryl

My Vintage Studio said...

Beautiful!!!
You found some great vintage finds.
Wishing you a great day.
Sharon

Theresa said...

Your lampshade is so pretty, Danielle! You hit the jackpot when you were out thrifting, I love all of your finds. They are exactly what makes my heart beat faster when I'm 'on the hunt'! Have a great weekend! t. xoxoox

koralee said...

This is so adorable..love the lampshade idea....what fun finds.

Happy weekend.

Vintage Junky said...

so pretty!! And I LOVE your header photo!!
have a lovely weekend!
Michelle

Michele @ {Primp} said...

so pretty--what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Oh yes!! The lace is in place. Love it!

chris said...

Very pretty. I'm sure it casts really gorgeous shadows.

Cindy said...

Great finds, I love the bridal photo!
Hugs, Cindy

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Danielle! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Ana said...

Oh Danielle,
Another beautiful lampshade...Love it! Have a wonderful new week...Hope it's a bit cooler for you. It is already steaming hot hear...Ugg!

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Ana said...

Oops! I meant "It is already steaming hot here"...Too hot I can't think straight :-)

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

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freckled laundry said...

Very beautiful, Danielle! Thank you for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

Lynn Stevens said...

Love what you did with the lampshade, Its gorgeous and what wonderful finds!!!
hugs Lynn

Bohemian said...

Your Doily Lampshade is gorgeous! And the Vintage Door Hardware has me swooning... I have this "thing" for old Doors and their hardware... I can NEVER pass them up if the price is right... I am a self-confessed Old Door & Hardware Hoarder and according to the Family I need serious intervention! *LOL-winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian