Thursday, November 5, 2009


Well we just had a wonderful time with Rebecca at Vintage Living ! Rebecca is hosting a series of hands on workshops this fall, be sure to check them out if you are in the area! Her store is an exquisite mix of vintage, art, home accessory and clothing..... just a dreamy delight for the senses!

Our class was held in her cozy studio just off the back of the store. The space is heaven for creativity. Shelves of vintage fabric, trims, buttons and embellishments, just about anything you could possibly imagine and Rebecca was so generous with our selections. A small, intimate class, just five ladies for the evening, including Judy from Tapestries of Nature , enjoying conversation and collage. We could have spent the entire night creating!

Thank you again Rebecca for a lovely evening!

Monday, August 17, 2009


You know how it is.....buying some look and look and look and then when you're not looking....there it is! It happens to me all of the time! A few years ago I bought this sweet, vintage, ceramic lamp at The Elkhorn Antique Flea Market in Elkhorn Wisconsin....just because......I didn't really need another lamp. Anyway, like I said, years have past and I am shopping for trim for another shade at Joann Fabrics and voila!......ding, ding, ding! Thats it! the perfect color for that lamp! Totally from memory, this silk dupioni is staring right at me.....PERFECT! And don't you just love the adorable, ruffle trim?

This is one of my favorite frames, The Rembrandt, with soft curves and elegance. Available in table and floor lamp sizes, truly a delightful shade.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

holiday planning!

August, August, August! Its that time! Time to start thinking about coming back inside, perhaps you're considering a new palette or maybe just adding the final touches. Anyway, August is definitely the time my lampshade business gets busy! Designers have been working with their clients and are now ready for the accessories. We begin to select the frames, fabrics, trims and embellishments...... with our goal of completion.......the Holidays and events to be!

Here is a shade I just finished using Printed Treasures pima cotton. The images are from The Botanical Fine Arts Weekly published in 1894. Wild Flowers of America.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Turn it on !

Fanfare! Fanfare!

Welcome to my blog!

We will delve into the custom design lampshade business and more.