Tuesday, October 26, 2010

French Blue Linen Lamps




These french blue linen lamp shades I made this week as a special order. The customer actually gave me a linen skirt that she picked up at a thrift store. Just goes to show that sometimes you need to think outside the box. Instead of going to her local fabric shop she saw potential in this skirt.





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42 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those are GORGEOUS!
I am always on the lookout for "fabric" in the form of clothing at my local thrift store! She made a great choice, and you did a lovely job!
:)
~Becca~

Patty said...

Sandy, They came out stunning! I love that shade of blue! What a clever customer you have!! Love those lamps!!

baysiderose said...

Very soft and pretty shades.
Have a great day
Pam x

Lori Lynn said...

Yummy!! You do lovely work! I, too, look for fabrics in the form of cast off garments at Thrift Stores!!
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kristina said...

They look beautiful!
I made over a shade with a skirt and it looks fantastic,i thought it was just me,
Love Kristina x

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Beautiful shades; like the idea of re-using fabric from clothing to do them; I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I'm out at my local Goodwill stores! Those lamp bases are gorgeous too!!

Warmest, Brenda

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Wow, that color is stunning, I would love to see this woman's home. Maybe she can send some pictures out with them in it.... now that would be pretty cool. Yes, going to places like that is the way to go and also to get some great trim or even buttons off of tops or whatever. Later in the week I'm going to post a lampshade by thinking out of the box. Sandi, you did a wonderful great job with these. Man they look beautiful!!

Have a Wonderful Evening*

remembertowish said...

Fabulous!!!

laura said...

I love these Sandy, such a beautiful shade of blue!
hugs,
Laura c xxx

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Sandy, trim is really lovely, cheers Katherine xx

Lee Laurie said...

These lamps are beautiful! They remind me of blue and white Wedgwood. You did a great job!

chateaudelille said...

Clever idea. Ill have to remember that!Fiona

sissie said...

Very, very pretty. Wish they were mine.

hugs
Sissie

Sharon Wengel said...

Wow ! They turned out fabulous !
She came to the right person !
Sharon

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! This gal is wise to choose the beautiful skirt and you for doing the job, thanks for showing us!

Xoxo
Joni

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sandy...The shades are just gorgeous! Love the color and the style...love everything about them!~Hugs, Patti

Sam said...

What beautiful lamps, they look stunning.

Kathy said...

Sandy,
Those two beauties turned out just stunning.
Love the recycled fabric idea.
Inspiration is everywhere!
Beautifully done.
xoxo~KATHY @
Sweet Up-North Morninga...

NanaDiana said...

Sandy-Those are just gorgeous. You did a wonderful job on them. I will have to go back a bit through your posts to see if you stitch or glue them on. Whatever you do-it is very professional looking. Kudos-Diana

Kerri said...

They look lovely Sandy, and that blue linen is gorgeous. Another fabulous job as usual! K xx

Chrissie said...

These lamps are gorgeous, I love the soft blue. So much the better when you know how she found the fabric!

Raine and Sage said...

You've done an amazing job, but I especially like the recycling of a skirt to make lamps. Very nifty!

love lives in the kitchen said...

i just love this style! i would spend every day (rainy and sunny) in interiors like this!
have a sweet tuesday,
justyna

Caroline said...

REALLY beautiful

GoldenValley50 said...

It must be sooo hard to part with all these beautiful things you create. The trim is so pretty. Well done! ;)Sharyne

Tina said...

Just beautiful as always Sandy! I love the blue linen. I have some stored away...this just reminded me that I have it!! I am sure your client is more than thrilled with her beautiful new lamps:) ~ Tina xx

Aszka9 said...

These lamps are beautiful!

KATHY said...

What a fantastic job! They look stunning.

Kathy

Julie-Ann said...

They are beautiful. What a clever idea to use the skirt fabric:). I love the colour too.

KarenSue said...

Stunning!

chandelier magic said...

WOW you did a great job on the Shades - I love them! I've been taking some time going back and catching up on blogs - you have been busy!

Great stuff - you've inspired me to get to some long awaiting projects today...

Marsha

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Amazing! From a skirt??? Wow, the lamps turned out just beautiful!

Rondell

Husfruen of Hilltop House said...

Absolutely lovely!

Allison said...

Those are so pretty and feminine. What a lovely shade of blue. How clever to use a skirt!

jilly said...

Those are the prettiness lamps and shades I have ever seen. Love that they are "upcycled". Wow.

blessings,
jilly

McCarthy Designs said...

You are so clever Sandy, the lampshades are just beautiful. What a clever idea to use an old skirt. I posted about the lamp that I won from your giveaway. I am sorry it took me so long to mention it but I am very pleased with it. Thank you for the lamp and for your lovely comments. xx

Noosa Beach House said...

Gorgeous. Was it a Trent Nathan skirt by any chance? I have an old linen one in that exact shade of blue - too old to keep wearing but too nice to chuck! I'm looking at it with different eyes now though! Cheers x

Paper Tree Design said...

Wow - they were a skirt??!! How gorgeous do they look now. How very clever and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Michelle

Julie Ann said...

Those lamps are awesome!! What a great find for her! Beautiful work on the shades :)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Wow! You made those they are beautiful, I too want some.~Cheers Kim

marina said...

O ... what a gorgeous colour Sandy!
Once again your work is faultless...they are so pretty.
Kindest Wishes
Min

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