Friday, February 13, 2009

Party Hat.

I call this my "Party Hat." It is the shade for my antique floor lamp. I found the barrel shade at a garage sale and recovered it with the lavender material. Then added the ribbon, lace and flowers. Sorry about the double pictures but I was having trouble with my browser and tried several times to load my pictures and this is the results I got today.

Below is a close up of the center of the shade. The wide pink ribbon is actually satin blanket binding, another garage sale find. I made the pink wisteria type flowers from satin ribbon and the lavender roses from wired ribbon. The dark green leaves are satin. The Lace is vintage Chantilly lace. And if you noticed the little dragon fly, it is a lapel pin.


Below. This is a close up of the far right side, you can see the lace better. The flowers are made with satin and wired ribbon.

This is the far left side, the butterfly is lace , and you can see the purple tassels. Again all the flowers are satin and wired ribbon.
This a close up of the center part of the lamp shade, the double tassel is one of my favorite parts. I really like the way this shade turned out. It has been setting in my parlor ( so dubbed by a young man not myself). It makes me smile. I hope it did the same for you. TTFN











17 comments:

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

That is such a great idea and so beautiful...you should sell them. Thank you for visiting my little Farmhouse critters.
Hugs...
Cathleen alyce

Tina- said...

how pretty. hi Wanda..I am doing well now..thanks. hope you are having a good week. thanks for stopping by. Tina

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Party Hat! lol that's cute! I love the frou frou additions you've added, it really makes it special!
Smiles, Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Wanda, I love your pretty blog name and your lampshade is gorgeous. You have caused me to put another item on my "treasure hunting" list.....blanket binding. It would make fabulous bows or ribbon for my journals. Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you'll come back. I am posting a give-away tomorrow. Diamonds and Denim. Have a super great weekend and a fabulous Valentine's Day. ~ Lynn

Sheila said...

That is so beautiful. What a creative soul you have. Thanks for sharing..

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Hi Wanda, I popped over to see your blog. Very pretty blog name & picture and Pretty ribbons and the needle case great idea. Thank you for visiting my blogsite and posting about the eagles. They sure are beautiful birds.
cheryl

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Wanda,
Thanks so much...i did make the heart years ago and thought it would be just perfect for today.
Hugs...

Sheila said...

Hello Wanda, Yes we had it rough but we are fine. It will be a long road back to normalcy but we will get there. NO one was hurt real bad in our town just a few shook up good, ME for one. lol. But all in all we are very grateful for our lives and that what we lost was not of great deal of sentimental value, just stuff, and it can be replaced.. Thanks Sheila

Leigh said...

Very unique! Thanks for commetning on my blog regarding the praline crackers. I tell you what, they are addictive. You will not beleive how good they are!

Thanks for commenting. I love new friends...and I love your blog. Your comment led me to yours. I have read much of it. Your daughter is a beauty!

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Hi Wanda ~ Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you will return! I love what you did with the barrel lampshade, it's absolutely beautiful, but not quite as gorgeous as your daughter! I am going to follow your blog and would love to invite you to follow me! Mimi

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This is just incredible.. what talent and vision you have..You certainly should be very proud of yourself. I can see why this makes you smile.. it sure put a smile on my face.. hugs ~lynne~

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

So prety Wanda. You make beautiful ribbon flowers. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!

Faye said...

Hi Wanda, Love your blog, I'm trying to set mine up but having a bit of trouble. I want to customize it like you have, yours looks really girly. I also love all your crafts. I also checked out your daughter's blog. She has one of our cabinets on hers. Thats Great. See Ya, Faye

Theresa said...

Wanda,
Your "Party Hat" reminds me of the ladies hats in "Pollyanna" when they all were dancing at the town fair. I can just see your hat, as an admirable addition, bobbing around as its owner is twirled,lol. What a great parlor accent. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Visit often and I will visit you too!
Fond regards,
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Lucinda Obrien said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.
Love the lamp shade
Take care Lucinda

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Thanks for stopping by Wanda. I loved your "Party Hat" lampshade. How pretty it is! All this from just ribbons and lace...that's talent!! Hugs!

The Muse said...

Millinery pieces have always intrigued me...and I use a great many of them in my artwork.
Love your shade...what an artistic and whimsical approach!