I refer to this as my tropical bird-- but as to its true identity --have no clue or idea. Could it be a parrot or a peacock or what?? It has a long full tail and very nice coloring --- so tropical bird it is!! The frustration did not come with the construction of the lampshade but mainly with the lamp I chose.
As you can see the shade has a washer top and requires a lamp with a harp. No harp --- (now what to do) I really wanted to use this vintage glass candlestick lamp.
Don't laugh --- but it took me forever, and forever, and forever to remember that there is an adapter to solve this problem!!! Shown in the picture above is an adapter and a vintage finial that coordinates with the colors of the shade.
Hooray!! Put the adapter over the lightbulb and it automatically substitutes for a harp. Put the shade over -- screw on the finial -- and we are set to go.
In all my chattering about the adapter, I forgot to give you the basics of the lampshade. The shape of this frame is referred to as a cut corner and measures approximately 7 inches high. The lower trim is a yarn tassel drop with a peacock blue bead thus adding an extra 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches. The main portion of the shade is a vintage hand done needlepoint piece.
The sides of the shade are done with a dark golden fabric that resembles a shantung sheen and yarn weave. Difficult to pick up fabric variations with camera and lighting.
Another picture to show the fabric variations in a different light
This picture is a little closer up and seems to show the actual needlepoint stitches.
So long until next time my friends. Lesson learned -- a lamp adapter goes a long way in calming ones anxieties -- (who knew?).
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