This lampshade will make you want to open the blinds and "let the sun shine in" !! This is what I refer to as my "happy shade". It makes me want to open my heart -- feel good things --- and puts a smile on my face. Hope the happiness spreads to you!
Into my drawer I went and out came more of my vintage embroidery pieces. This was a dresser scarf from either the 30's or the 40's and fits perfectly onto this six sided hexagon shade. Time to revive the 30's!! I got busy and this shade is where I finished.
Both the front and back panel has this embroidered basket filled with flowers. The beauty of this scarf is the quantity of the stitches allowed me to also incorporate the embroidery on to the sides of the lampshade.
I also found vintage crochet with the same soft embroidery colors as the dresser scarf and used it to trim the bottom of the lampshade. In order to ground the design and pull the eye to the details, I put a contrasting white braided trim at the top of the shade. I think that was the finishing trick.
It has a clip top to neatly and easily fit over the lightbulb. Hope you leave this post with a smile on your face and thinking "oh this is truly one of a kind". I will then have accomplished my goal.
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