Sunday, August 15, 2010

what to do with a rusty lampshade frame

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I bought this rusty iron lampshade thinking I would hang an old fashioned lamp bulb from the center of it and use it on the patio. HOWEVER…

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I thought it could also be used as an “open” cloche – if you will. Just fit it onto a pretty base – like this silver plate compote and voila!

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A rustic and pretty little display.

I can just see this over an ironstone bowl with tiny pumpkins for the fall. A little twine on the top and maybe a little hay under the pumpkins…..*sigh*….fall is just around the corner!!

41 comments:

Sweet as June said...

love it!!

Joella said...

Love this... I've always thought old vintage shades were beautiful but never thought to do something like this. Thanks for sharing :)

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I simply adore this idea! I just left a comment on your previous post about shopping for a bust for my crowns...now I will need to add rusty lamp shade thingy to the list;)!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Cathy

NanE said...

Well how clever are you! I never would have thought about doing that! Have a great week, Nan

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love this Becky...I have an old lamp frame just like this one,,Now I better go to the barn and get it out ha ha!!
Hope you have a GREAT Sunday my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ritad said...

I love all these old lamp shades we've been seeing everywhere. Yours is really a great one.

Love of the Sea said...

This looks great. What a creative idea. Love it.

Love of the Sea said...

This is very creative - I love how this came out...

Jaclyn said...

I love old rusty lampshades! And I am SO EXCITED for FALL!!! I can't wait. This past week's weather has been a nice fallish break from the hot 100* days.

Pondside said...

No, no, no.....there's still some summer left - and for those of us who didn't see any sunshine until July, we're hanging on for dear life!
So please enjoy your rusty lampshade with sand dollars, flowers, sea shells and summer ephemera!....for a while yet!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That looks adorable and it will be so cute with hay/pumpkins for fall. I saw a post on someone's blog where they used the frames of old lampshades on their lamps and you just saw the bulb through the frame.(no fabric on the frame) It looked good, especially if the frame has a neat shape. Love & blessings from NC!

Brenda said...

Love how you are using it. I would never have thought of that! I would have been trying to clean the rust off so I could recover it. Too much work when what you did is so cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

This is why you are the Queen of Vignettes in my opinion! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very cool! I love it!!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

AntiqueChase said...

Your timing couldn't have been better. I have 2 or 3 of these that I bought to use as lampshades only to realize it's not too practical as the bulb BLINDS me.. lol I collect bird's nests so I am going to follow your lead and go grab my new cloches! Thanks!

Shelia said...

Who would have thought? I love it. I believe you're just so smart and creative! Your photos are gorgeous, by the way. Hope you're having a marvelous weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Snappy Di said...

So simple and lovely. A great idea.

Di

trish said...

What a darling idea. :o) And I too can see the pumpkin vision that you have. :o)
Your Etsy shop is just precious. The sprinkler that is for sale calls out such special memories to me!! :o)
Have a great week!
Sincerely ~ Tricia

YaYa's Little House said...

I Love That!! You have the best ideas, and everything looks so good together, very pretty!

Carol said...

Great idea! Pumpkins will look wonderful there. It's been so hot here all summer that I'm looking forward to autumn (and my second year of not-going back-to-school!).

sissie said...

And to think that I have passed these up not really knowing what to do with them. Darn!
I love your idea and it looks so sweet. Yep, I can see it as a fall decor piece too.

hugs
Sissie

Connie said...

I like it exactly like that, sweetpea. I think I'll try to find some old lampshades, strip them and hang them in my living room. Getting a new look soon! Just you wait and see. Hah.
xoxo,
Connie

Maggie and Mitch said...

How very clever you are!

Lori Lucas said...

You have such a great way to make simple look beautiful! Lori L

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

How cleaver you are!! I love rusty items.

Vee said...

Wonderful thinking outside the box. It's perfect as an open cloche.

JG said...

Oh, your display looks like it came from the Victorian Age! Nice!

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, I haven't seen them that rusty before. Great idea Becky. You're right Fall is quickly approaching.

FourSistersInACottage said...

WOW WEE!!!!
I just pulled 2 of them apart yesterday and the black one was in such good shape I couldn't stand to take all the old satin covering off of it.
I can't wait to wrap them with tulle and add one of my rhinestone pins to it...
LOVE WHAT YOU DID BEC!!!
Miss ya, Amy (PS...my word verification today is MUSSESS....LOL...LOVE IT)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I have the exact same lamp shade and was thinking about wrapping it in lace/ribbons...LOVE this idea!
Thanks for sharing it and I'm going to go find a cool "base" for it.
Warmly,
deb :)

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

So clever! It's perfect.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

O.k. now this is clever! I can so see little pumpkins underneath it. I can't wait for fall.. I love all the colorful leaves and the cool air.
I hope you are done dusting now..
Love ya, have a "restful) day!
Big hugs~Elizabeth

Elsie said...

You so creative Becky,that is so
ca-ute!!! I love it, I have a
lampshade frame that I found at
my Mom & Dad's house and I put
it over the top of my mannequin
until I figure out something to
do with it. ":O)

addie373 said...

So creative!
To take this old rusty lampshade frame that would be considered trash and thrown away by many, but you can envision all of it's possibilities. I love it!
Blessings
Sheila

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It's a gorgeous and innovative display! Love it!
Brenda

Thimbleanna said...

VERY creative Becky! Fall IS just around the corner -- where did our summer go???

Judi said...

Hi there
That is a cute idea and I love the little bird's eggs in the next...sweet.
I unlike so many here do not have a shade like this.
Wish I did though...
hope your week has started out great!
Judi

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Very pretty darling Becky of Modesto....we hope that we canchat with you soon........your God-DOGHTER is showing her true scottie dug colors here!
Love to you and yours...nebby and the menagerie!

Daisy Cottage said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

Love it!!!


xo,
Kim

fiberdoodles said...

Amazing! Who would have thought ~ oh yes...you ;0)
Love it, love it!

Lallee said...

Perfectly perfect!