Every time I visit Gloria Lombard's booth at the Brimfield Antiques Show in Massachusetts, I leave behind a significant amount of drool. (Sorry, Gloria.) But, I bet you would, too.
Gloria Lombard Designs, of Charleston, S.C., creates handmade lamp shades that are inspired by designs from England, France, and Italy. According to her website, most of her shades are made from vintage or antique textiles.
Her website mentions that she also makes pillows and sells vintage and antique textiles and small antiques and collectibles. But it is her beautifully made lamp shades that I notice.
She explains that many of them are "one of a kind," or perhaps two or three of a kind if she has enough fabric. But once a design is gone, it's gone. So, if you are looking for something really special to finish a room, check her out.