Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lamp shades: Not just for your head

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.

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My Thrifty Victorian Home said...

Wow! Those are some absolutely gorgeous lampshades!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Love them, and so glad I found your link. I haven't started Bloglines yet and had my favs written down on a piece of paper but lost it. Had been searching for you and so glad I have refound you.

The Nester said...

Great title!!!!!!! I adore you!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

LOL!!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one things like that happen to!! Course now that I don't have a husband I guess it's all my fault when I do it... dang... I guess that's the ONE reason I should have kept him :)

I'm looking forward to getting them and can't wait to post pics of how it turns out!!!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful Lampshades!