What’s (old) new to my hoard? These crazy silk lampshades make quite the statement: They are large — 16″ tall and 21″ wide at the bottom and super decorative — with crazy swoopies along the top and bottom; the swoopees are all metal-construction underneath the braided trim. I call the pair lampshades “pagoda style” — they look like they should be topping tall chalkware figural lamp bases.
$20 for the pair at a recent estate sale. The old fabric smells funny, so I am going to strip it and replace it with something that will look good in my Mahalo Lounge. I’m pretty sure I can save the shiny gold braided trim, it looks it goes on independently.
Lamp shades are Very Important. Like fabric window treatments, they seem to often be a last-, or forgotten-, or afterthought-, or simply scary- frontier.
P.S. I know it’s not Tuesday. It just sounds better on the graphic, tee hee.