I was on a search for pink this week when I discovered a beautiful booth in Rennigar's in Mt Dora Florida. I was so drawn to these beautiful Victorian Lampshades.
I hope you enjoy looking at them. Be sure to click on them to enlarge as the detail is wonderful.
And when you are done make sure you go to http://www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ to enjoy another Pink Saturday hosted by the wonderful Beverly.The fabric and the fringe and the beadwork are amazing and each one is a true work of art.
Beautiful don't you think?
The fringe is hand dyed to match whatever colors the artist pulls from the fabric.
At first I thought this was a print on fabric but they are actually painted by another local artist from Florida.
It isn't hard to see the care that is put into each shade.
And this is where it all began. The framed picture is a shade that was made by the artist's Great Grandmother. She passed away when she was 3 but she passed on her talent to her sweet Grand Daughter. Donna Ladley.
Donna has been making Victorian shades since 1972 and as you can see she has mastered her craft.
If you see anything that you would like Donna's e-mail address is :
I am dreaming of the day that I can own one of these beautiful shade.
Can't you see it in my Shabby Old House ?
But the trouble is , Which One?
They all would look fabulous!
Like the shade in the picture this is a larger version of Donna's Grandmother's shade.
I think Grandmother would be proud don't you? Ever wonder what you will pass to the next generation? I guess we need to remember, LITTLE EYES ARE WATCHING.