Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pink Victorian Shades for Pink Saturday

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.
Sigh....

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 :
donnaladley@embarqmail.com


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.

29 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh...they're beautiful!!! I think one would look beautiful in my house, too!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Sharon~heartsongs said...

They are so beautiful. I have two bridge lamps that really need shades like these. Maybe someday!
I hope you are doing well.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow I am speechless Becky ! Those shades are incredible. I would love to learn how to do those. I absolutely love lamps !

Beverly said...

Oh my goodness, Becky. I thought you were out of pink. These are absolutely exquisite. You definitely need one for your house.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Becky,
I'm home!! My Mom and Dad came back with me for the holidays so things are kind of hectic here, I will try to post something tomarrow but I just wanted to say hello and tell you those lampshades are beautiful!! I love all of them too. I will talk to you soon!
Hugs~Kelly

Pink Slippers said...

Stunning. I could never choose just one.
Wendy

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Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my, these are beautiful! I wonder how many hours go into one of these lampshades!!

I just came across 2 antique floor lamps at a garage sale for $10 a piece. Need rewired but they are very nice and oh these shades would put them over the top!!!

blessings

mary

Lee Laurie said...

Hey Becky,
Those lampshades are very beautiful.You really do need one for your house! I know that it would be hard to pick just one! I hope that you can get one, one day. I use to go to the Atlanta and New York market when I was managing a gift shop a few years ago.They had a booth that had those lampshades there. I have some pictures of them somewhere. I will have to find them.I wonder if they were hers? I will post a picture one day when I find it. They are so beautiful!

Cori G. said...

I'm with Jan...ooohhhh, aaawww, wowww! Those are too gorgeous!! Did you end up buying one? What a talented lady!
How are you doing sweet friend? I hope all is well and I wanted to catch up so look in your mail box...not yet though...I'll try emailing you this evening.

Have a wonderful day.

xo Cori

SherryRoseBella said...

Becky, the lampshades are soooo gorgeous!! You should put one on your Christmas list for your hubby to get you!! What a decision,though, to chose just one!! hugs, Sherry

bj said...

OMGoodness...these are just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing...

Beverly said...

Wow!!! They are fabulous! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky,
WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!! It is hard to pick just one ...they are a work of art...Victorian is my first love... always has been....I would love to try that....
Have a wonderful day...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Vintage To Chic said...

The shades are fabulous, I to would love to own one,
Hugs,
Judy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh that would be hard to pick. I think my favorites were the pink flamingo one and the white one.

g said...

those are absolutely stunning. And how incredible to meet the craftswoman who actually makes them. I've got a couple of vintage lamps that need new shades, maybe I'll give her a shout.

Thanks for letting us know about her.

Have a great pink Saturday!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Oh man, I would love to have all of them, lol! Great story about her grandmother too.
You MUST get on for the victorian cottage some day! I like the ones that are shapped like her grandmother's original.

Thanks for the comments! When I upload pics I always use the "large" setting on the upload popup thingy. I usually load straight from my pc (from original size), but when using photos from flickr I choose "medium" from flickr, but still "large" in the uploader. Hope that makes sense!

Marina Capano said...

Hi! so cute!I love them!
tan lindas! me encantan! besos desde Argentinainthess

fairiemoon said...

These shades are incredibly beautiful! What a lovely pink to share. Imagine the work that goes into them! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jeanne said...

Becky, I have been to Rennigars many times when I lived in Kissimmee. My sisters and I always went to their extravaganzas. Love it and I miss it now that I live in NC. I have seen those beautiful shades too. This is a beautiful pink post.

Hugs...Jeanne

Joy said...

I don't know how I missed this last week, but the shades are amazing! :o)

Nancy said...

Oh those are so gorgeous! Thanks for coming by today for PS. Nancy

Miss Rhea said...

Those are Beautiful !! I used to manage a lamp store and the girl that made those for our shop taught me how, Lots of work there, your friend does an awesome job !! Happy Pink Saturday !! :)

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Very interesting and definitely a skill to do all those steps. I love the painting on them. I agree, it is hard to know what we will pass on. I treasure things my grandmother passed on to me, and hope I make as good of grandma as she was.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What an amazing selection of lovely shades and lamps.

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Happy Pink Saturday,

Karen

CC said...

These shades are beyond beautiful. If I could choose only one, it would be the white one near the end with the sweet roses.. Happy late Pink Saturday..have a lovely week. :)

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Becky!
All of the lamp shades are so beautiful...it sure would be hard to pick a favorite, but I can definately see it in your Old Shabby House!
Thanks for sharing!
xoxo,
Queenie

KatCollects said...

Beautiful lamp shades! Happy Belated Pink Saturday.
Kathy