Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My New Shabby Chic Lampshade

 For Mother’s Day my son, Michael, bought me an eBay gift card (love eBay) and I didn’t want to just buy any old thing, it just had to be something I fell in love with. So I searched and searched and came across this Rachel Ashwell shabby chic lampshade and I fell completely in love♥ I received it yesterday. I had originally bought it for the depression glass lamp I had won in a giveaway but it’s to big for it, the black one will do for now until I paint it or find another one! Did I say I love it??? The ruffle on the bottom is so sweet!
I even think it goes well with my denim sofa…finally finding a style that goes with it or that I’m satisfied with. I’ll have to find a different flower arrangement I think but it needed some color and this arrangement was all I had on hand.
Today I sat and picked these white buttons out of a big plastic bag I have filled with old buttons, took me a while but I love the look of them in the old Ball jar.
Really cute don’t you think?
Now what would you do? This owl umbrella stand was my mom’s, I made it for her back in 1975 in ceramic class…should I spray paint it white? I have willow branches in it BTW. I go back and forth with it, mom liked to decorate too so I know she would understand.
I’ve been shopping around my home for some things and while in the basement I found a couple things of my mother’s…I’ll show you in my next post!
You know I love to blog so much, I’ve been blogging since 08 (I think) anyway, thank you to all that follow my blog I so appreciate it, I love getting on here in the morning with my cup of coffee and visiting, laughing and even crying with you…you always make my day! Oh and BTW I love reading your comments♥


Kindra said...

I think the owl vase would look super cool white. But I could understand you not wanting to for sentimental value.

I sure enjoy watching your decor change! Have a great day!

Linda said...

Ooh...I love the lampshade, Rondell~ so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love your shabby chic lamp shade!! Love the gathering too with your flowers and white buttons in the mason pretty!!
I think that the owl umbrella stand would look wonderful painted white.
Thanks for stopping by today and leaving me the sweet meant alot to me. A decorating change can be scary, but I've decided to just go for it. You're doing a great job too!!

Shelley said...

Hi Rondell, fabulous lamp - so pretty w/ that shade! Congrats on your new decorating adventure!

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Rondell~
that lamp shade is sweet! I can see the lamp painted white with a crackle finish. Is that shabby??. I think it would tie everthing on the table top together. Pretty!
I agree with everyone else on the umbrella stand. White would look good.
Your home is looking beachy and beautiful!
Hugs~ Birgit

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Hi Rondell -

I have enjoyed watching your home evolve into something new and exciting. You are doing a great job and it looks fantastic.

I think the vase would look great painted white but I understand the sentimental aspect also.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I used to have that lampshade and loved it. It looks great with denim. I used to have a denim sofa years ago and I loved it because you can do so much with it.

As for the owl umbrella stand, I think it would look superb in white.


Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

So nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by Lather. Write. Repeat.! The buttons in the jar are darling and I love the lampshade!


Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

The lampshade is adorable. I love the subtle colors and its feminine side. The buttons are too cute. I can imagine it took a bit of time to pick out each white one. Great job!