September weather must have been one of the best ever! Except the wicked heat during Brimfield Week.... I should have stayed home... oh well, now I remember why I didn't do the September show.... but May was so fantastic. My buds did well, but I tanked. I loved my few great customers but mostly too hot to shop and who knows, guess it wasn't my week. Wouldn't be so bad if there weren't so many expenses... Anyway, it was fun to hang out and give my hands a break and get a change of scenery. One never knows what my come down the road....
This is the last of this great bark cloth! I hope I can find another; the red barns light op great for a country look. This shade measures 7x12x8.5" and is a washer top. $85. Here is the LINK in my etsy shop.
Just finished up this kid's shade today. I made it from a 1950's vintage cloth book. It's one of my favorite books, the images are super sweet. Funny how some of the old images can be a little scary looking, but this one is perfect. The shade measures 7"x12"x8.5". It's trimmed with a green vintage ticking. It's $85 and a pretty easy fit for finding a lamp.
I listed this shade this morning. It's a nice quality new crewel fabric, 7"x12"x8.5" high UNO lampshade. An uno shade is needed for an old standing floor lamp IF the light bulb hangs down. I try to carry a good selection of UNO shades as they can be extremely hard to find- or at least something decorative.
One can not have a lampshade shop in Vermont during fall foliage without a Grandma Moses Lampshade! Her fabric is getting harder to find and this one is quite rare and certainly expensive when found! $75. per shade and measure 5x8x6 Hex clip on. These won't last long, wish I had more of this bark cloth!!!
Just finished up a pair of these sweet Society Silk Vintage Embroidery Shades. Not even listed yet on Etsy... maybe in the am. Very pretty, pretty. There are some vintage wear, but pretty violets and sweet vintage trim, too.
Come up to Vermont, looks like we will hopefully miss the hurricane. September weather was too amazing with sunshine and mostly delightful weather...today reminded me of the cold weather ahead. Shop kitties were pouting, too. And even turned the heat on, only once! You know, it's pretty Yankee to see how long one can go without turning on the heat. Think I'll grab my Uggs tomorrow!
The leaves are a little behind due to that nice September weather, but they will be here quick. Apple picking is tip top, even our old orchard. We have one tree the apples are the size of soft balls! And good too. Raspberries are coming as long as we don't get any hard frosts. I've covered up a few things in my veggie garden to keep them going.
Hope to see you in Vermont.
ps I've been hearing from quite a few from you on workshops. I regret I've taken a break from workshops. It is all I can do to keep up with my shop and on-line shop. BUT, please buy my DIY book, there is everything you will need to know to get started, lampshadelady book.