Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Lampshade Project




Yes, I drew it — not without inspiration. No, no, heavens no! I have no talent of my own and must lean heavily on the talents of others to accomplish anything. Thing is, I saved the little graphic that I copied this from, more or less, but I have no idea to whom the credit goes. If you know, please tell me and I'll make amends. All I know is that the tea pot spout is designed after Cheryl's at Thinking about Home; Kati featured it *here* — great looking spout! I don't have a decent spout in the house so I am unduly impressed by such things. (If my printer had any ink, I'd not have bothered with the sketching at all.)




And this shows what I did with my little drawing. I transferred it to the lampshade or I tried. In the end, I just sketched it again using my thin Sharpie. Everything morphed a bit, including the spout so I added steam to make up the difference. In what way the tea table has anything to do with 1 John 1:7, I have no idea. I can't think of everything.

(This is actually the second, third, perhaps fourth project with the same lampshade. How much blogging mileage can a gal get?) 


And toward evening...yes, it is a real rose; I kept fishing it back from its jar for photo ops. I've been seeing all the roses in Blogdom lying beside tea cups and adorning books. It looks so romantical. Why shouldn't my little rose have her day?


I'm tossing this in for nothing. I like the way the outdoor flag looks behind the indoor one and the way the stars make star shadows on the window rail.

And this photo? Also just because... The Boleros are in full tilt. Oh the joy I have seeing their silky petals every year. I am so glad that I caught the lily beetles in time.

And I'm off...hope to visit you soon!

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40 comments:

  1. Love your lampshade .. well done. Your lovely rose should have its own post! ;) Love the lilies ... the color is amazing. It's summer!

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  2. Vee, the photo of the rose and flags is pure inspirational. Love the different elements to be found and that rose just pops. Great shot.

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  3. What a cool project! The light shining through looks so pretty and the verse is perfect. The flags and rose, gorgeous. I never ever tire of the light shining through our flag and just making it glow. The star shadows are just icing on the cake. I am not familiar with bolero lilies, are they like oriental lilies? Whatever they are they are beautiful.

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  4. That photo of the flag is awesome. I'm not sure I would have even noticed it but I showed it to my hubby just now! I love when something like that happens. Did you notice it when you looked at the photo? LOVE your pretty lampshade. I have one that would be perfect for a creative project. (wonder how much it would cost to mail it to you...hahaha) Enjoy your flowers and your happy day! Hugs, Diane

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  5. What an adorable lampshade. A great idea and one that I would never have thought of... in a million years. Oh, the inspiration to be found in blogland is a thing of beauty.
    The flag photo is fabulous. I'm glad you pointed out the stars reflecting onto the window frame. That one might have slipped by me and it's just too good to be missed.
    I'm digging out my 4th of July decorations today. If anything is worth sharing, I'll work it into a post.

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  6. Well, now, aren't you the smart one?! You don't give yourself enough credit...you really did a great job...the lampshade design is really so simple, yet very lovely! And I LOVE the pic with red rose with the flags! I really enjoy your posts, Ms. Vee :)

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  7. I love your lampshade Vee! It turned out absolutely perfect & the Bible verse just makes it complete (as does the steam from the kettle) Your pictures are so lovely, especially the rose and flag. I do like the way it comes together. =)

    I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  8. The lampshade is beautiful!

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  9. Your lampshade is adorable!! I dare say that most people require a bit of inspiration for drawing and I imagine that it's a rare soul who just draws "from their head" so to speak. I am glad that you used our little scratch-and-dent sale tea pot for spout inspiration! It's the best, most durable tea pot we have ever had. Ron spied it in the clearance rack at Marshalls, discounted because of a ding on the back of it. But we liked it and it's heavy and sturdy...and I forget that the ding is even there. Inspiration comes from all corners, doesn't it? :)

    Very cool photo of the double flags and the star shadows...good eye!

    And those lilies really are gorgeous!

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  10. Your lilies are gorgeous! Love the colour! Your lampshade is so cute and I love the verse.

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  11. The lampshade is totally charming. Great idea.

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  12. Oh you are definitely creative and talented. The ideas you have and the visual creativity always inspire me. The flag inside and the one outside made a beautiful photo. I'm really glad you caught the beetles in time, too. We would all have missed the beautiful picture of the bolero lilies. That must be breathtaking to stand before them and see their beauty. Asian lilies are especially pretty and you know that I love daylilies.

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  13. Oh Vee I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lampshade. It is just adorable! I can't draw or sketch a thing wonderful inspiration or not, so I am definitely impressed. It is a very neat photo of the flags, and oh I am downright jealous of those lilies! They are gorgeous and there are sooo many of them. Surely you can spare one or two for me, lol. Enjoy your day!

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  14. Good Morning, Vee. The lampshade is sweet. I adore the shot with both flags; that would be a good note card!

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  15. Your photography is just amazing Vee! You've given great honour to that pretty rose indeed! I love the lampshade...the pattern reminds me of one of my mom's embroidery patterns and gives me inspiration to dig out those lovely old patterns to do some creative things with them like you did! Have fun decorating and preparing for the 4th!

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    1. That would be a very good idea, Rosella!

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  16. That is darling. You are very talented. I find that people who are "out of things" or don't have something maybe the most creative people of all! This is really sweet!

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  17. I love your lamp shade makeover! Great photo of the outdoor and indoor flag.

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  18. I love it soo pretty ! Great job ! Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a great day !

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  19. That little design is very inviting and cozy. I like it and the verse is perfect for a lamp shade. I like the layered photo, too. I'm thinking before I mow the lawn I should document what's blooming out there so I can see what survives our time away. Happy celebration weekend to you and yours!

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  20. A lovely lampshade.It feels so cozy and somehow, just right to me. I hope you realize how creative you really are!

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  21. That lampshade is adorable! You are so talented! I also love the way the stars casts their shadows on your window rail.

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  22. Vee
    I like your new header and your little lamp. It is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path, the Word that is! Anyway, I love it.
    Your rose, your lilies, they are beautiful. Sure makes me want to start them in my own garden.

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  23. At first I thought you were going to embroider that little design. It would be sweet on a tea towel. But the lamp idea is brilliant (Ha!). I love it. Your sweet rose adds a lot to any scene. Glad you caught the beetles on time.

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  24. Hi Vee! This - http://www.pagat.com/patience/crapette.html - is almost like the solitaire game we play, but this version which our family calls "rouge et noir" is not the one we follow. We play downward following suit and not alternating red and black.

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  25. Vee, you have more talent than I do if you could sketch that charming little graphic free-hand on a lampshade! Goodness! I love it; it looks so pretty and cottagey. I love, love the picture with the rose and the two flags; those are the kind of images that really stick with me. I had some fun with flag reflections too when I photographed our porch a few weeks ago. Your lilies are truly beautiful! I've never heard of lily beetles, but I'm glad you got them knocked out early, too. What a shame to have had those beautiful flowers destroyed.

    Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you have a wonderful week and a Happy Fourth!

    Big Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  26. I love the way that lampshade turned out! Love it! Did I mention that I LOVE it?

    Your sweet rose does deserve her due, she's lovely. So are those lilies!

    Deanna

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  27. I love your lampshade! What a cute transfer and I think it looks perfect. The scripture is wonderful and so suitable for he lamp. The Boleros are gorgeous! What a beautiful orange. It's still very hot and humid here. Thunder storms and heavy rains in the forecast later in the week. All good things must come to an end.

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  28. I absolutely love your lampshade, and the rose is a wonderful added touch to the photo. I hope you have a wonderful 4th.

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  29. What a lovely idea, Vee. Even with inspiration, it's difficult for me to draw anything. Your bolero lilies are just beautiful. I think the flowers in New England are the prettiest. They don't cook like they do in our area--today is quite warm and humid. Enjoy your holiday weekend. ♥

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  30. Well, your day was a whole lot prettier and romantical than ours. I like the lamp shade. Can't see any fault in it. Ya dun good. :) We had a bunch of oil changes to perform around here. I would say we own too many vehicles but one can never own too many wheels as far as I'm concerned. As my step-mom always used to delight in saying, 'Tis the wages of sin, my dear.' *lol* She was forever saying something witty at just the right moment. ~:)

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  31. I really like the lamp shade!!
    And those flowers, wow, they sure are pretty.

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  32. Vee, you're so funny. I think that is your talent -- making us all laugh! I do like your lampshade though, and I could never draw something that great freehand. The lamp looks very cozy and warm.

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  33. What a neat idea!! Love it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

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  34. ahhh, that looks sooo cute, Vee...

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  35. Lovely lamp shade. We like it very much. Beautiful rose too!

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  36. I like your lampshade! And your drawing! I'm glad our teapot was a help to you in creating something so lovely. :)

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  37. Hey! That is really really neat, Vee - your lampshade looks AWESOME!

    And your flowers.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

    Hugs.

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  38. Your lampshade turned out so pretty! That's such a cute design!

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  39. Your craft project turned out really cute. And if I had a bed of flowers like that, I would sneak in photos of them regularly, LOL.

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