Monday, March 1, 2010

~ Nifty Thrifty Tuesday ~

Hi everyone, it's Tuesday and Linda at Coastal Charm is hosting....Nifty~~Thrifty~~Tuesday. Here is a lampshade I bought several years ago at the Galt flea market. I think it's both nifty and thrifty.

As soon as I spotted it I fell in love with it..and best of all I believe it was less than $5...I bought it several years ago and I truly can't remember what I paid for it but I know it was a " Thrifty" buy. Let me show you what some clever person did.....

They took an old lampshade, a vintage crocheted runner and bits of ribbon and created this shade by draping the runner around the lampshade and tying it with the bits of ribbon. "Nifty"!

I love vintage linens and this is such a pretty piece...kind of intricate and looks so pretty with the light shinning through. Hope you enjoyed my "Nifty Thrifty "find...hugs, Linda



20 comments:

Jane said...

That is a wonderful lampshade. I love vintage linens too and this is a wonderful idea to utilize and display a vintage runner.
Jane

Jane said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. You were right, there was a tomato pin cushion in the tin of sewing notions I found. I think it's probably old (the rest of the stuff was) and I would like to send it to you for your collection. I don't collect those and I would like to see it go to someone who does. Send me an email with your address and I'll send it your way! I'll keep my eyes open for more when I'm out thrifting.
Jane

Judi said...

That is GREAT! I love linens and am thrilled to see creative ways to use them!! It must have been a thrifty buy if you can't remember what ya paid LOL!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That is a very pretty idea Linda. I have several old large crochet doilies that need a new home somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration. I also saw your flowering plum tree in a previous post. We have one in our front yard but I will not see any blooms for at least 6 weeks. Seeing yours was a pleasure this morning. xo

Michelle said...

Somebody was very creative.. and thrifty to repurpose such a pretty doily.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

It is pretty!! My SIL has one almost the same idea, she loves hers too!
Dianefidlyth

Marjorie said...

That's a great idea! I have been searching for new lampshades and have not been able to find anything that's not, well, ugly. I'll have to give this a try!

Meg said...

That is nifty! I love the lace. It's so beautiful. And, I've been perusing your blog--I think it's so charming! I love how you end everything with "hugs." Hugs to you, too! ;) Thanks for commenting on my blog. It makes my day!

marmielu said...

I like old linens, too. Fun find!
Mary Lou

Rettabug said...

It looks beautiful with the light on!

Please be VERY careful though & make sure you have a low wattage light bulb in that lamp & DON'T leave it on, unattended...like if you leave the house or are in another room. I melted a similar type of covering & darn near burned the house down. Yikes! Be safe!

Emma said...

I just started blogging. Nice to meet you on your wonderful blog.

Emma Bloom

Lori said...

that is really gorgeous!!! i love how the light looks glowing through the crochet!!!

Linda said...

Linda,
What a beautiful lampshade...love how the vintage linen runner looks! Thanks for coming to my first NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...I hope to see you here next week:)

Blessings,
Linda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda! What a great idea! Hmmm...I have parts of an old lamp in the garage... Happy week!...Debbie

alice said...

Such a great idea. Looks wonderful.
smiles, alice

Angie said...

What a neat idea! It looks so wonderfully romantic with the light on! Great find!

Hugs ~ Angie

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Well now! That is a nifty way to cover a lampshade! Very vintage looking!

Florence and Mary said...

Fabulous lampshade. I'm sourcing lampshades myself at the moment but I haven't seen anything as nice as that!

Victoria xx

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...
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Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a beautiful lamp shade. I also love your St. Patrick's day lady opening the shutters, that is so cute~~.
Have a wonderful day,
ginger