28.5.09

Lampapalooza Party!

Thanks to The Nester, http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/ , for hosting a lamp party! I was very busy this week and didn't put together the post I had planned. However, I'm dropping in at the last minute with this quickie.


Two of my favourite lamps are these I assembled with old blue Crown canning jars. I love the wavy effect of the glass and the blue colour. I bought the cord and lamp kits at a local country store and with a bit of adjustment they fit the larger size jars well. I like the narrower shades I found, the wider style I originally tried seemed too wide. I'm keeping an eye out for similar sized shades in a more rustic style (or I may try covering these in burlap or something.) They are in my undecorated hobby room at present waiting for final placement in the room after I finish painting and decorating (this is taking waaaay longer than I had planned.)


No before pics of these lamps I picked up for $10 each at Canadian Tire. They were a rusty brown colour with a cream and rusty shade with a rose pattern. Nice toile shades, but not really my colours. I spray painted the bases black and added new shades. Please ignore the skimpy tassel. I need some Nester tassels for sure!

I hope you enjoyed my quickie post and be sure to stop by The Nesters for some more Lampapalooza Party fun!

8 comments:

  1. cute! and thanks for stopping by my blog

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  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    I linked up late to The Nester’s party also so decided to work from the bottom of the list up! Neat mason jar lamps. I like that you can fill them with whatever you like. Drop by my blog anytime it is always nice to meet new friends. Cathy

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  3. Elizabeth, I love your canning jar lamp! I think your idea about burlap shades is really great. Thanks for stopping by and come again soon.

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  4. LOVE that lamp made from a canning jar...genius! Also LOVINg that throw on the corner of your couch. So cute!

    ~Amanda

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  5. I like the black lamp along with the black mirror and the white dishes on the table. Good idea with the jars.

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  6. Oh, oh, oh! I LOVE what you did with the Canning Jar!! Very smart! Are those beachy rocks?

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  7. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your lamps, especially the jar one. So cute!

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  8. Where did you get that throw on your couch? What is it made of? Please e-mail me @ mtcollins88@gmail.com Thanks!

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