Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hi all!
Hope you had a great weekend.
As you can see I have been busy working on lampshades.
The burlap ones are great to do, but the cheese cloth is another story.
Not easy to work with, but the results are pretty.
Before I use any cheesecloth I coffee stain it. I like working with coffee more than tea. I think it works faster and better.
These are all headed out to that cute little shop in Agoura, Sticks N Stones.
We have been having crazy rain storms the past 2 days, and we are in for more.
This is how it works here in Southern California. We get weeks of nice weather, then we get tons of rain all at once. Not good for the burn areas. It causes mudslides.
Earthquakes, brush fires, and mudslides. With all of that, we love it here!
Flea markets, and garage sales, are pretty much on all year. You can play golf almost everyday of the year, and you can go to the beach and the mountains all in the same day. Do I sound like the visitors bureau?
Have a great rest of the week!!
Chat again soon.


My Grama's Soul said...

Beautiful lamp shades!!



Simply Me Art said...

I can't tell you how Beautiful these are. Wow....The cheese cloth one is Gorg! Can you believe all this Rain???Wow...

Betty's corner of the world said...

I love these lampshades ..it's a wonder what a little touch of bling can do.
Hugz ...Betty

junkdreams said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Andrea said...

WOW! Beautiful!
Blessings, andrea

Maija said...

Rosemary, those lampshades are to die for!!!!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Those are gorgeous!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Mmmmmmmmmm..........am loving the gauzy shades! I would have never thought of that...

Warm blessings,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Rosemary, these are exquisite! You are always many steps ahead of me in the ideas department! I just love those cheese cloth shades! The rosette is just stunning and I will try coffee instead of tea staining. Marvelous work, and I am so glad that you are busy with work! Bisous my friend, Anita

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Roesmary,
Your lamp shades are so unique. I saw them at one of the antique stores in Agoura. Thanks for visiting my blog. What a small world, you live in Newbury Park. I think we might of met at one of Jennifer's garage sales!

Laurie Blaswich

LuLu Kellogg said...


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

The lampshades look wonderful...I can't pick my favorite. I like coffee better then tea too for staining.
Here it's beginning to remind me of the mud season like they get in Maine! What a mess!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh, cheesecloth is miserable! It stretches in all directions at once...and is so delicate...but the results on your lampshades sure are pretty!!!

Valarie said...

Rosemary, these are absolutely beautiful. Wow, you do it all!! Love it!! Have a fantastic day.
xxoo Valarie

Fete et Fleur said...


These are absolutely GORGEOUS!! WOW!


Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweet girl
these are amazing.
love them!
hope all is well
Happy new years

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Oh my gosh, I ADORE these!
So gorgeous!

Thank you so much for the sweet get well wishes. :-)

Have a great Thursday,

Mermaid Queen said...

That is such a clever idea Rosemary, I love the look!
Hope you're not floating away like we are. ;) Take care,

Karen Valentine said...

Oh sweetie these are just wonderful! I've been so busy and really missed out on too many wonderful posts! I love these!!!

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