Saturday, 6 November 2010

My Folly and Glee - or "the one about the lampshade"!

I just have to share this with you!

My new lampshade. I don't think I have ever posted about anything new on my blog but am making an exception here as it is made up of vintage bits of barkcloth. Lots of you will know of my barkcloth passion so it'll be no surprise that when I discovered the creations of Polly at Folly and Glee I was smitten!

I love this lampshade for its patchwork quirkiness but there are lots of other shades made from a single fabric - I had to have the patchwork one as I couldn't choose a single fabric. When it arrived yesterday I couldn't believe how ridiculously excited I could get about a lampshade!

Apart from lampshades Polly stocks other fabulous retro pieces including chairs and stools and the most gorgeous crocheted hangers.
Take a look!

I've tried to be subtle in my decorating but I'm afraid colour always sucks me back in!

This is probably as subtle as I go and is the design on a pair of curtains I found at a car boot last summer. They aren't barkcloth but certainly have a fifties feel about them. They had the simple curtain tape that all the old curtains have but looked far too narrow for my windows. For £2 I thought they were taking a chance. I was right -they were too narrow but very long ...

... so my mum chopped the bottom off and made some tabs to add to the top! They now lie flat across the window rather than gathered and fit perfectly showing off that gorgeous fabric! Upcycling at its best! Love it!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Love Wend

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  1. Clever Mum! The curtains are lovely,they remind me of a Sanderson pattern,and what a bargain! :0)

  2. I love the shade, as you know I have a bit of a passion for bark cloth!

  3. Wow! just gorgous stuff - no wonder you were excited.

    Vicky x

  4. Love the patchwork lampshade, and those curtains...what a bargain...gorgeous.
    Jo xx

  5. LOvely curtains - just my kind of colours. We used to have kitchen curtains in that mushroom fabric on the lampshade when I was a small child - the whole thing is a trip down memory lane.

  6. The lampshade's beautiful x

  7. Enjoy your lampshade its lovely. What a bargin your curtains were and they look stunning lovely colour and design. Enjoy them all. Dee ;-)

  8. That lampshade is fabulous and what an original idea! I love the muted colours in the curtains - you did well for you £2 outlay!

  9. I love the mushroom patch on your new lampshade!
    And - we're going to meet in March!

  10. Love the curtains Wendy - big blowsy roses are my downfall.

  11. Patchwork quirkiness, colour, flowers - what's not to like. Gorgeous! By the way, Wend ... I have a piece of Jasmine utility ware you can have, if you want it. Just let me know.