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Sunday, February 19, 2012

I SPY… #1 Shield Shade Lamps

Well, it’s a winter wonderland outside right now in Eastern Kentucky, or should I say a “white out” almost. There’s  probably  6-8 inches of snow on the ground and it’s coming down in big flakes.  Being snowed in means more blogging and projects for me!

I’ve been wanting to do a regular series of things that “I spy” when I’m out and about which I think are either really good bargains, new trends in design, timeless décor and antiques, places of interest, or items that are just plain cool.

It was lamps for me this week and I am lovin’ shield shade lamps right now.  I spied a wonderful pair at Belle Maison Antiques that I am trying to find a spot for in my home.


They are custom-made and have the most stately Italian alter candlestick wood bases.  (More on the French artist, Charles Levier painting they are flanking later. I so happened to have purchased this awesome painting!)


Here is another view in a different location.
This style is an old French style lamp shade and are sometimes known as half shades. They are extremely versatile because they take up less space.  Since they are closer to the wall, you can have more room on the table.  Being open in the back, they have a slimmer profile which make them popular in wall sconces.  They’re a great choice for stairwells and narrow hall spaces.   They also wash the wall in soft light because of the exposed back.

I’m crazy about this small pair with a faded grey base.  They would work well in a bookshelf.


This is a wall sconce with a square half shade.


This next example is from Clark Antique Gallery. It’s a good view to see how the back is made.


They work well on mantels whereas otherwise you might not be able to use lamps. I think the example below from Lonny Magazine makes such a statement in this room.  These are Ooh La La and Trés Chic all-in-one!!!

 Image:  Lonny Magazine

And, this post wouldn’t be complete without examples from one of my favorite designers, Charles Faudree.  These are from his latest book, Details.


Images: Charles Faudree Details, Photographer, Jennifer Jordan

I think these are to-die-for.  I will have to keep thinking about how I can incorporate these into my home.  Now it’s time to convince hubby that we NEED a pair (or two!)!!!

Since we are talking about lamps, has anyone seen this pair at Hobby Lobby?  I spied these last week and had to look twice.  They were certainly photo worthy. 


Mercury glass bases, burlap drum shades with burlap rosettes. Be still my heart!  My mind is churning. What to do, what to do?

I may have to make a trip back to Hobby Lobby!  I think I might have a lamp problem.  Is there a Lamps Anonymous out there?  So many lamps, so little time. LOL

Until Next Time,

Linking up to:
Newbie Party at Debbie Doo’s Blogging & Blabbing
Show Me What You Got at Our Delightful Home
Cowgirl Up! at Cedar Hill Ranch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tuesday’s Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us! Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
{Primp} Your Stuff Wednesday at Michele Raven Designs
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

OK. YOu just completely made my day.

Just yesterday I found myself complaining how the lamp shades I have for two lamps I just purchased just don't exactly work well when pushed to the wall - I have never seen half shades....EXACTLY what I need!

Brilliant! Thanks so much!

You certainly DID spy, yay!

Suzanne said...

It must be a lamp kinda weekend. I just redid an old lamp yesterday. I'm gonna do a post about it this week. I also did some rearranging in the LR, and I now need another lamp. This sort of shade would be perfect! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh WOW, I may have had to leave with a lamp or two for sure. Thanks for sharing Kim...let us know your follow up for counseling on this LOL!

Deserae said...

Such beautiful lamps....every single one of them!!! I think I have a slight lamp obsession....maybe?!?!?! LOL...LOVE those lamps from HL...I might need those :o)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love them. Also I have never seen anything that C. Faudree has done that I didn't like, he is a master in my book. Thanks for sharing these. Beautiful. XO, Pinky

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kimberly, I love the shield shades too. When we were in Venice there was a shop with a window full of gorgeous ones. The only problem was the cheapest ones were $300!! xo, Sherry

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've never seen this type of shade, thanks for sharing! Found you from the Newbie Party and now I'm a follower on GFC and Linky Follower, stop by when you have a chance!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kim, all of these lamps are just gorgeous! I didn't see those at my Hobby Lobby! I may have to look a little closer! LOL!

Leslie said...

Wow, these are completely foreign to me....I've never seen them before, but they are really neat.

Simply Tasheena said...

I love all of the lamps. I would also love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful

Elna said...

What a nice blog you have and beautiful lamps.

Hugs from Sweden

The French Tangerine said...

So in love with shield shades.. Haven't seen any except in Charles Faudrees books.. LOVE them!
Great post!

lvroftiques said...

I love all the demi shades you've featured! They're sooo hard to find in my neck of the country. I wish I'd purchased some while I was in Italy where they have them everywhere! Arrrggghhh! Leave it to the europeans to have the cool stuff *winks* LOVE your new lamps! And I've just added you to my blog list.LOVE your beautiful blog! Vanna

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