.....but do you think it's chic ;-)
This sweet little lamp belonged to Aunt Mary and I suspect that perhaps Uncle Jim may have put it together for her. The lamp-holder is attached to a lid which screws onto the glass base, so I wonder if it had been a storage jar of some kind previously. Whatever it was in a previous life, it now has the potential to become a receptacle for.....well, something ~ although right at this moment, dear readers, I'm not sure what, exactly! Buttons would be nice, wouldn't they, or faux pearl necklaces. Or how about something a little more kitschy ~ silk flower-heads, perhaps, or brightly-coloured pot pourri?? It really is just begging to be filled with something ~ if only I could make up my mind as to what that something should be!
Ho hum, I am sure that the ideal something will come to me in due course, when I've had a chance to have a good 'ole rummage in The Shed ~ and when it does, naturally you will be the first to know, my dears ;-)
I've thought long and hard about that vintage shade, as well. I pondered the question of whether to keep the shade but jazz it up with a little embellishment. Or should I rip off the cover and attach a new one?? Or perhaps I should throw caution to the wind, toss it to one side and replace it with a newer, younger model?? In the end, dear readers, I decided to simply keep the original vintage shade just-as-it-is, little rips and stains and all. My romantic nature must have got the better of me! That little lamp and shade have obviously been together for a very long while and it just seems rather unkind to tear them apart on a whim ;-)
The fact that I am trying hard to keep to my self-imposed terms of The Challenge is quite beside the point.....