Vintage long fringe lampshade

Here is my shabby chic lampshade that I bought earlier this year.  It was another Ebay purchase (I have the app on my phone, it can sometimes become very addictive.)

I know it looks like something your gran might own and it may not be everybody’s cup of tea but I think it’s so sweet.  I love the intricate detail and stitching around the edge.  The colours really brighten up when the light is on so it looks even better.  And what about the shape? It’s so different to your standard shade, the long fringe makes it I think.

I adore second hand things such as this because of the stories and history it can hold.  Where did it live before? Who owned it? etc, etc.  It’s even more rewarding when you see something that is a bit worse for wear and you know you can give it a new lease of life and cherish it.  I think I’d much rather buy vintage/second hand than brand new, I suppose I’m a bit of a romantic at heart.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Emma xxx


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