Dorothy Draper would have loved these.

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These fabulous ginger jar shaped lamps, with gesso flowers came right from the Dorothy Draper era. They are classical and funky wrapped into one. The tone on tone feeling is soothing.  I have found quite a few examples of gesso decorated lamp bases lately.  This is the first of a series that I will be doing this fall.  The gesso is normally white, but I have found a few lamp bases that the gesso has been colored. The imagination of the artists back then are amazing.  Someone must have filled a pastry bag with gesso and decorated the lamp bases just like a wedding cake.

I topped them off with a great pair of cream colored sea grass hexagon lampshades.  Bringing a twist to these bases.  The sea grass has the wonderful warm tones of the lamps.  These lamps would be a welcome addition to any home.

If you are in the area stop by and see or visit my online store.




  1. annechovie says:

    These are very classically elegant, Susan. Lovely work!

  2. Susan, it was so nice to meet you yesterday, thank you for stopping by my blog so quickly and commenting so kindly.
    I hope to keep in touch, love your incredibly creative ways and I am certainly thinking of stocking up on holiday gifts…
    You live in such picturesk place, such lovely countryside, and yet a stylish little town, with such fun friends…
    Love – Victoria

  3. pve says:

    Having seen these in person, I can attest to the beauty of these lamps.
    I truly hope they land in the right home. I can see them lighting up a special home.

  4. judy lake says:

    Hi Susan,
    It’s Judy Lake from Vermont. I just stumbled upon your website and blog. I am a lampshade maker, too. I stopped by your shop one day a bunch of years back to say hi and introduce myself. As I can attest that it always seems like we practically live at our shops… except when customers try to find us… Your shades look great as does your new shop.

    I’ve just had my first entry into the publishing world, The Lampshade Lady’s Guide to Lighting up Your Life. Hope you’ll check it out. A fun project, but good to be back in my shop.

    hope to meet up one of these days, I’m due for a road trip.
    Happy foliage leaf peeking season!
    judy lake

  5. susan says:

    Hi Judy,
    Glad you found my site. I read about your book, how is it going?

  6. Jaithan says:

    love these!!!!!


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