When I started making lampshades in the 90′s, vintage wallpaper was the main material that I used. I have a huge collection of papers that spans from the 1800′s to the 1950′s.
Wallpaper from that time period was made on real paper not vinyl, and every color of the paper had a roller to roll that color on it. Giving the wallpaper a hand painted look. When the light comes through the shade, it has a wonderful glow.
I was down in my basement where I keep all of my wallpapers, looking through them for inspiration. Outside all of the leaves and buds are all coming out, I thought to make a fun series of shades using floral wallpaper from the 1920′s to the 1950′s.
Each paper different in time, but all have flowers on them. From romantic roses to flowers with silver stenciling from the 1950′s, how retro is that.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making. There will more added soon, so check back often.