My shopping trip with Eddie & Jaithan

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A couple of weeks ago I took a Sunday to go shopping with Eddie & Jaithan (my blogger pals).  We went to Stormville Flea Market, I had not been in a couple of years.  Luck was on our side that day, the sun came out and lots of treasures were found. The first find of that day are pictured above, an amazing pair of Mid Century iridescent glazed lamps with their original gold leaf bases.  I made a pair of vintage wallpaper shades for them and they came alive again to brighten up someone’s life.  To top them off in my box of baubles I found a pair of iridescent glazed finials.

If you are in the area come and visit or take a tour of Shandell’s galleries.

How much is that doggie in the window?

Who is that Doggie in the window

Who is that Doggie in the window

In December 1952 Patti Page first recorded “How much is that doggie in the window”. It became number one on the Billboard charts in 1953. My dog Pansy has taken up her summer residence in this window of my studio.  Enjoying every moment either sleeping in the sunshine or watching the people go by.  I had the window full of lamps and about 3 weeks ago, when ritual started and I had to empty the window except for the three you see her with. Truth be known I do work for her and her buddy Tonto (he does not like sunbathing, I guess it is a girl’s thing).

If you are in the area stop by to see Pansy in all of her glory, she will ask you for a cookie when you come in.  If you cannot make to the studio visit my studio online.

Happy Spring,
Susan

My World of Lamps

download-4For 15 years, I’ve been making lamps. From table legs to iron machinery parts to portions of fences, with lavish doses of the more expected pottery and glass vessels, I’ve delighted in making lamps of just about everything, as you can see in my studio. As my collection of potential bases grows, so does the variety of lamps I offer. Bring your own treasures, or come search through my trove, then explore the endless possible combinations of lamps with handmade shades for every room in the house. The results of our lamp-making adventure together will certainly make you smile.