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Friday, July 10, 2009

Beautiful Vintage Silver Teapot Lamp With Prism Shade

A couple of posts ago, here, I showed a silver teapot and a skeleton of a lampshade. I know most of you thought that I would mosaic the teapot. That's what I normally do. But this teapot had such a great form....and the PATINA was amazing on it. So I decided to do something a little different.



I left the teapot in it's wonderfully vintage patina. First it was wired into a lamp. After stripping the fabric off an old lamp shade, I stretched crystal prism chain between the shade frame. I love the way it creates shadows on the wall!








I think it looks amazing! I am showing it with a clear standard light bulb. To find out more about this lamp you can go here.
Playing in the Studio,
Penny

20 comments:

marty39 said...

Love it. How pretty. I have seen the prism shades before, but yours looks so nice because you put them really close together. Just gorgeous. Beautiful teapot. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen Grace said...

What a fantastic idea Penny! This lamp is beautiful with the patterns the crystals make on the wall and in the daytime the sun will make rainbows if it can touch the shade:>)

Judy said...

How beautiful and what a great idea. You did a great job as usual.

Elyse said...

it IS amazing. very cool and very stunning!

penny, thank you for always leaving me the sweetest comments!

oh - as a fellow magazine enthusiast -- did you notice that nikki la belle from waterside cottages is also in your creative home issue! that's the one, right? as soon as i saw her in barbara's book, i knew! {i recently took that issue back out and have been leafing through it at breakfast.}

small world!

xo

Lee Laurie said...

You're right, I was expecting you to mosaic it. You tricked us! LOL It is very pretty and it looks so dainty. I love how you made the shade.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

bj said...

This is just beautiful, Penny. I'm sure it is just a lovely during the day with sunlight on it.
Very nice, indeed...

bj said...

This is just beautiful, Penny. I'm sure it is just a lovely during the day with sunlight on it.
Very nice, indeed...

Tolentreasures said...

Very, very nice! Hmmm, I have a silver pitcher sitting on my kitchen counter waiting for an inspiration, could this be it?
Thanks for showing this, I'll bet it looks neat at night.

Cathy

Jen R. said...

Love it Penny! That is awesomely fabulous!

Gretchen said...

Penny,

I think this is one of my favorite things you've made.

Hugs,
Gretchen

Adrienne said...

You've done it again, Penny - you amaze me with your style! I love what you did with this one. It's simple but elegant and the shade is perfect. A dear friend of mine has a lamp made from an old silver teapot and I often think I should find one and do the same but so far that hasn't happened. Are you selling or keeping yours? If you're keeping it, do you have a special place for it. I love the light the crystals give off. So sparkly and bright!
~Adrienne~

Mandi said...

Gorgeous!

Nance said...

It's lovely, Penny...especially the crystal reflections on the wall! I'm not surprise if i see a rainbow reflections too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is truly stunning! It would be beautiful on a dresser! I have never seen a shade like that but I LOVE it!

Couture de Papier said...

Wow I have a teapot with no cover using as a vase for now love your pretties!

stadtgarten said...

What a lovely lamp!

Naturegirl said...

Penny this is certainly a beauty!
WOW...I can imagine the sparkle of light coming from it!
Thank you Penny for all your encouragement and support lately! hugs aNNa xo

TattingChic said...

Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it! :)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Just stunning! I love the combination of the old patina with the new sparkly shade!

Manuela

The Green Pea said...

Penny, I just found your blog, what absolutely gorgeous mosaic work you do. You are so talented, love the silver tea pot lamp too. Sandi