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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Vintage Umbrella

What's It Wednesday #44

I really love lacey, romantic Victorian décor. When I find an item that pushes all those buttons, I’m all in!

This beauty has it all, gorgeous original lace with satin lining,

And a special little feature when you open it. Surprise! It’s a lamp! When I spied it in the antique shop, I knew I had to have it! I was pleased that it was produced as a lamp and not an umbrella made into a lamp. I’d never seen anything like it! I was in love.

Imagine my surprise when I was watching one of my favorite shows, “American Pickers”, and they found an umbrella lamp. It was all rusty and missing the shade but they loved it and bought it too.

I'm drawn to the unusual and unique, most times I just follow my heart, and I'm always happy with my finds.

And thank you all for participating in our "What's It Wednesday" Linky Party! 

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We are partying with these fine folks:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style 
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage 
Pearls and Lace Thursday @ Faith, Grace, and Crafts
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground


SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What an amazing piece! Love the lace!! Thanks for hosting :)

Heirloom treasures said...

Oh I do so love this lamp,it's so different and pretty. x

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, your umbrella lamp is gorgeous. I've never seen one of these either. What a great find. Love the features too.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Anonymous said... sure makes a very beautiful lamp,when I first looked at it I thought that is such a pretty the features,thanks for hosting this fun party on Wednesday's.

Unknown said...

I find it so unique when I hear umbrella lamp. Very lovely ideas. Thanks for posting. I did enjoy here.

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Melanie said...

Love that lamp, so lovely and feminine!! Joining your party for the first time!! Have been following for a little while - love your blog!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Patti... oh my gosh, your lamp is so stunning!... I have never, ever seen one like that, what a treasure you found!... and I love that you "follow your heart"... at the top of my blog, since the beginning, I have my favorite quote ever "follow your heart... it knows the way"... always holds true... wishing you a blissful Autumn day, xoxo Julie Marie

An Oasis in the Desert said...

That is just an adorable and so very sweet lamp -- truly unusual. We enjoy American Pickers, too. Mike is so passionate and Danielle is so......shall we say "unique?" Anyway, thanks so much for hosting!

Cottage and Broome said...

That is a charming lamp, I have never seen anything like it either! Thanks for hosting, Laura

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Patti, what a beautiful lamp! You find the most amazing treasures! Thanks so much for hosting each week...these are all great features!

lvroftiques said...

Oh Patti how wonderful! I would've grabbed that beauty in a heartbeat too *winks* I actually passed on one a few years ago and could kick myself!..Oh well there's always the one that got away, and the thrill of a new chase!*winks* Thanks again for hosting this lovely party! Vanna

Pamela said...

Pattie love that umbrella! thanx for coming to the party!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a beautiful and unique piece. Thanks for hosting.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti, First of all love the vignette, that rose painting is gorgeous with the lace shade. I have never seen a parasol lamp, how cool! And that you saw one on American Pickers, that's funny! Happy Autumn! Gina

Vintage Street Designs said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Some wonderful features this week! Blessings ~ Judy

Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

Thank you so much for hosting. This will be my last link up for a while as I am going on Maternity Leave. Thank you so much for letting me share with your readers each week!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti. Thanks for hosting and lovely features again. Your parasol/lamp is just beautiful. I've never seen one..Happy Thursday..Judy

ANNE said...

What a fabulous umbrella!! Thank you for hosting!


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Fantastic features! And the umbrella Thanks for hosting. Wishing you a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


Just lovely with the lace, very unique and a beautiful piece to have!
Thank you for eyt, another great party at, What's It Wednesday. Enjoy your weekend.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Patti; as always you find the most lovely surprises. The lamp shade umbrella is in wonderful condition. Thank you for hosting.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Such a unique and fine lamp ... Love it!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hello Paula: Thank you for inviting me to your party and for hosting it today. I appreciated so much hearing from you over at my blog, and glad you enjoyed my autumn mantel that I'm sharing here today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue said...

Patti, That is such a unique and gorgeous lamp. I've never heard of an umbrella lamp. You were lucky to have found that lacy wonder! :-)

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lots of wonderful things to see this week, as usual. The lamp is wonderful. Thanks so much for hosting!

Doni said...

Patti, my heart went pitter pat over that gorgeous lace!! I'd have jumped at it too! Thanks so much for sharing with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday, and thanks so much for hosting your party for us to join!
Blessings, Doni

Diann said...

I love the shade! It is so sweet! Sorry so late for visting! Thank you for joining TTF last week. Have a terrific day!

The Charm of Home said...

So very pretty! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh Patti
I like the perfect umbrella lamp also it is so fun to find treasures like that
Talking about the american Pickers they were here in my area all last week, Boonville Missouri is 22 miles from me and a friend works on the tourism board there, well anyway she told me they were coming to pick a 3 story building of someone she knows,she took pictures and I seen them,said Mike is very friendly however said Frank was NOT at all friendly,(maybe he was having a bad day ?)
anyway when the Missouri show episode come on this fall Oct/Nov in Callaway & Cooper county that is very close to me

thanks for sharing


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