May 28, 2011

point of view {pillows!}

This week has been crazy! My post didn't go up yesterday, and I didn't even see it till today. Thanks blogger...eesh. I didn't get the chance to make a pillow this  month, but head on over to Gwenny Penny to link up your great pillow projects and see the other ones that were made. There are so many good ones! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

May 25, 2011

a family in {need}

Stacy of Not JUST a Housewife is featuring CioCo Photography for a special giveaway!

Head on over HERE to nominate a family or your own that would not be able to afford a custom photography session on their own and really need one, or one with a special story. The giveaway will be up for a week!

May 20, 2011

meal {chart}

My cute friend posted a link for a darling meal chart:

She has lots of greats freebies, so check it out!

May 11, 2011

things {to do}

Been hanging out with Button and Hubs this past week because Hubs graduated this past weekend in Business Management! We are so proud of him. We have one free summer till he starts his masters. I have made some things including a little graduation dress for Button that I'll post. She's growing too fast!  I'll also post a tutorial for the headband in the second picture if anyone wants it. Tutorial worthy?
Have a great Wednesday!
Crocheted Flower Headband by Sweet Kiwi Crochet.

May 04, 2011

Antique Lamp Supply

 This week I received this box in the mail and I was beyond excited. I was contacted by Antique Lamp Supply to review one of their products of my choice. Antique Lamp Supply was started by antique dealers Lawson, Pauline and Paul Barnes in the early 1950's. Their beautiful replicas are even used in both movie and T.V. prodcutions. They have the most extensive, complete line of quality restoration parts for lamps in America.  I had a lot of fun perusing their site and picked the Small Banquet Lamp with Shade. I couldn't wait for it to get here!
 They sent me the lamp as well as the Edison Bulb. The lamp was well packaged and came without any cracks or problems, which is great because the shade is a satin pink hand blown glass shade. It's gorgeous.
 The first thing that surprised me was the base. It's actually quite heavy being made of brass. It's very sturdy and well made. The ornate mold design is just beautiful.
 The shade is hand blown, made with a pie crust crimped edge. I loved it when I saw it on the site, and love it in person as well.
 My bedroom has a vintage theme, and the lamp works great in there.
 Again, I just love the design.
 One of my favorite elements is the switch. It reminds me of a little key.
The lamp is electric, but they also sell oil and kerosene lamps as well as electric adaptors for your own vintage lamps.
I loved the footed raised base.
 Knowing me you know how much ruffles rule my world. :) I love the crimped edges and the hand blown shade. The satin finish is really beautiful. It reminds me of one of the lamps in Pride and Prejudice. When I get my dream French Country house, this is coming with me. :)

 I absolutely LOVE the Edison Base 'Squirel Cage' Light Bulb reproduction. It is seriously AWESOME.
 If you look close you will notice their are threads connecting the top to the bottom so that when it's lit it looks like this:
 Wowsa. I absolutely love it. Part of me just wants to leave the shade off so I can look at the light... :)
 But I won't because the lamp looks too awesome with the shade. ;)

What a great and high quality product!
After reviewing this lamp for a week, I would highly recommend it. It is high quality, well made and beautifully ornate. I think it would make a wonderful mother's day gift for that special mom or grandma in your life. It would also be great for a birthday gift.

Some of my other favorites from the site:

Head on over to Antique Lamp Supply. You won't regret it. They have beautiful table lamps, hanging and wall lamps, antique light fixtures, lamp products and great reproduction bulbs that are high quality and well worth the money. Order one for that amazing person in your life!
(Which may be yourself, I'm not above giving myself gifts) ;)

Have a great Wednesday!

Disclosure: I was not compensated monetarily for this review above receiving the lamp and bulb. It is a great product!
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