Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Favorite Pink Lamp

Thank you for visiting Applejack Lane. I am posting for Show and Tell Friday as well as Pink Saturday. I want to share a special lamp that I have had for over 35 years.

My mother-in-law gave me the bottom part of this Gone With the Wind Lamp soon after we moved into our first house. It had a thistle pattern painted on the base, but alas, no top. I was fortunate to find a lady who hand painted china and had a reputation for renovating lamps that needed some TLC.
This is the before. Only the base part was intact.


Then, the china painter created a top...and this is the finished product...
I am so happy I found my china painter!
Please visit Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday and Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday fun.

13 comments:

Claudia said...

What a beautiful paint job - she matched the bottom so perfectly! I have one of these lamps from my Grandmother. Yours is so, so pretty!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh...what a great job. This is such a lovely piece. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

She did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

ceekay said...

Absolutely beautiful. She did a fantastic job! I know you are loving this piece!

nannykim said...

Beautiful job!! But who is the china painter??????

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Joan!
Happy Pink Saturday. I love this lamp. It is so beautiful. I love the shape and the color is so happy. That is one thing I have noticed about a lot of the antique lamps, they had a lot of pink ones, and their glow was just beautiful. It gives the room a happy look. Thanks for sharing.

Please stop by and let me share my Pink Saturday with you. Country hugs, Sherry

LDH said...

Such a beautiful lamp and the china painter matched the flowers perfectly! So nice!

Kindly, ldh

Leann said...

What a great lamp. The artwork is perfect!

Thanks for sharing!
Leann

♥Mimi♥ said...

Pink is my favorite color - no other compares, so Pink Saturday is the day when I can sit back, look at sweet pink goodies and visit some of the most lovely blogs in cyberspace.

Thank you for sharing your pinks with me today. They warmed my little pink ♥. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed weekend filled with the love of friends and family.

GWENDOLYN said...

Lovely pink lamp! Happy Pink Saturday!
Gwen

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I love your lamp. It is very much Gone With the Wind!! The paint job matches so beautifullly! It blends together so well! Thanks for sharing!!-April

someplace in thyme said...

That lamp is so pretty and brings back memories for me. I had one very similiar growing up and wonder whatever happen to it. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You were very lucky to find your china painter. She did a great job. Your lamp is lovely.