Hello and welcome to Throw Back Thursday! This post is a throw back of sorts because I previously shared how I made a fishing lure lampshade using an old wire lampshade form. I added a few more lures and it got a new home! What do you think?
My Mother says I am like a cat with her kittens. I am constantly moving things around! Ever so often I get the urge to rearrange either furniture or accessories in order to keep things fresh. Plus, when you buy a new treasure, it is inevitable that one thing will be replaced with another. I had an electrician come last week to the lake house thus causing a domino effect. So, lights got changed out and switched around and so did my fishing lure lampshade.
I bought this lampshade a few years ago and it was just the frame with no fabric. I loved its pretty shape so I left it as found for quite a while. It fit perfectly on a lamp table I found at a consignment store. It sits near the fireplace. Because there is no fabric, it doesn’t take up any visual space, which I like.
Then I bought a box of vintage fishing lures at an antique store and they were so pretty and unique I knew I wanted to display them somehow. And the wire form of the lampshade was perfect! The lures have built it hooks so it was easy to hang them around the bottom edge of the shade. Aren’t they pretty? Each one is different and unique!
The newly decorated shade and table stayed in front of the fireplace for about a year. But I needed some sort of reading light near our chairs in the den so I staring moving around lamps to see which one would work the best. A lamp with a three way light bulb was the solution.
I have 2 fisherman lamps in the den near our chairs so I didn’t want anything to compete with Simon and Sebastian. After all, they are the original fisherman lamps in the house. (Don’t ask me where I came up with their names.)
This is Sebastian:
I also didn’t want to block the lake view. I moved a lamp I had in the bedroom to the table in front of the windows. It is a three way lamp but the fabric shade blocked the view and didn’t fit the mood of the room. So, like a cat with her kittens, I moved around the lamps and the lamp shades. Below is how the lamp came originally. See how it blocked the view?
I liked the silver base of the lamp but removed the white shade. I replaced that shade with the fishing lure lamp shade. Instant success! Now we have plenty of light and the shade doesn’t obstruct the view of the water. I also like to see the lamp and its new shade as soon as I walk in the door.
I keep my eye out when I’m shopping for fun and inexpensive fishing lures to add to my lamp. It’s easy to find them for $1 or less. Personally I am not keen on fishing but some of my nephews and friends of my son LOVE to fish. I think they secretly covet my collection. I’m sure they would work just fine as actual fishing lures, but I think they are perfect decorations for a lake house, don’t you? Now that I think about it, this would make a darling hanging light fixture too. Hmmmm….
Well, enjoy this gorgeous spring weather and I hope you have a GREAT day! Thanks as always for stopping by. xoxo Dell