Recently I finished icing the cakes so to speak, on my Irmi lamps. There are now five of these lovelies in my possession and each shade has to reflect the base in both color and charm. It took some time to thrift enough shades from the stores. I refuse to pay retail. I found another Irmi, Old Women Who Lived in a Shoe, while in Arkansas, there was no price on it. The manager couldn't get a hold of the dealer so it didn't get to come home with me....labels...I was beaten by my own game! We even asked her to quote us a price, but she said she couldn't. In the meantime, here is what I have worked up for the newest group.
This sweet little Ark is covered in a reproduction 30's fabric and trimmed in vintage rick rack and buttons. There is a night light in the boat that works. I rewired this baby and let me tell you I didn't take a picture of where the wires went before I took them off...I popped the main fuse three times before I took apart another lamp to figure it out. Good thing I don't do this for a living.
This Moda fabric looked perfect online and then when it came in the mail it was a touch too bright. Buttercream is what it really needs. This really makes me flinch every time I come in the room. ( OCD ) I am on the hunt for yellow gingham to redo this one...again.
Oh how sweet these turned out. I love the orange and the dots...I honestly can't remember whose fabric the orange polka dot is maybe Michael Miller? The trio's fabric is Rosalie Quinlan. I trimmed it in baby white pom pom and the dot in the best shade of vintage green rick rack. These are up high on a shelf which is why I left the edge finished and no light bulb. Such sweet smiles. I have a jar full of Irmi figures off of mobiles that I am hoping to use on ornaments and make some more drawer pulls. There is an illusive Tee Pee Irmi Lamp out there somewhere.
This is one collection I love to add to.
I hope they make you smile! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments. It is very nice to know that I am not the only one that enjoys vintage treasures.
The hunt continues...