The rafia lampshades with little orange, red and brown beads (which we coloured last week) are nearly finished. This is what it looks like:
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
We need to make space for our lovely new Spring Collection. Now is the time to get that beautiful red velvet shade at a discount! Our Sale lastest until Saturday! See you at our Retail Store (opposite White House Linen) today!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
From Australia to Canada, from Web sites to Etsy, from Restaurant to Study to Dining room, to Lounge or just another "light to be" - just everywhere...... Yes, yes you must agree - it is beautiful!!
As we in South Africa use different lamp holders to Europe, the imported one's come with an Euro fitting.
For weeks we were at the drawing board, designing a good size Cage Pendant Light with a South African Lamp fitting, just for you - our customer!
And here it is. An Industrial Cage Pendant with a Vintage feel at an affordable price, with or without a lamp fitting and/or cord and a Standard South African bulb fitting or an Euro one!. A winner for sure....
Available at our on-line shop or email us
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The first ever Trunk Show to be hosted by the Ideas Magazine at Simondium between Paarl and Franschoek.
And are we geared! Rows and rows of lampshade frames are waiting for you to grab and make your own lampshade. Bells, squares, hanging shades and....... ie hanging or a standing lampshade ... (remember the cluster of lampshades you always wanted to have....) ALL AT SPECIAL TRUNK SHOW PRICES!
Lampshade kits! Yes, yes yes. Just for the Trunk Show, we are compiling lampshade kits, so that you can make your own drum lampshade in your own fabric. A kit consists of the top and bottom wire, the plastic that you will need (cut to size) and the industrial glue - prepacked in a strong box!
Wow, dont miss this! There are two sizes available
(a) 30 cm wide by 20 high, or
(b) 25 cm wide by 20 cm high.
We also bring larger rings, and rings for beading lampshades and... to many to mention. This is an once off opportunity to collect lampshade frames. So, whether you live in Malmesbury, Springbok or Swellendam or even Mossel Bay. Get in the car and dont miss this weekend's trunk show!
PS - I'll be there too....
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
One of my staff spend most of the day pinning and pleating this shade. and she is not even halfway.... Its BIG. I always have to check the weight of the fabric and fullness, so that the pendant dont become to heavy.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
This is a Seltzogene soda siphon. These siphons are much sought after as ornaments. The lower glass globe contained the water (or another liquid) to be carbonated whereas the upper globe contained a mixture of tartaric acid and bicarbonate of soda.
For now, it will get a second life as a lamp base and will still make its owners proud - for not many people has a lamp base which date from the 1870's - 140 years later......
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
I visited a 22 storey building. Every floor is filled with office space and staff. Hundreds of people come and go through the front door. It felt like peak hour at a train station, except that everybody were friendly and made time to greet and chat.
I wondered if anyone ever noticed the lighting, in the Cafeteria at the entrance? I did...
Monday, May 27, 2013
These lampshades remind me of kings and queens.......
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
We now stock lovely burlap shades. The only place to find it in South Africa... Unless you want to go to France... We manufacture them in 3 sizes.
And the third photo is how they look well displayed.