Okay, I know it's really goopy and wild but I looove this lamp. This is a Kathleen Caid lamp. She used to sell with a partner at the antique mall where I had a little business for a while, the Santa Monica Antique Mall. Her lamps were wildly priced even then, with most of them costing over a thousand, closer to two. I always wanted one but I could never afford them. I managed to buy one little tiny chandelier piece to hang in my dressing room and it is so beautiful. It's made of drippy vintage Ventian beads and flowers and is sooo cool, but it's a big pain in the ass because it's so hard to change the bulbs and we always break off pieces of it when we try.
Now, however, these lamps are going for five thousand and up at Grace Home Furnishings in Brentwood. Melanie Griffith has forty or more of them, something like that, and I just noticed on the Osbournes the other night that Miss Sharon has been collecting them as well. They are just so gorgeous in person, here in a flat picture they just look like these kind of Victorian wanna-be lamp things. She uses old vintage evening gowns, beading and trims, and she has such a flair and a unique sensibility.
I want to copy her, I know some of her sources, but when will I ever have the time or energy?
I have so much more to tell you but I have more holiday shopping to do. Tonight I'll be working away on my Christmas/Holiday cards. I looooove giving and receiving cards (ouch Precious just smacked me on the foot, she was aiming for Bluebell but my foot was in the way, owwww), so if anyone wants to trade cards I'm going to include my address one more time, ya know, just in case you have the car pile out and you think, "Hey, I know, I'll send one of these extra ones to my cyber-pal Jacqui there." I've already received a few and I am so excited about them, I am hanging them up on a card string as soon as I get home.
Love you guys - Wacqui
11718 Barrington Court
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Here are some more shades I like if you want to check them out.