Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chocolate Tree Leave Lampshade

 Happy Monday to you the last Monday of the Month. Where did February go! 
Thank you so much everyone for all your kind and sweet comments on our headboard. It was overwhelming and really touched my heart.
This week I would like to share our new lampshades with you. While browsing one of our favorite lighting stores in town, Gary and I saw these green lampshades that caught our eye, the green was so beautiful to us.
While reading the tag we saw that the shade was made my hand with real cocoa (chocolate tree) leaves and was eco-friendly.
Wow! we had never seen anything like it before.  So what do I do?, well I smell the shade of course, the tag did say made with real cocoa. LOL, LOL.
We had been wanting to find new colorful lampshades and when we saw these well you know (we had to buy them) and here they are in all their glory.
 Light bulb off.
 The lampshades that came with the lamp base were a basic white shade, nice but not us. We bought the lamps knowing that one day we would re-placed the shades.
 You can see the cocoa leaves, I love the texture of the shade and the way it changes color with the light on and at night. I took these pictures this morning when the light was good.
 Closer look at the lamp base.
 Light bulb on.
 We purchased two shades, look way in corner where the second lamp is.

 We had a lovely day today, the house was filled with light!

Enjoy your week everyone, may it bring  peace to your heart and joy in your smile. 

Joining in with the following blog parties.

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Amber Maureen said...

Love the shade! I was waiting for you to say, that after seeing in in the store, you and Uncle went home and made it yourselves! hehe... But I do really love it!

Jan Hermann said...

Lovely lamp shades Elizabeth! I love 'em with and without the light bulb lit!!

Jan ♥

Barbara F. said...

Love those cool green shades. Beautiful and unusual, I would have definitely sniffed them, too. xo

Lisa said...

Those are some really great lampshades, and I have never heard of using cocoa leaves - very cool! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.

Kris said...

Those are such a pretty color, and very unique. I have not ever seen any like them before!
: ) Kris

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love the shades! I'm in love with the tea cart too.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those shades are wonderful!

Susie Q said...

I LOVE the new shade! So different and pretty! You have such a good eye! I love that tea cart too! : )

Marissa said...

The lampshades are beautiful!! I love how they add color to your already beautifully decorated room!! Love the cool crisp shades in the background too.. I want some like yours..
BTW did the shades smell like cocoa?

Miss Jean said...

Love the shades. Yes, that store always has amazing things. Still in love, love, love with your ceiling fans!

Vee said...

Those are unique and beautiful. I love the intensity of the green with the blue of the sofas. Same intensity I think...terrific combination.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your lamp is so cool and unique, love the look of those beautiful leaves..It is amazing how it looks when the lamp is on...

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

They add such a personal look to your lamps. Love the green!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary,
You both hit the jackpot! This is a unique and obviously a very rare find. I've never seen anything like those; good for you that you sniffed them out and adopted them!
Enjoy it and we still fight the rain, rain and more rain. Running the wet vac in Pieter's workshop. We will have to add broader gutters that will not overflow when it pours down like these past weeks. More pipes down too. If you own a home, it's always something!
Hugs to you,

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty, but I couldn't stop looking at your ceiling fan...
Cindy said...

Gorgeous, Elizabeth! Now let's talk about that amazing ceiling fan in the background!

20 North Ora said...

Elizabeth - I love those shades!! Such a beautiful shade of green.


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Elizabeth, your shades are so unique. I love them! I didn't realize the cocoa leaves were so large. The fact that they are handmade makes them even more beautiful. Laughed that you smelled them. Sounds like something I would do. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow! How pretty and interesting! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Ana said...

I think I would have smelled them too...Hee,Hee, Hee. I love chocolate so I think these shades are pretty sweet :-)


The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Beverly@ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

The most unusual shades I have seen. Love the look light on or off, but the light on gives them so much depth and texture. Perfect for your already lovly room.