Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Custom Lamp Shade and Famous Last Words

Sally Dixon Martin, a fabulous interior designer here in San Diego once asked me if I could do a custom lamp shade.  I said, "Sure.  How hard can it be?"  Well, let me tell you, it isn't easy. It is very hard to tell from the photograph, but this lamp shade was huge!  First I had to take apart the existing shade so I could figure out how it was done and how to re-do it.  It involved sewing and gluing and was in no way an easy thing to do.  For my first attempt, I was pretty happy with how it tuned out.  I am pretty sure that Sally told me the client whose home she was working on and for whom I had done this lamp shade was being shot for Home Companion magazine, but I either wasn't paying attention or I forgot.
You can just imagine my surprise when I was in Bay Books and there's my lamp shade on the cover of the magazine!  I was so excited.  I bought the magazine and as I was walking down the street, everyone I met (no one I knew, of course) I showed them the cover and told them I made the shade.  Thinking back now, it was pretty funny.  I couldn't help myself though.  I was just so excited and wanted to share it with anyone I saw.

2 comments:

Breathing Beside Us said...

You silly girl!
Anyone unexpectedly finding their work on the cover of a magazine, would be just as excited as you, and share with strangers!...tee hee
I know that I would!
XO Deb

The Vintage Rabbit said...

How exciting for you!!
Now you need to list this on the sidebar of your blog as "Press" ask Miss Debbie how to do it...I am sure she knows how:)

see you Sat.
Joy~