Tuesday, July 31, 2012


A while back I stumbled across an amazing blog that captured my attention right away.  The lovely lady, Mary Alice, of Chateau Chic, was featuring a project that she was working on.  I'm sorry to say that I can't tell you what the project was because, in the photo, were a pair of lamps that immediately caught my fancy.  They looked so pretty in her space and they had the most unusual shades.


I had just purchased two lamps from Home Depot for my entry hall chest.  I didn't pay a lot of money for them and, to be truthful, it showed.  When I saw Mary Alice's lamps, I knew that shades like hers would really dress up my forgettable pair.

(Sorry that there are no 'before' pictures)

I commented to her how much I loved them and asked if she would mind if I tried to copy them.  She was very accommodating and gave me her blessing.

So this is my "Copy Cat Challenge"....my rendition of Mary Alice's beautiful lamps.

I was so happy with the way they turned out that I made another copy for the plain shade that goes on the lamp in our motorhome.  This one is more appropriately styled for the lamp itself.

Thank you, Mary Alice, for your generosity in sharing your beautiful shades with me and thank you, Debbie, for hosting this fun challenge....Judy

I am sharing this bright idea with:


  1. Oh Judy how very sweet. Both of her for obliging of course and of you for being such a good COPY cat! That really is a super cute idea. I love lamp embellishing. Thanks for sharing with the copy cat party! So glad you did. Enjoy!

  2. Bright Idea!!! I get it!! Good one Mom!! The lamp shades turned out awesome, and you may be on to something fun, "The copy cat challenge". LOVE YOU, Tami

  3. Great Idea for the lamps Judy.. you have done a fine job. Its a compliment really when you would like to copy something from someone..
    I decorate my lamp shades at christmas with big ribbons.
    great photos ..
    wishing you a happy wednesday
    val xx

  4. Hello Judy!!! Lovely to read your post, I have been away from Blogland for just over a month, I have missed you! :) I have actually just written a post last night to kind of explain my lack of blogging of late, but hopefully now life is getting back to normal and I have lots of lovely things to share with you all shortly. Most of all though, I am SO looking forward to catching up on the lovely blogs that I have missed dearly, yours in particular, it was therefore truly lovely to read your above post and WOW! I am in love with those lampshades they are beautiful!! I love what you have created too, fantastic!!
    Marina xx

  5. Oh Judy!
    The shades turned out darling!! I'm so glad that you shared!!

    Have a great day!!

    Smiles :)

  6. Judy, love the lamps. The burlap trim is too cute! Jean

  7. Hi Judy, Your lampshades are Fabulous!! I love what you created. Thank you so much for the lovely credit and shout out. You're very sweet.
    Mary Alice

  8. Hi Judy! I love your pretty copy cat! The shade is so pretty.
    Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Hi Judy! The lamps are so cute! They look great on that chest with those flowers! Your entry hall looks so Victorian! Have a great day! Gina

  10. They sure look nice. And I must say I haven't seen anything like them before, lol.
    Here we have a quiet day with no rain so far. Most unusual cause the last week it's been raining more or less all day. Our summer isn't the kind of summer you remember because of the lovely weather, lol.
    Hope you have a lovely day though.
    Love Elzie

  11. How pretty! I haven't seen this done before - great idea and well done!

  12. Judy, Your lamps look lovely! Great copy cat!

  13. Very clever idea Judy, you are very creative, I love your flowers on the door too
    Thea x

  14. Hi Judy, Good copycat design. How fun too! The flowers look so lovely on your door.

  15. mary alice is a great one to copy, judy! your lamps are so pretty:) and your entry is gorgoeus!

  16. Those lamps are just stunning. I love the bird nests. Who would of thought of that.Well I guess you did.

  17. Your lamps are wonderful, with your interpretation of the original shades.

  18. Love your little lamp shades....the nests are adorable!!!! The whole entry is so beautiful :o) Great copycat!!!

  19. LOVE this project. I love yours and the originals, too! I bet everyone smiles when they walk into your home. Your entry is lovely!

    Linking from Debbiedoo's,
    Ricki Jill

  20. Oh judy what a wonderful coptcat...and who can blame you for copying...this is a darling idea! And your entry is just beautiful and welcoming...I wish I were able to see it in person. Your home really reflects your welcoming personality! Have a great day my friend!!!

  21. Wow...what a great copy cat you are. These are wonderful.

  22. Judy! Love your Copy Cat! You did a terrific job! Wonderful idea!I do appreicate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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