Sunday, February 6

ME Monday Week Five 2011

Welcome, again to Mary Engelbreit Monday. Please join us and post the link to your blog with the related Mary Engelbreit pictures to share with everyone. It can be a ME licensed product or something that was "inspired" by Mary Engelbreit's artwork. It "should" be a photo that you took of something that you own. We're flexible here....let's have fun above all else.
A few weeks ago my neighbor, Paddy, and I stopped over at my favorite Dishtophia, again, for some tea & dessert.  Remember I found those cute little Mary Engelbreit bowls there for a song?  Well on this trip I found the lamp base pictured above hidden behind some other things. I got them to pull it down from a high shelf for me to take a look at it. The orginial asking price was $24.90 BUT they had marked it down 75%. She came home with me for $6.22!
The next project was to find a lampshade for it. I headed over to JoAnns where I found this "Self Adhesive Designer Shade". I already had the checkerboard fabric which I think will go perfectly with the base. I liked the angles on the shade because I think it reflects the base shape as a mirror image. Do you see it? Now all I have to do is find the time to cover the lampshade. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in a day for me. Sigh.....

Please join me in wishing Genie from Buttons for Baga a very Happy Birthday on ME Monday. You'll find her at the first ME Monday link below. She'll be surprised!
Sorry I didn't make the cake but I'm sure Genie would Love it for her Birthday 
Now, please join me and share your ME with us all. Once you've posted your pictures come back and add your link in MckLinky below. Please share the link back to my blog so that everyone can take part in sharing their post and picture.


  1. Dog Gone It, Vicki....You never cease to maze me with how you can sniff out the M.E. thrifty buys. I have to struggle to find one its bitty thing. This week I think you hit the jackpot. Have never seen a lamp shade like this one, but it certainly is going to make your covering it a whole lot easier. Hope you have a good week. Will be thinking of you. XOXOXO

  2. Hi Vicki! WOW! Love the lamp you found at DISHTOPIA! And, for ONLY $6.22!?!? Wish I had a DISHTOPIA up here in Massachusetts! The black checkered fabric will look marvelous with the lamp base! The self-adhesive shades are great!

    I voted for you in the "Share The Love" contest on Facebook. My comment was: "Bright and colorful eye-catching creations, Cherry Chick Jewelry has THE BEST hand-made "Mary Engelbreit" themed jewelry!"
    Well, its TRUE -- you do! Hope you win!

    Take good care,

  3. Vicki, I'll be eager to see this with the checked lamp shade. What a great buy! I've never made a lamp shade. Hope you'll give us a tutorial. ;-)
    Have a great week. Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

  4. Hi Vicki. I love your whole blog, and your lamp project. This is my first time post on I Love M.E.; thanks for letting me participate! Have a wonderful week,


  5. You scored girl! I love it and I can't wait to see it finished!

  6. I love the new lamp!Great find !

  7. Thanks you for the birthday wisher...I love you, too. G


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