Sunday, June 20, 2010

Making A Charming Lampshade Out Of A Vintage Embroidered Dish Towel

Turn An Embroidered Vintage Gingham Doggy Dish Towel Into A Sweet Lamp Shade

This gingham doggy dish towel has a new home, it is now part of a lampshade along with other darling retro textiles.

As you already know, the Kitschy Collector is always on the look out for news ways to up-cycle vintage dry goods. And for sure, a lot of handiwork went into these fabulous lampshades.

Introducing Sassy Shades

This lampshade project was found at Sassy Shades on Handmade from a red and white embroidered towel, this pooch towel is accompanied by side panels of blue, yellow, red and green stripes and a back panel of red gingham.

Add A Whimsical Touch With Colorful Vintage Aceessories

I can picture this adorable lamp in a vintage inspired baby nursery, whimsical den, bedroom or
even kitchen setting. And see how lovely stripes and gingham go together. The doggy towel can be the beginning of a lovely theme to build a room around.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.


  1. Yep.. it had my name on it..Gingham! lol

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. Diane,
    I also headed over to check this out...just really really cute, but I thought it was a bit pricy....I don't think I own a lamp that cost this much! But she sure does cute work!!!!

  3. Cute idea for less than perfect linens! ♥

  4. Wow, I love this idea. Great blog.Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage and hope to see you again soon.

  5. Cute, great idea I never thought of using it on a lamp shade that was not round and alternating in coordinating fabric thank you!!


  6. Hi Diane I love this! thank you for coming by! Let me know if you get up to Mass!

  7. what a great idea! I have so many vintage dishtowels and I think I'll go through them and pick one for this project :)

  8. So glad you emailed me! I'm totally smitten with your site!!! Will be adding you to my Diva Worthy Links!