Sunday, October 16, 2011

Help Me...Please!

HELP!

These lamps didn't sell I think it was the crazy colour...
but they have brown marble bases & faux amber thick rings top & bottom. 
I bought linen coloured shades...
They have big dragon flies on them....

So should I paint them black or linen...or do you have a better idea!

Please HELP me!



This adorable twin bed didn't sell either!...But it will @ my booth or at the next sale 

PLEASE...HELP me with the lamp colour!

These pretty pictures by Sharlee Prang!

30 comments:

KATHY said...

I love the lamps! I would paint them white or linen,and i would paint the marble the same color and paint some veins going through it to look like marble.The lamp shades are perfect.

Kathy

Cindy said...

I like the lamps too. But maybe they'd sell faster if you painted them a pretty robins egg blue...

Cindy

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Almost anything Robins egg blue is so much more beautiful....ask the Raccoon, he went and ate my stunning little robins eggs on my deck.

Good thing we had a photo shoot with them first, LOL.

I love the idea of a linen, or robins egg color. Hope that they sell like hotcakes at your next market.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Town and Country Gals said...

Sorry they didn't sell! Love the shades! I think I would paint then either the white, linen or black. I like the idea of the blue but that's pretty specific if you want to sell them fast, I would do the base the same.
Good luck!
Rebecca

It's me said...

I like the lamps i would paint them white.....beautiful...enjoy a happy week darling...love from me...xxx..

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I think I would leave the brown marble and paint them a sage green.

Sherri B. said...

I left a comment and then it just went away when I clicked on Post..humm?! That was earilier so I will try again. I like the way they look now..But if I were to change it I would change the shades to bigger and darker. The bases are heavy and I think they can handle something larger and with a bolder statement even a bit rich...like a mans study with the old leather look. Just an idea. Will you let us know what you decide? xo

ShabbyArtAngel said...

white is better then you dont see the thing poitning out of the top of the lamps...

Rosie said...

Oh Colleen, I am casting my vote with those in favour of "Linen"...But you'll make them beautiful what ever you chose.
Thanks for the macaroon tip...Whitney will give them a try.
See you at the open house...C

koralee said...

I vote linen! Where is the big sale Dec. 6th? You know me...I can't pass up a good Christmas sale! Happy dance...xooxx

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely lamps! I cannot believe they were ignored. Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Lulu and Co. said...

I'm saying linen too! Great shape and love the size.
xo,
Lulu

vintageandart said...

Thanks for popping in to visit my blog recently...lovely to meet you. l was thinkin you could paint the lamps in linen but maybe dry brush them so the carvings are not totally painted this will leave a bit of dark to match the marble base, then if you wanted to girlie them a up bit you could add some velvet ribbon with a brooch....good luck with whatever you decide...your stall looks full of lovely things, the cushions are soo pretty.Hope you let us know what you go with...PS..l also like Sherri B's idea if you wanted to go in a more blokie direction

Town and Country Gals said...

Colleen,
I just awarded you with the Versatile Blogger award! Check out my post on Wed, Oct 19 for instructions, I'd love for you to let me know when you do your post so I can learn some new things about you!
Rebecca

Debby said...

My first thought was turquoise... not sure why but I with the dragonfly they just scream summer or beach house to me! xo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Shabby creamY WHITE....all the way, with a subtle scuffing to suggest age and normal wear and tear! They are just too overpowering in the dark colour because of the large size of them.....that's my opinionated opinion!

Ciao Bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear..I love your wares! AND!!!!!!! YOU ARE GOING TO ROSIE'S EVENT????? Oh dear, you all are going to just come out of there with glitter and laughter, inspiration and in a dream-like state. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OVER!!!! Anita

sharaleeprang said...

i love the lamps! too bad i have babies in my house, otherwise i would be all over them. how much is the bed??

Rosie said...

Thanks for joining us at our party...Wow, I can't remember when I last saw Kelly. You are so blessed to have her so close. Enjoy your week. ...xoxo...Rosie

Nezzy said...

What about linen and then stadin' some of the raised areas to 'weather 'em and make 'em look all antiqueee!!!

I'm sure you'll come up with something marvelous for them.

God bless ya and have a remarkable day sweetie!!! :o)

Marcus Design said...

I agree, those lamps are fantastic! I like the suggestion of turquoise. Alternatively I could have seen these getting lovely gold lined black shades with a gold leaf base, GLAM! You'll have to share what you do with them, they are a beautiful shape! Hugs,
Nancy

Martina said...

So pretty, these lamps! I would paint them linen - or ivory white, although black may be elegant too! Would love to stroll over that market and look at your things! Happy weekend!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I think I'd leave the lamps as is and add a dark color grosgrain ribbon to the top and bottom of the shades.... I think it would help them "know each other".... Quick, easy and quick too!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I can't believe they didn't sell. What about using a rub 'n buff in gold which is all the rage at the moment. I actually think the shades could be larger. They are gorgeous shades but look a teensy bit out of scale with the base. Can't wait to see what you do with these gorgeous pieces.

Pinecone Camp said...

I think black would look fantastic, but linen would be pretty too ;) Looking forward to the Christmas market!

Rosie said...

thanks for the OH SO KIND words...hugs R

Ann said...

I'd say linen would be a nice color to that lamp but it all really depends on where you are going to place them.

You know what? that table where the lamps are, its gorgeous.

June said...

Colleen I think I am with the others about painting them. They are a lovely shape.
I LOVE the photo of the plates and platters with your BEAUTIFUL pillows in the background. LOVE those pillows!
hugs from here...

JBeaudetStudios said...

Beautiful lamps! I think others above suggested painting the base, maybe a lighter color. If you don't change anything they would still sell, just might take longer. Good luck! I would love to shop there! Thanks for your sweet words about my art!:)

Kathy said...

I think the greenish tint of turned copper. with the dragonfly aged. Or a dark color - like Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Great ideas given.
I have enjoyed my visit and am your newest follower,
Kathy

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