Posts Tagged ‘Manky lampshade

Just adorable! June Song Tea has found a perfect place to nest in Hannah Ranby’s lounge.  The Manky Lampshade Photo Contest winner’s home and this shade look as if they were forever destined to be together.


Drum roll please! The winner of the Manky Lampshade Photo Contest is Hannah, with this sad and sorry picture of a non-lampshade. Hannah worked really hard at getting loads of votes, including changing her Facebook profile pic to her winning photo, plus pledging £10 to Children In Need AND walking down the street with the lampshade on her head if she should win!!! (I expect to see photographic proof soon.) Hannah says ‘Who would have thought you could get so passionate about lampshades!’ Who indeed! Well done Hannah. I know you are going to love your new June Song Tea Standard Lampshade.

Thanks to all those who took part. You have done a grand job in spreading the Quincy Lampshade love by sharing the contest with your family and friends on your networks. It’s all about getting the word out! So thank you!

What a sorry sight! Here are the sad looking shades entered into the Manky Lampshade Photo Contest. Which is the ugliest? The most shameful? Just click and help the owners restore their pride by casting your vote and helping them win a beautiful Quincy Lampshade.

What’s that saying about cobbler’s shoes?

If you’ve got a lampshade like this (yup – it’s mine) at home, enter my competition and you could win a truly gorgeous shade worth £95.

You’d think my house would be full of gorgeous lampshades, no? I wish it were! When we moved into our brand new house nearly 4 years ago we had T, who was 2, and R, who was just 4 months old. After getting the house sorted, we had to get a load of new lampshades (new builds have loads of light fittings and I detest bare bulbs). Suffering from severe sleep deprivation and running on nerves, we cowered like startled deers in the extremely bright lighting department of John Lewis. After trying to feed T a Tampax (it did look very similar to a fruit bar), we had to get out of there pretty quick smart so I asked the assistant to give me anything… anything at all. And so we got beige! Here’s that beige shade now. Still there. In the hall. Gathering gunk and dust around the inner rim. Looking manky. There’s no excuse.



Here is the lovely and inspiring Paula White, receiving her Cherry Blossom ceiling pendant shade which she won by saying ‘Manky Lampshades’, ever so sweetly, at the Long Ashton Village Market this Saturday. Cherry Blossom is a fab choice – dark stone background with white blossom picked out with wine red centres, brown bark and the tiniest of green leaves. How appropriate for Spring! Paula may even re-design her room around her new shade. (It’s that chicken and egg design thing, again.)

Paula is a social media expert and runs White Social Media. She helps people to develop their skills in the world of all things social media. I consider myself to be a newbie to social media as a tool in running a successful business (you never know, I might make some money from selling lampshades one day), and, I think, I’m doing okay. But if I want to step it up, White Social Media will be my first stop.

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