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I’m a bit sad. One of my most gorgeous fabrics has gone out of print and I can’t get any more. I have just enough to make one last 45cm standard lampshade, like the one below.  I love this Alexander Henry fabric – it whispers ‘Quincy’ to me. It seems to encapsulate what I’m about – bold, fresh and beautiful. The ornate Japanese Odoriko dancers hold court, floating on a sky blue background, whilst cherry blossom swirls at their feet and golden flowers frame their elegance. If you want it, shout now. Or forever hold your peace.

How can a black lampshade be so brilliant? When it’s adorned with lacquer red and bright white Odoriko dancers, swimming with cherry blossom and glittering gold petals. It works very well indeed here, in a customer’s very lovely dining room.

I have just delivered three Blue Odoriko
Dancers to a customer. The shades look so stunning in their new surroundings, each geiko and Odoriko casting their coy gaze over the conservatory and the pretty garden beyond. The customer was pleased as punch, and paid me extra too. What a compliment!


Alas, I have to surrender these to my friends (for a small price). Otherwise it may have been pistols at dawn. The standard lamp shade is a stunner – 45cm diameter by 30cm high. Gives a great light. You’d pay £70-£80 for one of these in the shops (that’s if you could ever find one like it!!)


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