"Coffee And My Secret Ingredient" -CoffeeTime Lamp

January 6th, 2010 in member junk     
CleverThinker CleverThinker, member
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Photo: Larry Moad

This lamp is built on an inverted peanut-shaped plate as the base, with a mismatched cup and saucer in the front (perfect for spare keys, change or loose diamonds).  There are two cookbooks, a cookie recipe book, and a mystery on the top titled "Sugar Cookie Murder". 
 The taller 3-panel shade is  covered in a black and white tossed pattern of cake and cookie recipe cards; line switch for easy on and off.  This is, like my other lamps, all one piece when you pick it up- even though the books look like they're mis-stacked, everthing is secured down....including the stand alone cup and saucer.
Care for a little arsenic with your Folgers??  could be the best part of waking up......lol!!!!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Coffee and My Secret Ingredient
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Comments (11)

CleverThinker writes: @ Annie aka Pofolksdecorator1..... I try to use a donor lamp base....a small lamp from the second hand store or a yard sale. If you want you could use threaded pipe from the harware store, big washers(s) and a nut on the bottom, then the socket on the top. Posted: 12:10 pm on March 12th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: Love the lamp. Have a question though, I have an old doll highchair I would like to drill a hole for a tall floor lamp to go through, complete with pillow and doll from when I was a kid. How do you support the bulb? Hollow tubing? Annie Posted: 12:46 pm on March 7th
chippingcharm writes: Wow...you've been busy! I've enjoying looking at your lamps...love the shade on this one. Laurel Posted: 3:12 pm on January 7th
bluebucket writes: Your lamps are too fun. I've seen lamps made with just stacks of books before but yours are much more cute and clever.
doreen Posted: 2:28 pm on January 7th
suewhitney writes: Another great creation. Thanks for sharing!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:34 am on January 7th
oldnews writes: I love your lamps! Each one tells a story which makes them completely unique! SO cool! Marie Posted: 9:02 am on January 7th
CleverThinker writes: The fabric and book search is definitely an essential part of each piece! Sometimes I get just about there....then there is a 'wait for it....' sign disguised as missing one book, or a frame thats too short, or a shade thats too tall and doesn't meet the scale requirements for me.

So patience is essential....but I WANT IT NOW!!!! Thanks for your encouragement! Posted: 10:06 pm on January 6th
MakinItHappen writes: I think your secret ingredient is your vivid imagination. :^} And those theme fabrics really pull it all together. Posted: 7:36 pm on January 6th
RustyDiva writes: Awesome again CT! I love themes!!!!! Posted: 5:54 pm on January 6th
sixsprouts writes: How Fun! I have been wanting to tackle putting together a lamp, but it's cold and I like looking at yours. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer Posted: 5:41 pm on January 6th
roadtriplouise writes: This is an awesome lamp, love all the mismatched items together! Posted: 5:41 pm on January 6th
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