Made in the Shade. . .Copy Cat Challenge


Last Fall hubby and I took a road trip through Idaho and Montana.  While in Idaho I saw something that I have wanted to create ever since.



I’m sure that most of you are familiar with Mary Janes Farm.  Not only does she have books full of inspiration, but for the last few years she has had her very own magazine.


I’m cheating just a bit on this copy cat because I didn’t actually see it in one of her books or magazines, but in her store.

That’s right folks, there’s a Mary Jane’s Farm store in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.  Fun whimsical store full of inspiration.

Do you remember my vintage lamp redo?



Well it needed a shade to go with it.

Last Friday two of my friends came over and we went outside and created a shade in the shade. lol!  I decorated mine with pieces of vintage laces, doilies, and old buttons.  Still thinking I might need to add some pearls.  I am showing a few pics so you can see all sides.

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Sorry, this one is a bit blurry.


Mine found a home in the living room.  I’m wondering if I need to take down the piece of old tin?


My friend Joyce wanted to make one using a weavers type muslin.


Didn’t it turn out cute?


Last October she made this one to go out on her porch for Halloween.  It’s full of all kinds of fun trinkets.


Amanda wanted to make hers for her sewing room.  She decorated hers with lace and   sewing notions.



My shade is not the perfect fit for my lamp so I had to jimmy rig it to fit.  I will keep my eyes out for a better one, but for now I’m kind of liking my shabby lace shade.



I will be sharing with:

Debbiedoos Copycat Challenge

All Star Block Party

Bunny Jeans Bunny Hop

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday

Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Made in a Day for Made U Look

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

What About Co. for Show Off Friday

Thrifty Things Friday at the Thrifty Groove

One More Time Events for Share It One More Time


Lynn Wood said...

Those are so much fun! Each one has so much personality. Super cute idea!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love all of the shades that you and your friends made! I need one for my sewing area and I love that one! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Penny

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Cutey, cute, cute!

Full Circle Creations said...

Love them all! Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

well, that is a had a fun party and I didn't get there....I have got to make one of those. I have a small lamp to do it on....
don't take down the tin....have you thought about putting the lamp a bit behind the chair...that way the tin and the shade won't compete...just a thought!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so creative. I've made them with the torn muslin before and always got so many compliments. Love all the embellishments and different textures you all used!

Heirloom treasures said...

How much fun you all must have had,crafting together. I only have one friend who loves to do as I do,but alas she lives an hour away and doesn't drive. Would love to have days like yours.
The shades are so good. I think yes you should take down the tin decoration on the wall,as it detracts from your lamp. Would love a shade like Amanda's for my sewing room. Thanks for the ideas. x

Debbiedoos said...

Oh How fun!~ Those are all adorable, every single one of them. I may have to try this sometime. I love embellishing lamp shades and this takes it to a whole new level. Thanks for joining in on the fun!

NanaDiana said...

How cute, Jann. All three of them are darling and so different from each other. What fun to do that project with your friends- xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love this, I am going to copy cat you and your friends!


Kris said...

Very cute!!! I love her magazine!!!!
XO Kris

Linda W. said...

Very cute! You are your friends are so creative.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jann!

Oh how fun that must have been to have your friends over to make these creative little lamp shades.

The shades are all so different and SO cute! Thanks for sharing these at my party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday Bunny Hop Party!

Micupoftea said...

Oh, my! SO unique...what fun crafting :)

Linda said...

Such a creative bunch you are! Very nice crafting!

Gina said...

These are all so much fun! Pretty & whimsical...gotta love that.

Creations By Cindy said...

What a fun post this morning. Love the muslin one especially. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

mimi_62 said...

That craft day was really a lot of fun. Thanks for letting Joyce and I share in the fun. Yours is so-oooo cute. I love it in your sitting room. It's such a one-of-a-kind rooms. You go, girl.

Adorned From Above said...

This is so cute. I can't wait to try it. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You can find it at

I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Rose L said...

I have a friend I work with who makes gorgeous lampshades. She shows them on her facebook page:

Ricki Treleaven said...

What an adorable copycat....and I love all of the shades y'all made! I have seen the magazine before in the store, and I thought it was about farming and gardening. I think I have been missing out!!! :D

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

That flowered base lamp is fantastic! I have never heard of that magazine. Will be looking for it!! Great copy cat!!! Love the shades, so fun!

Sweet European Dreams said...

Those are all crazy cute and how fun that you all did them together. I love it when I'm inspired by something and finally find the time to make it myself. Congrats!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

These are adorable-how fun and creative!

Diann said...

Jann, not only are they so sweet but, I bet you girls had such a fun time making them together! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a terrific day!

Nicole said...

Those are so interesting and creative!

Cynthia said...

Oh, my gosh - Love it, love it, love it! I have two lamps that are in need of a freshening up, and I just might "borrow" this idea!

One More Time Events said...

Hi Jann, Well you did it again!!! You have been featured at Share It One More Time. Congratulations! Hope to see you again this Friday!

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

They are all adorable!
Saw you featured at One More Time
Debbie :)