Note: Do not ever drape any fabric or doily over the top of the shade. Even with fluorescent light bulbs, it's too much of a risk.
By Sandi A. from Salem, OR
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Love the 'thinking outside of the box' ideas that you share, Sandi, that we all do but simply don't think to share with others. In the mid-80's I was given my paternal grandmothers linen collection and one of the handmade doilies was so beautiful I just had to find something to use it for on a daily basis.
I had one of those old fashioned desk lamps with the glass top that swivels front to back and it looked so plain I decided to dress it up with the doily. Still using it the same way as did a quarter century ago on my living room corner table. The little pink elephants in the photo were part of my grandmothers elephant collectibles :-)
Thanks for making sure to mention not hanging the doily over the top of a regular lampshade too! Definitely would be a fire hazzard. Even though my little lamp has a thick glass top that diffuses the heat I still never put a bulb in it that's over 40 watts.
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