BYGONE REFLECTIONS light up your life!
Sylvia Racine has been creating her
unique cut and pierced paper lampshades for over fifteen years and now calls Cambridge,
Ontario her home. Each shade is handcrafted, delicately painted or unpainted,
with particular attention given to detail. Giving old bases a new look by
creating a custom made lampshade is one of her specialties. Sylvia paints
using the technique called 'reverse painting'. This means that the lampshade
is painted with a light wash from the inside...and only when the light is
turned on, can one see the beautiful glow of the various colours.
As always Sylvia carries a large selection of lampshade supplies
for cut & pierced, victorian and country
fabrics; lamp bases including hurricane, mason and basket electrical adapters
and of course lampshade kits for every skill level.
Sylvia has a wonderful country booth in the St Jacob's
Farmers’ Market. Hours for the Market are 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Thursdays and
Saturdays and 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Tuesdays during July and August. She
carries a complete line of cut and pierced lampshades (including hurricane,
clip, bridge and washer top) and matching lamp bases; ecclectic
country giftware and a bountiful cache of antiques including one of her favourite collectibles...vintage bobbins. Country
connoisseurs know that they can always find a good selection of reproduction
enamelware; primitive and country angels; vintage tins and lots of unique
retro kitchenware. Crochet rugs are in! Bygone Reflections carries a vast
selection of fabric and finished rugs for every taste. Fabric colours can also be reserved by calling or e-mailing
ahead of your visit to the St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market. This "little
store" is a must see when visiting Waterloo County. Sylvia will again be
in Ottawa's best show from November 4th to November 8th 2009 (November 3th to
November 7th 2010). Always feel free to call her for location updates.
Sylvia is now a distributor for the company ‘Hooked on Rugs’. Beautiful
handcrafted crocheted rag rugs, made out of mill end fabric rolls, can now be
purchased, along with the necessary fabric, pattern
book and crochet hook to make your own. Courses are $60.00 and include 4
pounds of fabric, book, hook and a two hour lesson.
Bygone Reflections has again started giving lampshade workshops. The total
cost is $60.00 and includes everything to make a beautiful cut and pierced
lampshade. Please call to hear about upcoming dates.
For more information
or to place an order send an e-mail
or phone Sylvia @ (519) 624-7415