Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Rice paper lantern

On the weekend, enough was enough. We bade farewell to the old green comical conical plastic light shade in the front entry.

And then the bare compact fluoro light bulb swayed ever so slowly to greet us as we entered the front door. It really needed a shade.

Rice paper lantern in the front entry

For the total sum of $10.30, I bought two Chinese Rice Paper Lanterns. One for the entry and a smaller sized one for Number One Son's bedroom.

It's a little 1960's Suzie Wong whimsical, but it works and is a great improvement from the previous shade (from my perspective, at least).

L to R: old shade, new shade

Now, it's just a matter of saving some dollars for the real deal.


  1. I'm a big fan of the rice paper shade. I always seem to have at least one in all my living spaces. But I do love your "real deal."

  2. I love those collapsible paper shades. Their only issue is that they are not expensive enough so people don't respect them, and pay more for fussier shades when they could have this lovely simplicity. Yours looks great!

  3. Looks good! I have these in my boys rooms. Cheap and look awesome :)

  4. What a difference a new shade makes! Looks just fab.
    Millie ^_^

  5. Yup - I like the rice paper ones too!

  6. I LOVE rice paper lanterns! I also saw them used in a tween's room..about 5 different sizes hanging at varying lengths in one corner. They'd been water-coloured pale pink!

  7. Where in Brisbane did you buy the rice paper lampshade, please - I can't find any! bp

  8. Hi Anonymous, I bought them from Loot Homewares in Mt Gravatt but I know ikea do a range but they are more expensive. Hope that helps. Cheers!


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