HANDMADE LAMPSHADES: Molly & Lola's handmade lampshades are just divine!
Updated: Apr 21
Gifted review of the Pink and White Stripe Lampshade from Molly & Lola.
Gifted review of Molly & Lola's handmade
Pink and White Stripe Lampshade.
Founder of Molly & Lola, Sue, got in touch a few weeks ago to see if I'd like to receive one of her handmade lampshades. Being completely honest, I hadn't heard of Molly & Lola before. But as soon as I clicked on the business' Instagram page my answer was an instant, "Yes!"
I love getting to know other small businesses, especially if they're local and founded by another fellow mummy. Sue founded Molly & Lola in 2018 after her love of crafts led to a passion for making drum lampshades.
Molly & Lola sells lampshades for lamp bases and ceiling pendants. The business also sources other interior accessories and gifts for children's rooms.
Sue kindly said I could choose a lampshade. As soon as I started scrolling through Molly & Lola's website the Pink and White Stripe Lampshade caught my eye...
Pink & White Stripe Lampshade and Beech Lamp Base
Last year my family moved house. We ended up buying my parents house. We felt extremely grateful for the opportunity they gave us. However, since moving I admit we've not decorated much. Even though my parent's taste isn't exactly our style, their decor is in perfect condition.
It has meant Erin's room has quite 'grown up' wallpaper. I love the wallpaper - just not for a child's room. We also figured in a few years' time Erin will have her own ideas about how she wants her bedroom. We thought we'd wait for this moment to decorate!
Despite not choosing to decorate Erin's room, I have been on the look out for accessories to make the room more 'Erin'. So, when I saw the Pink and White Stripe Lampshade I knew it would be perfect.
The lampshade arrived in pristine condition within one week
Sue makes all of Molly & Lola's lampshades by hand. Knowing that all lampshades are handmade, I couldn't believe it when it arrived within a week.
The lampshade and base came together wrapped beautifully in a box. We were very pleased with our package!
First impressions were the lampshade was very well made
I could instantly see how well the lampshade had been made. It was honestly flawless. The material is very good quality. I also liked the shade even more knowing it was made by someone locally.
I would definitely advise buying Molly & Lola's Beech Lamp Base (if you need a stand) alongside the lampshade. It finishes the Pink and White Stripe design off perfectly!
The Beech Lamp Base is made very well too. The finish on the wood is stunning. The pictures I've shared don't do it justice.
Bedtime stories are now by "lamp light" not "hallway light"
Before the lamp arrived we'd make light levels dimmer for bedtime stories using the light in the hallway with Erin's door ajar. Now we feel very lucky - and special - to read bedtime stories with light from Molly & Lola's lamp.
Every time Erin sees her new lamp she says, "A lovely lady made that for me". That makes me smile, a lot!
Thank you Molly & Lola for giving us the opportunity to try out one of your lampshades. We love it and we're now a fan for life!
Find out more about Molly & Lola's lampshades, accessories and gifts for children's rooms on its website.
The Pink and White Lampshade and Beech Base Lamp are both £28 each
Please note Molly & Lola kindly gifted its lampshade in return for a review on my blog.
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