Time to restock the coffers In England and Wales! – Summer 2019

The markets of London await!

The markets of London await!

I’m off to England and Wales, in search of luxurious antique textile treasures for creation of gorgeous lamps.  I can hardly wait to peek in ancient antique stores, walk the open markets and pour through drawers of laces in secret specialty stores!

On this trip, I’ll be hunting antique brocade, silk devore and handmade embroideries of yesteryear.  Let’s not forget vintage and antique beads…. you never know what will be found.

The trip to Spain and Portugal last year yielded some amazing laces and my collection is growing by leaps and bounds.   I can’t wait to experiment with the darker antique mantilla laces, and you’ve already seen some of the stunning laces I bought in Paris on lamps such as “Moon Fairies” and “Cathedral Window”.

For Fall, I’m leaning toward copper, bronze and earth-toned colors but also be on the lookout for a vivid yellow piece and a striking angular back-and-white lamp with endless Czech crystals. So many ideas!

Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram for fun pictures of rare finds in Europe, and as always, releases of timeless lamp creations.

Thank you so very much for your support and following.

Crystal Hayes, Elegance Lamps.