I had planned to get custom shades made for the Gossip Girl sconces, but every place I called wanted $60-$120 PER SHADE!! What?

So when I stumbled across these vintage chandelier shades at the Chelsea flea, I snatched them up for only a couple dollars.

The shades are sort of wrapped in silk cording, which gives them a super cool texture. I thought about dying them a fun color, but I actually like the more neutral gray-beige.

They have a floral, organic feel to them. My mom said they sort of look like mushrooms now with the new shades which I can totally see. I love them!