Anyone who knows me (and plenty more who don't) will be aware of my ongoing search for a vintage map of Paris to fulfill a special commission.  After months of searching old book and map shops, charity shops and the internet I came up with a beauty!  Unfortunately it was so lovely and so old I couldn't bring myself to cut into it to make a lampshade (instead it will be framed and hung on my wall).

Vintage-map-of-Paris  

So the search began again and I am relieved to report that last weekend I made the winning bid on eBay for a later edition, less valuable, but just as charming, city map.

Paris-map-half-lamp 

The wedding is tomorrow afternoon and the lamp will be winging its way to Kent overnight to be delivered to the bride's house in the morning.

Paris-map-half-lamp-lit 

Talk about cutting it fine!

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