Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage Pabst Lamp Shade

In Lamps > Lamp Shades > Show & Tell and Breweriana > Pabst > Show & Tell.
egreeley1976's likes14 of 51hamms beer coin bank by red wing potterySun Beam Bread Girl on rare green background
15
Love it
1
Like it

Beachbum58Beachbum58 loves this.
egreeley1976egreeley1976 likes this.
iggyiggy loves this.
KarenokeKarenoke loves this.
chrissylovescatschrissylovescats loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
beyemveybeyemvey loves this.
ravage60ravage60 loves this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
roddyqroddyq loves this.
DeanoDeano loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
See 14 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    Most of the Pabst shades you see in this style are made of a clear, dark-blue plastic. This one is an earlier one, I think, circa the 1960s(?) made of a white plastic once painted inside and outside in a royal, reflective cobalt blue.

    I am still debating whether or not I will repaint it. Blue light is bad for your sleeping patterns, and I have for now set it over the lamp I use every night (albeit I need a different chimney as this floats atop the current chimney and wobbles like a percussion).

    I have treated the interior with pure petroleum jelly, as that is a main ingredient in plastic-preserving compounds (for fragile vintage plastics). Of course, it is now slippery inside but should be safer now (prevents cracking). The outside was treated only with H2O2 (a main ingredient in a product used to bleach plastics back to white), although I added some jelly to the actual part that says Pabst (as those will not be painted if I decide to redo the exterior).

    When I saw it in the thrift store, I thought to myself:
    "Wow, that's hideous. Definitely coming home with me."
    $1.50.

    logo
    Lamp Shades
    See all
    Vintage French Empire Bouillotte Lamp Shade Brass Metal Tole 13 More Avaialble
    Vintage French Empire Bouillotte La...
    $225
    Decorated Antique Amber Cut Corner Copper Foil Frame Rectangle Mica Lamp Shade
    Decorated Antique Amber Cut Corner ...
    $112
    Antique Leaded Slag Stained Arts & Crafts Glass Lamp Shade Green Red Tulip 15
    Antique Leaded Slag Stained Arts & ...
    $180
    Vtg Empire Slag Glass Table Lamp Shade Antique Art Deco Panel Glass Shade SH09
    Vtg Empire Slag Glass Table Lamp Sh...
    $215
    logo
    Vintage French Empire Bouillotte Lamp Shade Brass Metal Tole 13 More Avaialble
    Vintage French Empire Bouillotte La...
    $225
    See all

    Comments

    1. Deano Deano, 5 years ago
      Never would have thought PBR would have put that out. Love it.
    2. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      It was pretty interesting. Hideous, but I like it.
    3. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 years ago
      "Wow, that's hideous. Definitely coming home with me." :-))) I'm laughing so hard. Way to go! No one else has got one like that! I'm thinking the same thing very often.
    4. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Thank you, bijoucaillouvintage.
    5. Karenoke Karenoke, 5 years ago
      Yep, too funny!
      The more hideous the better!
      Really appreciate the vintage plastic preservation tip you included.
      Nice find!
    6. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Just know it will leave the item very slippery, and at risk of holding onto dust.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.