Saturday, September 29, 2018

Lamps Awaiting Shades. Still.

Photo by Salt Water New England

6 comments:

  1. If this is a plea, then the thing you need before fitting shades would be bulbs. And if these are candlestick lamps, then likely you'd want the shades to be clip-onto-the-bulb variety [no harp]. So get your bulbs [I'd specify, but don't know what the thread requires], and then scout for shades. I go here frequently, give them a try - put "clip on shades" in the search field, and see if there's anything you like.

    https://www.lampsplus.com/products/lamp-shades/

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  2. Another great source is Antique Lamp Supply, out of Tennessee. If one's candle/socket covers are yellowed or cracked, they have a great choice of authentic quality designs, instead of the stark white plastic sleeves available at big box home improvement stores. An invaluable source for classic lighting parts. Also, cloth covered electric lamp cord, instead of, again, very new and plastic looking cords. Cheers, from Florida.

    https://www.antiquelampsupply.com

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  3. Check out Cranberry Hill in Cape Neddick, Maine. I know they can help you. Dottie is a genius.

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  4. As Fall comes around, still a lot of projects around the house waiting to be completed!

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  5. There is a woman named Judy Lake who sells her own hand-made shades, both from her shop in Pawlet, VT and on her website; lakeslampshades.com. They are made from all sorts of fabrics and are lovely. I have her book on shade making, which I found on Amazon. When I inquired recently to see if she still taught lampshade classes, she said that she doesn't, but she offered to let me to sit and watch her work for a while. I plan to take her up on that and think it would make a satisfying winter hobby.

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  6. Our favorite lampshade source is Barfield's in Yarmouth Port: https://www.facebook.com/Barfields-of-Cape-Cod-189426584553555/

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