Sometimes I am able to get a photo of the restored shades on the original lamp base(s) in the room where they reside.
As you will see, the old lamp bases are beautiful and unique. The shades were trimmed specifically to match the base. I take my time in removing the delicate original trim or embroidered appliques as they cannot be replaced. The trim on the shade is the beauty in the restored lampshade.
People really do not want to save the lampshade specifically but their lamp they inherited from their parents, grandparents, best friend or sometimes a treasure find. The lamp base will last forever, but the shades deteriorate.
I cannot put into words the pleasure it gives me to be able to share these hidden timeless lamps.