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Historic Lampshades Restored for NAROMI LAND TRUST EVENT, Connecticut

Two “Keepsake” lamps with restored shades will be featured in a home of the NAROMI LAND TRUST Festival of Dinners!  The room is gorgeous!  Such an honor.                   Naromi Land Trust.  Forever.  Sherman. http://naromi.org   Of the two shades, the gooseneck was the oldest.  The wire frame […]


GREAT LAKES RESTORATION is a lighting restoration service.  They restore vintage chandeliers, sconce lights and floor lamps just to mention a few.  We worked together on this vintage floor lamp.   The vintage ivory and gold floor lamp base has been completely tore down, cleaned and rewired.  The detail in this lamp base is beautiful. […]

Bell Lampshade Complete Restore, Recover

This shade looks like a simple repair, but actually, the arc of the shade can be difficult, but not as troublesome as the aluminum lampshade frame! The liner of this lampshade was completely intact, but the cover was falling apart panel by panel.  Most unusual.   The lampshade wire was aluminum, which I thought was […]


Boudior Quoizel Lampshade liner removed, replaced with new liner and trimmed with original trim.  These very small lampshades are my favorite.  They are accent lights and need no more than a small night light bulb.

Vintage Scallop Bell Lampshade, Repaired, Recovered, Restored

This scallop bell lampshade was stored away for years.  The lampshade originally had a swirl brocade cover.   The bell lampshade sits on a torch floor lamp.  A torch floor lamp has a large center globe with three cluster light fittings around the globe. The shade was manufactured.  Staples were used to secure the fabric. […]

Edward Alden Bell Lampshades, Restored, Recovered, Repaired

“Hand Taylored in the Studio of Edward Alden Designs, Detroit”  These two bell floor lampshades were seriously deteriorating.   The covers and liners were brittle and torn.  The top and bottom valances were still in tact.  The lampshade wire frames were in great condition.   The vintage Edward Alden shades were hand sewn.  I estimate […]

Vintage Bell Lampshade, Recovered, Restored

This unusually deep vintage bell lampshade has been recovered, restored.  The lampshade frame has an 18” top x 19” bottom and 25” deep.                 The new lampshade cover is vegas gold charmeuse silk.     Five of the seven layers of vintage trim has been restored and reapplied […]

Vintage Bell Lampshade, Recovered, Restored

I am currently restoring an old gold colored vintage bell lampshade with vegas gold charmeuse silk.  The lampshade frame is in excellent condition.  The shade sits on a globe lamp.                         The lampshade has 5 layers of trim around the top including a scroll […]

Vintage Valance Burgundy Silk Bell Lampshades Restored, Pennsylvania

Restoration is a challenging service in any industry.  Lampshades are different sizes, shapes, fabrics and finishes.  These bell floor lamp shades were quite challenging and a learning experience.  My patience was challenged from the start all the way to the day of shipping. The rose colored shades are the original shades.  They faded over time.  […]


Restored vintage bell lampshade for a torch floor lamp. The ruffled valance was a tedious job to restore but well worth the challenge.                      I used ivory silk charmeuse for the cover and replaced the restored original ruffle valance.     A torch floor lamp offers a […]