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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is located in Akron, Ohio.  The “home” is the former American Country Estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.   Stan Hywet historic estate is restoring the Music Room.  I have the honor of restoring all the sconce and chandelier shades in the Music Room. […]

Vintage Lampshade Found in Crawl Space of Historic Home

This beautiful lampshade was found in the crawl space of a Home on the Historic Register in Centerville, Utah.  The crawl space was dry but had no protective wrap and was under other objects.     The was covered with dust.  All the panels had been hand painted.  The center “cameo” is a picture of […]

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 […]


This pair of Victorian Lamps with restored Ballerina shades are in mint condition.  These historic lamps are a rare find, especially with original shades.  The lamps are a Keepsake from her Mother. My client was kind enough to share pictures of the restored Ballerina Shades on their Antique Victorian Lamp bases!          Thank […]

Antique Lampshade Liner Repair, Replaced, Ohio

This antique pleated lampshade liner was damaged and needed replaced.  The pleated lampshade cover was fragile and delicate, but a museum quality piece.     Because the pleated cover was so sheer, there was a liner underneath the pleated cover.  Then there was the inner liner.  Both liners were damaged, but the pleated cover was […]


This elegant vintage Capodimonte lampshade has been recovered with Ivory Charmeuse Silk.  The original fringe and trim has been restored and used on the new cover.                 My customer was kind enough to give me historic information about this lampshade:   “My Mother was the original purchaser.  The […]

Antique Ormolu Lampshade Repair, Recover, Restore

Ormolu is a golden finish applied to decorative furniture, clocks and lighting.  This original Ormolu lamp was modified and is now an electric lamp.  The ornate finish on the lamp base is Ormolu. The original shade was so delicate and fragile.  The shade was cardboard between two pieces of fabric and stitching around the outside.  The […]


The top of the wire frame of this vintage Stiffel lampshade came loose from the styrene (hard shell) shade.  The shallow drum shade has a reflector connected to the spider wire.               The top wire of vintage lampshades can be re-attached. With pleasure, I was able to repair this […]

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.  […]

NYC Antique Historic Lampshade Repaired, Restored

As  promised, the repaired antique lampshade heritage.  The gentleman who originally owned the shade would be 106 but passed several years ago.   The following is the shade and the heritage.               (Quote)  The shade is just beautiful.  The shade was in such disrepair for so long that I […]