Tag Archives: trim

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 […]

Bell Lampshade Restore with Vintage Ruffled Valance, NE Ohio

It is so fun to see the personalized finish and construction technique of vintage shades.     The ruffled trim finish is personal to the artist that created the shade.  I was glad to just have to clean it and not make it!   The original craftsmanship is awesome.   To my surprise, when I […]

Vintage Drum Lampshade Restored, Repaired, Ohio

This vintage red and old gold trim was removed from the original shade and used on the new lampshade cover.  I was able to clean it very delicately with a lint roller.  The old gold trim was in great condition and easily cleaned, but the red velvet part of the trim was fragile and had […]