Shop Small Saturday After Thanksgiving

In an effort to support small businesses during the holidays, American Express launched “Small Business Saturday” in 2010.  Since then Small Business Saturday has grown throughout the U.S. to become a day when independent businesses are supported by customers, both locals and visitors alike.  So shop small this holiday season, starting on Saturday, November 25. […]

Need More Light?

Need more light from your lamps?  Just changing bulbs may not be enough.  Turn your lampshades over and look inside. Hard-backed lampshades can darken with age.  Pictured below is a lampshade with an old dark lining.  Even though the exterior of the shade looks okay, the dark lining reduces the light coming through it.  Below the old shade is[…]

Shop Local

With the convenience of online shopping, why should I get out and shop local?  Online shopping is so easy today and it’s projected to grow dramatically over the next 5 years.  Online shopping is great when you can’t find an item locally, or to research a variety of product options and compare prices. Local retailers provide superior customer[…]

Why Bring My Lamps?

Customers often ask “Why should I bring my lamps”?  We know bringing lamps can be cumbersome and risky, especially floor lamps and fragile glass or porcelain lamps.  But it’s almost always best for several reasons. Suppose you have had the same lampshades for 10 years or more.  Do you want the same shades again?  We can usually[…]

Love Your Lamp, Hate Your Shade?

If you love you lamp but hate your shade, consider replacing the lampshade. Shades can transform a lamp into a beautiful new accessory for any room, possibly even becoming the focal point. Consider this traditional brass lamp, with an old, dusty, pleated shade: The antique brass lamp is a classic urn shape, but the shade[…]