botanicallampshades

Lampshades and Supplies, Field and Forest Forager

North Sandwich, New Hampshire
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Announcement    Fresh pine, holly, cedar, spruce, juniper and other greenery for winter decorating.
Pine cones, birch bark, crafting sticks, bayberry wax - lots of supplies for your gift-giving, celebrating, and decorating ideas. Please ask if there is something particular you want.
Take a look at my shop for locally sourced materials that will inspire your creative side. Make a lampshade, carve a wand or staff, hand dip a mullein candle, infuse an herbal tincture, tie up some smudges, create a pressed flower card, make some birch bark ornaments, look around at all the lampshade and nature crafting supplies and get that positive creative energy flowing! All plant materials are organically grown or sustainably and conservatively wild harvested with the long term effects in primary consideration.

These are the original Botanical Lampshades, made in Sandwich, NH since 1950. I was a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen for 27 years, first for stitching hats, bags and and quilting, and then juried again in 2003 for pressed flower lampshades. I am the fourth generation woman to continue the Botanical Lampshade technique and business in Sandwich, NH. I hand cut and hand stitch these lampshades from fire resistant materials and hardware made in America. I grow and press all the flowers and greenery such as grasses, herbs, ferns and leaves.
In addition to pressed flower shades, I offer the highest quality custom lampshades made with maps, handmade papers and collage techniques in over 200 different sizes and shapes.
The handmade papers I feature are imported eco-friendly "tree-free" papers, and often made with waste products of other industries such as rice, grains, bananas, bark, cotton, grasses and silk.

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Last updated on Dec 26, 2022

Fresh pine, holly, cedar, spruce, juniper and other greenery for winter decorating.
Pine cones, birch bark, crafting sticks, bayberry wax - lots of supplies for your gift-giving, celebrating, and decorating ideas. Please ask if there is something particular you want.
Take a look at my shop for locally sourced materials that will inspire your creative side. Make a lampshade, carve a wand or staff, hand dip a mullein candle, infuse an herbal tincture, tie up some smudges, create a pressed flower card, make some birch bark ornaments, look around at all the lampshade and nature crafting supplies and get that positive creative energy flowing! All plant materials are organically grown or sustainably and conservatively wild harvested with the long term effects in primary consideration.

These are the original Botanical Lampshades, made in Sandwich, NH since 1950. I was a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen for 27 years, first for stitching hats, bags and and quilting, and then juried again in 2003 for pressed flower lampshades. I am the fourth generation woman to continue the Botanical Lampshade technique and business in Sandwich, NH. I hand cut and hand stitch these lampshades from fire resistant materials and hardware made in America. I grow and press all the flowers and greenery such as grasses, herbs, ferns and leaves.
In addition to pressed flower shades, I offer the highest quality custom lampshades made with maps, handmade papers and collage techniques in over 200 different sizes and shapes.
The handmade papers I feature are imported eco-friendly "tree-free" papers, and often made with waste products of other industries such as rice, grains, bananas, bark, cotton, grasses and silk.

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About botanicallampshades

Sales 19,196
On Etsy since 2009

Grown and Gathered in New Hampshire

Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop, which reflects so many of my passions, interests, and the rich abundance of the land surrounding me.
I am a 50-something single mom living on 6 riverside acres in beautiful New Hampshire. I work at home and am seeking ways to make a living from my land and the untrammeled fields and forests nearby. I go into the woods every single day and am always discovering more about the forest pharmacy and spiritual energy that our native trees and plants offer. I value self-sufficiency, alternative medicine, organic gardening, and feeling connected to nature and place.
My distant background is in fashion and I worked many years in the fur, fashion, and vintage clothing business in Boston. After a life altering accident, I gave up my business and returned to college for environmental studies, but after getting my degree, found the 9 to 5 working life was not for me. For years I sought a home based venture to support myself and my son. I found that in 2002, when I bought the Botanical Lampshades business, which had been in my town since the late 1940's. I am the fourth woman to carry on this business.
Today, my primary work is making custom lampshades, with pressed flowers, maps, handmade papers and ephemera. I grow, gather and press all the flowers, vines, ferns, grasses and leaves in my lampshades.
I also grow organic herbs, fruits and vegetables, make beeswax candles and salves, collect mushrooms, feathers, shells, beach glass, heart rocks, beaver sticks, driftwood, roadkill; anything I can sustainably and conscientiously gather or harvest to create art with, or supply to you - my customers.
You might also find some great vintage items, lamps and lighting supplies, lampshade materials, jewelry, beads, buttons, and other collectibles. I love to look for treasures at yard sales, antique shops and second hand stores.
If you have an idea for a custom lampshade or nightlight, please convo me and we can work together to make you a practical one of a kind piece that will distinguish your home and last for decades.
If you have an idea for a nature based art project, or you observe and honor any of the earth centered religions such as wicca or paganism, and seek specialty woods, berries, bark, rocks, herbs or other natural items, please let me know and I can gather them for you.
Unlike many other Etsy sellers, I grow and harvest everything myself rather than buying in bulk from unknown sources, then marking up and repackaging herbs. All items in my shop were organically grown, gathered, scavenged, or ethically harvested by me in the pristine fields and forests of northern New Hampshire.

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  • Jennifer Allen

    Owner

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Custom work is my specialty, with lampshades available in over 200 different sizes, made with pressed flowers, handmade papers and maps. Contact me with your ideas for a one of a kind lampshade.

I have a life long experience studying, growing and gathering the herbs, flowers, woodland plants and trees of New Hampshire, which I continue in the most respectful, sustainable and conservative way. Please contact me for your field and forest supplies and rest assured that no natural resources or living things have ever, or will ever be exploited in a damaging, wasteful, greedy or careless manner in my Etsy shop.

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