lampshadelady

Handmade Lampshades with Vintage Fabrics

Pawlet, Vermont On Etsy since 2008

2,582 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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lampshadelady

Handmade Lampshades with Vintage Fabrics

Pawlet, Vermont | 2,582 Sales

Announcement    It's a good time to brighten up you living space! I am currently shipping every day. My Pawlet Village shop will be open only for porch pick up and phone consultations due to the pandemic. 802-325-6308 (landline). I am happy to send photos of lamps or fabrics to work with you on your project.

I offer FREE Shipping if you purchase 2 or more in-stock lampshades.

I search the world for beautiful vintage textiles and new fabrics for my handmade lampshades. My lampshades are all made by me in my Southern Vermont studio. All lampshades are IN-STOCK and ready to ship.

My lampshades have been featured in Country Living, Country Home, Yankee Magazine, Where Women Create, Romantic Home and many more.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 26, 2020

It's a good time to brighten up you living space! I am currently shipping every day. My Pawlet Village shop will be open only for porch pick up and phone consultations due to the pandemic. 802-325-6308 (landline). I am happy to send photos of lamps or fabrics to work with you on your project.

I offer FREE Shipping if you purchase 2 or more in-stock lampshades.

I search the world for beautiful vintage textiles and new fabrics for my handmade lampshades. My lampshades are all made by me in my Southern Vermont studio. All lampshades are IN-STOCK and ready to ship.

My lampshades have been featured in Country Living, Country Home, Yankee Magazine, Where Women Create, Romantic Home and many more.

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Judy Lake

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Judy Lake

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About lampshadelady

Sales 2,582
On Etsy since 2008

Handmade Lampshades in Fabulous Vintage Fabrics

I love having my own business. I continue to grow as an artist challenging myself to become a better designer. My grandmother said that I always had a a pair of scissors in my hands!

All lampshades are handmade and designed by me! No outsourcing or light manufacturing, thank goodness!

Blog: http://www.lampshadelady.typepad.com

Website: http://www.lakeslampshades.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lakes-Lampshades

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lakeslampshades/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lampshadelady/

I studied studio art in college. I was a tapestry weaver. I spun yarn, knit, paper making, batik, lots of collage....anything with fiber. Finding my path after college was a little harder. I dabbled with my weaving and yarns, but never felt there was a business there.

I taught myself to make lampshades at age 26... now... almost 30 years later! I started as a hobby and need for lampshades for our first house. All my friends and family got lampshades! And then the tipping point came and it hit me---maybe this might be a fun business! And ooooh, the hard lessons learned, the marketing lessons in the days way before the internet, the early craft shows- good and bad and terrible! The design evolution in the past 30 years!

I love challenging myself to do better- to go beyond good--- to reach the BEST product I can make. I like to say, LAMPSHADE MAKING is a craft but I take it to an ART!

I started on Etsy Dec. 2012. I'd came to Etsy before my book came out in 2008, but was really too busy to attend to it properly. Before I came to etsy I shopped on it for a year and watched my product category for a year and in the end decided it was the perfect place for my product. There is MUCH more to selling on Etsy than meets the eye. It's been a fun challenge to try to figure it all out!

I have been making handcrafted custom decorative lampshades since 1985! I have chosen to keep my shop small. I can change my styles on a dime. I like to have unusual work that isn't like the run of the mill big catalog home design. One of a kind; OOAK is my specialty. I pride myself on my work. It comes from the heart. I do ALL my work by myself. I love to find all my fabrics, embroideries and wonderful fabrics and lamps. It's a wonderful business and so happy I have fallen into this life!

xo
judy lake

ps if you come to Vermont, stop by and say HI!
802-325-6308 shop



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Shop members

  • Judy Lake

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    One of the lampshade ladies. I have been making lampshade shades since 1985. I specialize in small to medium lampshades using vintage fabrics, decorative textiles and vintage postcards.

  • Molly Irene

    Curator, Advertising Assisant

    Molly is a big help keeping children busy while their mom's shop!

Production partners

  • Crown Publishing

    New York, NY

    Publishers of my book.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 3, 2020
Welcome to my Esty store. I search the world for the most interesting textiles to make my handmade lampshades. I love vintage embroidery, crewel, needlepoint and especially vintage French Fabrics for my lamp shadres! Custom orders always.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I always hope customers are completely happy with my lampshades; I am a small business and take great heart in what I create. PLEASE make sure to ASK questions BEFORE you buy. I have been making lampshades for over 25 years and have a vast knowledge of lighting and lampshades.

There are many details when ordering lampshades, please read the size and the manner in which the shade clips or screws onto the lamp.
Payment
paypal
visa, mastercard, american express



Pricing for the continental USA.

There are no returns.

Customer is responsible for all custom duties.
Shipping
I offer free shipping for the purchase of 2 lampshades in the continental US.

All lampshades are always insured for shade value. If you are outside of The States, please convo me for international shipping.

Please note: Customer is responsible for all custom duties.
Additional policies and FAQs
I always welcome custom work with your own fabrics. Cottons or Linens are best. I make HARD BACK lamp shades, ie no sewing. Fabric is laminated to pressure sensitive styrene.

NOTE: I can not use silk, poly or any slippery fabrics. They do not laminate well.