Our Story

"Too Much is Never Enough!"
 

I have always enjoyed working with different fabrics and had a variety available from clothing, pillows, and craft items. When we were first married and I was a stay at home mom, my first lampshade project was to decorate my daughter’s room. After this first project was completed, I began receiving requests for lampshades from friends and family members. My husband Kelly suggested that we should try selling lampshades to local antique stores.

In 1994, we officially took the name Vintage Shades for our business. We began by taking our antique lamp shades to display at antique home shows while still selling our creations to shops. Our business began to flourish and grow.  Not only do we continue to sell and create lampshades for clients seeking decor for their homes, we now sell to movie production companies, historic hotels, museums, restaurants, and clubs worldwide.

We have been making lampshades for over a quarter of a century. During this time we have found wonderful silk fabrics and trims to use, both new and antique. Kelly also now makes our wire frames which has allowed us to have truly limitless design potential. We can recreate old antique frames or work with ideas from our clients. Restoration of many wonderful old and original antique lampshades has also broadened our knowledge and inspires us as we create new shades.


We continually have new excitement and inspiration when creating lampshades as we have learned so much about color, textures, and design over the years. Our philosophy when creating lampshades is “Too much is never enough.” We hope you take the time to look at our beautiful shades and please reach out to us if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your time!

Kathy