What's in a Name?

Shakespeare asked “What’s in a name?” We have also been asked "Wha'ts in a name?" concerning the names given to our lampshades. Some of them were given names by the frame makers we purchased them from when we first started our business and we decided to keep those. As we began working more with original antique frames and creating our own designs, we came up with our own selection of names! Some of them are old fashioned names from an earlier time, some are the names of our relatives, and some are named for the client that sent us the frame or their location like the “Kenosha”. Another shade in a similar style is the “Madison”, both Madison and Kenosha are cities in Wisconsin.


The “Boulderado” was a style chosen by the interior designer for the Boulderado Hotel in Boulder, Colorado. An Adaptation of the small pieces on this frame led to the creation of the “Aspen” shade.



Some Names reflect something about the lines of the shade. We have decided to name this restoration project “Evangeline”. Evangeline is a derivation of the Latin word “evangelium” meaning ‘gospel’ from the Greek “euangelion” (good tidings). The name was brought to life by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1847 epic poem “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie”. This shade was brought to us to restore it to its former glory.


“Ambrosia, food of the gods”, one of our favorite pieces we have made and truly a work of art.



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