Frequently Asked Questions
When will you be restocking?
My shop is almost always empty because my lampshades are made in small batches and sell super quickly. Your best bet to snag one is to sign up for my email subscription at the very bottom of this page to be notified as soon as I restock my “stock lampshades” or list a new “one-of-a-kind lampshade” for sale.
Do you sell lamp bases with your lampshades?
I don’t normally sell lamp bases and keep only a small collection of them for display purposes, but I’d be happy to help you source one to fit your lampshade. I’ve had a lot of luck finding them on eBay, FB Marketplace and of course antique shops.
Are these lampshades heat-safe?
My lampshades are made with a silk base layer. Silk is traditional lampshade material which is naturally more fire resistant than some other common lampshade materials like cotton and paper because it’s an animal protein. However, the heat of an incandescent bulb can weaken and discolor silk over time, so I only recommend LED bulbs to keep your lampshade in its best condition long-term. I personally prefer warm-toned LEDs.
How do I clean my lampshade?
You can dust your lampshade by blowing it with a hairdryer on the cool and low settings. There’s also a product called Sparkle Plenty Lampshade Cleaner that works wonderfully with this. I don’t recommend getting your lampshade wet at all as this can cause water stains and make any dyed parts run.
Can I send you my existing lampshade to refurbish?
Absolutely! Send info on what you’re looking for and photos of your existing lampshade through my “Custom Lampshades” page.
How are these lampshades shipped?
I ship all domestic orders with UPS Ground including a signature requirement and international orders with USPS Priority Mail unless requested otherwise. All packages are insured and I pack in boxes with at least 2” clearance on all sides, wrap the lampshade with tissue paper, pad with crushed paper, and seal on all sides with tape.
Do I ship internationally?
Yes, I do! As long as the box isn’t too big for your country’s dimension restrictions.