Lighting Blog

We’re Loving: New from Currey & Company

By Ann Eckert |

Every few months we have the delight of seeing some of the latest beautiful lamp creations from one of our beloved manufacturers, Currey & Company. We can’t take our eyes off of these gems below – here are our favorites!  Aquaterra – This lighting fixture is made from recycled glass and the iron contrasts beautifully to […]

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It’s Opening Day in Boston!

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about ordering our affordable Red Sox table lamp! The Red Sox are back in action, and we’re excited for another exciting season here at Fenway Park. Today they’ll be taking on the Brewers – let’s start the season off right with a win! For some good luck, our Red Sox lamp […]

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How to Light Your Artwork

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to look at our wide selection of picture lamps. Many people come into the store looking for a way to light a new piece of prized artwork. If you’re investing in a beautiful piece of art, then you should show it off! Before you start your search, make sure you understand the qualities […]

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Behind the Scenes: Creating a Bottle Lamp

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about contacting us to help you create your own custom lamp! On Monday we shared some beautiful photos of some of our prized (and loved!) bottle Lamps that are handmade in house. Today we wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at how these are made in our store. Step 1: […]

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Custom-Made Bottle Lamps

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about our service of creating custom lamps out materials you provide. People love their bottles. Bottles from memorable dinners. Bottles that were a gift for a special occasion like a wedding or anniversary. Sometimes these bottles are not disposable and require a permanent spot in the home, which is why […]

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Introducing the Limited Edition “2013 World Series Champion Red Sox” Table Lamp

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about our Red Sox table lamp. To help celebrate the victorious 2013 World Champion Red Sox, we introduce the 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox Table Lamp! On October 30, the Boston Red Sox won their fourth and final game against the St. Louis Cardinals, champions of the National League.  What a game…. What a series!!  What better […]

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Light Up the 2013 Patriots Season with New Patriots Football Table Lamp

By Ann Eckert |

Click here to learn more about our Patriots football table lamp. We New England football fans are spoiled – we have been able to watch one of the best NFL teams in the country for over 20 years.   The 2013 football season is already half way over and the Patriots are once again off […]

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Silk Lampshades – Box Pleats, Part 1

By Ann Eckert |

There are as many styles of pleated lampshades as there are styles and sizes of lampshades…too many to count!  We are going to give you an overview of lampshade pleats – starting with silk lampshades and moving to the hardback shades. The first general category of silk pleats is the Box Pleat, which seems to […]

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Lighting up Rome!

By Ann Eckert |

I had an opportunity to travel to Italy – Rome and Florence – on a “Wellness Trip” with 6 other wonderful women.  With the exception of our transportation to and from the airports – we walked Rome and Florence.   What a fabulous experience – from the Roman ruins to the Vatican to the food […]

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Silk Lampshades – Smocked Pleating

By Ann Eckert |

Silk lampshades with smocking are special.  The technique of smocking is essentially a type of “double pleating”; the first layer of pleating is most often a box pleat – typically a “closed” box pleat, but they can be made with open box pleats as well as “drapes”.  And then, the second “smocked” layer is created […]

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Crystal vs. Glassblown Lamps

By Ann Eckert |

Crystal is a timeless material and has been a commodity in the interior space for hundreds – if not thousands! – of years but this colorless and transparent material is quickly taking center stage in the design world because of its natural feel. This October we saw famed jeweler James de Givenchy transform vintage Baccarat […]

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Silk Lampshades – Shirred and Side Pleats

By Ann Eckert |

Silk lampshades with either shirred pleats or side pleats are the two oldest styles of pleats.  While today we do see customers a bit more interested in the box pleats, there are many wonderful “looks” that can be accomplished with either a shirred pleat or a side pleat. Silk shirred lampshades are made by loosely […]

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