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Let’s Get Nautical – It’s Summer!

Click here to check out our service for affordably creating lampshades with the nautical map you choose!

I’ve talked about my love affair with the ocean many times on this blog, but every summer my love seems to grow deeper. There isn’t an ocean or body of water that I wouldn’t explore! Now, if you’ve been in the shop, or found us online, you have likely seen the many different nautical lampshades that we offer. We have a number of shades made of nautical maps from popular New England destinations, and we are also happy to create a custom lampshade for you with your desired body of water! We use NOAA charts to create our nautical lampshades.

You can choose one of our designs, or can select your shade style (squares, hexes, pyramids, drums and empires), and show us the specific area of the chart to include on your shade.

The below was a custom design for a client who adores Chesapeake Bay. We found the perfect gold-plated lamp base for this creation, and can see this beauty fitting into a bright and airy summer living space.

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Prep Your Summer Cottage with Nautical Lampshades

Spring is here, and summer is around that corner (if you can believe it). Many New Englanders are thinking about getting their summer houses in order – spring cleaning, organizing and redesigning their summer spaces. One very popular way to add a new look to a room is with our collection of nautical lampshades. We can create a lampshade from any US and / or Caribbean coastal geography – Bermuda, Martha’s Vineyard and beyond! These also come in a number of different shapes and sizes. Below is a peek at a few different sizes, which can all be custom ordered online from our website!

Pyramid Nautical Lampshade


Cut Corner Square Nautical Lampshade


Hexagonal Nautical Lampshade


Wall Sconce and Chandelier Nautical Lampshades


Shield/Half Nautical Lampshade


Drum Nautical Lampshade


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We’re Loving: Nautical Lampshades

One of my greatest passions (aside from lighting, of course, J), is the ocean.  Many of my vacation hours are spent on a sailboat cruising the New England coast.  The rolling waves, fresh air and warm sun clear my mind, relax my body and energize my spirit.  I call it nautical therapy!

When I am away from the ocean for too long, I find myself planning the next voyage.  But, in between trips we are able to bring the ocean to our homes with our lovely Nautical Shade collection.  Like me, many water and sea lovers are looking for an opportunity to bring their passion for the water to their home; now they can by working with us to create a custom lampshade made from the nautical chart of their choice.

We use NOAA charts to create our nautical lampshades.  You can choose one of our designs, or can select your shade style (squares, hexes, pyramids, drums and empires), and show us the specific area of the chart to include on your shade.   Some customers are pairing their Nautical Shade with a collectible lamp filled with sand from their favorite beach or shells from a recent trip – making the lamp even more special.

At the moment, we love the Nautical Shade of Nasketucket Bay paired with a jar filled with sea shells.

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I also love the lamp ensemble featuring a mason jar connected to a Buzzards Bay Nautical Shade.

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Having these lampshades in the store makes us remember the start of summer cruising is right around the corner.

What body of water will you pick for your Nautical Shade?  And, remember – a Nautical Shade makes a great birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or wedding gift!