Shades and More…

Shades and more…..

For designers and decorators south of Boston and along the SouthCoast
I just spent the last 90 minutes and $217 (my designer cost) for 3 beautiful lamp shades. King Lamps 1 And I did that while sitting and having a cup of coffee as Danny, one of the owners of King’s Lamps and Shades, tried different harp sizes and shade styles as I enjoyed being waited on. 
His selections were outstanding…and as I am one who enters an establishment with a solid idea of what I am looking for, I had to relax and be open to what else was available.  I left there withKing Lamps 3 shades that I liked more than the originals; shades that I would not have selected if l had searched on my own.  Plus, I left 2 Baldwin Brass candlestick lamps there (that I bought yesterday at another New Bedford
fave: Acushnet River Antiques) to get new candle sleeves. They are black with gold liner shades and new finials. I had a BALL and it was such a great experience that I had to tell you about it so that YOU can experience it, too.
Kings’s has been in the same New Bedford location for over 50 years. They repair lamps, King Lamps 2sell lamps, make lamps and drill vases, and have a huge stock of glass, metal, paper, textile, as well as shades – and can also special order. They have antique lighting that is as lovely as I have seen anywhere. Since King’s doesn’t have a website yet (they are still working on it…but, who isn’t?) you would have to make the trip over to browse or bring your lamps for shades, repair, or to create a beautiful lamp from something wonderful that was originally designed for another purpose. And their prices are insanely good…and even better with our 15% discount!Kings lamps sign
Come and visit the SouthCoast! King’s is open Tuesday – Saturday 9-5. 580 Hathaway Road. 508-994-9784. Just off Exit 3 / Hathaway Road on Route 140. 
Now, go sell something !

Here’s to Success !

Congratulations to all of the wonderful designers who made this years Kips Bay Show House another resounding success!
A fabulous painter friend of mine, Troy Henriksen, has a painting at :04 in the video…. It’s a 2008 self portrait.  Check it out. AND his story is wonderful.
A former fisherman from New Bedford, Massachusetts, Henriksen wanted to be a painter and moved to Paris to paint. He has become wildly successful, and all the young professional Parisians ‘get a Troy’ when they cross that line into ‘the have’s’.
Here is another link to his work and some newer works:

Designer, Artist and Artisan Series: Susan Victor and Sue Shannon


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