March 9, 2015


Many years ago I discovered Circa Lighting while researching 1700's Smoke Bell Lamps, also known as Hundi lamps, which I still love and carry in my shop today. 


Recently, I rediscovered the Atlanta-based lighting shop.  They've posted a great explanation for Fren...

January 15, 2015

So what is a "Lampshade Fitter"?  Look down into the top of your lampshade.  See the metal framework?  It usually looks like a cross with a circle of metal inside called a washer.  This is the fitter.  It is how the lampshade is "fitted" onto your lamp.  The specific t...

January 14, 2015

For the best custom fit, Shady Business always suggests customers bring your shade and your lamp into the store - we can usually help you find a new shade and make it fit perfectly. If you are travelling and can't pack your lamp, here is a handy little chart for accura...

January 13, 2015


This great article and radio clip from NPR really helped explain the different kinds of light bulb options that exist and which ones are best. Feel free to stop by Shady Business if you need advice on the best bulbs to light up your life.


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