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Judy Lake
Pawlet Village, Vermont
Lampshade Maker, Teacher, and Rag Picker
Interests: Textile Arts, Vintage Fabrics, Flea Marketing and Antiques, Gardening, Knitting, Skiing, Books
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My shop porch was a set for a photo shoot last Fall by my friend Matthew Mead for his Spring Issue of UpStyled Home. Matthew was in Pawlet a year ago and shot my shop and lampshades for the Winter Issue of UpStyled Home. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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I my opinion it won't be long until the tipping point will be so obvious that it will change naturally; we are almost there and by the looks of the families at the Act 46 meetings this summer there will be many more down the road that will be heading south for high school. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Summer really did fly by! Didn't it? Today is slightly past peak foliage but here I sit on my porch scribbling away---Anything to be outside today! Those last warm days are ones I hold onto as we roll into winter. My little shop garden put out lots of beauty this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Always good to get away for some new inspiration! After a few days away I so happy to be back in my little shop again. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Finding the right gifts is an art; you hate to spend money on something someone doesn't want.... but think I got a good start. We love filling stockings with useful gourmet goodies, favorite pot scrubbers and yummy sriracha hot sauce and who knows what else... maybe socks! Good luck with your shopping and don't forget to shop local....where ever you may be. And have fun, too. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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I've been known to make a rose hip wreath or 2 a year. This year I made one for my shop! It's a bit of an ouchy job! Rose hips were huge this year out in the fields. I grabbed a plastic grocery bag and my clippers and started cutting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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It's time to brighten up our lighting this time of year. Cheerful, bright and fun. As the days get shorter most of us need more sunshine and natural lighting Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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September weather must have been one of the best ever! Except the wicked heat during Brimfield Week.... I should have stayed home... oh well, now I remember why I didn't do the September show.... but May was so fantastic. My buds did well, but I tanked. I loved my few... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Yes, it's time for September Brimfield. I haven't done the September show in a very long time but in order to get my great spot I had to do 2 shows... The promoters sort of have you wrapped around their fingers... but I do have a fantastic spot! I'm booth... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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It's been a fun ride and finally feel like I'm at the top of my game as long as my little hands hold out, they sure do take some abuse cutting styrene and heavy fabrics. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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ps my COUPON CODE to check out on Etsy is : COLDINVERMONT for 20% discount, please do before at check out time. Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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I've also signed up to be at The Brimfield Flea Market again in May and September. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Today is garland making day. I'm between orders and it's time to decorate the outside of my shop! Yesterday I picked up 2 bags of boxwood, a bag of cedar and a roll of light weight green wire from The Mettowee Mill Nursery just down the road in Dorset. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Check out my Etsy shop and give me lots of hearts! Support the little artisans over the holidays; we've all had a rough 7 weeks on etsy. There is still lots of great handmade finds on etsy, just be a good consumer and make sure it's really handmade. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Day off today. Great to have a catch up day to visit at the Dorset Farmer's Market, a trip to Shaw's and a stop at our health food store. All those day off errands. On my way home I popped on my iphone and grabbed a few shots. (most cell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Happy 4th of July! What a fantastic weekend it was. Perfect clear weather after all that steamy heat. The life of a little business never ends, even on holiday weekends. Business Saturday was terrible.... too many husbands and kids are never good for a lampshade business!!! I should remember next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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July has arrived today and I am looking ahead to my next adventure. I will be joining Matthew Mead and 20 other vendors for a new show as part of New Hampshire's prestigious Antique Week. It's called New Hampshire Decorating and Design Market, presented by Matthew Mead and Infusion NH... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Painting by Artist Roy Egg, done 5 am Monday Morning Our very talented local artist, Roy Egg, known far and wide for his painting dropped by this photo of his painting of Mach's Store. It's fantastic. I was very touched by Roy's last minute inspiration to lend a hand to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
May bring a tear to your eye! Life in rural Vermont trying to SAVE their General Store. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
Posted May 3, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Easter has come and gone but I can hardly bare to take down my eggs! I'd almost forgotten I had them and popped them up in the nick of time. I'd made them last year for an Easter Fund-raising event. A good use of some odds and end scraps. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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The word on the street is the maple sugar guys are getting ready for sap! That has been meaning in this neck of the woods. PHew, maybe spring will be arriving soon. Today is certainly a tease- sunshine abounds. I ever have my door open for a little fresh air... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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ohh, it's just principles... isn't it. Slow Craft carry on! Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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Yikes, The family is coming for Thanksgiving! Dog hair, cat hair, ooh the upholstery is dirty, the silverware needs polishing, oooh the windows need to be cleaned, the kitchen cupboards need a fresh coat of paint.... boy I could quit my job to finish all these projects at home! It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at The Lampshade Lady Blog
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It's time to shine up our homes for the holidays... get out the silver polish and treat yourself to a couple fresh new lampshades! All in-stock shades in my shop are 20% off through Nov. 22nd. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at The Lampshade Lady Blog