Newport Lamp & Shade Blog

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
November 30th 2022 marked the 90th year of a classic American tradition, the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree...To celebrate the occassion and ring in the Holiday Season, I thought it might be fun to share some history of this...
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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it, our varied traditions. One tradition that many of us share is watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - which is in its 96th year!  I thought it might be fun to share...
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Penny Morrison: The Story Behind the Brand
We love Penny Morrison's collection of lighting and lampshades, fabric & wallpaper - and furniture, too....but did you know it all started with Interior Design? Below is a brief summary of Penny Morrison's story that illustrates the history of this successful designer - and now brand...
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The Story Behind Porphyry
New to the shop this week are striking Porphyry Lampshades we had made from a wallpaper pattern designed by Miles Redd exclusively for Schumacher. In keeping with the theme, I thought it might be worth researching what exactly porphyry is - and taking a closer look at the origins behind the term and how it is used in design today. I hope you enjoy this quick read - and please browse the new designs on our website - or better yet come and visit us in person.

The following information was borrowed from wikipedia, selectstone.com, dictionary.com with images from 1stdibs.com and krbnyc.com

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Silhouettes: A Brief History and Decorating Ideas
Next Saturday, October 8th we are very excited to bring you something other than lamps and shades. Nationally recognized silhouette artist, Deborah O'Connor, will be here at the shop to cut profiles from life. The original silhouettes of an individual or group will be cut live,...
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