PAYMENT AND DELIVERY
Postage and Delivery - when will my order be sent?
Lampshades are sent free of charge as standard delivery in the UK. Orders of items in stock are dispatched within 5 working days from receipt of payment. Made to order items will be sent within 2 weeks of receipt of payment although we aim to send them eaarier. All orders are sent using either Royal Mail's Parcelforce48, or a reputable courier service with tracking facility, or by 1st class post - an email will be sent to you when dispatch is made letting you know estimated date of arrival. If you need your order any quicker, please contact me I will do my best to help.
Please note we often recycle packaging for your order. For overseas orders, please contact me for shipping costs to your required destination, before you place an order.
Do I need a PayPal account? What methods of payment do you accept?
You are not required to have a PayPal account to pay via PayPal. Non-PayPal members can pay with their credit card via the PayPal interface without needing to register.
A 100% refund on your purchased goods will be happily made, provided they are returned to us within 10 working days of the delivery date. Goods must be returned in their original packaging, using a guaranteed and trackable delivery service for which the buyer is responsible for paying for and must arrive in perfect order. If you wish to return any item for any reason, please contact us in advance so that we are ready to process your return as soon as possible. Please be aware that the large lampshades cost around £13 to be sent via Royal Mail's Parcelforce service, so its good to be sure before you order!
If in the unlikely situation that your shade arrives damaged, please contact me as soon as possible or definately within 3 working days as we only have 14 days to make a claim with the courier company. We may ask you to retain the shade and box whilst we make the claim. Please note that Items described as ‘vintage’ or ‘retro style’, are items that have been previously used and owned and therefore they may have signs of wear and tear, but are fully described with all their charming vintage defects, and therefore cannot be described as faults.
Regrettably, returns or refunds cannot be made on any bespoke items.
We try our hardest to show the colours of our items as accurately as possible but because of different computer settings the colours may vary on various computer screens. We recommend that you please ask any questions before you purchase, or with modern shades, ask for a fabric sample first. Thank you.
What bulb should I use?
A maximum 40 watt or cool to the touch eco or LED bulb is recommended for use with lampshades, and ideally bulbs should be placed a minimum of 5cm away from the side of the shade.
What fittings do the lampshades have?
The drum shades have a converter fitting so they can be used with both UK and European light fittings, or a duplex fitting where the shade can be used either for a ceiling fitting or for a lampbase, information on each shade is given in the shop listings. The vintage shades have a UK fitting only or the larger vintage shades often have a duplex fitting, which means that you will need either a shade carrier to fit a standard lamp or lamp base, or a spider fitting to use the shade as a ceiling or pendant light. Both of these items can easily be found at a local lighting shop.
What size shade carrier should I purchase?
This really depends on how tall you wish your shade to be on your standard lamp or lamp base, and they come in many different heights. As general advice, work out the distance you wish to have between the lamp fitting and the duplex (large) ring on your lampshade, and purchase one to your desired height.
What materials are used on the inside of the shades?
The modern shades have a firm laminate or card inner (see individual products for detail). All the PVC products have passed the glow wire test carried out by the Lighting Association. The vintage or hand sewn shades have either a balloon lining in a polyester, silk or related fabric, or do not have a lining (please see individual product details).
Need to know anything else?
Please contact me with any questions you may have - happy to help.
Please visit the full Terms and Conditions for further information. Thank you.