After transporting some rescue dogs last weekend, we decided to stop into the retail store to see what was new. I didn't want to bother the staff because the store was so busy, so I quickly took a few pictures. The Shades of Light staff has always been very nice and they have a staff blogger, so I hope they don't mind that I took these.
I tried to take a picture that would show just how big this place is. I took this looking across the store...and the store is deeper than it is wide. However, for some reason, it's extremely easy to find what you want. Items are grouped by type of fixture and by style. So, if you see a pendant you like, odds are you'll like what's hanging around it, too.
The shade section is massive. A few shades were marked down to $1.
I should have bought a few crystals to replace ones that were missing from the bathroom fixture I bought off ebay.
If Stella & Dot made lamps, they'd look like this:
I love monograms, but I'm not sure how I feel about monogrammed lamp shades. They'd look cute in a child's room, though.
This gorgeous chandelier was just featured on the Shades of Light blog. It's beautiful!
The entire photo set (again, pardon the fuzzy pictures):
By the way, there are two outlet stores run by Shades of Light. One is in Midlothian, VA and the other is in Virginia Beach. Richmond bloggers John and Sherry from Young House Love have mentioned shopping at the Midlothian location before (here and here most recently). It's a gem sitting in a nondescript, suburban strip mall.