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Welcome to Victorian Shades of the Past where you can step back into a bygone era when things were made with perhaps a little bit more attention to detail and Quality! You will find a large variety of exquisite hand made, Victorian Lampshades of exceptional Quality. We use only the finest materials and fabrics, including silks, satins and brocades for our Victorian style Shades and offer a 100% satisfaction Gurantee! Our Shades are decorated in Victoriana and classic styles and will add a special touch to any home. You may even Custom-design your own Victorian shade to fit in with your decor!


A few years back, a mother and her two daughters decided to convert a shared passion in Victorian Lampshades and Victoriana into a business. Thus, Esther Hoyt, Lena Carman and Nellie Zimmerman, all from Colorado USA, started Victorian Shades of the Past and the trademark Shades of the Past.

We take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of each and every Victorian lampshade we create. All our catalog shades are made with the same passion we make our own lampshades – if it’s not good enough for us, it’s not good enough for you!


Top 5 Qualities Of An E-Commerce Site That Impress You!

Top 5 Qualities Of An E-Commerce Site That Impress You!

Today we are too much into e-shopping and trading online. All of us know how much we are attracted to these e-commerce platforms. If not for shopping, at least for window shopping we are a part of these sites. But do you think that we are into every single e-commerce platform that works globally? The answer would be a big No. This is because our liking for a particular site varies from one person to the other. We have two or three sites that we visit often, and that is what we prefer. So what are those factors that attract us to a particular platform? This is what we will discuss here.

Friendly Interface:

The interface of the site has to be friendly. This means that the visitor must find it easy to access and must understand how to use it. The platform should not scare or put the person to fear in any way. It also must be made sure that things are written and designed in such a way that they are understood in common parlance. All classes of people who visit the site must understand it in the same way.

Quality of products:

The kind of products that are sold on the platform will have a significant role to play. The display pattern and the design of the site will take a back seat when it comes to the quality of the product. Many sites look much prettier than Amazon, but when it comes to quality and assurance, people choose Amazon over other sites. That is why we say that the quality of the products and availability of branded items will have a predominant role to play.

The perks that you enjoy:

Of course, free delivery is one of the perks that we love the most, but apart from that, there are also other important things such as discounts, membership benefits and other festive season offers. A site must always show the user something exciting. That is what users are expecting.

When promises are kept up:

When an e-commerce platform does what is expected out of its users that is when it proves itself as a good site. Being prompt when it comes to delivery, return offers and facilities to return the product that you do not like, you must not be forced to buy or hold a product, are some of the benefits that you get to enjoy. The design shown on the site and the actual product must be that same. This is one common problem with e-commerce sites. The colors never match. So, the site must sell what it shows.

Accessibility and Availability:

A vast range of products that the site has will always have a role to play in a person choosing a site. Sometimes you may not find the product that you are looking for. There might be issues in tracing a mobile cover that suits your mobile, or the number of shades in a lip product might run short, much worse, a slip-on might not be available for your size. If a site can remove these problems to the maximum possible, then it can win the hearts of the people. Read More

What to Know Before Starting an E-commerce Site

What to Know Before Starting an E-commerce Site

E-commerce sites have grown large in numbers. They have been providing varied services to the public. The best thing above all is that these sites are welcomed by people very much than we expected. This has motivated a lot of online entrepreneurs to have their own online start-up. In case of we have to talk about the profit part, yes, they are quite profitable since the online craze has gone up. If you are one among those few people who wish to have their own online start-up, here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind.

Understand your customers the right way

Not all customers are nice to you. We are living in a ‘caveat venditor’ world where the seller has to beware, and the customer is the king. This is the reason also why the customers are cashing in on the situation and pulling the vendors into trouble. You have decided to get into the service sector, and we are giving you a prior warning so that you will always put your customers first, and if they disappoint you, you are not hurt!

Ensure your transportation services are prompt:

The next important thing that you should remember is that no matter how well you plan, you will have to lose some money in the event of transporting your products. You will have to bear such losses as well. These losses in most cases are considered inevitable. It doesn’t mean that there would be pilferage, but yes damages and crushing of items are possible. This way you will make losses as well as disappoint customers.

There will always be opportunities:

There will always be a lot of pockets with which you can make profits. All you have to do is to wait patiently and look for different pockets that can provide you with a lot of opportunities. The best thing about running an e-commerce site is that you will never run out of opportunities. You will always have some or the other means to make money and impress your clients.

Marketing is the key:

Since you are investing in an online business, you will have a lot of opportunities to make your product and brand recognisable. Investing a decent amount of money in marketing yourself. This way you are forcing a few buyers to look into your sites. Even if one among the few tries and if you can impress that one person the word-of-mouth endorsements begin. This way you can endorse your products. Remember there is a lot of competition out there. You will have to give your sweat and blood to outwit the race.

Meet the right type of audience:

Your audience is the key to success, and it is important that you fix them right. Find you your target audience is and market yourself there. Do everything that will get you closer to your target population. This way you are making your stand clear and will also make better profits when your customers understand you well.

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Annabell Lamp


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Empress Lampshade


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Primerose Lampshade


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Standard shipping: 7-10 business days

U.S. Express shipping: 1-2 business days

International Standard: 2-3 weeks

International Express: 1-2 weeks



3396 Chandler Drive Joplin, Missouri USA



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