Kathleen Caid's Antique Artistry

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Letters from Our Customers

Hi Kathleen,

The lamp arrived today. I just unwrapped it this evening, and a bit nervously too, as I wasn't sure that I'd adore it as much as the photograph. And I wasn't sure it would look good in the room where I planned to put it. But after setting it in its space, I fell in love instantly.

I called my mother to hurry over and see it - she loved it too. And even my boy friend of fifteen years, who is an absolute curmudgeon (he's an industrial designer and likes clean-lined, unadorned things) said it looked "nice" - which for him is a definite vote of approval. And my nine year old son said it was beautiful and sat himself in the chair over which the lamp now arcs. So the entire family approves, and I'm so very happy with it.

Thank you for sending it out so quickly, and for making such pretty and fanciful things. You make the world a more beautiful place. After I live with the lamp for a while, I'm sure I will start looking in other corners of other rooms throughout my house to see if another Antique Artistry masterpiece might fit.

Thank you again.

Columbus, Oh


The crane lamp arrived last night, safe and sound, and is now ensconced in my dining room. You were absolutely right. I don't think I've seen a more beautiful ensemble: the wisteria-draped shade is exquisite, especially the way the beading diffuses and reflects the light, and the work on the crane and lily pad is so wonderfully wrought. Where on earth did you find such a piece?

I keep thinking you can't out do yourself and you just keep going on doing it. I recently had an old friend from San Francisco visit (a real connoisseur) and he was just blown away by all my beautiful lamps. I can't thank you enough but at least I can tell you how much beauty and joy they bring into my life and how admired they are by everyone who sees them.

P.S. As you probably know, cranes are symbols of longevity in the Far East. Long live this lamp and the memory of its creator!

Best regards,

Topeka, KS

Dear Kathleen,

Your beautiful shade arrived today - it is much more than I had hoped for - it is simply "over the top" and it certainly will be the center piece of my new (old) home. I was a little nervous as I had never before spent so much money on something sight unseen. It is truly breathtaking and I expect many genuine thrilling ohs and ahs when it has been installed.

A special thank you goes to Loretta for being so helpful and charming!


Milltown, NJ

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