Hi Dorothy,

I don't remember how many years ago we met....20?

I lived in a 1920s Spanish style home and have wall sconces in every room. I used to buy lampshades at my local lighting store. They were never quite right, but I thought I didn't have any other option.

Then I met Dorothy! Custom lampshades meant I  could choose the size, the shape, the material and even an accented trim. They are beautifully made and after10 years of use haven't needed to be replaced.

Brooke K.

Long Beach, CA.

Dorothy found with many of her clients it was advantageous to coordinate their new lampshade selections while in their home.  As a result her business grew, meeting the approval of many delighted clients and designers because of  her customized services.


Thanks for the beautiful lampshade you created for my heirloom lamp left to me by my aunt.

Your attention to detail, the hand stitching and the beaded fringe on the silk shade make the lamp a show case in my living room.

Barbra,  Santa Maria

OC Lampshade.com  Hats For Lamps

About Us!

Hats For Lamps has been serving Orange County and the surrounding area for 30 yearsKnow as the "Lampshade Lady"!

With a passion for creating and selling fine lampshades, Dorothy is know for delivering beautiful and unusual handcrafted lampshades.


Dorothy, just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying my shades and thank you for your help. As you know they were my mothers favorite and I just couldn't give them up. After my exhausted efforts to find the right shades I called you. Your prompt response, understanding of what I wanted, quality of materials and workmanship and attention to detail for my custom shades was perfect.

Thanks for restoring my heirlooms to the original beauty for me to enjoy in my home.

Donna B., San Dimas


If your lamps shade needs a tummy tuck, a face lift, is old, ragged and worn I have the solution for that old hat. Take it to Dorothy for a complete make-over. This creative lady is meticulous in her design and provides excellent workmanship. She can create any lampshade that you will be proud to place on your lamp and show to your friends.