Shannon Lamp Service, Inc.

"We're more than just a lamp service"


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 Glass Lamp Shades  10" Hand Painted and Hand Decorated Glass Shades  Glass Ball Shades  Glass 14" Dome Shades

Store History    Chair Caning    Press Releases



Welcome to!

Our Retail Store Operating Hours:

9:00 - 5:00 Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 12:00 Noon - Saturdays
Closed on Sundays & Mondays

Family owned and operated since 1956!

Providing an extensive stock of lamp parts & providing lamp restoration,
repairs, and custom assembly!

RIP - Coleman Shannon

11-19-1921 ~~  5-17-2016

Coleman Shannon, WWII veteran,
Lexington lamp store owner, dies

(This was written for the Lexington Herald Leader newspaper by Karla Ward)

Coleman Shannon held a photo of himself that was taken while he was serving in World War II.

Coleman Shannon, 94, a World War II veteran and a longtime small business owner in Lexington, died Tuesday.

Shannon, who founded Shannon Lamp Service in 1956, was a Lexington native and attended Picadome Elementary School.

After being drafted into the Army, he spent three years in Florida running a post exchange and was then transferred to the Philippines, where he served in heavy combat for a year, said his son, David Shannon.

Shannon was awarded the Bronze Star for attempting to save a fellow soldier from drowning, David Shannon said.

Coleman Shannon returned home from the service on Feb. 13, 1946, and he met his future wife, Dolores, the next day, Valentine’s Day. The couple married on Halloween and celebrated their 69th anniversary last year.

Dolores Shannon died Dec. 26.

Upon returning from the war, Coleman Shannon worked as an apprentice at Lexington Plating Co. for three years, then opened his own plating company in 1949.

He later worked for Setzer’s Polishing for seven years before opening his own shop, which was first known as Shannon Plating, David Shannon said.

By 1974, the company’s custom lampshades, marketed as Shamrock Shades, had replaced the plating business.

Coleman Shannon later sold Shannon Lamp Service, at 1210 North Limestone, to his son David, but he remained active in retirement.

As he neared his 80th birthday, he learned to work with stained glass, making custom pieces and doing repairs. He worked in the lamp shop regularly until he was 90, his son said.

Coleman Shannon is survived by three children, David Shannon, Eddie Shannon and Janet Gross, all of Lexington.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Main Street. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



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Some of the lamp supplies that we offer may be imported, but we make ALL of the lampshades that we sell. Every fabric & paper lampshade that we show on this site, including lampshades on lamps, we have made. We do not make our glass shades but almost all of the Opal & hand painted glass lampshades we sell are made in the U.S.A. by Davis-Lynch Glass in West Virginia.

10" Hand Painted and Hand Decorated Glass Shades

"Aladdin - The Magic Name in Lamps" (for Aladdin Oil Lamp information)
Autographed!, $44.95.

Aladdin Books


Need an oil-burning lamp for the long-Cold winter?  Oil Lamps


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Since 1956, Shannon Lamp Service, Inc. has been a family operated lamp business in Lexington, Kentucky. We specialize in creating custom lamps and lamp shades. In 1972 we began manufacturing hardback lampshades under the trade name "Shamrock Shades". Custom shades have become a major part of our business, as we offer shades on a retail and a wholesale level. Along with our custom lamps and shades, we offer a very experienced lamp repair and service for our customers. We sell Aladdin Lamps & parts as well as other restored antique lamps and fixtures. We stock a full line of lamp parts & we offer special ordering for parts that we have access to order. Additionally, we offer chair caning.  For more information on this service click the "chair caning" button.

Chair Caning



We were chosen to be included in the book released and sold nationally
Shopping Your Way Across Kentucky - the 101 Must See Places to Shop
written by Gary P. West and published by Acclaim Press

"Shannon Lamp Service is definitely a one-of-a-kind." "Shannon Lamps is a business that defines
 what small family business is all about." 
Gary P. West



We were featured in the May 2007 Southern Living Magazine!!

"Whether you have a keepsake figurine, an ammo box, or a set of children’s wooden blocks, David Shannon can turn it into a custom-made treasure."  Southern Living


Read the Southern Living Feature Article



See information regarding this lamp made for the DreamWorks movie, "Dreamer", that was filmed in Lexington and premiered in 2005

Lamps for "Dreamer" Set


This view from our showroom shows some of the "ready-made" inventory of lamp shades we offer.  For more information on our Lamp Shades follow this link:

Lamp Shades    Wholesale Lamp Shades





 We stock a full line of replacement glass shades for student style lamps.  This includes the most common 10" shades, along with 7" & 6" shades.  As shown in the picture above, we carry a full line of lamp chimneys.

Glass Lamp Shades




 Lamp Shade Production Room.



We were absolutely delighted to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2006.  And now, as we move along, it seems harder and harder for independent family businesses to survive in today's business world.  We realize that the quality of our work and our customer service is so important, but customer loyalty through repeat business and satisfied customers referring others to us, is most important.  We are also pleased that several media outlets shared our recent Golden Anniversary with their audience.  Please take the opportunity to view the following media links and see how they have shared our story.

JANUARY 23rd 2006
By Karla Ward

Family-run shop 'can make a lamp out of anything'

January 28/29: Program 1204
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"Since 1956, the family-operated Shannon Lamp Service in Lexington has specialized in creating custom lamps and lampshades".

Shannon Lamp featured on KET's Kentucky Life



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Contact Information:

Shannon Lamp Service, Inc.
Shamrock Shades
1210 North Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 255-5285


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 Lamps   Restored Brass Fixtures  Aladdin Lamp Parts   Lamp Parts 

 Glass Lamp Shades  10" Hand Painted and Hand Decorated Glass Shades  Glass Ball Shades  Glass 14" Dome Shades

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