Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, not because he desired improved indoor illumination, but because he needed something to hang above his head during his next “aha” moment. Benefit from a bright idea with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 toward lamps and accessories at Village Lamp Shop in Rochester.
For three generations, Village Lamp Shop has been illuminating homes while beating back encroaching darkness with a wide selection of lighting and accessories. Browse a selection of 1950s retro lampshades to find a trove of atomic-style cylinder lamps ($20) in boomerang, biker girl, and tiki themes. Night-lights ($16–$35) let youngsters look over their stock portfolio figures late into the night, while lamps ($49.95+) and fixtures ($195+) provide a safe alternative to hallway torches. A variety of custom-made fixtures and shades also gleam amidst the well-stocked aisles of the brick and mortar shop.
Village Lamp Shop
The sunny yellow clapboards of a 135-year-old farmhouse announce the bright wares of the Village Lamp Shop, a family enterprise that has sold and repaired lighting elements since the days of the oil lamp. The Beuthien family sparked their business in the dawn of the 20th century, lighting candles and lamps for the observation of religious rituals. Now in its third generation, the lampsmiths specialize in filling homes with mid-century, retro, and antique fixtures restored to their original brilliance, as well as custom fabrication of everything from base to wavelength. Their handiness manifests in a line of cylinder lamps made on-site with '50s-inspired prints. The family's appreciation for kitsch and wry sense of humor comes to light through the store's mascot, Lou, a stereotypical 1950's partier who displays his spirit by crowning himself in a lampshade and singing Buddy Holly tunes off-key.
139 Romeo Rd.
Rochester, Michigan 48307Get Directions