Several years ago Husband and I were in a Fargo furniture store where we purchased a pair of lovely table lamps. They are Tiffany glass and mica and go well with the Mission/Craftsman style furniture we have in our bedroom. They sit on either side of the bed.
I have had some buyer’s remorse since we purchased them as I didn’t take into account how fragile the shades are. Both Husband and I have accidentally whacked the shades. I even knocked one on to the floor one morning. That resulted in a dent in the base of the shade.
Stained glass artisans are not very common out here. We had one in Hettinger, about 80 miles south of us, but she retired a couple of years ago. She worked a lot on stained glass windows in local churches. I am fortunate that one of my coworkers is an artsy person and does some stained glass work, and was able to fix my shade.
We used to have furniture refinishers and clock repairers out here, but no more. There are a couple of upholsterers in town. They are old guys who I assume will retire one of these days. Then what? I worry about too many arts lost.
Where do you get things fixed? What lost arts would you like to see revived?