Studio Lighting and A Gem of a Store in Hampton

My new sewing studio is now 95% complete and when I finally find the perfect chaise I will be totally there. Today we installed the ceiling lighting and I have to say it is freakin' fabulous :->

Remember the ugly (that's putting it kindly) ceiling fan from the before pictures? WARNING: (the following picture could produce projectile vomiting).

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I replaced it with a ceiling fixture created using the most glorious vintage glass shade.

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I found this shade years ago in Virginia Beach at a church sale, everything you could stuff into a bag for $1. I've been saving it ever since for just the perfect use, and I would say it fits perfectly here :->

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I put this together with a 99 cent fixture from the thrift store. The marriage of the old with the new required a bit of custom retro-fitting and for that I went over to a store in the Phoebus section of Hampton, not far from my house. I had heard about this place and driven by many times but had never ventured inside.

One step inside this building and I knew that I was not in Kansas anymore….

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Cody's is a lighting store like no other place on this planet. Two stories of vintage lighting fabulousness.

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Hundreds and hundreds of lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, shades, you name it. All vintage. No repro here, just the real deal.

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Are you drooling yet?

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I am just showing you the tip of the vintage lighting iceberg!

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What they have even more of than lamps is replacement parts. Globes, shades, hardware, everything.

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If you are looking to restore or replace some vintage lighting, Cody's would probably have what you are looking for, in multiples.

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Are you running out the door to make a pilgrimage to Cody's yet? Here is the info. No website, totally old school, just email. They are the epitome of your friendly Mom & Pop shop. Be sure to tell them GeorgiaPeachez sent you :->

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Now lastly, check out the cutie lampshade that I found there to perfectly compliment the cut glass lamp that I found on the curb (I know!). It's in the new sewing studio too.

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13 thoughts on “Studio Lighting and A Gem of a Store in Hampton

  1. Um…I am going to need you to go down there and get me a couple things! Just a couple! Oh my goodness I would be redoing every light fixture in my house. Well done. Your choice is perfection…smiles…Renee

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  2. Now I’m super upset that I went to Home Goods last weekend and bought an ugly lamp. But, I still need 2 more…. XOX

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  3. I checked one thing off my list when I opened an Etsy store and my next dream is to have a space in an antique malls, which is all I ever thought I wanted but now… I want a lamp store. I would finally have a reason to buy all thoe great old lamps I see at the VOA! Seems like my junking work is just never done….

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  4. Wowzer! I am a lamp freak…I have a stash of vintage ones in the cabinets (and switch them out..ha, pun not intended)…and, I have 2 pretty vintage glass ceiling shades in the bedrooms.
    I have the book by lampshade lady to make some shades one of these days.

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  5. Georgia, I can’t believe I don’t know about this store. I have a studio LITERALLY on the same street, above what used to be the other lighting shop. I wonder if it is the same couple that used to have a stall at the flea market in Newport News, they always had awesome stuff.

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