Whitstable Beach, Boats & Breakers

Whitstable Beach, Boats & Breakers



Along the Whitstable beach there are boats, pebbles, oysters and rows of breakers. In the distance, to where I was standing, looking at the breakers, you have The Neptune (Neppie) which sits on the beach. The first pub my husband introduced me to in Whitstable, and a popular haunt for the locals.

The beach was quiet and empty on the day I took these pics. We were with our family.  Nan, Grandad and Uncle Bob in tow. The children skimming stones in to the sea and I was doing my usual day dreaming, taking in my surroundings and thinking of potential photo opportunities.  I took some photos of breakers, and then sail boats on the beach. Here I thought, as a design piece, the long shapes of the boats, all huddled together, would sit nicely with the long vertical lines of the breakers.


  • Drum Lampshade Height: 25cm (unless you select 30cm diameter shades, which are set as 21cm high)
  • Available as: 25cm, 30cm, 35cm or 40cm (dia.)
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton, digitally printed
  • Lampshade lining: White Vinyl, Fire retardant
  • Takes up to 60watt bulb
  • Each Lampshade is hand-rolled and finished by me

Internal shade fitting: UK, Europe: The shade fits the standard bayonet cap (BC) and also with Edison Screw (E27) lamp holders (remove the converter plug in the centre of the fitting).  US & Canada: unless otherwise stated, washer fittings (1/2" ring) will be used, for lamps that use a harp or vertical rod system.

Fabric design: The placement of the design, at the seam, may vary. This is because they are handmade and come in varying sizes, but will be set as 25cm high so to retain the scale of the design.  However, for the 30cm shade the design, the height is set at 21cm, so design may slightly on top and bottom of shade.


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Sizes available:

  • 25cm = £45 (25cm high)
  • 30cm = £55 (21cm high)
  • 35cm = £65 (25cm high)
  • 40cm = £75 (25cm high)

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Length: 25cm, 30cm, 35cm or 40cm (diameter)

Width: -

Height: 25cm (21cm for 30cm diameter shade)


***UK Delivery is £7.00, includes tracking, signed for and packaging.***International customers, additional shipping costs will apply, which I am happy to quote you for (it will be the buyers responsibility to handle any customs fees or taxes that apply).


***UK, delivery is free and a signature is required.***International customers, additional shipping costs will apply, which I am happy to quote you for (it will be the buyers responsibility to handle any customs fees or taxes that apply).



Whilst walking across Whitstable's pebble beach, the tide was low, so the algae covered breakers caught my attention.  I was loving the colour green against the breakers!

As I walk on, there are lots of sailing boats near to the RNLI.  The boats were lined up in a parallel formation and in varying straight lines, just like waves at sea.

I thought that the long horizontal lines of the boats, along with the vertical lines of the breakers, would work well together as a design.



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