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The Shady Dame

A safe space in town where you are free to be you, and check out our unique products.

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WHO IS
THE SHADY DAME?

We are a couple who have made Lebanon our home for 20 years.  Referred to as the "oddball" shop in town, we embrace that description with pride, as we wanted to bring something unique and different.  A bit on the unconventional side, we feel the need for a welcoming place in town where people can just come to explore our shop, find unique items, and have a few laughs.  

Our shop name is derived from a Danish Rock Band named “Volbeat”, who wrote a song about a woman named “Lola Montez”, who was a Irish countess that came to America and became famous for her “spider dance”.   An eccentric woman herself, she never played by the rules and was considered "shady" for her time.  We love the song so much we even named our dog after her, so it just seemed natural to name the shop after her as well.

Our world today leaves many feeling lost and at times, hopeless.  Some groups of people feel better when they attend church, some that worship nature and find solace in walks, and some find peace in other avenues.  We offer items to support a more “New Age/Metaphysical” point of view.  We have crystals, clothing, incense, and much more.  We welcome all walks of life and try to have literally something for everyone.  And if we don't have what you're looking for right now, we may in a few weeks.  The shop has a life of its own and is constantly changing and progressing.  

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Click here for our "Outside the Box" podcast

interview with Olivia Radcliff:

What do we stand for?  What's important to us?

By Year Two, we have donated over $1,675 (collectively) to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), The Simon Kingston Foundation, Honor Flight, MLK Lebanon and Lebanon Pride.  By our third birthday, we should well exceed last year's donations. 

Product Showcase

shady staple items

Soapstone Couples & Wedding Knots

Soapstone Couples & Wedding Knots

Handmade in Kenya ~ a Fair Trade Product

Hoi An Silk Lanterns

Hoi An Silk Lanterns

Handmade in Vietnam. Use it with a light or without!

Upcycled Magazine Paper

Upcycled Magazine Paper

Handmade in Vietnam. Available in a variety of shapes, and seasonal items too!

Work in Progress Hearts

Work in Progress Hearts

Fair Trade soapstone items hand cut with machetes, then some are polished, some are dyed. Colorful hearts, paperweights, trays, wedding knots, etc.

Kantha Blankets

Kantha Blankets

Handmade in India, these are "twin bed" sized.

Kamibashi Dolls

Kamibashi Dolls

Not only a Fair Trade item, these dolls have an inspiring message for what they stand for.

shady metaphysical items

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Gemstone Sphere and Holder

Gemstone Sphere and Holder

Huge variety of gemstone spheres of all sizes and prices.

Sphere & Holder

Sphere & Holder

Wide array of gemstone sphere holders.

Gemstone Towers

Gemstone Towers

Find towers and points of all sizes and dozens of different stone varieties.

Oracle Decks

Oracle Decks

Oracle Decks available, as well as card holders, bags and boxes. Free gift with purchase of Oracle Decks!

Metaphysical Items

Metaphysical Items

What's a metaphysical store without an All Seeing Eye globe?

Sage Bundles and Palo Santo

Sage Bundles and Palo Santo

Ethically sourced and Palo Santo is harvested from trees which have fallen naturally.

Tumbled Stones

Tumbled Stones

We carry 54 different tumbled stones from their natural country of origin.

Tarot Cards

Tarot Cards

A wide variety of decks for the beginner or just to add to your collection. And, as always, you get a free gift with deck purchase.

Gemstone Hearts

Gemstone Hearts

Although perfect for Valentine's Day, we keep these out year round.

shady clothing

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Mucha Kimono

Mucha Kimono

Made of a bamboo/viscose blend, it's art you can wear!

Hi/Low Skirt and Solid Top

Hi/Low Skirt and Solid Top

Solid crop tops and skirts galore to make your own style!

Crisss Cross top and Fingerloop Skirt

Crisss Cross top and Fingerloop Skirt

Patchwork clothing of all kinds and solid tops.

Reversible 100% Silk Indian Skirts

Reversible 100% Silk Indian Skirts

Mini and full length - can be worn three ways!

Cotton Full Length Indian Skirts

Cotton Full Length Indian Skirts

Seasonal Tees

Seasonal Tees

This Spring was "80's Fantasy Movies". Halloween tees coming August 1st!!

the shady sense of humor

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Right?!?!

Right?!?!

Magnets! And more magnets!!

We love George!!

We love George!!

More magnets!

Yes, we all have one spark!

Yes, we all have one spark!

Even more magnets!

Stephen Rhodes magnets!

Stephen Rhodes magnets!

These might be our faves.

Maliciousness

Maliciousness

Malicious Candles, one of the first items we ordered when we opened. Best gift idea ever!!

Pure Maliciousness

Pure Maliciousness

Malicious Candles, one for every mood you can have.

Mugs!

Mugs!

Color Changing Mugs

Color Changing Mugs

Perfect for adults and kids ~ we have the perfect one for any interest.

Magnetic Poetry Kits

Magnetic Poetry Kits

Smutty, Apocalyptic, Movie Lines and more! Make your fridge the cool place to leave messages.

vendor friends of the dame

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Livist Tea

Livist Tea

Teas for all your needs!

Livist Tea Tinctures

Livist Tea Tinctures

Made locally!

Mushroom Mugs with Diffuser

Mushroom Mugs with Diffuser

Choose from red, yellow, pink or green!

Portland Crochet

Portland Crochet

Our friend, Melissa, makes all fiber things for the store!

Chokers

Chokers

Lace, beaded or plain.

Anxiety Wraps

Anxiety Wraps

Multicolor and handmade with love to give you that extra weight of security. Not too hot, not too heavy, just perfect!

LOTR Clocks

LOTR Clocks

Is it time for second breakfast?

Bat Boxes

Bat Boxes

Help control your bug population by hanging a handmade large bat box!

Dragon

Dragon

Perfect for your home decor!

Chuck Cuts can do anything!

Chuck Cuts can do anything!

Local artisan who makes all our wooden goods!

Paint your own Hobbit/Fairy Door

Paint your own Hobbit/Fairy Door

Chuck custom made the Hobbit signs (in case you are expecting hobbitses).

random shadiness

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Wildberry

Wildberry

America's Number One Incense!

Valar Morghulis necklace

Valar Morghulis necklace

Any GOT fans out there?

It's just a jump to the left

It's just a jump to the left

....and then a step to the ri-i-igh-igh-ight.

Drunk Frogs concrete art

Drunk Frogs concrete art

Made in Ohio and sealed for outdoors!

That's good advice!

That's good advice!

Mugs for all occasions.

Goat's Milk Soap

Goat's Milk Soap

Fern Valley Goat Milk Soap with super rad names of chess pieces.

Journals

Journals

Variety including this leather bound type, but also your basic hard bound and even sometimes ~ some hand done by the Dame.

Hackey Sacks

Hackey Sacks

May we all re-live the 90's with these.

Mythologie Candles

Mythologie Candles

We carry this online only vendor in store ~ stop by to check them all out!

The future is SO bright, ya gotta wear shades

The future is SO bright, ya gotta wear shades

And we have your shades!!

Incense Stick Holders

Incense Stick Holders

All shapes, sizes and price ranges!

Upcoming Events

  • Remy O'Connor ~ Shady Dame Gallery '24
    Remy O'Connor ~ Shady Dame Gallery '24
    Sun, Jul 14
    Lebanon
    Jul 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lebanon, 12 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Lebanon, 12 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036, USA
    Stop in to watch and speak with our first local talented artist, Remy!
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Address

12 S Broadway St

Lebanon, OH 45036

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Opening Hours

Tue - Sat

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

​Sunday

12:00 pm - 4:00pm

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