You light up my life
Since some of you were asking to see our chandeliers, here they are*. We have one in every room except the kitchen, where I find the ceiling fan quite useful in the summer. (I do have a gorgeous kitchen chandelier that my husband made for me from teacups though, but it hasn't been hung in this house.)
I found this one 2 weeks ago at the flea. It was still it's ugly brass color, and was missing all but 10 of the crystals. It was ok by me though, the price** was way too cheap to leave it there. While I was cleaning the birdcage, I spray painted it and it replaced the IKEA chandelier that was hanging way too low in the sewing room. I love the addition of a few blue crystals. (By the way, I have always tried to buy crystals second hand, because I had no idea they sold them in Home Depot. Am I the only one who didn't know that? LOL)
A better shot of that one in the bathroom. One day I was rummaging around in my wallet and I discovered that I had 2 20 pound notes in there from a long ago trip to Notting Hill. I cashed them in at the bank, went to Lowes, and bought this chandelier out of the clearance pile.
The daisy chandelier hangs in our living room, the only that is swagged. I picked it up at a garage sale when we lived in Florida. It was the first chandelier I bought. I guess it started a little love affair.
A flowery one in our bedroom. (Sorry the photo is so dark, our bedroom is dark until the afternoon.) This one was painted before it was properly cleaned (not by me), and I have never been able to get all the darn painted dust off of it. I picked it up at a flea market in Florida.
We bought this beauty the very first time we took Jack to the flea market. It is not what I would ordinarily think of as my style, but man do I love this thing. It is in gorgeous original condition, with it's little metal made in Italy tag still intact. We recently hung it up in Jack's room when we started his little room make over.
You have already seen the chandelier in the hallway , and it was one of my very best buys ever.
Well, there you have it. What lights up our life. Well, aside from all the vintage table lamps. I think I need a vintage lighting intervention.
I must admit that I find it a bit strange to look at bits and pieces of our house that way. Maybe I am in complete and utter denial about how feminine our house is, because the bits and pieces sure are girly. LOL
* Do not be surprised to find them dusty or with mismatched light bulbs or crooked shades or missing a crystal or two. They are old, the light bulbs are often mismatched because I don't want 400 watts of light, and I don't dust them very often after I was severely burned dusting one last Easter. I reached through the darn thing and burned myself on a hot light bulb. I have a giant ugly scar on my wrist as a constant reminder, and it makes me a little gun shy around them.
**Aside from the brand new one in the bathroom, they were all less than $20.