I believe good lighting can always set the mood for a quiet moment or for a joyous celebration and this October has had its fill of both. I enjoy turning on the lights with a dimmer of course but, my husband always seems to be behind me reminding me of our electrical bill. Anyway the right setting, wattage and lights can do wonders for a room never mind your skin tone.
I would have a chandelier dangling from every ceiling if I could. Some of my favorite chandeliers that I have picked up during my travels and hunts are from Spain and Italy.
This is beautiful antique chandelier is from Spain all antique brass with dangling crystals resides over my dinning room table.
I discovered this sweet tear drop pewter chandelier for a Haute friend of mine. As I was assisting her to decorate her new home I came across this light and called her immediately.
I said “Kim you have to buy this!”
She debated “I don’t know is it too much?”
“What” I said “too much are you kidding!” Well after a little persuasion she said “you are right.” I gotta hand it to my Haute friend she hung that chandelier all by herself electricity and all! You go girl!
I enlisted the help of my Merchant Marine husband and his friend to assist me on this project. The old links were removed and my husband and his merchant friend intertwined the nautical rope and wire. For a finished nautical look they performed what is called a back splice with nautical twine to hide the end pieces of rope. The outcome was amazing and what character they added to this already well decorated incredible seaside home.
I can not wait to see this original Holophane light on display. I could not leave this amazing light which once hung in Boston’s South Station. Your coming with me!
While I was redoing my kitchen a few years ago I came across some great hanging pendents lights in a magazine article. I thought I must have those. Well reality set in and I remembered I can’t quiet afford $1000 for each pendent light considering that I needed three. I thought ok Carol let’s get creative.
I found these pendent lights at only $100 each, granted they weren’t swarovski cyrstals but, I am not telling. They arrived in a disappointing silver color metal hhmm not what I was looking for.
Light up your life and believe in yourself!
From Chic Home & Antiques