The first one. Years ago desperate for a cool light in our old townhouse we went to a ladies home who sells chandeliers and choose from the few we could afford. $100 for this silver plated, circa 1930 beauty. I love the shape of the crystals… I have only seen that shape a few times since.
This one, though without crystals is super cool. It’s “original” to the house. We are the fourth owners of this 160 year old home – I would guess 1920’s for this light – it looks a little art deco to me. What do you think? The second owner of the home, now my friend took it with her and I bought it back from her for $50.
Bought this brassy babe at my Mom’s old shop. The cute shades are from Hobby Lobby. It now hangs dramatically in our Moulin Rouge inspired powder room. $150.
Les Jumeaux. It’s amazing how things work out. I was dreaming out twin chandie’s for our kitchen. During a visit at my BIL’s home he took us down to the basement to view his “getting rid of it” pile. These two were laying there. Filthy, crystals in a pile and in need of professional re-wiring. FREE!
Aidan was about 3 months old and we were out garage saleing a mile or so from here. Low and behold there on the ground was this dirty, lonely chandelier. I offered the owner $40 and she bit. It’s missing roping and cups but you will see I patterned them to every other arm et voila… it looks gorgeous in our hallway. FORTY DOLLARS! This would have been $300 at our local antique mall!
When your hubby is a working man he brings home goodies from the job every great once and awhile. This mini chandie was one of those goodies. I added the Parisian shades and painted the crystals teal to go with our bedroom. FREE.
Another one from my BIL’s basement. I spent hours cleaning it and $180 to have have this one and the twins from the kitchen re-wired. That is still a great deal. This one would have been $500 at least at the antique mall.
OK so not a chandelier but I could not resist… the shades I got in Paris and the light was part of a barter with a friend.
Bought this from my Mom who was selling it for someone else. It’s little, patinaed and darling… it dramatically hangs in my CLOSET! $50.
So cool but I think I am done with it and may be selling it at the Farmhouse or on the Farm Sale very soon. Should I keep it black or paint it Robbins Egg Blue with gold leaf highlights?… I can’t decide.
Amélie’s room. PINK! Part of a barter with a friend who had a shop – I fauxed her kitchen cabs and got to choose from stuff in her closing shop.
Another shot of the “mammer jammer” reflecting in a perfectly distressed mirror…
Almost all of our chandeliers are on a dimmer… there is something so delightful about putting them all to a romantic setting after sunset. You can see our lights from about every window in the house… I feel a “moral obligation” to have them gently lit at night for those driving by… I know if I saw such cozy lighting in a home as I drove by… it would make me feel good and think, “Oh, that’s nice.” Corny I know.