Friday, June 5, 2015

Choosing a Chandelier (not giving advice)

I've developed a yen for a new chandelier.  I'm not sure where this came from, but, now that it's here, it's like an addiction.  I must have seen thousands of chandeliers in the last couple weeks.

After looking at many 1930's slipper lights, and the 1930's take on an empire style (above), I decided my best bet was a Marie Therese style and was prepared to buy the Pecaso small chandelier - until I saw this, for not a whole lot more than the Costco light, at the Clearing House, a local antique consignment shop,

Just because it was way too big and would have totally sucked all the energy from the house, Jacques didn't like it.  

I decided on an antique French tole light, also at the Clearing House, but after sleeping on it, I decided that wasn't right either.

I'm back to the Pecaso lights and am going to try the pendant which is on sale right now.  It's not as nice as the Schonbek $4,000 pendant, but maybe it will work.


  1. Now, if I can get her to stop looking at it....

  2. It's been a month, and she clearly made the right choice from so many options - though the photo above doesn't do the final product justice. It has particularly helped us as we absorbed some different things into our residence from transitional events, family-wise.

  3. Miss your posts Grandma. Hope you are okay.

  4. I waited for 60 days just to be sure she didn't change her mind. She didn't. And she did the right thing, it is wonderful, fits the room by style and scale, and she's very happy with it, as am I. This was one serious central issue amidst absorbing a considerable number of family things (my side) into an already crowded household, and she brought it off like a champ. She's fun to do projects with!