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Classic Coastal Style Lighting

Tech Lighting Mini Admiral Classic Nautical-inspired Mariner Pendant

Tech Lighting Mini Admiral Classic Nautical-inspired Lighting

The May 2017 issue of Coastal Living carried the article Coastal Twenty 1997-2017 What’s Classic Now by Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley. In it they say; “The coast has its own elements of style – a library of looks woven through the homes that rise up from the shoreline. Here, we’ve celebrated 20 enduring design ideas that define today’s most beautiful beach houses.” Continue reading

Bath with Glass Chandelier

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier. These chandeliers are absolutely timeless.

“A midcentury Murano smoked-glass chandelier at the bath room entrance sets a glam scene.”

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

House Beautiful issue for December 2016/January 2017 feature The Essentials: Bath of the Month shows a spectacular glass chandelier.

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Pineapple Lighting

Pineapple Lighting

The pineapple has been a decorative motif for centuries.

Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80

Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80

Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80

“Charles II, wearing star of the Garter, stands on a terrace, his left hand on hip. To the left, a man, possibly John Rose, the royal gardener, kneels before him and presents him with what is said to have been the first pineapple grown in England (although at this date it is more likely that the pineapple had been imported). Pineapples in the seventeenth century were rare and highly valued exotic items.”
www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/406896/charles-ii-presented-with-a-pineapple

In colonial times, the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality.

Today, pineapples are a popular motif for lighting, both inside and outside.

Pineapple lights welcome guests to 1898 Waverly Inn, a historic inn in Hendersonville, NC.

Pineapple lights welcome guests to 1898 Waverly Inn, a historic inn in Hendersonville, NC.

Pineapple lights welcome guests to 1898 Waverly Inn, the oldest surviving inn in Hendersonville, NC. The inn was built at one end of Hendersonville’s wide tree-lined streets when guests walked on boardwalks and oil lamps were at the street corners. The pineapple outdoor lanterns represent hospitality as you approach this historic inn.

Coordinating with Traditional Styles like Americana, American Country Style, Colonial Style, Early American, English Country Style, Formal Country Style, Formal Traditional Style and other country styles.

Hinkley Lighting’s ornate Plantation collection features exceptional pineapple-shaped, clear optic glass that makes a noble statement with elaborate, decorative cast detailing. Available in Solid Brass with a Burnished Brass finish or Cast Aluminum with a Pearl Bronze finish. Some pieces are also available in Copper Bronze, Polished Antique Nickel or Pearl Bronze finish with Inside Etched Amber glass. The collection includes small to large chandeliers, wall brackets with glass diffusers or fabric shades, mini-pendants, foyer pendants, downlight dinette pendants, flush ceiling lights and bath lighting.

www.brandlighting.com/hinkley_plantation.html

Hinkley Lighting 4880 Plantation Wall Bracket Sconce

Hinkley Lighting 4880 Plantation Wall Bracket Sconce

Hinkley Lighting 4886 Plantation Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 4886 Plantation Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 4889 Plantation 3-Tier Large Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 4889 Plantation 3-Tier Large Chandelier

Hinkley Lighting 5313 3-Light Bath Bar from thePlantation Bath Collection

Hinkley Lighting 5313 3-Light Bath Bar from the Plantation Bath Collection

The Hinkley Plantation Outdoor Collection beautifully incorporates pineapple-shaped glass with elaborate, decorative cast detailing.
It is available in Solid Brass with a Burnished Brass finish and Clear Optic Glass or Cast Aluminum with Pearl Bronze finish with Inside Etched Amber Glass.

www.brandlighting.com/hinkley_plantation_outdoor.html

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection in Pearl Bronze finish has Inside Etched Amber Glass

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection in Pearl Bronze finish has Inside Etched Amber Glass

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection of Solid Brass with Copper Bronze finish and Clear Optic Glass.

Hinkley Lighting Pineapple Shaped Plantation Outdoor Collection of Solid Brass with Copper Bronze finish and Clear Optic Glass.

Hinkley Lighting 2120PZ Plantation Outdoor Wall Lantern

Hinkley Lighting 2120PZ Plantation Outdoor Wall Lantern

Glass Chandeliers

I love the clear glass chandeliers I have been seeing lately!

The February March 2014 Traditional Home magazine shows the beautiful home of Suzanne Kipp. I just LOVE the kitchen!

“Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour.”
Traditional Home February March 2014

"Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour." Traditional Home February March 2014

“Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour.”
Traditional Home February March 2014
"Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour." Traditional Home February March 2014

Get the Look

HGTV Magazine uses the Crystorama’s Harper Chandelier to illustrate the article Vern Know Chandeliers. Design Star judge Vern Yip shares 10 tips for choosing and hanging the right fixture.

Go Bold – Vern’s Tip: You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame metal chandelier is striking without taking up a lot of visual space.”

Crystorama’s Harper Collection has chandeliers in two sizes in Clear, Cognac or Ice Blue glass. Coordinating pendants in two sizes, wall bracket sconces and ceiling lights complete the look.

Crystorama Harper Collection in Clear

Crystorama Harper Collection in Clear

Crystorama Harper Collection in Ice Blue

Crystorama Harper Collection in Ice Blue

Crystorama Harper Collection in Cognac

Crystorama Harper Collection in Cognac

Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

Log Cabin Lighting – Rustic Chandeliers

You really don’t have to follow any rules when decorating a log cabin.

“Until the 1930s, most  retreats in the Rocky  Mountains were decorated with either mission or Victorian furnishings.”
Rustic Traditions by Ralph R. Kylloe

Just as now, people followed their taste. Often lighting was designed by the architect to fit the proportions and scale of each room.

Monte Carlo 52" Great Lodge Rustic Ceiling Fan with the look of rough hewn pine logs with pine cone accents and Lodge Pine Blades

Monte Carlo 52″ Great Lodge Rustic Ceiling Fan with the look of rough hewn pine logs with pine cone accents and Lodge Pine Blades

Thomas Canada Molesworth created oversized furniture from burled pine poles, hides, horn and natural wood with Indian and western motifs.  He created a distinctly Western style also called Cowboy Style. Today many companies make Western and Cowboy Style Lighting.

This chandelier from the Peak Antler Company provides a beautiful amber glow through the mica tiers while retaining a rustic elegance feel of an antler chandelier.  Medium and small elk antler circle the center with tall patina coated copper sleeves for the 9 candles. This chandelier is custom built by the artist in Colorado USA.

This chandelier from the Peak Antler Company provides a beautiful amber glow through the mica tiers while retaining a rustic elegance feel of an antler chandelier. Medium and small elk antler circle the center with tall patina coated copper sleeves for the 9 candles. This chandelier is custom built by the artist in Colorado USA.
 
This chandelier provides a beautiful amber glow through the mica tiers while retaining a rustic elegance feel of an antler chandelier.  Medium and small elk antler circle the center with tall patina coated copper sleeves for the 9 candles. This chandelier is custom built by the artist in Colorado USA.

Antler Chandeliers

Antler Chandeliers are made from a variety of natural antlers. They have been used for centuries. Switzerland, Scotland, Austria and the Black Forest region were known for antler chandeliers before the New World was even discovered.

Before electricity, candle holders were placed on the antlers. Now electric sockets are used instead with wires either run outside the antler or the antler is drilled to allow the wire to be put inside.

Don’t worry. Antlers are naturally shed.  Antlers are bone, but are shed and regrown each year in most species. In the United States deer, elk, and moose shed their antlers. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year.

Monte Carlo GL6CHWI Great Lodge Antler Chandelier

Monte Carlo GL6CHWI Great Lodge Antler Chandelier is cast of resin to look like natural wood and antler and pine cones.

Artificial antler is often less expensive and can look like the real thing.

Hubbardton Forge  New Town Wrought-Iron Chandelier hand-forged in Vermont, USA using the same techniques blacksmiths have used for centuries. The seeded glass hurricane shades are reminiscent of candle holders and oil lanterns before electricity.

Hubbardton Forge New Town Wrought-Iron Chandelier hand-forged in Vermont, USA using the same techniques blacksmiths have used for centuries. The seeded glass hurricane shades are reminiscent of candle holders and oil lanterns before electricity.

This Rustic Chandelier from Kalco has the feel of early hand-forged lighting. The leather wrapped shades are reminiscent of Western Themed and Cowboy Style lighting.

This Rustic Chandelier from Kalco has the feel of early hand-forged lighting. The leather wrapped shades are reminiscent of Western Themed and Cowboy Style lighting.

Rustic Metal Chandeliers

Forged metal chandeliers were common in the Adirondacks. By the mid-1900s blacksmiths were adept at fashioning lighting. Sometimes architects provided the plans. Some were designed by the craftsman and others came from European pattern books available at the time.

Avalanche Ranch M41540 Smokey Mountain 5-Light Spruce Pine Cone Chandelier shown with amber mica diffusers

Avalanche Ranch M41540 Smokey Mountain 5-Light Spruce Pine Cone Chandelier shown with amber mica diffusers

Mica Diffusers

Mica is a natural stone that cleaves nearly perfectly into sheets. Thin transparent sheets of mica may also be called isinglass. It is very thin, transparent and flexible.

Avalanche Smokey Mountain Spruce Pine Cone Outdoor Lanterns

Avalanche Smokey Mountain Spruce Pine Cone Outdoor Lanterns

At one time, mica was quite rare and expensive. Then, in the early 19th century, large reserves were found in New England, Africa and South America. There are old mica mines all over Western North Carolina where I live. As of 2005, the US was the second highest producer of mica (after China).  Much mica is also mined in Canada. The sheet mica, used in lighting is much less common than the little flakes and scrap.

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