This chandelier showed up in my Pinterest feed. The link didn’t go anywhere, but after some googling and clicking around I found out is the the Oh, Pagoda Chandelier from Madcap Cottage by Port 68. Continue reading
Picture lights are ideal to highlight artwork or other special objects. It is functional and decorative.
Track lighting, monorail lighting, ceiling and wall mounted spotlights and recessed lighting are all good options for picture lighting. STAS Powered Picture Rail hangs artwork and powers picture lights. Continue reading
French Bistro Chairs were traditionally made of bentwood, bamboo or rattan with a cheerful woven back and seat.
Newer versions can be found made with aluminum frames and PE (polyethylene) wicker that looks like wicker but can live outdoors without fading or rotting.
In blue and white, these chairs are country, coastal or traditional. Continue reading
I was trying to find an octopus chandelier. I saw one, but I could not find it for sale anywhere. But, I found many octopus wall sconces and octopus table lamps in two styles and four variations.
There are a lot of octopus wall sconces available, but they all seem to be these three variations. Continue reading
Adding an octopus or three is a fun way to add some personality to your home. Whether they are realistic or futuristic, fanciful and colorful or something from a Jules Verne illustration, there are so many ways to add character to your home with an octopus. Continue reading
Do you have a buzz or hum? Here’s how to track it down and get rid of it.
I want control over my light levels and I love dimmers. I have them all over the house. But one problem with dimmers can be buzz. Even if the buzz doesn’t sound like it comes from the dimmer, the dimmer most likely is the culprit. Continue reading
I overheard a couple in a lighting store super offended about an antler chandelier. It wasn’t even natural antler, it was made from cast resin.
They thought that deer had died to make the chandelier.* They compared it to killing elephants for the ivory. Continue reading
Did you know that you can buy handmade lighting from all over the world on Amazon?
I just found DEZAART handmade wood lighting. It is really cool natural wood that looks like the Modern style lighting from the Modernage Furniture store in Oakland Park Florida. Continue reading
We just got some Adirondack chairs and a fire pit to enjoy in back of our new house. Nothing as ambitious as this outdoor fireplace, but I want to do something a little more than the chairs on the grass we have now.
This time of year it stays light really late, but when it gets cool enough to really enjoy our fire pit, it’s going to be really dark back by the brook where I want it.
I am figuring out how to add some light that will look good day and night.
We had string lights for the porch of our log cabin. I used to have to replace them nearly every year until I bought Enbrighten cafe lights. They are still there and still working, but I can’t take them. The cabin is a vacation rental now and people use the lights. Continue reading