Chandeliers

Madcap Cottage by Port 68 Oh, Pagoda Chandelier
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Madcap Cottage by Port 68 Oh, Pagoda Chandelier

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. The center column is a porcelain pagoda. The metal has a gold painted finish. The tassels are polystone resin and…

Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators
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Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

Repurposed old glass insulators are all over Etsy. People turn them into candle holders and book ends. I have about a dozen of them that I put over inexpensive solar lights. They mostly block both the light and the solar panel, but I don’t care. A number of lighting manufacturers make lighting collections that use…

Blue and White Porcelain Chinoiserie Chandeliers
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Blue and White Porcelain Chinoiserie Chandeliers

I found a photo of this chandelier on Pinterest. I found it for sale, but it was discontinued. You can look for it on eBay. Eventually everything finds its way to eBay. JT Lighting 10018 Blue Garden Ceramic 8-light Chandelier White porcelain chandelier hand painted in blue Chinoiserie pattern Polished nickel chain and accents 8…

Capiz Shell Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh
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Capiz Shell Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh

The January issue of Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges We’ve seen their swooping symmetry in architecture, furniture, and hemlines for decades, even centuries. What’s new is the way scallop’s structure has been loosened, scaled up, and repeated graphically in a way that’s bolder, curvier, and a bit…

Chain Pliers

Chain Pliers

If you are hanging your chandelier yourself, you really ought to have chain pliers. The tips open the chain link easily, without scratching it. The grooves on the other side of the spring close the link again. They don’t cost much and they will keep you from damaging the finish on your chain and save…

Use a Lantern Over a Table
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Use a Lantern Over a Table

House Beautiful October 2017 Article The Experts: Instant Room quotes Richard Keith Langham, author of About Decorating on his design for a “mountaintop spot for fall fetes.” “A copper lantern illuminates an octagonal wooden table.” The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room Richard Keith Langham House Beautiful October 2017 A lantern can make an ideal statement…

Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install!
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Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install!

If you’ve ever wanted a ceiling medallion, now it is easier than ever to install one! With new two piece ceiling medallions, you no longer have to remove the light or ceiling fan! You Need: Ladder or something else safe to stand on and reach the ceiling Tape measure or yardstick Pencil Drill, hole drill…

Coordinate Your Metal Finishes
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Coordinate Your Metal Finishes

From traditional to eclectic, no matter what style you choose, coordinating your metal finishes can make all the difference in pulling a look together. There are more choices than ever in metal finishes. Brass, bronze, chrome, nickel and stainless in bright polished or matte brushed finish, each sets its own style. Then there are custom…