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Antler Chandeliers

Jonathan Y Eldora Antler Chandelier
Cast Resin hand finished to look like natural antlers

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

Lighting with Vintage Telegraph and Telephone Glass Insulators

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 reproduction glass insulators or are inspired by them. They range from rustic and farmhouse to modern or industrial. Continue reading

Capiz Shell Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh

Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges - Capiz Chandeliers, Natural & Fresh

Better Homes & Gardens starts with the article Fresh: Obsessed with Scalloped Edges

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 more carefree.

Better Homes & Gardens, January 2019

The opening photo shows a Capiz Chandelier. I’ve never thought of Capiz as scallops, but it surely is. Continue reading

Wine Bottle Chandeliers

Long Rectangular Bottle Chandelier in a Farmhouse Dining Room - Wine Bottle Chandeliers – myDesign42

Long Rectangular Bottle Chandelier in a Farmhouse Dining Room

Have you seen Wine Bottle Chandeliers?

I’ve seen them in restaurants. They are reasonably priced and would be a fun find for any dining room. Continue reading

Posted on October 4, 2018, and tagged .

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 you time and trouble. The ones I have are made by Satco, but they others look pretty much the same. - myDesign42

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 you time and trouble.

The ones I have are made by Satco, but the others look pretty much the same.

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.”

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

House Beautiful issue for October 2017 feature The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room

“A copper lantern illuminates an octagonal wooden table.”
The Experts: A Cozier Dining Room
Richard Keith Langham
House Beautiful October 2017

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Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install!

Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install! Fits together easily, without completely removing your light, chandelier or ceiling fan. Simply slip down the canopy and secure the medallion.

Split Ceiling Medallions, Easier than Ever to Install! Fits together easily, without completely removing your light, chandelier or ceiling fan. Simply slip down the canopy and secure the medallion.

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! Continue reading

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 painted finishes to really personalize your look.
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