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
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
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
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. Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
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.