Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chandelier love

I used to think chandeliers were too formal for my home, but then I began seeing them used in cottage-style decorating. Suddenly, I wanted one. I had my heart set on an old brass one, with the arms that look like tree branches but I had a small budget. After years of searching, this one turned up at an antique mall at an incredibly low price. Amazingly, it didn't need rewiring and only 3 crystals were missing. It hangs in my craft room and is impossible to walk under if you're over 5" 4". Impractical, I know, but it's my craft room and I love it and I fit under it. Two of my other favorite things, tole painted floral trays, and toile also have pride of place here. It's a space that's mine, all mine!