I need a chandelier. The one we’ve been living with is not only fugly, it’s taken to burning through bulbs, which Joe says is probably a result of old wiring.
Normally, the prospect of shopping for light fixtures fills me with joy. And chandeliers—I swoon. But I’m kind of surprised by what I’m discovering I like, which is fairly traditional and wildly expensive. Here’s the first round:
The prototype. I am in love with Murano Venitian glass. Who woulda thunk? I doubt I’ll ever swing this with Joe, especially the price tag, but I can’t help myself, I keep coming back to it.
This one is vintage, and sold. Just as well for my wallet.
Martha Stewart’s version. Also not being made anymore. Clearly I’ve got a thing for that traditional shape though.
Although I’m definitely anti-brass, I think I’d enjoy something like this in a different metallic finish. But I don’t know … too spidery?
I think a visit to a lighting showroom is in order. It may help to see these in person. Or we may be eating by candlelight a lot more.