Sunday, March 06, 2011

Chandelier Find

Hey Y'all. I hope you had a good week-end. The weather keeps teasing of spring. It is warm one day and cold the next. The rain changed my plans for working in the yard but I did get a few things marked off of my to-do list inside.
Several weeks ago I visited one of my favorite antique shops and found this wonderful old chandelier.

The owner had found it at an estate sell and had not had time to clean and restore it. Some of the candle cover 'thingys" were burned, it was dirty and the crystals were a tangled mess.

She said she would let it go for $99 "as is".  It was what I had been looking for and I felt like I could restore it so I brought it home.
Mr. Vintagesouthern checked out the wiring and I cleaned and untangled. I then replaced the candle cover 
"thingys" and bulbs. The plan was to take it to the condo but after holding it up in the dining room at home I decided to use it here.

I guess I'm back to looking for another one... and y'all know how bad I hate shopping and thrifting but somebody's got to do it.

Just thinking here... I really could use another more vintagy dining room set. I don't think I'll say that out loud just yet. I'll wait and look and bring it up when the time is right.

Do any of you do that? Replace one thing and that starts the wheels turning to replace other things in the room that somehow don't look quiet right anymore? Guess that's why I'm a thrift shopper. That and the fact I love the hunt!
Glad you dropped by and y'all come back!

I'm linking to the following blog parties.
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Under $100 linky party at  Beyond the Picket Fence
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte
Show and Tell at Cindy's  Romantic Home


  1. Yes, I do that all the time...change one thing and then have to cahnge a ton others...
    Love the chandelier, though. Have fun shopping for another one..

  2. It's a very pretty chandelier Annette! Yes, very often when doing things in the home, one things leads to another! Enjoy your continued search!

  3. Very pretty. One thing that cleans those prisms really well is those eye glass cloths.

  4. This is gorgeousness! Happy hunting!
    Have a beautiful day!

  5. Oh, you found a treasure and a treasure of a price too. That is beautiful and I am happy that you kept it, Char

  6. Very nice...I have one that is very similar. I still have not done anything with it yet.

  7. Love that chandeleir. Yeah I wouln't press my luck on the dining room set just yet-Men!Some times you just can't live with them and you can't kill them! LOL.

  8. Beautiful find, Annette - and yes, I hate when that ball starts rolling all over the place! I am leaving you a link to a post I did in December, about the new hotel in Vegas. They have the most incredible, 6 MILLION crystal, three story chandelier in the middle of the place!

    Happy Thursday - Tanya

  9. Gorgeous chandelier! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:

  10. You know the old thing leads to another!! I love your chandelier!! Happy VTT!

  11. I want one, I want one, I want one!!
    I can't just change one thing in my home. If I add something then there is something else I need to complete it, and so on and so on.


  12. Thank you for blessing my day. Know what you mean about the timing on suggestions):- Men do prefer we take afew breaths bewteen items on the wish list.

  13. Absolutely stunning job on the chandy. It's a winner! Susan

  14. How pretty!! That was a great find! Oh and I can't tell you how many times the (supposed to be small) upgrade turned into a major I need to change everything overhaul! Lol! Vanna

  15. that is a gorgeous chandelier. I am on the hunt for one for my bedroom. don't you just love the HUNT. Happy treasure hunting.
    Bonee journée

  16. I love your chandelier! It sparkles! I love how one find does lead to another and another as we change our decor! Just think how much we save being thrifters!! Thanks for joining JFF this week.
    hugs, Linda

  17. Great find~lucky girl!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. I Love that chandalier!~Ames

  19. Cute! I have a chandelier count right now is 8 hung from the ceiling (living room, office, laundry room, kitchen, hall bath, office, guest bedroom); 3 hung from birdcage stands, one beautiful crystal one waiting in the wings to go in the living room (for three in there) and a few more for good measure in the attic (one for my bedroom that I've had for almost 2 years and haven't hung!)

  20. Hi Annette,
    I just loooove chandys and yours is absolutely beautiful...What an awesome find. My hubby just cleaned, rewired and hung one I had gotten a while back too...If you'd like to check it out, here's the link Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  21. I love your chandelier and you can't have too many, I would like to have one in every rented flat has its own lamps.
    By accident my bedroom one 'broke' so I have a cute one there.

  22. there's beauty in vintage thingies and this one count in!

    happy to be your follower. Pls. do, too:) Thanks.


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