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!