Well...last Friday came and went and the hostess didn't make it to her own linky party. How rude! There’s nothing like being on holidays to make you forget your usual routine. I swear I fully intended to do a post but somehow it just slipped my mind and by the time I remembered again it was Monday. Oops !
This week’s favourite has been a long time coming. I get decorating ideas stuck in my head and then find it impossible to deviate from my original idea, no matter how difficult it is to find the thing I want. Is anyone else like that?
Confession: My dining room has never had a light shade .Ever. In the twelve years I've lived here. Yep... I'm from the bare bulb hanging out of a batten camp . Classy.
But when we did the kitchen and dining room renovations I decided I wanted a chandelier for the dining room. And since I'm as fussy and hard to please as Goldilocks, it couldn't be too big or too small ....and it couldn't have too much or too little bling ...and it couldn't look cheap and nasty or be too expensive ...and it couldn't look pretentious or ostentatious...it had to be just right. So Mr. P settled in for the long haul of me dragging him round to every light shop in town and constantly surfing the net until I found just what I wanted. And from past experience he knew that might take a very long time. I think I blitzed my personal best on waiting time for this light fitting because we did the kitchen /dining room reno in August 2010 so I’ve been waiting almost 2 and half years for the perfect light fitting to find its way into my life.
Let me just say there is some really hideous and ugly shit out there in the chandelier department people. I've seen ALL of them. But when my waxer announced she was closing her shop last August my first response was to ask what she was going to do with the chandelier in her ante room (before I even had the good grace to say "I'm sorry you’re closing") and she and I came to a mutually agreeable (read- very cheap) price for a slightly used but oh so pretty French Provincial looking chandelier .
It sat on the pool table getting dusty until Christmas when it got packed away so we could use the pool table as a serving table for Christmas day. And this week we finally got around to calling in an electrician to do some work around the house that's needed doing for about a year (you cant rush these things) and this morning my chandelier finally saw the light of day once more.
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