Sunday, September 26, 2010
Do you remember to 'look up' when antiquing and thrift shopping? Amazing what often hangs above one's head and, more often than not, it's beautiful lighting fixtures. I'll take you on a little trip around SuzAnna's Antiques today and point out some of the beautiful chandeliers I discovered hanging around last week!
Above picture displays a gorgeous glass and bronze-toned fixture with the prettiest grapevine etched globes - and what appear to be perfect prisms. Can see this one in a Tuscan styled dining room above a chunky hand-carved Italian farm table..............groaning under bowls of homemade pasta and sauce, bottles of a great Chianti waiting to be poured into country-style glassware! Notice how lovely it looks against the old barn wood wall.
This fixture has that Victorian flair, especially the very elegant fluted and patterned glass shades. The metalwork Acanthus leaves are lovely. I see this hanging above needlepoint covered dark wood chairs, William Morris patterned wallpaper - a warm and cozy room for a holiday dinner.
Very different in looks is the open woven shade above - could see that in a beach house setting with the deep blue ocean in the background, or in a pool house with wicker lounge chairs and tropical print cushions.