No, I'm NOT showing you images of snow even though it fell silently in the night, painting the porch rails, turning the gazebo roof white(see it through the window), and bringing the hungry birds to the feeders.....thankfully I thought to fill them yesterday afternoon. It's warm and bright indoors on yet another snowy morning. Just a dusting outside, enough to cover the still dreary garden shades of grey and brown. Everything will look clean for a few hours before melting occurs as it will warm up and we're promised lovely sunny days ahead.
Oh yes, point of this post, the chandelier...............it's up and hanging beautifully over the kitchen island! Hard to capture in photos with so much reflected light from the windows and glass cabinet doors, but hopefully you get the picture!
Late last evening when I brought DH home from the airport, I was a bit nervous wondering how he'd take to a surprise chandelier hanging here.................however he really likes it. Being the dear he is, he'll usually go along with most things I do around the cottage......don't forget 'love is blind'. Especially great is the better light it gives off compared to the previous modern ceiling hugging fixture. Because we changed the switch to a high quality dimmer (purchased from the electrical supply house), we are able to safely use 40 watt bulbs rather than 25 watt. This means a maximum 400 watts of bright light for kitchen prep, which can then be lowered any amount for ambiance.
I'm loving it. A big thank you to great friends who encouraged me to hang this beauty in my simple cottage kitchen.