Friday, February 22, 2008

Attention to Detail

Recently I've been working on a home project and chandeliers have been my focus. I've been looking at many varieties of them, searching for exactly what I have in mind. Of course when we live in families, individuals don't always agree on what they like. This makes the task more challenging as we search for something that meets the approval of all. Bronze or gold? Pewter or silver? With crystals or without? Large or small? Oh my, the task can be a challenge! The search goes on and I patiently wait to find just the right one.

Have you ever thought about the little details that make a house a home? A light bulb or two in the ceiling would provide adequate light, but a homey touch like just the right light fixture provides us with a sense of order, beauty, and restfulness. There's no place like home, and a home that gives the sense of place we all desire requires attention to detail.

The chandelier in this picture is much grander than anything I have in mind, but I do love it! It was selected years ago by a woman named Bessie who sought lighting for the 'great room' in her vacation home. Nestled deep in the desert, her home was an oasis for her family, many friends, and assorted travelers who passed by. The chandelier's style blends perfectly with her 'mission' style of decor --- and the unity of the theme gives repose to all who rest there.


  1. Anonymous2:46 AM

    What an amzing chandelier! It is absolutely beautiful. I agree with you. It's those little things that make a home, whether is be lighting, pillows,or a beautiful table cloth. I love your blog.

  2. Anonymous11:14 AM

    I've also been looking at chandeliers! I'd love one in our bedroom but I can't seem to convince my husband how fabulous it will look. :)

  3. I agree with you about the little details that make a home distinct and unique. And it reminds me that God is in the very individual details of my life.

    Hoping you find the perfect chandelier!


  4. I love chandeliers! That is quite a grand chandy to have in Bessie's great room of her vacation home! Wow!


  5. Wishing you luck and joy on your search!

  6. That is quite the amazing chandelier! I am in need of lighting in my bedroom, we have a reproduction early colonial and I am having the hardest time deciding on what type of light. The electrician said recessed lighting, but I think it doesn't go with the house period (though our kitchen has some and so do our bathrooms). Any ideas? I'd love a crystal chandelier or such, but probably not period either. (we have lots of reproduchtion wrought iron chandeliers, but not sure if I'd want these in the bedroom.)

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted


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