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.