I get a lot of questions and comments about our dining room chandler, both in person and through the blog. And since I keep telling people that I am planning to do a post about it, I thought I should take the time to sit down and actually do it.
I discovered the chandelier at Pottery Barn while I was looking for light fixtures for the kitchen remodel.
I knew I loved it right away, so I didn’t overthink it. It was one of the easiest purchase decisions I’ve ever made.
The chandelier didn’t come with the glasses, which was okay by me because I was thinking of how I could pull my wedding crystal out of cabinets and put it somewhere we’d see it every day.
I chose a super inexpensive Mikasa pattern when I registered for our wedding, and – as a result – we got a lot of it. Many of the pieces have never even been used.
Even if I hadn’t had lots of crystal sitting around, pretty glasses can be inexpensively had from lots of places, like Home Goods, Pier One, and my favorite: estate sales.
The light fixture itself is pretty unremarkable; it’s all about the glasses you hang from it.
Another common question I get: do the glasses get dusty? Yes, they do, just like any light fixture would, but clear glass doesn’t show a lot of dust. I’ve taken the glasses down and hand washed them once or twice in the year and a half I’ve had the fixture. They can also be lightly feather dusted.