Wine Glass Chandelier

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.

Mikasa clear and gold wine glasses
I discovered the chandelier at Pottery Barn while I was looking for light fixtures for the kitchen remodel.

Dining room view from kitchen

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.

Dining room wine glass chandelier

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.

Mikasa wine glasses

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.

Dining room reflection

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 of course my favorite: estate sales.

Dining room into living room

The light fixture itself is very basic and was pretty inexpensive. It’s really not about the fixture at all, but about whatever pretty glasses you hang from it.

Unfortunately, Pottery Barn seems to have discontinued this chandelier, but I did some surfing around and found a similar one on Amazon for less than a third of what I paid.

Pottery Barn Wine Glass Chandelier

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.

Dining Room Decor

I realize we’ve been spending a lot of time in the dining room lately. I wanted to get this question answered, but I promise that next time I’ll be back with something different. Not sure what yet, but I’m thinking.

This post is part of Share It Sunday and Metamorphosis Monday.

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Comments

  1. Vanessa Bower says:

    Hi Julie,
    I am so happy that you shared the information about your beautiful chandelier. It looks so amazing in your dining room and the fact that it holds your wedding stemware just makes it even more special.
    I wish Pottery Barn still carried the style you have, however, I did go on Amazon and ordered the style listed there. I can’t wait to get it and have my hubby hang it in our dining room using our wedding wine glasses.
    Thank you again for sharing,
    Vanessa

    • Thanks for the comment, Vanessa. I hope you love your chandelier as much as I do mine. Send me a pic!

  2. I love this! Gonna be going through your older posts to see what other cool stuff you’ve come up with. Love, your cousin Suzi

  3. If that isn’t the coolest chandelier. I love it! How great to see your wedding crystal everyday! Also, the basket on your table is beautiful with the hydrangeas and candle lantern. Hope your wrist is healing!

  4. Phoenix Bingham says:

    Unfortunately Amazon is currently out of stock of their similar chandelier and don’t know when they’ll get any more. )-: I really love this idea. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Very pretty, but I’m still looking to see how you attached the crystal to the chandelier?

  6. How did u attach the crystal glasses to the chandlier?

  7. I too want to know how you attached the wine glasses to to your chandelier.

  8. Karen, Cyndi, and Eleanor: This was a fixture from Pottery Barn that was designed to hold wine glasses. If you look very closely you can see that there are metal rings to slide the stems into.

  9. Love your chandelier and your wedding crystal is perfect! That hutch is awesome! I have really enjoyed your blog and it’s so nice to browse around without all the ads! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. shumphreys says:

    Too bad you didn’t share how you hung the glasses. Also where is the light coming from? is there more than one light fixture?

    • I answered the hanging question in an earlier comment. There are three small lightbulbs wired into the chandelier.They aren’t on in this picture.

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