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 of course my favorite: estate sales.
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.
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.
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.
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