Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lighting up the House : Part 1

I was going to title this post "I really MUST be stopped!" I have been on an Ebay tear. Snapping up not 1, not 2 but 3 more vintage light fixtures since the middle of last week when I posted on this beauty below! It may seem out of control but when the only light fixtures in each of the rooms literally consist of a series of dangling light bulbs, a girl can only take it so long. I've often wondered what the original lights must have looked like for this house (built in 1928). But they are long gone. Also must admit, I love to find a bargain and all of these were definitely that.

So this was the first purchase. Its going in the master bathroom. But we've been over that. So on with the show and tell.

Not 10 minutes later LondonHIM won this 1920's French fixture bound for the kitchen.

Not sure I can stand the bows on the globe however. I did find a great option for replacing it at Van Dykes Restorers. I'm reserving judment until after they arrive. It can be hard to tell from pictures.

Also a 1920's French Gothic pendant heading for the central hallway.
P.S. -All of these first 3 fixtures we purchased are from the same seller. Don't you wonder where he finds his wares.

The piece de resistance. This is going to the master bedroom. Crazy about the Greek key motif on this one.

So as you can see, I really must stop! --- For now. (After all there is still the living room, den, dining room, book nook and one bathroom to go!)


Cote de Texas said...

omg! These are so gorgeous! I love the second one and the last one the best.

Thanks for your comment. I can't believe I forgot Tuscon sky. I must have been crazy.
Thanks again!

LondonCalling said...

Thanks Joni!

Kwana said...

Wow you have got the best taste. What an eye. I love them!

LondonCalling said...

Thanks Kwana, I'm excited about them!

pve design said...

You must be on a roll!
Love the fixtures, that last one is a 'beaut'
Bet you can't wait to flip the switch on!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Really lovely. If you are getting a deal on them, then you are smart to be buying them now. Getting them at the last minute will end up costing more anyway (if you could find such beauties at all). Love them - especially the last one.

LondonCalling said...

Pve- thanks! Can you believe the last won is already here all the way from Mass. It arrived yesterday. Prettier than the pictures.

LondonCalling said...

Mrs. Limestone- Thanks that makes sense, and I keep thinking they are kind of one of a kind. If I don't get it now, I may not find it again. Glad you like them!

Cote de Texas said...

Interesting comment about Robin Brown - now I feel awful about waht I said. I take it back!

LondonCalling said...

CDT- No worries.;) But she is super nice. LondonHIM says her place is amazing in person. (I've only seen it in the mags.)

Tickled Pink & Green said...

Love all of those!

Mike said...

You really do have amazing taste.