31 Days|Day 20 Lighting, part 2

by Edie Wadsworth on October 20, 2011

This post is part of series called “31 Days to Rebuild Your House and Heart” and I’m writing it to chronicle our rebuilding process after we lost everything in a house fire last December. You can start here and read the whole series. Thanks for visiting!

I’ll show you some of the high*lights* of this building project and then you can see the rest when I do the room tours next week. My favorite chandelier is this one that I saw first on Sara’s blog.   It’s unbelievably beautiful and decently priced for a large crystal chandelier. This does not make electricians happy but lucky for him, my girls, my sister and I were at the lake house when it was installed so we put the crystal puzzle together. I used these library sconces in my kitchen in stainless and in the girls’ room in dark brown. They are perfect in every way.   I ordered them from Bellacor and they shipped quickly. My second favorite lighting purchase were these pendants from Circa Lighting.   I also ordered these myself online and they shipped within 2 weeks. I ordered antique brass and hung them (2) over my island.  They are show stoppers! You may think it’s overkill and indeed it may be but I also chose crystal for my master bath. Here’s the fixture that hangs over the claw foot tub. And these little cuties flank each side of my dressing vanity along with this beauty that hangs down in the center of the vanity It occurs to me that my master bathroom is like the old lady that wears way too much jewelry and a hefty dose of perfume and colors her lipstick outside the lines.  That will indeed be me in 30 or 40 years.  You’ll want to room with me in the nursing home though because I’ll be the only one with 14 shades of red lipstick, Loretta Lynn playing full blast on a continuous loop,  and stylish house dresses which I will of course wear with cowgirl boots.

But I digress.

One last fixture to prove my diversity.

It’s a completely different shape.

And shouldn’t all master bedrooms have crystal?

Love,

Your friend, The old lady with red lipstick who had too many crystal chandeliers.

I crack myself up.   Goodnight:)

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1 Judith October 21, 2011 at 2:58 am

Gorgeous!  All of them!!  You can never have too many.  I only have one.  It lives in my closet and makes me smile every morning as I “shop” for my daily toddler-proof-mom-uniform.  Simple pleasures.  :)

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2 Adriane October 21, 2011 at 3:01 am

Fabulous! All of it! Love it!

(For the record, you are making it very difficult not to break the ninth commandment right now! Ahem. Just sayin’.)

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3 Ruth Emond October 21, 2011 at 3:12 am

Love, love, love each one. The chandeliers are sensational. The fixtures over your island make me want run out and get some. Each fixture is delightful!!! You crack me up with your nursing home scenario. Just picturing you with bright red lipstick, an embellished Anthropolgiesc housecoat and, picture it, aqua cowgirl boots. Can’t leave out some dangly earings that look just fresh off of one of your chandeliers. It’s killing me!!

Thanks for the chuckle!!

Hugs,
Ruth

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4 Lindy Pegler October 21, 2011 at 3:29 am

What beautiful lights! Your house must be beautiful.

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5 Lauren October 21, 2011 at 3:34 am

Red lipstick, cowboy boots, and a Loretta Lynn soundtrack . . . in a nursing home. I have quite the mental image. :)

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6 edie wadsworth October 21, 2011 at 3:37 am

i know, it’s a scary place, inside my head:)

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7 Elizabeth Highsmith October 21, 2011 at 4:11 am

Dear Old Lady with Red Lipstick who had too many crystal chandeliers

Can you put me in your will? 

Sincerely

Poor Single Lady with Red Lipstick who hasn’t any crystal chandeliers : 0 ) 

P.S. OMG!!! Heated floors totally deserve crystal!!!!!! Squeal! 

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8 FunkySteph October 21, 2011 at 8:18 am

A beautiful selection, they are all very pretty. I wish we could have similar choice, here in continental Europe….

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9 Michelle Starling October 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

Beautiful lighting but I can’t wait to see your room tours.

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10 Gayle October 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Finally, you will be showing your rooms?! I love how your new home has evolved. The lighting is beautiful, the colors are fun and I absolutely love the fact that you will stick in a thrift store chair in the midst of moving.

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11 Southern Gal October 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

You’re brave, Edie Wadsworth, and I love that about you!   Red lip stick, cowgirl boots, stylish house dresses and Loretta Lynn?   I would love to be your roommate in the nursing home.  Love it.  Yours would be the room where all the fun would be happening, that’s for sure.

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12 Susan October 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I absolutely do not think the bathroom lighting is over kill…it’s divine! I can’t wait much longer to see the room tour:)

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13 Julie Ashenfelter October 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

At least your not the old lady with too many cats…then I might have to judge :) HA! Totally kidding. If you are a cat lover too, more power to ya, sister!

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14 SarahsLhome October 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

LOL!!!!!!! No really I am. I’m picturing you in super cool boots & red lipstick, reading under your chandelier. You’re just so daring!!! Proof that you are comfortable in your own skin, a rare find these days {Current bible study is focusing on this very topic}. 

I love this post & I love light fixtures!!!!! Ok so I love it all. I have a small chandelier at the entry to our master bedroom (old house w/8 foot ceilings) can’t get to carried away with hanging fixtures unless you want to have to walk around them. But my favorite light fixtures are two small chandeliers came the house & I decided that they must stay. Not much bling, but very cool & vintage (one made in Spain in the early 60′s) Now I digress. 

I ‘m loving the bits & pieces of this process & am chomping at the bit to see more. I just envision your home as the lively yet comforting place to be, full of life, spirit, family, & love.

Enjoy your making your house your home.

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15 Michelle Norris Wimp October 22, 2011 at 3:29 am

i say there is no such thing as too much crystal, and i would completely *heart* if my hubby would allow me to get rid of the horrendous ceiling fan in our bedroom and put a wonderful beautiful eye candy of a chandelier. how did you get your hubby to convert?
michelle @ http://allthatglitter-mwimp.blogspot.com/

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16 Michelle Norris Wimp October 22, 2011 at 3:33 am

oh! and there is absolutely nothing wrong with 20 red lipsticks cuz i’ll be the lady with the coral colored lipstick all over her teeth, my meme taught me it doesnt matter where u got ur lipstick as long as its close ;D

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17 Tiffany October 25, 2011 at 12:14 am

I ADORE those Circa Lighting pendants. LOVE!

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18 bath light fixtures January 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

Sometimes, if the room is not big enough, one medium-sized bathroom fixture can serve as functional and
ambient
lighting. A dimmer switch is the key to adjust the brightness and glow as needed for task lighting and setting

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