One of the mysteries of this house is the lighting. Pretty much 100% of the fixtures are newer, leaving me to wonder what the original lighting (after gas) was in our home.
The “library” had a particularly modern chandelier in it, and was replaced with a craigslist find this weekend. It was from a 100 year old home a few blocks away. It was hard for me to decide if I liked it or not. Victorian light fixtures are not really “in style” today. Is it ugly? Is it pretty? Is it funky? Is it period appropriate? Not sure… but now it’s mine. I think I like it… I might love it. I’m still trying to decide. It does give off a lot more light than the previous fixture did, and I certainly appreciate how it lights up the library in the evenings. The dark is finding us earlier and earlier this time of year, and I look forward to many evenings this winter close to the fire with a book or a board game, under the light of our new old chandelier.