Without meaning to, I found a new light for the hall. I belong to a Facebook swap group, and lo and behold, someone was selling this chandelier for $25.
It turns out, it was from an apartment just two addresses down from our house! The apartments look like they were built in the 60’s or 70’s, but I’m not sure that this would be from that era. It looks older than that to me, but then, what do I know?
Truthfully, it isn’t what I am dreaming of for the space. I’d like to find something a little more of the era of our home. But for now, for that price, I really do like it. And some day if I find just what I’m looking for, I think it would look pretty sweet up in the turret of the upstairs bedroom.
I realize that I have now found 7 light fixtures for this house, all within 1/2 mile from our house and all for super low prices. The list includes 3 chandeliers and 4 sconces. The total for all 7 lights is right around $200. Incredible. I am learning that patience is key to furnishing this home. Treasures are out there, often for amazingly little money. I would actually hate to furnish and decorate a house all at once- what is the fun in that?!?! One of the sweetest rewards of living in this house is watching our dream for it unfold, little by little, week by week. There is always something to do to make our home a little better- a little safer, a little more water-tight, a little sturdier, a little prettier, a little greener, a little homier… Today, we made it a little brighter.