I've always loved chandeliers. If I could, I would have one in every room in the house. Right now I only have one in my dining room. After moving some furniture around yesterday, I realized I could hang small one in the den and maybe in the foyer too! This one above is from the Vernaison market in Saint Ouen flea market in Paris. I'm so excited! The hunt begins.
Now I get it! A few months ago at the Paris flea market in Saint Ouen, the dealers would correct me when I pointed to a hanging fixture and ask about the "chandelier". They would say "vous voulez dire le lustre?" (You mean this lustre?). No, I meant the chandelier, still pointing up. Then they'd point to something on a table top or something that had candles and say "c'est un chandelier!"
Okay, okay, chandelier or lustre, now I like both!
The blog Dreamy Whites features old-fashioned chandeliers in her relaxed home. I think she has one in every room of her house. I'd eventually want to make a post like this one on the blog La Brocanteuse, documenting where she got all her chandeliers. And yes, like both of them , it has to be collected over the years--not all bought at once. The joy is in finding them one by one.
(or having them made when I'm desperate!)
I took all these pictures over the last five years.
I like elongated silhouettes...
Photo from online catalogue (don't remember which one)
At the Vernaison market, Saint Ouen.
Love the mirrors behind. At Marche Biron, Saint Ouen.
Then there are those which are mostly wrought iron with very few crystal pendants.
At a lighting store in Melbourne
Still in Melbourne. Chandelier is as big as the table.
This is a Murrey Feiss fixture
The entrance of the Inn at the Roman Forum
Oops, I'm getting carried away. The two places in the house can only take small fixtures, and not these full-sized ones. Now I need to calm down from all this chandelier excitement.