Alright, boys and girls. I've made you wait long enough. Great job on the pop quiz, by the way! (A shiny gold star to each of you that helped out this stumped blogger, plus an extra one for being so patient!) The majority of you want to hear more about the awesome chandelier, so here it goes.
Way back in February, Kevin and I were on the hunt for the perfect light fixture for our dining room. The one that the house came with when we bought it (picture golden sculpted roses creeping up from the inside of a dingy frosted glass bowl... very 80's chic) was much too small for the space, hung about 10 feet away from where our table sits, and is definitely not our style.
Before: Misplaced, mismatched lamp (plus a peek at our painted cabinets)
With two fistsful of Pottery Barn gift cards in hand, we agreed to focused our initial search on the PB offerings and hope for the best. As with every visit to their website, I headed straight for the sale page. To my surprise, I found something that immediately caught my eye: the Wakefield Chandelier.
The three-tiered iron chandelier struck me as a really cool focal piece for our spacious dining room area. I'd certainly never seen any thing like it before. I loved the soft glow of the aged book pages. I saw its potential as a dynamic display that we could change on a whim. Family photos, genealogy charts, Christmas cards... really, anything that fits in a bulldog clip is game! But then I got to wondering: Is it too different? Would it get too dusty? Would we soon regret it? After a few minutes of looking at the other offerings under Lighting, I cast those doubts aside, called Kevin into the room and showed him my find. "Yes! Let's get it!"
With a few keystrokes, the Wakefield was ours. I consider it a major score, since we got it on final clearance for $179.99 (reg. $300), with free shipping! Plus, since it only used up a tiny chunk of our gift card cache, we could keep an eye out for other great pieces to cozy up our home with.
Kev and I are now in the process of scouring Ebay and a few specialty sites, building a collection of vintage postcards that hold a special significance for us. You can see some of them in the first photo above. Care to take a guess as to what they all have in common?
What kinds of items would you display on the Wakefield? I'd love to hear them!