Our How-to YouTube Channel

After 2 years of saying we were going to do it… we did it!  Our YouTube ChannelIMG_1022

We have finally started a public YouTube channel.  Our first offerings are short videos on how to re-pin chandelier crystals. Stay with us a few weeks as we get through the series.

As with everything we do, we want your feedback! What do you want to learn? What do you want to see us do, make, fix?

Reply or send us an email if you are shy… crystal@chandelier.com and put blog idea in the subject line.

-Nancy

Staying Power

Our 1968 catalogLast week we received a lovely letter from the relative of some past customers. She was kind enough
to send us a copy of our catalog that her aunt has saved for almost 50 years! To know that someone enjoyed our catalog enough to keep it all of those decades is very heartwarming.

I spent the morning reading through this catalog from 1968. I could almost hear Mr. King’s voice as I read the beautiful descriptions of these chandeliers.

IMG_0668And, there were so many lovely testimonials from all over the country. I’m truly impressed by these letters that people took the time to hand-write and post. In later years as the product line increased, the space in the catalog that was devoted to testimonials changed to product, and these words were lost.

IMG_0667I think my favorite part of this old catalog is a paragraph on the back cover:
“We offer you, herewith, lighting fixtures of highest quality and most careful design. These prices are net to everyone. You will find that they compare favorably with, and are often lower than, the actual wholesale price of other fixtures of similar quality.”

This is still true, almost 50 years later.

Nice Words

“The chandelier is in place and is every bit as gorgeous as I hoped it would be, maybe more! I’m so pleased!  I have attached a couple of photos, however my photography skills do not do it justice. Thanks again for your assistance, you were a pleasure to do business with!”

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It is very important to us to know that our customers are pleased with their purchase.  Most of our customers call us or email us with questions before placing an order, and we always enjoy participating in this decision making process.

And, who doesn’t love to be praised!

-Nancy

Our Story

 A very young George in rafters at Boone Road.    DF King, Sr. and his daughter, Adele King

First CatalogLike so many great American business stories, ours starts as a family business housed in an out building of an old house, in a very small town.  The King family was quite prominent in what was then known as Leaksville and operated, among other things, an antique store.  DF King, Sr. had a passion for gasoliers and enjoyed the challenge in converting them for use with electricity.  With an “aha” moment, he decided to design his own chandeliers, and King’s Chandelier Company was born.

Durward KingFrom that moment of ingenuity to now, we have grown from a small mail order business to a destination shopping experience and one of a kind on-line store.  Our showroom and factory are still located in the same town as the early days, but it is now called Eden.  We bring small town sensibility and ethics, with a bit of Southern hospitality, to every aspect of our business.

Franklin King Ricks and George Finney

We may be a bit overly proud of the number of 2nd and 3rd generation of customers that we have, but we consider it a great testament to our business and how we treat our customers.  It is important to each one of us that you purchase the right chandelier for you and your budget.

At King’s Chandelier, our simple motto is “We want you to look at your chandelier and LOVE it!”  And our favorite thing to hear from our customers is “we still love our chandelier”.

We are employee owned and each and every one of us more than takes pride in what we do.  We regard our product as a representation of the best that we are.  Call us and you will most likely speak with an owner – someone who has spent decades working with our crystal chandeliers and sconces.

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After 80 years, we remain dedicated to bringing sparkle and joy to our customers.

Where is the sun?

We’ve had a few cold weeks here in North Carolina… really cold without much sun.  To top if off, last week and this week brought us SNOW.  Normally, I love snow.  Usually, snow here in the South means pretty white stuff that melts by lunch time.  But, when it is 21 degrees with no sun, it doesn’t melt so quickly.

Showroom2Luckily, our showroom offers us plenty of bright and fiery lights!  And, if we leave the lights on for more than 30 minutes, it gets nice and toasty (40watts x a bazillion sockets = warm).

Overall, a room full of crystal chandeliers isn’t a bad place to spend a snow day.

Come join us!

-Nancy