If you like old homes..

If you like old homes, you will appreciate this one in the same we we do.  I believe the date of construction was 1851, and the wood work is by Thomas Day. He home owners were kind enough to invite me into this home and allow me to take photos. When the restoration of the beautiful wood work is finished, we will begin the lighting process.

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Only a couple of windows are needing replacement, and the doors have been stripped of more than a century of paint. They will remain unpainted.

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The worn treads will stay worn.

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As history repeats itself, so does the ownership of this home. The original home owners lost the house shortly after the Civil War, but the direct descendants have recently purchased the home and are lovingly restoring it. We are proud to add the warmth of light.

 

There’s More to Decorate!

Did you decorate your chandelier for the holidays?

You’d think we would be purists about crystal chandeliers, but life is too short to not have some fun and mix it up a little.

Some of my favorite things to search for on Pinterest are your photos of chandeliers adorned with garland, balls, ribbon – whatever makes the festive more festive.  Here’s my board: Decorate Your Chandelier.

We would love to see your photos! Tag us on any social media #kingschandelier.

Happy Holidays!

-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