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.

 

Snowflakes or Chandeliers?

different view of crystal chandelier

We know to keep our expectations of a Christmas snow pretty low here in the South, but being able to wear shorts on Christmas Day is a bit of a seasonal bummer. We’ve had dreary, warm rain and quite a bit of it.

Today, I decided to make my own snowflakes.

One of my favorite things to do around here is take a bit of a lie-down in what we call our “Strass Room”. It is the room in our showroom building where we display our chandeliers trimmed in Swarovski: black ceiling, royal blue walls and carpet and tons of sparkle. I stretch out on the floor and look up at all of the glittering chandeliers. Lovely.

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Snow Day

SnowHopefully you are in the lower corner of New Mexico and actually have good weather today, but most of us, well, don’t.

I’m working from home and thinking about using this unexpected time to clean my chandelier.  If you think that is a good idea too, see our post https://crystalchandelierblog.com/2014/11/07/clean-and-shiny-for-the-holidays/ Mine is pretty dirty so I have no intention of showing you the before and after!  I really should be ashamed.

Or, you could spend the day perusing Pinterest – making grand plans for your home.  Check out our boards https://www.pinterest.com/kingschandelier/ for some fun lighting ideas.  Or maybe http://www.houzz.com/pro/kingschandelierco/kings-chandelier-company.

The internet is full of fun on a snow day.  After I clean my chandelier, I think I’ll make some hot chocolate and spend some time on my favorite websites:   http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ and http://www.oldhousejournal.com/.

Snow or none, enjoy your day.  Let us know how you spend it.

-Nancy