I LoVe Imperfections...
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty... crusty...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

OMG!!! FuNky & Fun!!! *Re-Purposed ChiPPy-SHaBBy LIGHT FIXTURES*


~ OUT & ABOUT ~
I **StoPPed Dead-In-My-Tracks**
when "I-Spied" These Breathtaking 
~* VICTORIAN ERA *~
 GLASS GLOBE FLOWER LIGHT FIXTURES
(Now In-Our-Home)


 JUST ABOUT EVERY VINTAGE FIND HAS - A - STORY!!!
A*N*D THIS ONE Most Certainly Does!!!
While the Shop Owner was wrapping up the YELLOW GLOBE, it fell out of it's base and "C*R*A*S*H*E*D" in a million pieces on-the-floor...  OMG!!!  My heart sank...  Iwas envisioning them in a GROUPING of THREE as a TABLE CENTERPIECE...   I could just see them filled with perhaps  CANDLES, PLANTS, Or  Even FRESH FLOWERS...  Now looking at the remaining *Two* - THEY JUST DIDN'T LOOK RIGHT TOGETHER...
  In my haste, I made a bad decision
~ just taking the *BLUE ONE* Home with me...  

 

 Upon Arriving Home, and over the next few days,
 I became more and more **OBSESSED** over this
 NOW RE-PURPOSED, ViNtaGe Light Fixture... 

LONG STORY SHORT...
By a stroke of luck,  I was able to find a somewhat similar *Yellow/Orange* Glass Shade on Ebay...  The Embossed Flower Mold is  EXACTLY the Same, HOWEVER, THE HAND PAINTING TECHNIQUE, on the inside, is quite different - but acceptable in the grouping...
NOW FOR THE PINK-ONE... - I ENDED UP CRAZILY driving near 70-Miles "Round-Trip" -  going back  for the PINK ONE!!!  It was still there, and the Shop Owner was willing to sell me the Metal Housing from the Broken YELLOW One...  OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! 




 I just L*O*V*E how the daylight brings out their rich colors...
 *JuSt Stunning*...
If I keep them displayed on the table, I most certainly will rest them on some crude old warm wood - perhaps a cutting board???  AwEsoMe for Summer Nites On-The-Deck!*!*!




 I also LoVe that they have dimensional "ribbing"
 on the lower white globe part...



 The simple metal ceiling housing
 (without more commonly found ornate edging) 
Is the perfect "go-with" - not too busy ...




~** JuSt FaB **~
Lit with a larger Votive Candle...






1 comment:

  1. Very Cool Jeannine, I have some shades I have been hanging onto---and the candle idea is awesome. The chippy daisy chandelier is perhaps going up tomorrow...we are working on trying to hang it directly to the ceiling w/o the chain, we will see how it goes. Thanks again, Sandi

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