Recreating Loveliness

Normally, I never buy a vintage light unless it retains all its original components. I am a bit of a nut about having things be original. OK, I am a full-blown nut in this regard.

A few weeks ago I came across an old fixture:


I agree. It does not look like much. And the glass hurricane shades are missing. But the V-shaped vase in the center captured my special attention. Kinda cool, I thought. It also seemed 1940s, and I love 1940s design. Still, no shades. Then I looked at the next image online…


…and my eyes bugged out. Lightolier? I LOVE LIGHTOLIER!


So, what choice did I have? I had to give this puppy a home. In my stash I found a matched set of five 1940s hurricane shades which look perfect, I think. I also had to replace the non-original silly ball finial with the one pictured. Much better, right?


So, even though the chandelier is not all original, it looks pretty good, and I have certainly saved it from the trash heap. This makes me happy.


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