My husband and I negotiate every day in our jobs and in our marriage. And, the new kitchen chandelier was an example of a negotiation. Except, from my perspective, the chandelier was a (huge) compromise. Until this compromise, my negotiations were larger scale with dreams of a newer kitchen. In the end, we decided a college tuition was a higher priority. Especially when we will have two in college next year. I blinked and my baby leaves for college next year.
I wish I could go all Jeanie in a Bottle and blink myself a new kitchen too. But, I did get a new chandelier for our kitchen table.
I love it! I reminded my husband that by the time I bring up the subject of a new anything- it means I have already measured, researched (Pinterest) and made the decision for him. Like when I found this chandelier at Crate & Barrel.
The new chandelier replaced this one. It was dated and so heavy. It just hovered over the table. We bought it a decade ago at The Great Indoors. Does anyone remember that store? No that is not a mirror between those ferns. That was the time Home Depot had a $5.00 fern sale…
It got the seal of approval of our daughter over Thanksgiving. Whew! And, it lightened & brightened the space instantly. I could not wait to layer the chandelier with garland and a few pops of color.
I can only imagine what our Bernese Mountain dog (Chloe with a C) was thinking we I got this upside down chandelier view.
The chandelier was not a budget breaker during the holidays and it certainly brightened our holiday (and kitchen). Until we got this one, I never noticed how the previous chandelier was a focal stop point. With this new chandelier, the eye continues to see beyond the iron arches.