Just before Christmas, my husband and I stumbled across a beautiful vintage light fixture in one of our favorite new stores. We both scratched our heads and wondered if it could be "the one" we had been looking for for quite some time.... You see, the room that is now our dining room used to be our living room. We switched things around, and love the way it functions and looks in our house (you can see some pictures of it during the holidays here) however the room did not have one of the key features for a good dining room: a chandelier.
SO, we took a chance, brought the item home, and after much work this past weekend on my husband's part, it is now wired and hanging beautifully above our table. Get ready for some ambience!!
On the inside, we noticed a small tag that seems to indicate it was made in Austria. NEAT-O. I am guessing that it is most likely from the early 1900's?
When it is lit, it is lovely to see the way it glows in a darkened room, and how the hand painted detail shows so well...
I will have to circle back and take some more pictures so I can show you how great it compliments the things in the room (if I do say so myself!). We are very pleased with our new addition that looks like it could have been a part of the room all along!