11 February, 2009

Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier for One of the Dining Rooms

I turn 40 on Saturday (OMG how did that happen?) and I decided to get myself a cool gift to celebrate. Rather, I decided to get something cool for the house, and justify the purchase by claiming it as a gift for myself.

I've long wanted to replace some of the fugly light fixtures at The Box House with period slip shade chandeliers, but they tend to be freakishly expensive. I'm constantly trolling eBay for one, bidding often but futilely because I've set a rather low limit for what I feel we can spend.

Today, I watched the seconds tick down to zero for one particular auction, sipping my Diet Coke and idly thinking about how to coordinate errands tomorrow, when it dawned on me that the clock had ticked away to nothing and I had won. Yippie!

So, some time next week, a nifty 1930s amber five light slip shade chandelier will be making its way down from Canada to be installed in the dining room of either the downstairs or the upstairs unit of The Box House. I'm just not sure which one yet.

10 comments:

modernemama said...

Congrats on the big birthday and the chandelier

Joshua said...

Congrats! My wife and I have two slip shades that we absolutely adore!

eBay is such a beast, but its a wonderful beast!

Green Fairy said...

Thanks, Modernemama!

Joshua--The fun thing about a two-flat is that we can indulge some of our hobbies to a greater degree. I still get to surf eBay for a second dining room chandelier! (Maybe a slip shade that's a little more sedate than this one.)

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

Nice. I can't wait to see how it looks installed!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I think that is probably the BEST birthday present EVER! It is SO cool. Drool. Drool.

Jenni said...

Swoom. I love it. I stopped strolling the ebay lighting aisle months ago after about my 20th loss for a old fixture.

Hope you have a great birthday.

Julieta said...

Happy B-day! Your chandelier will look just lovely. Congrats on finding a cool Art Deco piece. Have a cool b-day weekend!ta

Just A Girl And Her Craftsman Bungalow said...

This is so gorgeous
I never have the guts to bid on ebay. I'm so scared it will arrive and not be what I thought it was?? This is just great.

Hallie and Joe said...

wow this fixture is stunning!

Anonymous said...

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