A Simpler French Style Chandelier

1.05.2018

My husband loves me. He loves when I purchase things on line and then the boxes show up and there is a little project for him to do with the items in those boxes. Thank goodness I married a handy man. This is not his daytime job, but his after he gets home job. 😀

A couple of weeks before Christmas I decided to gift myself some things. You know, those to me from me gifts. What I 'm sharing today is actually the second item I bought after making a change in the foyer first. I will share that change soon.

Almost every time I share the dining room folks will ask about the chandelier. We bought it a few years ago as my style was evolving and the original gold plated very traditional chandelier just wasn't my thing anymore. Mr. Savvy fought me on that change, but finally gave in. He pretty much gives me free reign on how the house is decorated because that country boy really has no clue and we would hate to see how he would decorate.



This is my new simpler French style chandelier. The old one had a lot to it and it blocked my pretty antique French hutch. Your eye was automatically drawn to the chandy instead of to the whole room.

It's all the things I love....chippy, worn, a bit rusty and some gilding.

This one is actually made from wood instead of resin like the old one.

After all the Christmas decorations were put away I didn't know how to style the dining room table so I just grabbed these candlesticks that were in the foyer and placed them randomly.

The finish on these is much like the chandelier. I have been slowly collecting these Aidan Gray candlesticks as they are a bit pricey, but much less than actual antique candlesticks.

Even the sconces already hanging in here have a similar finish as the chandelier and candlesticks.



Some of y'all will probably prefer the first chandelier, but for me this one is better.

And don't worry the old chandy didn't go very far. There's always a new spot for an old chandy and I love where it ended up.
 Have any ideas?

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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25 comments:

  1. Link to the source perhaps? Or did I miss it? I like the new one better too. I must have missed where you got rid of the blue hutch which I loved. Where did it go?

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    1. I moved the hutch last year when I got this new one. It moved to the French style guest room upstairs and I have shared it many times.
      The chandelier is from houzz.com. I'm glad you like it.

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  2. Kim, that is a beautiful chandelier and it works perfectly with the candlestands and sconces! I know the older one will find a good place to land or should I say hang? Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend~

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  3. Love, love, love it! Yes, Mr. Savvy is certainly the best handy man! If a new chandy arrived on my front porch, my next step would be to call an electrician! Love that the new chandy coordinates to beautifully with the sconces and candlesticks. I think I can guess where the other chandy went....Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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  4. The new chandelier is beautiful! I liked the old one to but you were right it did draw they eye right to it!

    Looking forward to seeing its new spot.

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  5. Love the new chandy Kim! I have one of those handy guys too. We are very lucky!

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  6. I too love it. Perfect with your candlesticks and wall scones.

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  7. Kim,
    The new chandy is beautiful and it really does seem to coordinate so well with your candlesticks and wall sconces.

    I have been going more mid-century style in the last few years and got a new sputnik style light fixture for our dining room. My husband was skeptical at first but after he replaced our rather plain and boring light fixture with the sputnik he said it made all the difference and added some much needed bling!

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  8. I love everything but the medallion, it is too dark grey...maybe in person it is lighter? It is very hard to tell you what I think as I love everything you do and it is always so tasteful and RIGHT. Gayle as Rollie, my somewhat handy man.

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    1. It is not really a dark gray, but it is the color it was with the old chandy and I intend to correct the color soon. I just haven't had time to get to it yet. I painted the medallion years ago and I can do it again.
      thanks

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  9. Love the new simpler, cleaner look Kim! The older I get the simpler I like things!

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  10. I am new to your blog, so I don't know how you had things arranged previously. But it is lovely now. I love your hutch and your gorgeous tureens. Your chandelier is so pretty. Is the medallion original to the house or is it new?

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    1. Sandra, we installed the medallion with the last chandelier. It was plain white plastic and I painted it.

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  11. It is just as beautiful as your old one Kim! Cant wait to see where the old one ended up. I still miss mine.

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  12. So pretty, Kim! I think it's a perfect choice.

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  13. I love it, actually I love all chandeliers, can never have too many of them! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a very happy and healthy 2018 xx

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  14. Love Love the chandelier ... I have one that my brother-in-law brought me back from England when he was stationed over there and I love it

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  15. I have only been subscribing to your blog for a couple of months (and I really enjoy your posts!) so I'm not familiar with your old chandelier, but I really love this one!

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    1. Glad to have you and there is a link in the post to a post showing the old chandelier. Thanks

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  16. Love how everything just tied in together. I agree that the simplicity shows off the china cabinet much better. I would hang the older one in a bedroom. Love your savvy southern style

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  17. I LOVE the new chandy, Kim. You are right it really is better. I noticed right away how great it looks with the candlesticks and the sconces. The room looks beautiful.

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  18. A new pretty chandelier is a great way to start the new year. Enjoy!

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  19. I love both of your chandeliers.

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  20. Where did you purchase the new chandelier! I love it and part of it is made from wood. Where did you purchase the beautiful sconces? You have an exceptional ability in decorating!!

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    1. The chandelier was found on houzz.com and the sconces are from Ballard's. They still sell those. Thank you!

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