Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lighting the Hansel and Gretel Cottage

This place is dark. There are trees all around us and they do not let the sunshine in! All of the trim is very dark, too. We have a beautiful porch that wraps around the kitchen. I wouldn't trade it for anything, but it so dark in here! I have picked out lots of industrial and sparkly lights to go in this dark place. I'm afraid they aren't enough! Not to mention, my electrician hasn't been back to hang 3 of my fixtures....DAD!!!

I thought I would show you a few of my finds over the past 6 months. I started buying before I knew when I was moving!

I found this really cool industrial sized whisk at Scott's back in March. It's hanging in the center of the kitchen. I changed the bulb this added a little more light! 
That was my first visit to Scott's and I've been back like 4 times! It's next weekend, btw, who wants to go? 

 This will be hung in the laundry/powder room. I bought it from my buddy, Barney, at Stray Cats on
this shopping trip!

I found 2 of these beauties in Maine. It was the FIRST store we stopped. I just couldn't decide. What if I found something for a better price? I did some research and made this the LAST place we stopped! They are hanging in the kitchen. 
 They are my all-time favorites!

This came from Southern Accents. Garlan called me and said he had the perfect chandy for me! Isn't it beautiful? This picture makes it look big, but it's so dainty. It's original purpose was to go in my bedroom. It's going to hang in the dining room while another gets wired...TIM!!!

 You've seen this one. I think I did a whole blog post on it. I bought it and had it wired with no purpose what-so-ever! It's so perfect upstairs! I love it!
ruffle shades are my obsession right now

This was at Southern Accents, too. It's like I want everything they bring in.
Why can't I just go on shopping trips with them? I do get a pretty good discount for working there and pimping them out ALL-THE-TIME!
I went home and couldn't forget it. I dreamed of the perfect spot for it.....just need it to be hung!! DAD
 how fantastic is that little shade? #textureoverload

 I need a flush mount, I need a flush mount. I called several times and looked at several pictures. Nothing was going to work! I walked into the lighting graveyard at the gym and pulled this one down and brought it home! Is it up? no, DAD!

I bought this one for the dining room. I think it's so pretty. I can't wait for it to be cleaned and wired! I know it will be gorgeous. This is a waiting on TIM project.

These last four are either in the storage unit waiting on a home or I haven't bought them...but, need to!

I will get it lit eventually. Using lots of lamps everywhere!


  1. Dang girl! Maybe instead of an electrician you should call a tree service. :D I understand about being in the woods. It makes a huge difference in your indoor light, but I wouldn't trade my trees either. We only get direct sunlight from about 10 am til 3 pm, then down the sun goes behind the trees. It's a good problem to have, but still a problem! I love the very first one and that sconce at the very bottom on the right with the racetrack burlap shade! When and where is Scotts?

    1. We seriously need a tree service! I do love the trees. It will help tremendously on the power bill!! Scott's is in Atlanta. It's a HUGE flea market with tons of antiques and cool stuff! It's the 2nd weekend of every month! Let's go!! Oh and all my paint colors are the lightest I could find! There's a LOT of old beams and really low ceilings!! Can't wait for you to come soon!

  2. Oh and PS- this is another reason I went light and bright on my paint. Getting rid of the muddy brown and beige paint colors helped 1,000,000%

  3. Lucy, I love love love chandeliers! The glitzier the better... yours are so gorgeous! I am pea green with envy!

  4. I noticed u liked chandeliers and that is what drew me to your pages. I also collect antique light fixtures!

    1. It's so fun….They all tell a story. I'm so mixed with my taste! I go from as rustic as possible to as glamorous as possible! Honestly, I would do all glam in every room, if I had the budget!!