Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A french chandelier paired with a farm table




This antique french chandelier is one of my favorite chandeliers that I own. There is something about it that is just so beautiful. I got this one for a really good deal.   I have seen them on ebay for 4 times the price I paid.   If you want to find one for a great price, you have to realize you are going to have to probably buy one that isn't perfect.




It doesn't have all of it's original crystals, which I don't mind.



It has the prettiest little glass beading that goes around its entire frame. This is one of my favorite details. They glisten in the light and at night.




My husband added the 100 year old ceiling tin to this recessed ceiling area. My sister found this tin at a salvage yard in New Hampshire for practically nothing... (sadly it isn't in business anymore) She kindly informed me about them and sent them my way. She knew I had been obsessively searching everywhere for 24 pieces of tin that were exactly the same. I painted the tin a high gloss ultra white. I was really happy how it turned out!




I love how the chandelier looks against the tin.





I love how it looks hovering over this farm table in my living room. I love pairing something pretty like this chandelier with an old farm table. I think it helps ground the overall look!




I have another new blog friend to share with all of you! I am just loving her style (she loves whites as well). She is an interior designer named Lulu. (I just love her name) She has a beautiful blog. 


I also want to direct you to Marley & Lockyer. She also has a fabulous blog. Ness has a giveaway that she is doing on her blog right now. She is giving away some of her own handmade items from her store. She makes the sweetest pillows and most adorable clay tags. I can think of a million things I would want to do with these tags. What I love about her pillows is everything about that pillow is done by Ness. She sews them, tea stains them herself, and prints her own design (my favorite is the la ballon design) on them. I am wondering when she will start harvesting her own cotton for the material. This girl is amazing! I can hardly wait to purchase a few from her.
You could be the lucky winner!
Have a wonderful day!
Maria

67 comments:

Ellinor Forsblom said...

Beautiful
Ellinors Hus

My Yellow House said...

I'm on my way to having my white house - now that I've painted most of my furniture, I can start on the pretty things! We have a lot of wood trim in our house that my husband will not let me paint white so I do have to work around that ~ you're home is so dreamy and I love how you make it work with boys and a cowboy! You show us such gorgeous glimpses into your home ~
Sarah

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Just beautiful Maria, as always!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and fell in love. I want to go rip out everything in my house and start again! *sigh* Love your style, keep up the awesome inspiration.

farmhouse wares said...

Your chandelier is magical, and that ceiling...speachless. Betsy

Mary said...

That is one fabulous chandelier! WOW! I'll still let you know if I see anything spectacular around here! Oh, and that tin ceiling is out of this world! ~mary~

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Chandeliers have such a Majestic look of their own.I have loved my Grandmothers for years, she has 9 in her home.If your interested I have a post and pics of them on my blog.Your Home is Beautiful! Your Chandelier is Killer........I love the all white look but also have a love for color, so I have a mix.G'Day~Kim

Janis said...

I was just introduced to your lovely blog via Life in the Fun Lane. Love your decor and the white is dreamy.

PS: I want your amazing chandelier!!

Faff Around said...

Your chandelier is wonderful, sparkly and gorgeous with your rustic pieces. I also love your blog banner, So, so pretty.\\Chania

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

oh the love of vintage chandeliers !
i love how you paired it with your farm table !
what a lovely home you have !

Lissa said...

truly, truly beautiful! :)

Tracey said...

I am loving your tin ceiling...and that chandi *sigh* there are no words for how very pretty it is!!! I see you're a fan of the turquoise siphons like I am...you are so good at adding just the right touch of color to all of your gorgeous white!!! Another fabulous post Maria...

Happy Wednesday ~

:) T

Kacey said...

You have the best eye! Seriously, is there anything in your house that doesn't look amazing?! Love the chandelier. I've been searching for one like that forever. And the tin - totally inspired!

cityfarmer said...

oh, I love dustylu ... we visit quite often ...
I think you and I will hit it off, too ...

I'm soothed here ...

Herself said...

So pretty. I love the glitz of the crystals cozied up with the white tin!

Julie Johnson said...

Love the contrast of the tin and chandelier. I just posted white pics of our bedroom today....
Julie

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Maria, we moved into my new home about eight weeks ago and I have my chandeliers all ready to be installed. My brother inlaw is an electrician so I am patiently waiting. I went to a car boot sale about 5 years ago and this lady lifted her boot and there were about 5 chandliers all sitting there in there crystal glory. She had just purchsed an old home and had them all pulled down as she hated them. Lucky me is all I can say. Best part was she invited me back to her home where I purchased another 8 so in total I got about 13 chandeliers from her. Things like that don't have too often. Love your tin on th ceiling as well such a great idea. Thanks Sandy x

June said...

Maria it's just beautiful.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, what an amazing chandelier! I love it! I just found your blog and it's gorgeous! I love white too!

DustyLu said...

I love DREAMY WHITES! Thank you so much for mentioning me on your post! I think you are so talented and have amazing taste. That chandy looks like the orignal ashwell. Love the ceiling tins. Stunning. Thank you again for featuring me. ~lulu

white flower design said...

Maria, Gorgeous photography as always. Love the french chandelier with the farm table. looks like a match made in heaven. All the best, Lori

Tina said...

Hi Maria:) I love your chandelier and totally agree it looks beautiful when paired with your farmhouse table! I adore your tin ceiling, you did a fantastic job with it. I am addicted to vintage pressed tin and try to have a piece in some form in every room of our home:) Wonderful of you to mention Lulu and Ness in your post, they are both so lovely and very very talented. Thanks for sharing more of your home Maria. Wishing you and your lovely family a happy day ~ Tina xx

Pearls and Grace said...

You have created such a gorgeous space here in the blog world! Truly Beautiful! From one Mother of five to another...many blessings to you!!

Sibi

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

So gorgeous and it looks great with your tin ceiling:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love chandliers and that one is a beauty! Looks lovely in your home!~Patti

Kristin said...

Just stunning, I love your style! Thanks for sharing!

Anne Marie said...

your house looks just beautiful.....and I too love combining rusticity with elegance - and DustyLu just yesterday she stopped by and we got to meet.......Lulu has a fantastic style!

chair up said...

Great score Maria. Did you do what I do and calculate how much ($) you saved, then spend that on something else,lol
Any secrets as to how to clean those crystals???
Angex

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Beautiful

Jennifer said...

That chandelier is breathtaking. I love the glistening too!

Erin said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous chandelier!

What a beautiful home you have-so inspiring!

Rie said...

WOW. It's like dripping ice. Truly spectacular, like the rest of your home. You have quite an eye for the beautiful.

Jeanneoli said...

I agree with you...mixing shabby with elegant is just the perfect combination! LOVE the ceiling.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Your ceiling? Divine! I bought my favorite white tole chandelier on ebay a few years ago, too. Keep it coming, sister. We're hanging on every word. :)

sara@augustfields said...

maria..i'm so glad you featured that beauty for a post!! :) it is a stunning piece for sure :)

McCarthy Designs said...

Hi Maria
The chandelier is gorgeous. You have a beautiful house and I love that you haven't had to spend a fortune. Thanks for sharing it. xx

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

LuLu and Ness are fabulous inspirations...as are you! Thank you for sharing your impeccable style with us!!

Amy

Ness Lockyer said...

Maria, You and your cowboy have done an amazing job with that ceiling tin. Your chandelier is so pretty, and i like the fact it isnt complete.
Thank you for mentioning my giveaway as well...you are so sweet!
Ness xx

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love the pictures of your house! Very pretty. I think we have the same chandelier. Or it is very very similar. Go take a look at mine.

Nita

Valloittava valkoinen said...

Oh i'm so glad that you left a comment because now i have found your amazingly wonderful blog!

You have so beautiful home and so White I like!!!After our renovation i hope that our home is white also!But it might take a while before that job is done and of course the decoration will not stop ever!:)

And i read that we have something common too,i have 5 kids also!

Those green chairs are so great and that chandelier is gorgeous!

Take care Anu

Sussi's värld said...

I just found your blog, and love it:-)
Will be back soon..

Bianca said...

Wow. I am most defnately a new "follower"! Just beautiful :)

FEDERICA said...

Oh darling, it's stunning! I'm speechless!
Thanks sooo much for your kind comment, you're a sweetheart.
Don't miss the Valentine's Day Giveaway, tomorrow on Sweet as a Candy :-)
Hugs
Federica

hometown girl said...

maria, that chandelier is stunning and i do like the farm table with it, great contrast! i've always loved the tin ceiling tiles myself. it looks beautiful! i'm off to check out the other blogs/shops you mentioned! have a lovely weekend! susan

cityfarmer said...

I loved out little chat ... and I added you to my fav(s) ... so now I can pop over more often ... this is too fun isn't it ...

p.s. I had to see that farm table just one more time.

lacachette said...

love it !

kisses from FRANCE
HAVING A HARD TIME to leave a message grrrr !

manon 21 said...

quel joli blog!!
Amicalement

Manon

The White Farmhouse said...

I found your blog from Lulu's. Love your house! I can't beleive that you decorate with white and 5 kids! I don't know what I am doing wrong cause I can't keep the house clean with 3 and white is so out.

What is there to not love about that chandelier?! It's gorgeous! Love it with the farmhouse table. They look like quite a yin and yang pair.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow Wonderful White! Really love those sweet pictures.

Happy Thoughts!
Saskia

Renee said...

I absolutely LOVE your clock and faux fire place.
Beautiful work!

City.Cottage store said...

HI there, I just wanted to say I adore your blog, and style. I posted a little blur about whites, and added a few pics.
Stop by some time !
www.citycottagestore@hotmail.com or http://simplecasualliving.blogspot.com/
Jenny.

GeNell said...

I'm really enjoying your blog and you have great ideas. Just wanted to say that the coloring of your type is hard to read (for me anyway). I don't have a blog so I'm no expert by far, but I follow a lot of bloggers and this is the first time it's been hard to read the words. Might want to try a darker color choice. Keep up the good work!!

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Can you dazzle with a camera or what? I am in need of a new camera (what do you use?)...and a tad more crystal dangling from my ceiling. I love the tin..and the sparkle of your chandelier.

Cheers~
e

Beach Vintage said...

Hi maria, just discovered you though Dusty Lu Lu & Rubies Place. I love it. You have a new follower!

s said...

g'day Maria

hmmm I'm in love...with a chandelier

have fun with your blog...

Sarah

sanjeet said...

You show us such gorgeous glimpses into your home ~ How to make a website

French Buttons said...

I am crazy over chandeliers! I cannot wait to get my own home so I can hang chandeliers everywhere!

Pamela....French Buttons http://frenchbuttons59.blogspot.com

Tara said...

**sigh**what an amazing chandelier, i love all of the vintage crystals hanging off like dripping icicles...I wouldn't mind some of them missing either, makes me wonder the life this chandie had before you! :) Your home is amazing, I love the pop of color here and there and the relaxed, feminie feel....keep the amazing photos coming, I think we are all droolinig! Happy weekend and Valentines day!

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

Found you from Lulu, loved going through your blog. Question, when you move your chandeliers around do you electrify them wherever you put them, or do you just place them without. I am trying to decide if I should just hang some without lighting them for the look. Please come visit me sometime, Love your blog. Cheryl

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Maria, a most perfect combination!

The Flying Bee said...

Hi Maria!

I am just catching up on your posts...everything is AMAZING! The chandi is stunning! Oh, and that ceiling tile...WOW! I love it all!

Happy Monday!

Adrienne

Shabby Chic Interiors said...

With this post you made hole in my heart! I love the style shabby and now you have a new supporter of the blog! I sign up now:)

Sarah

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh my goodness, Maria... just love your blog. Glad I found it so I can catch up now, otherwise I'd be reading for days on end at one time. Off to check out the links, I do know Lulu though (fantastic!). Will add you to maison sidebar!
~Tracie

Paris Atelier said...

My Goodness! Your home is remarkably beautiful! I am in love with that ceiling, what a great idea! My head is in a whirlwind of inspiration right now! Gorgeous.
xoxo
Judith~

Anonymous said...

Maria~ Absolutely stunning! Would you mind sharing the name of the paint color in the room? I have been on the hunt for a pale gray color and absolutely love that as well :).
Thanks.

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Christine said...

Oh, I loved Domino magazine! I will have to check out that blog you mentioned. I love, love your style. My house is currently on a dark kick right now, so your home is very refreshing to look at!