Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Shine a Little Light on Me


We live in an older house --it was built in 1924 -- yes, that old! While there are some charms to an older home, there are just as many (if not more) issues and/or problems. The room sizes, and closets especially, are very small. Windows were outdated, roof worn out, layers upon layers of wallpaper that came off in cardboard chunks, basement with no drain tile or sump pump (remember the flood in June)! It's definitely a work in progress and there's always some repair needed. We replaced nearly all of the light fixtures when we moved in about 15 years ago. At the time, we did not have our sweet girlie girl. So, her room is slowly (very slowly) going to have a few changes. The first and quickest change so far is this new light fixture. Isn't it so adorable!! She thinks it is just fine -- I LOVE it!! The electrician put it so that it would not hang down very far because of past experiences he's had with kids jumping on beds and whopping their heads on chandeliers. Probably a good idea as I have seen Miss M do some bed-jumping herself. Last night, we read her school book together in her bed under this beautiful light, and its very soft glow -- magical, I tell you, magical!

16 comments:

Lisa said...

it is beautiful!!

Felicia said...

We live in an old house too...and you're right, it's always a work in progress. That light fixture is adorable.

Kate said...

Jan,

I love the chandelier!!! Perfect for Princess Maddy!!!

Kate

Cindi said...

It IS adorable! I am looking at pretty little girl chandeliers, myself; our Ahna has a very icky ceiling fan hanging in her room right now, that doesn't even have a globe over the bulb. Not cute - but I just ran out of time before needing to get ready for the trip to get her! Hopefully she'll have a new one, soon, too.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Jan, I love this light fixture....very beautiful!

We lived in an older home before this one, and there is something to be said for the charm that it brings.....somedays I do miss it!!!

Lisa

Lisa said...

I left something for you on my blog....

Philip said...

i must have hit my head really hard on that chandelier when i jumped on the bed as a child countless times because i can't remember that occurring, or even having chandeliers in our bedrooms...yikes!

ADELE said...

I love the chandelier! I have one in my nursery. Now that Mallory is in a big girl bed and a totally different room, I rarely go in there to enjoy it. It's hard to go in the nursery with "the wait" being so long. It's just too hard.
Have a great week.

Jodee Leader said...

That light fixture is adorable. I bet it looks perfect with her new Pottery Barn comforter too! Can't wait to see them together!

Sharon said...

That is so pretty. I am leaving you an award so be looking!!

Lisa said...

ADORABLE!!!

Kim said...

Very sweet! Can't wait to see more of Maddie's little room.

Rachel said...

I love the light. We lived in an old house in Michigan (built in 1937) and I so remember the constant improvement!

missy said...

Such a girlie girl chandelier! It is just beautiful. Oh so, pottery barn!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Adorable light fixture! So cute! I hope your husband's recovery continues to go well, too!
-Carrie

Bridget said...

Janet-
Oh the joys of an old home - ours was built in 1919. I love the charm but some days yearn for new home ammenities- oh well. Anyway I love Maddy's new chandelier it is so cute and girlie- great choice!