Happy Thursday, Friends! We are in the midst of moving from one state to another. We sold one house and bought another. Along with any move comes the inevitable task of moving furniture from one house to the next. Will it fit? And where? More importantly for me, is where to put my chandeliers? And if you have plug-in chandeliers, then your options increase exponentially!
My blog posts have been a bit erratic due to our current in-limbo status. We officially closed on our Doylestown house yesterday and are awaiting settlement on our new house next week. Luckily for now, we are at our lake place, Happy Hill. At least for a week we can NOT worry about final closing details and hassles. This is our first move in over 15 years and now I remember that selling a house is not for the faint of heart. But it’s over!! Thank you, Lord. We can now focus on our new house and start planning where we are going to place our furniture and what kind of flowers to plant in our urns! We brought our cast iron urns with us so these darlings will be prominently displayed at our new abode. I love them.
Sorry, I digress. Spring is a good time to move. Also moving are my son and daughter-in-law. (Chase & Brianna) They are moving to a brand new loft apartment at the end of May. And they will finally be able to use the chandeliers I gave them in their new place! They have a couple that are hardwired but also a few cuties I had put on a plug for them. Here are a few examples of chandeliers on a plug and where to use them!
A few years ago I gave Chase a few fun chandeliers I had in my stash. I thought they were so unique and interesting but I never found a spot for them. So, I gave them to my son. He hung them as decorations for a while then decided he wanted them to actually work! I have a great local lighting company that works on old lights and chandeliers. It took a few weeks but they put each of the lights on a plug and switch. Aren’t they adorable? This one looks like vintage Hollywood glamour.
I can’t wait to see the chandeliers hung in their new apartment! The gold one has flower shaped glass shades and the blue one has scalloped sockets. The rewiring cost was around $25 per fixture plus the cost of the plug, wire and chain.
I had these chandeliers put on a plug for Chase and Brie’s engagement party. They hung from the trees at Happy Hill during the festivities. They looked gorgeous at night although I admit the bugs enjoyed them too.
I’ve loaned these two fixtures to my niece, Faith Elizabeth, for her wedding later this summer. After that they will find a permanent spot at our new house. That way I can enjoy them all of the time! I admit I loved how they looked hanging from the trees at the lake house. Too bad they aren’t waterproof, then I would have left them there!
Such pretty beaded details, right? When will someone invent waterproof chandeliers?
Putting a chandelier on a plug is a great way to add extra lighting and character to a space. Especially if you have a rental and aren’t allowed to switch out lights, this can be the ticket. My niece had a plug-in chandelier in her post- college apartment. She hung this beauty over her favorite reading chair. I think she and roommate battled over who got to sit here!
There’s nothing like a sparkly crystal chandelier to brighten up an apartment! And when she moves she can take it with her to her next place!
My precious friend Molly gave me this petite chandelier when we first met. She bought a box of chandelier parts and put together a few for herself and gave me a few. This is one of my all time favorites! I had it put on a 12 foot chain and plug. Isn’t it adorable?
For years I had it hanging in the guest room but then I hung it in beside my gift wrapping station at the last house. (It sounds so funny to say “last house” when it was just two days ago.) This beauty is in a holding pattern awaiting its new spot in the new house. TBD.
Plug-in chandeliers were also used at Chase and Brie’s wedding last Fall. Here are two crystal chandeliers which hung in the grape vine arbor. The arbor adorned with string lights, chandeliers and antique furniture looked stunning!
The chandeliers added such a magical touch!
Behind the dessert table and wedding cake hung a gorgeous chandelier, also on a plug. I thought this one was one of the prettiest chandeliers at the reception. If you have electrical power, you can add a chandelier. Anywhere! So if you find a great deal on a chandelier and don’t know where to hang it, buy it and put it on a plug!
I have a few crystal chandeliers in my stash that will possibly be turned into plug-ins in the future. It depends on where I decide to hang them. Or give away a few as gifts!
To see more crystals chandeliers you can check out this post: Petite Crystal Chandeliers….
Or here: Matching Chandeliers Complete!
Or perhaps my favorite consignment purchase of all time: Consignment Chandelier
If you love chandeliers as much as I, then we are kindred spirits! I’m super excited about the chandelier that was hung TODAY in our new house! I think the electrician is going to send me a photo so I’ll share it with you as soon as I get it. Eight days and counting until we close on the new house! YAY!
I hope you have a lovely, lovely day. Thank you for stopping by today. Leave me a message or send me a picture if you have a favorite chandelier you’d like to share. I’d love to see it! Until tomorrow! xoxo Dell