Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wowie! You won't believe this. You just won't.

On our way home from the county fair, we found this chandelier on the curb! Well, I spied it and Tom was surprised that he totally missed it. Usually he's the one who spies curb finds with radar eyes.

Anyway, can you believe it? It's very heavy, made in Spain and perhaps around 30 - 40 years old (Tom guesses because of the wiring). One of the little dish things with its light is broken off at the base (we'll just face that part toward a wall. heh), but otherwise it looks fine.

For now, though, I will have to carry the whole thing up our (rickety) barn steps and place it upstairs in the loft, for that's the absolutely only place we have for it.

Hmmm... wouldn't it be nifty to someday have that whole barn floor up there filled with old treasures for our guests to poke through? Not junk--no!--but nice finds like this chandelier, ones which feel as though they dropped down from Heaven, itself.

And well, perhaps that's just where this chandelier fell from, crystals and all.


Deborah Raney said...

Gorgeous!! Someone didn't realize what a treasure they had! So happy you found it, and can't wait to see where it ends up in your home!

Patty H. said...

That is beautiful! What a great find. Are you putting it in your house, eventually?
I love the corner in your previous post.
Patty H.

Judy said...


Debra! That is FABULOUS!

I just love love love when things like that happen. Even when they happen to other people. Especially nice people, like you!

I find that the treasures that are a bit broken or 'worn in' are the best. I suppose this is because I don't feel like I need to tiptoe around them fearing that I might be the first to cause them harm. People like that are treasures, too.

Pat said...

Oh how wonderful, that's my kind of find! I can't wait to see it hanging one day. Promise you'll post it when you do hang it!

sheila said...

congrats on that great roadside find :) ...