My Victorian Style Series: Some Bright Ideas in the Dining Room

 I've been playing with lighting in our Dining Room........

 I have a "thing" for lamps and lighting!

Okay, it is an addiction......

 Maybe because we live in a townhouse that only has a total of 7 windows in the entire house!!

You may remember that Joe picked up 3 packs of these at Wegmans after Christmas on Clearance for a little over $1.00 a pack........
 I have never seen anything like this before!!

3 strands of beads came in each pack........

Of course, I had to add them to my Dining Room Chandy!!
 They blend in quite well , don't you think????????
Love the look!!
Since the Fall, I had taken the Lamp Shades off the Chandy.........

Now I was ready for a change and decided to add one of the 2 sets of lamp shades that I have for the chandy.....
Takes on a whole different look and even creates a different type of lighting direction......

I added some pink crystals to the chandy also.......
Can you see them?????
 The shades do change it up a bit......
 I did have 3 strands of beads left.....

I did use one somewhere that I have already shared in my last post showcasing My Victorian Style in my Living Room...
See them in the middle of the mirror???????

 Now I would like to show you something new........

 Some time ago, I bought this lamp at a Church Flea Market.......
 It did not come with the lamp shade but I will get to that shortly.....

 It cost $5.00!!!!
The crystals, cut glass, gold and marble base just called out to me!!

The only reason why I did not use it sooner was that the cord was a state of disaster and Joe said: "No way are you plugging that in"!!

It was one of the rare occasions that I actually listened to him!!   LOL!!
A local Business called The Lamp Factory offers a service of rewiring lamps with a new socket and electrical cord for $25.

For piece of mind, it is worth it!!  I have taken quite a few lamps there over the years......
Next, I needed a Lamp Shade.......
 I paid $1.00 for it!!!

I forgot to take pictures of the shade before I "dabbled" with it........

 But this is what it looks like after I added a few Victorian touches......
 I have been working on cleaning, rearranging and reorganizing my Craft Room so I had no trouble finding some trim, beads, a venice applique and a cameo button to add a little Victorian Flare to this once very plain lamp shade......

Some tassel trim and beads around the top........
And the bottom......
A venice lace applique with a cameo button placed in the center of the shade..........
And an angel finial on top......
I am happy with how it came out........
And I am happy with how it looks on the buffet..........
I was drawn to this lamp because of these pieces that I already have........
All bought at yard sales and flea markets......

I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit more of my Victorian Style!!!!
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