“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver
Oh brother. Weeks later, and we are very near the end of our main floor remodel, they’re telling me next week if you can believe that (no, I can’t, but we’ll see). But the “oh brother” is because I STILL don’t have a good light to put over the informal dining table. Not for lack of trying, this was an old post way back when I started looking. It is with a great deal of shame that I confess I’ve probably wasted HOURS upwards of 20 looking for lights: online, in person, schlepping my children and husband to various lighting stores. Why the shame? Because, I am quite positive that those hours could’ve been spent in a more productive way.
Well, regardless, lights are needed, so here are some of the ones I’ve liked lately, though not enough to seal the deal:
Casual, vintage, but timeless and simple
Twist on the typical plain drum pendant, “croc” in capiz shell
Cool “orb” light, but maybe it looks too much like a basketball
Subtle details with the leather harnesses and trim and slightly fluted drum edge
One of my favorites, like the hardware and the elegant gathered chiffon — trouble is, this is a bit dressier than I was looking for… though it could work in the dining room, but not in this color.
More posts to come, as our counter tops just started getting installed yesterday, so when the protective covering comes off (when they finish painting in that room), I will be sure to share some pics. In the meantime, if you have any strong opinions on which light you like, definitely share them here, I’m at a loss!