4.17.2013

Lovely lantern

We're still settling in s l o w l y around here.  No one warned me how different moving would be post-kids, and life didn't stop while we got everything moved, unpacked, and settled, so we're still not.  :)
Our living room is coming along, though.  All the furniture is in place, and I found the box full of pillows and blankets.  We're still missing all of my milk glass and other finishing touches.  But the big news is our beautiful new light fixture.

When we moved in, there was a ceiling fan in here with no light fixture.  It drove me crazy not to have an overhead light, especially since this is where Keith and I crash after putting G & L down at night.
Then the lovely people at Lamps.com offered to let me review one of their many gorgeous fixtures.  If y'all have been around for any time at all, you know how happy this made me.  I have a thing for lights!
The really difficult part of all this was deciding which fixture to pick.  They have a huge selection with tons of different styles and lots of pretty finishes.  Here are just a few of their lights that I love:
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In the end, I ended up going with this lantern for a few reasons.
1.  I love the shape.  It's fairly traditional, but it's got a little personality, too.  
2.  It's a good size.  Not huge, but not tiny either.  
3.  I feel like I can move it around from room to room and it will look great just about anywhere.  When I get 
     tired of it in the living room, I can easily move it into a bedroom.  Or the breakfast nook.  Or the porch.... 
     (Sorry, honey!)
4.  I don't love the finish.  I know this seems like it might be a negative, but I love the thought of painting this 
     a pretty blue or red or green.  It's OK as-is, but the possibilities are really exciting.  
5.  The price was great.  If you're looking for a lantern fixture, it can be really difficult to find one around the 
     $100 range.  This one is $114 with free shipping and free light bulbs thrown in.  Hard to beat that!

I sweet talked Keith into hanging it for me last week, and I've been loving it so far.  
The room definitely feels homier with the new light.  
Thanks to Chrissy at Lamps.com!  You were fantastic to work with!    
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