Friday, August 26, 2011
Let There Be Light!
It gives one a chance to be ...creative. The chandelier that dangles from the back porch ceiling, as example A, was a thrift shop find (with the addition of some glass grapes and various baubles), that was once (rather alarmingly) wired.
As we have no electricity on the porch -- see, we've been waiting for this electrician that does a lot of work at the Capitol to show up. It's been a few years, but I'm told it will be worth it-- I pulled the wiring and stuck votives in the crystal cups. While less convenient than flipping a switch, candles are so much more romantic.
Which leads us to example B.
This is all very pretty at night, though of course the issue is lighting it all. Wait. Changing the candles. Wait. Buying the candles in the first place. All of which I am unlikely to do very often, though I do have a vision of myself doing so-- wearing something appropriately drifty and long and white, though I don't happen to possess it just yet, floating along angelically with some taperish thing to light it all.
Instead of flip flops and a bic.
So much work, candles. But so charming.