Before I begin the post about bargain chandeliers that look a lot more expensive than they are, I have to thank you so much for the flood of notes I received after my tribute to the beautiful Eileen Lonergan who passed away last week. It means more to me than I can possibly express.
But, Eileen will always be inside my head guiding and reminding me to go grab another cup of coffee. :] (and a lot of other things, too)
And boy did Eileen love a great bargain. Well, who doesn’t?
Last week when we did this post about lighting, some of you expressed a keen interest in a high-low lighting post.
Here’s the thing. While I very much enjoy doing this, it takes me FOREVER! Therefore, what I think I’m going to do is this. I will break these posts down into groups.
I figure with the holidays coming, that bargain chandeliers are a great place to begin.
After-all, great lighting is important for every room. And with company coming, of course, we want the house to look as good as possible.
Most of these bargain chandeliers are classic styles. Some of you may know when I say “classic” it is instead of “traditional.” That’s because traditional is often a misnomer. That’s why I’ll sometimes say “trad” to signify that it’s not Grandma’s traditional.
Okay, I’m super excited to jump in because I found some amazing deals. Some do have super high-end twins and some do not.
First I’ve made a widget, but I need to explain what’s going on or you will really think I’ve gone off the deep-end.
The items in the widget move around; I can’t control that. In fact, they move every time you refresh the page. The beauty is that I can add and take things away and link easily to the item that you’re looking at, if you click on it.
So, this is what I did, to compensate for images moving to other locations from where they are meant to be.
The fixtures that have numbers go together. For example, all of the number ones go together and all of the number twos… etc. Each number has at least one high-end version and at least one inexpensive version. But sometimes there’s more than one.
In some cases, the chandelier isn’t inherently inexpensive, but it’s on sale at a ridiculously reduced price. One of the chandeliers is 85% off!!!
Then, there are a bunch of bargain chandeliers that don’t have expensive counterparts. Those have the label, LEBIN. That means Looks Expensive But It’s Not.
Okay, here’s the widget with all of the expensive and bargain chandeliers. In almost every case, it is impossible to tell which one is expensive and which one is not.
Here’s what I’m thinking of doing.
I’m thinking of adding to this post instead of making a bunch of new posts and then I’ll send you back to this one from time to time. In addition, I’ll be able to update the individual widgets. So, if I find a wonderful new chandelier, I can add it in. Some of these will go on the Hot Sales pages as well.
Which ones if any of the bargain chandeliers are your favorites?
I think that my favorite is #SEVEN the stunning (IMO) French chandelier for only $573.00! I would’ve said at least three or four times that price. In second place are the #ONE inexpensive chandeliers. In the meantime, I created a little reference graphic for you to pin to one of your pinterest boards.
And Below are some of the Bargain Chandeliers in Situ. I think that it helps so much to see furnishings in context, but lighting, especially.
The first is via @katesingerhome on instagram from a gorgeous room she did at the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Actually, I believe that this is the expensive Visual Comfort chandelier. But it’s gorgeous and designed by Suzanne Kasler.
I think that this Sarah Chandelier is lovely for a simple piece over a casual dining area or in a family room.
Please pin to pinterest
Can you believe. I think the most expensive one up there is about $700 but there’s one in the widget that’s only $100 and the average price is about $500.
In other news. The Rolodex Update is supposed to come out tomorrow. Or rather today, as this will publish on the seventh. However, I need one more day due to the circumstances of this past week. So, those that own the rolodex can expect to receive it the evening of November 8th. and I am also extending the deadline to purchase at the current price through the 20th of November.
I’m very excited about the new update. There are over seventy new sources for vintage, antique and hand-made products.
IMPORTANT***If you don’t receive your updated Rolodex, please first look in your spam folder. If it’s not there, then it probably went to a different email address.***
Oh, and the holiday shop is fully open. Melissa of the gorgeous home renovation, has been helping me with that and has done a bang-up job clearing out what’s no longer applicable and adding dozens of new items in Holiday Decor and Gifts.