Have you heard it said before that someone has an “addictive personality” — such as smoking, gambling, etc., where their personality or physical make-up, makes them more easily predisposed to fall prey to an addiction?
Well, my friends, I am one of those people. I have admitted to you in the past about my
fondness for addiction to Pinterest.
Sadly, that is not my only vice.
I also seem to be drawn, like a moth to a flame, to anything glitzy or sparkly — which leads us to what Topher calls: my chandelier addiction.
I’m not afraid to admit it folks. My name is Shanna and I am a chandelieraholic.
If you refer back to some of my Pinterest Party Friday posts where I pin my favorite pins of the week, if you examine the last 100 pins, I bet at least 75 of them contain a chandelier in them.
Topher says I have a problem. I disagree.
So … I happen to have a chandy in my dining room? Who doesn’t, right? And maybe I happen to have a giant turquoise chandelier in my kitchen (it makes cooking more glamorous). And, maybe there’s one in the the unnamed child’s room.
I also happen to have one above my kitchen table, and I took that one down. So there!
But for Mother’s Day, I did happen to ask Topher to replace it with a new one I found. (since this one is so much better!).
It was really beautiful and had pretty burnt orange crystals on it, which I loved, until I decided to go with turquoise in my kitchen, and the turquoise chandelier that close to the orange just wasn’t doing it for me.
I was on Craigslist a few weeks ago, and I found this fanfreakingtastic clear chandelier but it was in sad shape.
It was filthy, some of the crystals were missing, and I wasn’t entirely sure that it actually worked (I didn’t tell Topher that last part).
So part of my gift for Mother’s Day was for him to rewire it and hang it up (a bigger task than I thought), and the child that wishes to remain anonymous polished all the glass up for me.
So after Topher spent all that time rewiring it, I really held my breath when he flipped the breaker to turn the electricity back on. If it didn’t work, he would not have been a happy man.
Plus Topher is a bit accident prone, so any time he works with sharp saws or with anything that could possibly electrocute him, I get a bit nervous.
But miracle beyond miracles, that baby sparkled like one of Liz Taylor’s wedding rings!
I didn’t like the chain showing so I just happened to have a chandelier sock from Ballard Designs to solve that problem!
I explained to my dear Topher that four chandeliers in one’s house does not mean that one has a “problem”. Geez!
He said “of course not dear, my mistake”. Somehow I felt like he was being a bit patronizing.
I decided then was probably not the time to tell him that I am on the lookout for a chandelier for the hall bath. #somaybeIhavealittleproblem
I will be selling the orange chandelier this week either at my yard sale or on Craigslist for $85. If you are interested just let me know!