problem solved





a couple of weeks ago, while cleaning the lanterns in the living room we broke the glass in one of the hurricane lanterns.  it just shattered.  i always dreaded cleaning these light fixtures b/c they were fragile and they always collected so much dust.  we looked everywhere for replacement hurricanes to no avail.
new fixtures were out of the question right now b/c they are not cheap and we are being extra frugal these days trying to get our mortgage paid off early.  then i remembered that this past summer we hung this pair of pendant lights (that i had gotten at an estate sale for $5) on the porch.  they looked really cute there but now we needed them indoors so larry switched them out.  they are taking a while to get used to as they are diminutive compared to the lanterns that were here but i like these a little better b/c they are more fitting for the room, the age of the house and the ceiling height.  larry was always hitting his head on the old ones.





 i wish all my problems were solved this easily.



have a beautiful week.  see you soon.

xo
janet

33 comments

  1. Beautiful. I love the cap on the ceiling.

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  2. I'm just gonna complain again about the lack of good sales here and how you find the most awesome things....
    It looks beautiful...and I love how it compliments the lamp on your side table.

    Can I say, I like it better? because I do. :)

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  3. That's a beautiful lamp, it looks perfect in your gorgeous lounge. I can't believe the price. Architectural antiques are prohibitively expensive in the UK! x

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  4. Janet, I love how you balanced the portrait painting on one side with the grouping on the other. Your house is so restful, beautiful and calm. I'm so inspired and yet when we move up north I'm planning a Bloomsbury-inspired decor. Just gotta do it!!! Allegra

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  5. I love this pendant - it looks like it was meant for the room!

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  6. I love your solution. I want to climb into the photos of your home.

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  7. What a lovely substitute Janet!

    Happy day,

    Madelief x

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  8. good thinking, it looks perfect. I need to go back and find a before photo to see what you had before. Glad Larry won't be hitting his head anymore.

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  9. That's a beautiful fixture Janet. I was just admiring a simple white closed light like this in a church I visited last week.
    xo

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  10. Always want to write but never do! Love your blog. Love your house. Are you a professional decorator because if you're not, you should be. Your living room is gorgeous.

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  11. Quick thinking and always having Larry 'at the rescue'...perfection!

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  12. Good job! Your house looks so clean and peaceful it is reminding me that I have to stop procrastinating and get my vacuum cleaner out.
    Good job on the frugal business too. I've been whacking away our mortgage like crazy but today I had a slip-up at the Kate Spade sample sale. Don't look unless you want to get in trouble! ;)

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  13. Your living room keeps getting better!

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  14. I just love this Janet - so elegant, just like you!

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  15. I think the new one looks lovely.

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  16. Looks great and I spy those leopard shoes too!

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  17. Meant to be--Making something "do" can end up being exactly what should be done. :-)
    -Suzanne in Illnois

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  18. Thrifty, smart, and beautiful... just like you!
    Honestly, don't you think that lighting fixtures are THE most overpriced items ever (second only to eyeglass frames) ??? I love getting good ones at tag sales, etc.
    We, too, are working to pay off our mortgage early, hopefully within the next ten years (we bought our home about four years ago). Makes sense to me, although many of my friends dont' see the point. To each her own!

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  19. We have some of the most beautiful things at our own fingertips, don't we? You're a clever lady with a great sense of style...this room is gorgeous! Someday when my kids have grown and moved on I may just have a white room too....til then, I shall live vicariously through the photos you share!
    Enjoy your week Janet!!!

    xoxo

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  20. Loving these lamps! Saving time cleaning is a big bonus too.

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  21. Wow I love your living room. Very. Much.

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  22. You are so smart Janet! The whole room looks beautiful. I even love your smoking flats. How have I missed that beautiful painting?
    xo
    annie

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  23. Your new/old light looks perfect.

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  24. So sorry that your hurricane lamp got damaged, you must have felt horrible. But I do think you fond a smart and beautiful replacement. It is so refreshing in its simplicity, very much your style. Also, if you ever want to recreate the original look or find something spectacular somewhere you will not feel bad about moving this pendant somewhere else.
    I have just looked again through the older pictures of your living room it and I realized that your design esthetics just makes me think good happy thoughts, thank you for this!

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  25. That room is perfection! ( So is your dining room)
    xo Dianne

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  26. How perfect! I'll be about 70 before I've paid off my mortgage, I'l be working like a dog till then.

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  27. I adore your light fixture, Janet. Everything from the metal part at the ceiling with its beautiful detail to the milk glass shade! It's elegant and looks lovely in the room.
    Claudia

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  28. What a charming room. Wish I could cozy up with a bit of knitting in it.
    Danette

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  29. I cannot believe you got these for five bucks. It is gorgeous and perfect.
    Camille

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