Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Change In The Dining Room . . .

We've changed a lot of light fixtures since we moved to Linderhof -- putting chandeliers in most rooms because we like them.    But the house is a 1920's house and was "updated" in 1948.   In those times, they used a lot of sconces in rooms.    The house originally didn't have many outlets but we have sconces . . .

And the sconces we have were put into the house in the 1948 update.      Brass fixtures with globes and prisms.

The master bedroom with the fireplace sconces

In the bedroom.     Between the sconces is the perfect place for a mirror!

The living room fireplace with sconces that match the ones in the master bedroom.

In the living room.    Duplicates of the ones in the master bedroom.

The living room sconce -- I have since replaced the missing prisms.

We changed out the globes . . . but the prisms are original.

Above the dining room fireplace, there were no sconces.    The dining room sconces are on the wall above the buffet.

However, beside the fireplace, close to the mantle is a plug in . . . which we figured were for mantle lights!

And we've put lamps on the mantle at different times since the outlets were there.    And they looked okay but not great and soon we moved them elsewhere where we thought they looked better or put them in the "lamp yard" in the attic.

And then, last Monday on an outing, I came across . . .

My new treasure

These wonderful prisms which were attached . . .

Brass and crystal prisms

To this lamp.    Which had the same patina as both sets of sconces.     The price was reasonable and so . . .
they came home with me.

The dining room mantle before . . 

And the mantle which looked like this . . .

And after.

Now looks like this!

the lamps lit match the light from the buffet sconces

And at night it has a beautiful glow to match the glow from the living room and master bedroom sconces.

Now, I'm thinking, I need to find globes to match these new lamps for at least the living room sconces and perhaps the bedroom ones as well.  

I must admit that when I found the lamps, I had to give it some thought before I committed to buy them but I knew deep down that they would be perfect on the dining room mantle!

It's Monday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.    It's a small transformation -- but most are at Linderhof since we've been here almost 24 years.  


Pondside said...

That's a wonderful find, Martha, Those lamps had your name on them! It's so lucky that you found them in time for Christmas, as they complete your Christmas mantel.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You're mantel is beautiful, and I really like the light fixtures.

acorn hollow said...

very pretty and they match your decor perfectly.
I bet it is a nice glow in the room when they are on

Kelly said...

I love sconces on the wall above a fireplace or in the dining room. I wish I had some. I have one in my foyer, but it isn't hardwired. They really do cast a nice glow on the wall, don't they? You're lucky to have so many along with those great fireplaces! Thanks so much for visiting me too.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

they are just beautiful and a perfect fit for the room.

Chris Stovell said...

Gosh, those lamps look beautiful. I love the 'there and not there' sense of glass. Best wishes Cx(visiting from Pondside's blog!)

On Crooked Creek said...

The illumination from your lamps is lovely! What a find! Sometimes, like you, I ponder...but I know if I don't make the decision to purchase...I'll regret it later! Great finds for Linderhof!

Rebecca said...

Small makes such a BIG difference!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love your new lamps. When I was a kid my Aunt Mary gave me a set similar to yours and I had them in my bedroom till I moved out. Loved them too.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~