Here they are!!! My top three choices for lighting over the farm table. (If you want to see all the lights in the running they’re HERE)
Choosing lighting over a table isn’t only about what you love, it’s also about proportion (to the table and the room). That ruled out the 1st place light. It’s really, really big. Perfectly proportioned for the table but way too big for the room. We looked at the measurements in the room in front of the glass doors and felt it would overwhelm the narrow space.
The next thing I look for when I’m making a choice for the house is staying-power. I love trendy. But I tend to only do trendy with paint and fabric choices. (like pillows or duvets) Those things are easily changed when I get tired of them. And if it’s trendy, I do get tired of it. Now, I’ve no idea if the light below is trendy. I’ve never seen one like it. And I really love it…BUT, I feared in 2 years I’d be over it and ready for a change. So out went the second choice…
Which led me to this beauty. Perfectly proportioned for the room and the table. The black goes nicely with the brushed nickle school house pendants over the bar and is a perfect transition to the den with it’s more rustic feel.
And I love the classic, graceful lines that offset the more rustic iron-look finish.
I’m not putting shades on it because shades change the whole look of a fixture like this…and I like her just the way she is…
Has anyone ever told you that they like you just the way you are? I first heard that from Mister Rogers when I watched Mister Rogers Neighborhood with tiny daughter Bethany. I felt like he was talking to me personally. I know now that God was using good ole Mr. Rogers to love on me…but back to the subject at hand…the light…
This light, she’s humble. She doesn’t scream: look at me, instead she does what she was made to do, she let’s her light shine.
And she does it with quiet grace don’t ‘cha think?
Praying for you dear friends, that you will know with certainty: you are loved, just the way you are and that today, you’ll let your sweet light shine like only you can do.
Oh…and how do you like the light? xoxo
(Info on all lights: HERE)