Part of the charm of the Ohio house, to me, was the grape theme in the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen was painted purple, textured with gold and silver highlights. There was grape themed wallpaper wainscoting, grape wallpaper trim at the ceiling's edge, plastic bunches of grapes hanging from the light fixtures, and the pièce de résistance, a chandelier in the dining room, with each element a transparent bunch of grapes.
In order to make the house more appealing to a broader segment of house buyers, I painted over the purple kitchen, the dark maroon dining room and the zebra striped upstairs bathroom. And I replaced the grape chandelier with a more conventional light fixture.
Well, I finally got tired of looking at the ugly fixture that came with my California house, and I mounted the chandelier:
And having nothing of great importance to do on a Sunday afternoon, I thought I'd search and see if anyone else had such a thing, or where one might get one (or spare parts) if ever needed. I didn't find one like it, but I thought I'd share some of what I did find!
The first is something you can give me as a house warming gift for my seaside cottage (whenever I get one). The mermaid chandelier:
a Bic pen chandelier?
a recycled plastic spoon chandelier
a recycled coffee stirrer chandelier
a cd chandelier
a Mason jar chandelier
a wine bottle chandelier (I think this one was store bought)
And last but not least, a couple of...unique lamps!
You never know what you'll find on the Internet!