It only took 3+ years

Yippee! I’m so excited to show you the new light fixture we picked up in Dallas last weekend!

I almost entitled this post “Weeping Tears of Joy” but figured that might be a wee bit dramatic.  But maybe not considering the fact that we have been a one-car family for 4 days now (and it doesn’t look to be ending anytime soon). I don’t know about you, but I tend to go a teeny tiny bit stir crazy when I become a shut-in. It’s like Groundhog Day every.single. day. starring Jude as Bill Murray.  So when Simon came home in the middle of the day yesterday to see me in a frazzled state (I blame it on my need for Espresso That Comes From Starbucks, i.e., nothing at my house), muttering about cleaning out closets and “I just want new sconces!!!”, he placed a call to our handyman Carl and 15 minutes later, the old fixture was coming down. God bless that man; he knew it was going to be U-G-L-Y if something didn’t change soon.

Also? The ice maker on the fridge has broken and therefore I can’t even make (my greatly-needed caffeine cohort) iced tea. Seriously? I need someone to bring me a bag of Sonic ice. Stat.

So, in retrospect, not much about my situation has really changed: Jude and I are still shut-ins for untold days, but now I have something New! And! Sparkly! To look at! Like a bird in a cage with a new bell!  I keep standing in the kitchen, staring up at the gloriousness that is my new drum pendant. No more wrought iron chandelier! No more glaring light bulbs! No more Ye Olde Worlde!

Aesthetically our house fits us in so many ways. But it’s the tiny details like light fixtures that have consistently bugged me. For three years. That’s just ridiculous. Why do we wait so long to switch stuff up that we adamantly dislike? Life’s too short!

Here’s the kitchen before:

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Definitely not our style. I even tried to make it work, decorating it for various holidays and parties (such as Jude’s Peter Pan birthday). Also? There is some serious silk flower action happening in that photo above.  I needed something more crisp & simple.


And now for the big reveal! Drum (pendant) roll please …

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Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Ferris Pendant – not currently available online, but it is still available in their catalog.  




I give big props to the nice folks at Mitchell Gold in Dallas; there should be one of those opaque diffusers on the bottom of the shade but somehow ours did not make it to us. A quick call to the friendly  designer who helped us out in the store rectified the situation and a new diffuser is on the way to us as we speak.  Definitely check them out — I was super impressed with the quality of their items and the selection.