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Favorite Farmhouse Feature - Edison Chandelier

On a regular basis, we recieve emails requesting information on certain features in our farmhouse.  This has been quite unexpected.  We just picked things that we liked even if it wasn't what was typical.  Most of the features were covered in posts when I first started this blog.  But since that has been a while, I thought it might be fun to re-visit some over the next few weeks...

The Edison Chandelier
(otherwise known as Edison's Octopus in this house for obvious reasons)

We chose this Pottery Barn light fixture for our family dining area because it had that old fashioned yet industrial look.  I think it's a little whimsical too.  The bulbs are huge ~ a whopping 5 inches across!  When the chandelier is on, it gets noticed!

Actually, it is one of the features that everyone comments on when visiting the Red Farmhouse.  Some don't care for it.  Most do.  We love it!  My favorite thing is when it is dark outside and the lights are on, the bulbs cast shadows on the living room wall that look like Christmas ornaments.  Very unique!

Hanging it was pretty fun too.  It was a two person job as hubby and I stood on the pine dining room table and decided where to attach the clips.  We went for symetrical but slightly random, if that makes sense.

the fixture fits the farmhouse perfectly.
Good pick, honey!


  1. I agree!
    It does seem to be a perfect fit!

  2. it's unique! i like that you could decide what 'shape' you wanted to give it by moving the clips.

  3. I absolutely love this light fixture--looked at it many times in catalogs. It’s just the right one!! :)
    Amy at Verde Farm

  4. I love it! Very unique and it suits your home so well.

  5. The blend of modern and traditional is wonderful! Gotta love Pottery Barn (and a handy husband!)

  6. I don't think I would be brave enough to do it but I love it!! I think it's great.

  7. You certainly have an eye for things that 'fit' the house. I can't wait to see other features!

  8. I like it! It's very unique.

  9. I love it! It looks great in your kitchen.

  10. I think it was a perfect pick for your sweet little red farmhouse! I like things that are different too and it doesn't matter that there are some who don't like it...if you like it then that's all that counts. I bet it looks great at night looking inside when it's on! Do you have it on a dimmer for when you want a softer light? It certainly is unique.
    Maura :)


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