On the front stairway of our 100 year old house, between the two staggered windows, there is a spot for a wall sconce electric light. Fortunately, when we bought the house, the wiring was already done for this light. Unfortunately, the light that was there, a 1980’s crystal laden number, wasn’t my styling. As I started to look for a light to put there,
I kept comparing everything I looked at to the bird light. What do you do when you get ‘stuck on’ something in comparison like that. By the way, here is that ‘bird’ light wall sconce I’m talking about:
I know it’s probably not for everyone, but for me, I love the unique, and if nothing else, this light is for sure unique looking.
Here’s the corner it was displayed in at our former house:
The bird is a pheasant. The light is made from porcelain and brass, or some type of metal that looks like brass.
It’s the handmade details on the light, including the hand painted details on the porcelain that are truly stunning.
So what to do about the ‘stuck on’ problem? Well, for me, in this case, I truly ‘lucked out’, if you want to call it that. (I personally think that it was God giving me a little blessing in my day!) 🙂
The people that bought our house, are so genuinely sweet people. One day she offered to give me the light if I wanted it! (OK, so that doesn’t happen every day, right?!) and honestly, I didn’t tell her I kept thinking about it, I swear!
It turned out it wasn’t their taste, and they were going to take it down anyway. I was thrilled with the offer, and in exchange, I gave them an antique wall sconce with a Norwegian/Viking ship detail on it. (after all they are Norwegian, and we aren’t… so perfect!)
Now this charming, (to me at least) light is on the wall of the front stairway. I actually think it looks better here than it did at the former house, where I originally put it! The light is so detailed that I think you can appreciate it more in this spot.
Here’s a fun game I played with my 2 granddaughters the other day… I showed them only the photo below of the single flower:
and gave them absolutely no clue where or what it belonged to, but had them play a sort of hide and seek game with the picture of the flower, to see if they could find it in real life. It took them quite a while to find it, but eventually they did. It was a fun game, I think I’ll do that more with them.
Try it sometime, take a super close up picture of some detail of something in your house and see if you kids or husband can spot what it is. Sometimes it’s the details that make us stop and take notice.
If you happen to be looking for a new wall sconce, check out the very unique ones at my new favorite store, Dot & Bo… so many fun ones! Probably if I would have known about them when I was looking for this stairway spot, I wouldn’t have had such an issue… but it is always fun, on the other side of the issue, to see what the resolution turns out to be!
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