Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our New Chandelier

A few weeks ago, our lovely new Schonbek chandelier arrived.  We had it installed immediately and I've been meaning to share some photos with you.  I am very fond of this fixture.   I should mention that I purchased the fixture from Carrington Lighting (South) in Calgary and the service was exceptional!  I've never been treated so well when buying something for my home.
Schonbek has been designing crystal chadeliers since 1870 and many of their pieces are reminiscent of a bygone era.  I love the style we chose as it reminds me of a French design with its low-slung Empire feel.  I chose a simple style and a fairly small-scale fixture (24" diameter) because our dining room is quite small (about 12' square)!
I think the new fixture looks grand with our old dining room furniture, which is from the early 1900's and is a Queen Anne style.  I almost chose a contemporary fixture but finally settled on one that really spoke to my heart.  And I can keep the room current with simple art, clean-lined tableware and accessories.

Art prints on the sideboard are by Albrect Durer (hare) and John Derian (tree).  The former is from art.com and the latter was purchased at a small shop in Paris.

FYI:  The fixture is called Schonbek Adagio 5103 in Antique Silver.  It is in the Schonbek in-store catalogues but not shown on their website.  Just Google for retailers or buy from your local Schonbek dealer.

P. S. The antique photo effect was added in Photoshop to give the pictures a vintage feel. 

28 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Great choice.

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  2. It works so well in the space Terri. LOVE it. Also enamoured with the tree print in the background. Thanks for the source info.

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  3. I just can't express how much I LOooOoOOOVE your chandelier! It's sooo gorgeous, you have great taste!

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  4. Great choice. Very elegant.
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  5. Terri - I love what you chose! it is absolutely perfect for the space!

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  6. I can't believe I have only just found your blog (via Brabourne Farm). I certainly am looking forward to following and catching up on older posts.
    Angex

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  7. I remember your post when you discussed the pros and cons of each chandelier you were considering. This one looks perfect in the space! I am sure you sit in the room adjacent and just gaze at the new addition to your household (I did the same when we got a new chandelier). Beautiful!

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  8. I love it! Great pick...the crystals look like crystal pearls from a great necklace flowing from the top down...enjoy!

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  9. Hi Teri,

    What a beautiful chandelier. It looks like a piece of jewelery. It really compliments the room to a T. I love your black and white photos or drawings on the buffet. That is just my stlye. Really beautifully done. You must be so pleased.

    ~janet

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  10. That is a fabulous chadelier and I love the photoshopping!!! It lends the images a yummyness.

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  11. Very delicate, very beautiful. And who can go wrong with Schonbek?
    I'm searching for one too, and it's tough, so many great options!

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  12. The chandelier is fabulous! Perfectly suitable and very tasteful. Great job! :-)

    Shannon

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  13. Terri it's absolutely beautiful! It's so elegant and classic and completely SHINES in your gorgeous dining room! How very exciting for you two! What a wonderful addition to your beautiful home. xo And love the Albrect Durer print - the 'hare' has been on my wish list at art.com!!! xoxoTrina

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  14. absolutely beautiful. i love it. great selection.

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  15. I’m reminded each time I visit your blog how a passion well expressed can inspire. Thanks for sharing, all the very best and a lovely week.

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  16. Terri!! I love it!! It's gorgeous & perfect for the room!

    (Of course I love your hare too!!!)

    It feels so timeless & relaxed yet elegant. Effortless.

    beautiful job. xoxoxo,
    cousin lauren

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  17. Love the way it looks, its such a great change!!

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  18. Elegant, just like you. And I'm so impressed you had it installed immediately! Love it!

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  19. It is beautiful, Terri! And I think it looks perfect in your room.
    xo Poppins

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  20. am new to your beautiful blog! so glad I found it- love the chandelier!
    Karen

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  21. It's a perfect fit. So beautiful and elegant.

    xo Noel

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  22. Ooh it so beautiful :) Love it , you have great taste!

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  23. I love the new chandelier. I couldn't find the one you have on the Schonbek website. Is this a custom model? I love it. :-)

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  24. Hello Phil -

    Yes, this exact chandelier is not shown on the Schonbek site. It is from a line called Adagio and there are several variations - some with extra detail at the top and then variations on the number of lights.

    The one I have is called Schonbek Adagio 5103 and the colour is Antique Silver. If you go to any Schonbek showroom they will have the catalogue and you can see all the Adagio variations. On the site, they only show one of the fancier Adagio's, which looks like mine but larger.

    Just Google Schonbek Adagio 5103 and you will find several retailers or shop your local dealer.

    P.S. I purchased mine from Cartwright Lighting in Calgary (which I will add to my post).


    Hope this helps, Terri

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  25. it's beautiful!!!!!!!! I love it! it's perfect - you did good girl! I wish I had seen that before I bought one for my house - yours is so much prettier. hmmm. now I'm thinking i should go look at their catalogue.

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  26. It's beautiful Terri! Yes I'm still here stalking your fabulous blog...

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