I'm not really a collector. For this I am thankful as the collector gene can get expensive (and the house can get quite full). However, I do have a bit of an affliction for lamps. I am often drawn to those with an historic quality, hearkening to bygone days. But I also like sparkly crystal and Lucite lamps, or those with a neoclassical bent.
In this case, old-fashioned sparkle caught my eye:
Yes, that is a blooming Christmas cactus to the right. Our Christmas cactuses love our house (i.e. neglect) and seem to bloom constantly.
I picked up this pretty lamp recently with a gift card I received two birthdays ago and had not used. In person, it has a lovely white ethereal glow and I think it will look even prettier at Christmastime. It is made from antique brass:
Here is an aerial view so I can show you my sparkly traditional chandelier. I moved the little Robert Clay painting off the wall for this vignette. I just noticed one of my candles is askew:
And lest we forget my Nova Scotia crystal lamp (which appears in most/all sideboard photos if you've been around long). I have moved it, but it seems most at home here. It was a house-warming gift from my mother:
I antiqued all my photos in Photoshop to soften them a bit, as they all looked way too bright with the new lamp turned on...
Hope your Sunday is lovely!