Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Christmas Chandelier

I love celebrating family traditions, especially at Christmastime ... and when it comes to decorating, it seems that I have established a few traditions, too, by using a lot of the accessories we've collected through the years which have special meaning to me and my family. Some of the decorations have been passed down from generation to generation, and I love unpacking them and recalling memories of Christmases Past.

I tend to create similar vignettes using those accessories year to year, and today, I'd like to share a fairly new decorating idea from last Christmas (which I used again this year), featuring our dining room chandelier.

[You can click on the pictures to get a closeup look, if you'd like]

It was love at first sight when I saw these gilt ornaments in one of my favorite shops last year.

I bought six, along with coordinating ribbon, and tied the ornaments to the arms of the chandelier at varying heights.


I love the understated elegance of the antique gilt finish on the ornaments, which doesn't compete with the tablesetting or the rest of the dining room.

I do believe that I have created yet another Christmas decorating tradition — my Christmas chandelier!

9 comments:

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love all the little candles too.

racheld said...

Lovely---elegant and striking. This IS the season of LIGHT, and all the kinds make a glow that's warm and welcoming.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Very beautiful and elegant, wish my house was as glamorous...but my country style house doesn't look right decorated with all the glamor..
simply breathtaking and warm.
Molly

LinWots said...

Perfect, as always! So many candles at the table. No place for dishes :)

Marlene said...

How exquisitely elegant and welcoming!

Carolyn said...

Very pretty! Even though the ornaments are elegant, there is a simplicity in the display from the chandelier. I think this tradition is a keeper.
Carolyn

Jenni said...

Festive, but elegant, too!

Deb said...

I love it...and the candles too...very elegant...

Tonja said...

Love this! I did something similar last year. This adds such a special touch to your whole area there!