My dad showed up bright and early (which is around 9:00 in my book) to make sure all my chandeliers were ready to hang. They all needed a little tweaking and some additional hardware.
It took a couple trips to the hardware store, but my dad was able to get two of them hung and they look great. I needed to order an antique canopy (the thing that covers the ceiling outlet), so we’ll have to wait until that arrives to hang the third.
I had my dad hang them a little higher than traditional chandelier height, so I can walk under them when I’m moving the tables around.
Yes, the tile ceiling and fluorescent lights are still there, but those are not going away and they are becoming less noticeable.
My dad also helped me hang Margot, the studio cow. Her boxwood wreath arrived today and now she looks complete.
The arrangement with Margot is on the right side of a large window at the back of the workshop area and the other “table leg rack” is on the left, so they are balanced out. I’m on the hunt for a sofa to put under the window. I think it will be a comfy place for us to sit as well as a piece we can use to style a living room “scene” for photo shoots.
And, while my dad was helping out, he hung a “welcome” sign above the doors.
In the pictures of the chandeliers, did you notice the Toledo scale on the counter?
It’s a pretty awesome piece that I picked up on my shopping trip with my mom. I had actually been looking for something like this and there it was…a good price already and 20% off. The dealer even carried it to the checkout counter for me.
I also picked up a beautiful walnut table to replace the folding table we were using for shipping. I want to purchase pieces that are functional for one purpose, but can also be multifunctional. This beautiful table can also be used for photo shoots, sales and then I can sell it if we ever want to.
More finds for the Chapel Market, studio progress and details on the Empire buffet styling are coming up…