I was recently gifted the most beautiful antique chandelier – my grandmother’s chandelier.
Here is the before photo of my dining room:
And here is how my dining room looks with the new-to-me light fixture.
The chandelier was my grandmother’s. As a sentimental person, I was beyond excited to be the new owner of such a beautiful piece. Last summer, we celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday.
Can you find me? Recently my grandmother moved from her apartment to a nursing home, and she passed on the chandelier (among many of her other possessions) to her children and grandchildren.
This is the fourth home the chandelier has graced.
It was a gift from my grandfather (who passed away almost 20 years ago) to my grandmother on their anniversary. Unfortunately, no one (even my grandmother) is unsure what anniversary it was gifted.
It originally hung at their farm home in Iowa, later moved to their home in town, followed her to her apartment after my grandpa passed away, and it now hangs in my dining room in Indiana.
I love decorating with family heirlooms. They are great conversation starters and offer a way to connect the past and present and create an eclectic look in a home. I also love thinking about its history and how many dinners were eaten under this light fixture – and how many more will be!
Do you have a special heirloom in your home? I’d love to hear your story!
Go create something!