Saturday, 6 January 2018

A Purchase - Gustavian Light fixtures!

I have a problem I tell you.. it's a terrible affliction.. mini spendthriftyness.

Don't tell my husband how much I spent on these lights.. Especially with our ski trip around the corner.. If he knew, many colourful sentences would ensue and I might not be making the ski trip at all.. :D  Truth be told he's very understanding of my um habit.. now just probably isn't the best timing.

But, I saw them and could not resist.. you only live once right?

These lovelies are winging their way from Canada as we speak.

I think this one might hang over the dining room table and if it doesn't work out there, I'm sure I'll find another home for it.. say the boudoir? :D


This one may become a bathroom fixture... A very extravagant one.. again, live once and all that.. :)


These lights are handmade by ebayer kailusky66. They look so gorgeous, I can't wait to see them in person and get them in the San Franciscan.

To round out the trio I also just purchased a J. Getzan "Jacqueline" from an estate sale ... It's my back up plan for the dining room if the gorgeous one above doesn't emit enough light. I borrowed a picture from the dollhouse shop  Dollhouses, Trains & more. I hope they don't mind. :) 


Here's hoping they arrive before we leave for the USA.. For the price of the postage they should be travelling first class on a space ship. :)


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  1. They are beautiful! What a talented miniature maker! They are expensive, but I guess it takes many hours of work to make such detailed pieces :-).

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    1. Yes, she is so talented! I could have bought a nice ski jacket for the price I spent though... Trying not to think about it.. Lol

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  2. Oh they're lovely! I really adore chandeliers but I can't ever find the right place for one.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I didn't really think I was the chandelier type... I've changed my mind! :D

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  3. They are stunning! One really does live only once. Which is why I have a life size chandelier in my bathroom. Can't wait to see the lights installed.

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    1. Love that Megan! I'm patiently (or impatiently) for them to arrive. I'll be sure to post when I try them in the house. :)

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  4. They are marvelous Sam! I am so excited for you! That San Fran is going to be so elegant! I do hope you are saving a little $$ for the ski vacation, tho - if only to bring home loads of minis and save on the ridiculous postage! ;O)

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    1. Well, I don't think there are any mini shops where I am going but, I'm trying to convince the hubby to stop in LA for a couple of days at the end of the trip so I can hit the mini shop in Torrance and the one in Ventura.... I'm working on him. It could happen. :)

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    2. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Maybe an excursion to Universal Studios would push him into the YES column?

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    3. I think I'm getting him across the line with a promise of a visit to the hole in the wall Mexican place we used to frequent when we lived in LA County. :)

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  5. Your secret is safe with us! Sometimes you’ve just got to do these things! And yep, feeling the shipping pain. It is getting excessive from the US. Makes a yearly holiday to the US feasible..... almost!

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    1. Haha yes, yes, we do! The postage is ridiculous. If you plan a mini trip, count me in.. How fun would it be to hit the Chicago show together. :)

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  6. Hello Sam,
    These are fantastic and very elegant. I cannot wait to see them installed.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. I can't wait either Giac! Now with my new follower button you'll be the first to know when that happens. :D

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  7. Did they arrive prior to your departure? Janine

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    1. Yes! They just arrived Friday and are wonderful!.. Larger than expected so I need to try them out in the house. I hope they fit!!

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  8. So glad you received them safely. I will be interested t see how they look. J.

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    1. Janine, I've just posted about them in the house, if you want to see pictures. :)

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  9. These are stunning! My Danish grandmother had one very similar to the small one, seeing it in mini brings back very fond memories.
    Anna x

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    1. Thanks Anna! I love them all. They are so elegant. Your Grandmother had good taste!

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