The second pair of chandeliers I purchased from Lochee Parish Church, during its current refurbishment, came without shades. Accordingly, I ordered a set of 6 vintage glass shades off eBay. and these arrived yesterday. They are not quite as sharp as the original style of shade shown here, however. they do the job and add a little domestic softness to the bedrooms.
|first set of Lochee lights in the purple bedroom|
|second set of Lochee lights in the (soon to be) red bedroom|
The lights in this blog entry are slightly larger than the previous pair described here. You might ask which was my favourite design, and I would say that this pair are scaled perfectly for a bedroom and the previous pair are scaled perfectly for a hallway. So there is no such thing as a favourite light. Instead one is doing the best one can for the various contexts in the castle.
I was hoping to photograph these lights in sunshine - a not unreasonable expectation given the sunshine over the last few days. However, this afternoon it started snowing again - and this is Saturday 10th April !!!!! - so I just went ahead and took the photos regardless. This is in total contrast to last Saturday which was ridiculously warm and sunny.
The gods decidedly owe us a good summer this year.