Family heirlooms can take many forms. Grandma’s favorite brooch is nice; Uncle Eddie’s collection of 1940s Popular Mechanic, not so much. Today’s Featured Customers, Diane and Jim of Washington, Vermont, hit the jackpot when it comes to family heirlooms. They recently took ownership of the family farmhouse which was built in 1850. Like most old homes, this treasure needed some updating.
“We just completed the kitchen renovation,” Diane says. “The old kitchen dated back to the 1940s or 50s.” Diane and Jim chose American-made Porcelain Barn Lighting to complete the look of their new kitchen. They chose a classic light in the Ivanhoe® Sinclair Graniteware Porcelain Pendant. Two 10″ pendants, in Cobalt Blue with White and customized with a polished nickel socket and knob switch, were hung over the sink area with black cotton twist cords. Then a 12″ pendant in the same finish color and options was placed over the island.Read More
For thousands of years, wall sconces have been used to illuminate dark hallways, steep stairwells, and small rooms. Before the days of LEDs, sconces were simply flaming torches braced to the wall. Today, wall sconces are one of the most versatile light forms providing ambient, task, and accent lighting in countless styles, shapes, and colors. Wall sconces create visual interest in a room and can draw the eye to features such as artwork, furniture, or decorative plants. Sconces are often used in private homes but are just as functional in commercial lighting plans. Restaurants use sconces to light up walkways and stairs, while retail stores find sconces a great way to highlight their products with elegance and sophistication.Read More
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that when it comes to exterior lighting, porcelain lighting is a wise choice thanks to its long-lasting, glass enamel coating that never fades in the sun or corrodes in the elements. Yes, porcelain enamel lighting is a bit more expensive than powder coated fixtures, but if you want to purchase a light, install it, then simply admire it every day, then porcelain enamel is absolutely worth the investment. A simple soap-and-water clean up is all it takes to keep porcelain enamel looking like new. This is a huge plus for business owners, and home owners for that matter, who don’t want to buy lights that rust in six months or fall apart during the first storm of the season.Read More