Where do you hang your stockings? We’ve seen quite the gamut of locations. From traditional mantels, stair railings, and bookshelves to free hanging stockings–there’s something promising about these little places just waiting to be stuffed with knick knacks and candy. For today’s Style Me Sunday, we’re creating a mantel piece that will rival your Christmas tree for center of attention.
Our cozy mantel was inspired by this Faux Fireplace re-do from the The Rooster and The Hen blog. Flocked Fraser Fir Garland with a light misting of white snow looks adorable draped across the corners. Vintage inspired wall sconces like the Chesapeake Bay Mirrored Wall Sconce and the Norwalk Wall Sconce both feature Nostalgic Edison style bulbs that give off a warm, almost candle-like glow.
Michelle Fritz’s Burlap Stockings are so shabby chic and look lovely besides other vintage accessories like the Bullit Mantel Alarm Clock. We love her idea of displaying fresh greenery in the stockings before Santa arrives to fill them with goodies!
Industrial home goods like the Tapering Zinc Containers add a little edge while being practical for storing fireplace accessories. The Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool is great for extra seating, but can also be used as a mantel-side table to hold your charming Enamelware Cups.
Speaking of stockings, our 2012 Holiday Sale is still going strong for another 12 days! If you haven’t taken advantage of our free shipping, now’s the time. As an additional bonus, we’re giving you 10% off all American made Porcelain Enamel lighting fixtures. Just enter the code STOCKING12 to redeem the discount!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Barn Light Electric!
If you haven’t noticed the nip in the air, the red-tipped leaves, or the refreshing absence of humidity, check your calendar. The official start of fall is upon us this weekend, and it’s time to relish the season of harvest with all its splendor and comfort. Thinking ahead to the holidays and the myriad family and friends who will land in your living room, isn’t it time to do a little updating? Maybe some shiny new house numbers out front so Cousin Fred won’t circle the block three times looking for your address. Changing up your lighting is also a great way to give a space a whole new look. And now is the perfect time to shop as our Fall for Vintage Sale starts tomorrow! Switch out that builder basic light with a vintage fixture that’s loaded with history, character, and the unique charm that only antique lights possess.
This room has a very rustic feel with the herringbone patterned brick flooring and textured fabrics, not to mention the stack of firewood against the wall. The delicate, arching light fixture is much like the Milk Glass Shades you’ll find on Vintage Barn Lighting. The Flared Milk Glass Shade with a Cotton Twist Cord offers a 9″ wide shade in a compact fixture. In Unfinished Brass or Polished Nickel, this light will be a conversation starter as it illuminates your sumptuous Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvres on the kitchen island.
Or for a real head turner, hang this Vintage Blue Airport Taxi Runway Light in the guest bath, a hallway, or in the game room. Be sure to check out all the offerings in our Vintage Barn Lighting collection including Vintage Brass Lighting, Wall Sconces, and authentic reproduction Edison Style Light Bulbs that will give a vintage boost to any fixture.
Our special Fall for Vintage pricing includes 10% off all vintage fixtures plus free shipping and handling. There are exclusions so be sure to check out the details. Just enter the code FALL4VINTAGE12 at checkout to receive your savings!Read More
The Atomic Age ushered in a new era of technological advancements as well as a new style of design that affected every facet of American culture. This period in history began with the development of the first nuclear bomb in 1945; subsequent years saw growing fear turn to an attitude of nuclear optimism in the 1950′s, where the use of nuclear power was seen as the future of power creation due its limitless potential. This imaginative attitude caused a revolution that echoed though society that led to dramatic changes in technology and design, later becoming known as the the Second Industrial Revolution. No design captures this period better than the Industrial V Sconce, pairing the recognizable appearance of two glass vapor jars locked together in a functional display of atomic bliss. This versatile sconce adapts to several settings due to the history behind this light, which started out aboard Navy vessels providing an additional nautical feel to this iconic design. Now the Industrial V Sconce finds itself mounted everywhere including doorways and on the walls of restaurants serving as a reminder of one of the most influential periods of American history. This period of time may have ended with the fall of the Berlin wall, but the timeless visual impressions that it left will be enjoyed for years to come.Read More