I have to admit I didn’t begin to appreciate the history or beauty of the Victorian farmhouse I grew up in until I was in my late teens. Even then it started very simply – I found a collection of hat pins in an old box that had been forgotten for decades The house started my love of Old Stuff, and, for better or for worse, my obsession with Victorian farmhouses.
As the Restored Lighting Specialist here at Rejuvenation, I have a seemingly endless supply of un-restored light fixtures just waiting to be returned to their former glory. Recently I was given the opportunity to share my little obsession with all of you by creating a group of stripped-down Victorian light fixtures from the assortment of pieces you see here. Lots of people only associate the lighting in Victorian homes with frilly, extravagant, large-scale chandeliers. As much as I love those fixtures, I find the simpler fixtures – the ones that might be forgotten in a hallway or pantry – equally thrilling, especially when they’re installed in surprising places. Our collection of antique light fixtures from factories, commercial institutions and the utility parts of houses (like those hallways and pantries) from around the turn of the century is now ready to be revealed. They really showcase the simplicity and beauty of these often overlooked fixtures. Check out the whole group at http://www.rejuvenation.com/antique/antique_collection.html?coll=nw and then let me know what you think! I’m excited to share a collection that’s so close to my heart.