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Chandeliers in the garden

by Cybele
It was love at first sight, when I spied the chandelier hanging over a stone slab table in the magical Foxglove Spires garden. The decadence and the decay felt worthy of Miss Havisham and her Great (shattered) Expectations. The chandelier endowed the table with a presence and a largess. It made me want to dine at that table with silverware and bone china in tattered taffeta.
Ever since then I have always wanted one in my garden. Maybe that’s why I keep noticing lovely ones popping up in lovely outdoor spots. This one is very pretty and a pretty penny, at £1,212.
Just before Christmas some very kind neighbours discarded three in a council clean up and I nabbed them and giggled with glee as the crystals tinkled in the back seat of my car.
I had fun spray painting one luminous yellow for the kids’ Christmas table. I call this one Hello Yellow…
yellow chandelier in garden
I call this one Miss Havisham
Although, it is a bit of a misnomer, because this table is where Gordon and I signed the register for our wedding. Phew, I was not left standing at the altar.
I still haven’t rigged up the wiring I need to hang this little baby up, but I’ve actually grown to love her spot in an abandoned way.
This one is called Black Betty. Don’t tell the others, but she is my favourite at the moment. She looks particularly seductive when I stick some candles in and light her up at night.
Today, we’re linking up with Wow Us Wednesdays, Inspire Me Tuesdays and  Satori Design For Living x

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  1. Oh my goodness Bell!! They are so pretty! My favourite is the yellow one. Sigh, lucky Harrison…. 🙂

  2. Thank you! The yellow is lots of fun x

  3. I LOVE these chandeliers! Inspiring & beautiful.

  4. Love outdoor chandeliers, and the one you found at the garden center is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. I love the idea of a chandy in the garden. Great pics. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/165th-inspire-me-tuesday.html
    Hugs, Marty

  6. So pretty!! They’re all lovely, but I have to admit I have a thing for Miss Havisham. Swoon! ~Angela~

  7. I really love the combination of your table (with the stone slab?), old white chairs, and lovely chandelier…..it looks great and I bet it will look even better once it’s hung (although I get the same way about things I haphazardly place around the house).

    Thanks for linking up!

    • Thanks for reminding me about the table. I probably should’ve made special mention of it.
      We had a stone slab loitering in our garden and I really wanted to make it into a table, but it was ridiculously heavy, so needed something that could carry the load. I found some chipped plaster moulded legs put them in place and filled them with concrete and polystyrene and put the stone on top. I don’t think the table will be going anywhere in a hurry!

  8. Well you have three treasures there! 🙂

  9. What great neighbours you have. I absolutely love what you done with them all. They create such elegance in a space. Beautiful.

  10. I love them all !!!! I have two a friend gave me andi am trying to decide what i want to do with them.i think i want to put tea cup’s on one and burn tea candles in it.what do you think?Let me know what you think.

    • The tea cups sound gorgeous. What a great idea. It reminds me of the gorgeous Alice in Wonderland ride with the spinning tea cups. Will you be attaching them with a serious glue and storing them under cover?
      You might have to celebrate the launch of your tea cup chandelier with high tea or a tea cup cocktail party. I would love to see a pic x

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