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Splurge v.s. Budget Light Fixtures

A new Rejuvenation lighting catalog landed in my mailbox yesterday,

which means I have a brand, new light fixture crush.

Take a look  — it’s called the Grandview:

Do you love its exposed pipe industrial-ness half as much as I do?

It reminds me of my shower faucet crush of just yesterday:

Swoon!  Yes, it’s a splurge,

but it’s a splurge I’m willing to make!

$ $ $ $ $

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But back to my light fixture.

Here’s my new crush with 3 shades:

rejuvenation light fixutre -- industrial wit 3 copper shades

$595. – $640.

This would be perfect

to hang above our kitchen island,

if only it wasn’t so spendy!

I don’t think that I can swing this splurge

unless I can start sewing pillows ’round-the-clock,

like these I just finished yesterday . . .


New dresser — fun photo op.
Sorry for the bad light.


. . . which are en route to here:


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Since I can’t sew pillows night + day,

I shall opt for my first, more affordable choice for kitchen island lighting —

this schoolhouse pendant from Home Depot:

home depot schoolhouse pendant #2

A mere $89.97 each

Nobody loves the classic schoolhouse light more than I do.

home depot schoolhouse pendant #1These are in stock at Home Depot,

so be sure + have a look-see the next time you’re there!

They have a very swell selection of budget-priced pendants,

+ I’ll bet you can find one that fits your décor!

home depot schoolhouse pendant #3

Meanwhile, how about you?

What’s the craziest splurge you made?

$ $ $ $ $

Was it worth it?

Etsy Shopping

The HVAC (heating + air conditioning) guys are at our Dutch colonial today,

so that’s pretty exciting, I’d say.

Our errant enclosed front porch was finally demolished

just the other day . . .

. . . which is even more exciting (to me!)


I’ve snapped plenty of “after” photos

but need G.O.’s assistance with downloading

in order to share with the class.


Meanwhile, just this a.m., I had a bright idea

to do a little vintage shopping on etsy, for our house.

etsy purchase -- milk glass towel bar

Iprefervintage shop on etsy

I love this milk glass towel bar!

I’m thinking one of the bathrooms or our kitchen island.

Our kitchen island will end up in the approximate location of this 2x4.

Our kitchen island
will end up in the approximate location
of this 2×4.

Speaking of our kitchen island,

I want to hang some sort of rack on the side of it,

for cookbooks + platters + such.

lower cab plate rack

No luck finding anything on etsy today,

but I did see some cool hymnal racks on Pinterest:

church pew rack


While not house-related, here’s another etsy purchase I made this a.m.:

etsy purchase -- austin map pendant

thependantemporium shop on etsy

My sister is an accounting professor at the University of Texas at Austin,

+ her birthday’s August 13th.

Fingers crossed she’ll like it + wear it!

Stay tuned!



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