As a designer, I’m completely enamored with period restored lighting. Besides waking early, lighting a candle and Pinterest in the morning, looking for good lighting companies takes the cake. I came across Carlson Galleries in Saint Louis (Antiquelighting.com) Yippee!!!Look it up, look it up! I’ve fallen in love with many pieces, enough to take a trip to there facility to watch the restoring process. A true history lesson, along with much respect given to the craftspeople who have a love of preserving history and doing it well. My most favorite part of the journey…
You guessed it, the experience
of meeting new people and hearing personal stories. I love feeling the design/art circle broaden. I ended up bringing home an antique German cut crystal chandelier that now lives in my entryway. The story is what I loved…The owner of Carlson Galleries drove to up state New York to disassemble it from a couples home.
On a practical note he shared with me an awesome type of bulb you can use in these fixtures. You can order them from Amazon. They really add a beautiful glimmering effect to lighting. They are prismatic pointed halogen bulbs. I’m in love with them!