I did a post at the New Year with chandeliers in public places…now I wanted to share some in homes and clubs.  Not a lot of copy, aren’t you happy about that!!!mostly photos, all mine.

imageOpaque glass beaded French “waterfall” fixture in a private club.  Stunning!!

imageA formal crystal piece in an entrance hall.

imageA French “beaded” glass and crystal drop shaded piece in a dining room.

imageAnother piece with silk shades in a friends dining room.

imageA truly grand piece in the solarium of the same home.

imageA French crystal fixture in Margaret Buckman’s dining room, a stunner!

imageA totally different direction with an original contemporary piece in my friends Mid-Century Modern Goldberg home.

imageWhy not hang your elaborate chandelier in the barn…how perfect!!! Love it against the peeling paint the contrast is super!

imageA glorious vintage French crystal beaded piece almost looks like draped fabric.

imageTruly a showstopper in the dining room of the same apartment as the piece above.

imageA peek into my all white bathroom complete with mirrors on top on mirrors on top of mirrors…and, of course, a vintage French gilt and crystal small chandelier!

Which one is your favorite?


  1. Marcia Buchanan January 26, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Love ALL these chandeliers! Each one has their own unique beauty.
    Did you know that all the chandeliers from the old Waldorf Astoria ended up in a church in Rome that an American cardinal from NY brought over for his church in Rome many, many years ago? Each Cardinal get a church to say mass in when they are made Cardinal. We went to a mass at this church when we were in Rome. It was truly glorious when all the chandeliers were all turned on because, as you know, most of the church’s are very dark. It is known to be a very popular church with brides.
    Love reading all your blogs Nena!! M

    • nenasnotes January 26, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      What a wonderful story Marcia, thank you for sharing. I’m so pleased you are enjoying the blog I’m having a lot of fun with it. Please recommend it to everyone!!!

      • Marcia Buchanan January 26, 2017 / 2:29 pm

        In case anyone asks the church is called the Basilica of Saint John’s and Paul and it was Cardinal Spellman who had them shipped over after the Waldorf was being remodeled and was donated to the Catholic Church!!
        When you are there it’s a must see if you like visiting churches!!
        Yes, I will tell my friends about your interesting and informative blogs. A must read! M

      • nenasnotes January 26, 2017 / 2:39 pm

        I’ll do a follow up chandelier story and quote the information you have given me…it is fascinating. I’m sure I can google photos. Yes, please spread the word need more followers to get to my next steps. You are THE best.

  2. Margaret Buckman January 26, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Nena, I loved viewing all of the gorgeous chandeliers, today! Thank you so much for including mine. Hugs, Margaret

    • nenasnotes January 26, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks so much Margaret. I’m so pleased you enjoyed seeing your fantastic piece!!! Hugs back.

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