Monday, May 20, 2013

Gorgeous Chandy in the Fenimore Art Museum

Today, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost loved ones in Oklahoma.

For all the injured and for those who no longer have homes.

And for all the rescue workers who are hard at work to restore order.

May the Lord bless and help them all. 

Now, for today's post:

Chandeliers add elegance to any surrounding.

Recently, while on a day trip to Cooperstown, New York, (yeah, where the Baseball Hall of Fame is located), we toured the Fenimore Art Museum.

The museum has what I call "Gone with the Wind" staircases where one can just imagine Scarlett O'Hara sweeping down in her red floor-length gown.

It's located in a 1930s mansion and was built on the site of James Fenimore Cooper's farmhouse.

Today, it's run by the New York State Historical Association.

 While looking at art of all kinds is enjoyable, I  also love looking at the interior decor of buildings.

When rooms have chandeliers, my heart beats extra fast and I start to gawk. 

 I can never get enough of looking at chandeliers.

Whenever I see chandys, you'll usually catch me looking up endlessly.

In the photo below, that's my friend waving from above as I snap photos of that fabulous chandelier. 

Wouldn't you love to know where it was made?

Isn't the one shown in this post a beauty?  

I understand it is original to the mansion, too. 



Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I really like these escaeleras the Museum as the home of 'Gone with the Wind'. It's my favorite movie. The lamp is beautiful. Keep in touch

Felicity W said...

I love the house and the slender pillars that make up the fence.

Love the chandeliers.
I wish i could own a house like that.

Nellie said...

The chandeliers are really beautiful! They are made to fit in a large house and would seem a bit out of place in our small home.

Prayers for all affected by the tornado in Moore, OK.

Chatty Crone said...

This is so so sad. I'm praying for them too.

The chanelier was awesome. I love the idea of Gone With the Wind too - I need to watch that again.


Susan said...

My heart and prayers go out to those in Oklahoma and they try to make sense of this disaster and find home again. Your photos of Cooperstown bring back such wonderful memories of our time there; a favorite place for my husband with his love of baseball, XOXO

diane.stetson said...

I am so sorry for the people of Oklahoma.
As far as chandeliers go I'm not into them but the pictures were lovely.

Bookie said...

I think they are pretty, but oh, the dusting!

Some rough nights in my neck of the woods. F1 on my street this week, but grateful it wasn't more. Weather is a beast here right now.

Leann said...

I love the romance that they elude. Just added a mini one to my studio.

Cute pic of your friend!


Dee said...

The elegant sparkle of a beautiful chandelier would add grace and beauty to any home...even an apartment like mine :)

Merlesworld said...

The chandeliers are lovely but I like the staircases better as long as I don't have to climb them everyday.

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