On rare occasions in life, hitting the jackpot has nothing to do with winning money.
This post is about one of those occasions.
Habitat for Humanity is an organization that does a lot of good for a lot of people.
Volunteers build or refurbish houses, (among other things) , for low income families who, otherwise, would be unable to live in their own homes.
Habitat encourages contractors, home owners, and anyone with materials used around the house and garden to donate them to their retail stores, all of which are called Restore.
On a Saturday morning excursion with my husband, I entered a Restore, looked up at all the light fixtures hanging from above, and nearly keeled over when I spotted a truly fabulous chandelier.
It looked like it may have hung in the foyer or another room of a Victorian mansion.
The price on it made me dizzy----$12. I came closer, thinking my eyes were deceiving me but no, the tag was clearly marked $12.
Walking away, I kept taking deep breaths.
Could it really be?
Was this some kind of mistake?
Back to the light aisle, I stood, transfixed, staring at the little beauty.
Finally, a saleslady who was also the manager of this particular Restore, said she'd lower the price to $10, if we were making additional purchases.
To me, lover of all things old, it's a keeper.
Of course it took some refurbishing and I added lots and lots more baubles.
As luck would have it, I found an entire mason jar filled with them in a second hand shop!
The chandy now hangs on an enclosed side porch and I love it!
When it was finished, it was like the pumpkin turned into Cinderella's coach.
DO YOU LIKE CHANDELIERS?