I am not even starting with forgive me, I have sinned.... not with this one. When I very first began with minis we used to snow-bird in Naples Florida and it had the most glorious mini shop called Nancy's. (Sadly no more) One of the very first things in that shop that I ever fell in love with was a collection of Clare Bell lights and the one I loved most was a five candle Georgian candelabra. It was beyond my budget and, anyway, my project was a modern house so of no use whatsoever. That did not stop me from visiting Nancy's over the years to drool over it. I have even checked it out now and then, online, in the years since then.
So on my recent spree I thought I would leave it in the lap of the gods and see if I could find one - they are almost as rare as hens' teeth. If I could, I would have it..... and the gods were smiling and here it is.
|I need to straighten the candles a little and it will be brighter when using electricity rather than a battery|
Then...... dramatic drum roll....... this is what I unwrapped. Four very winky-wonky candles and the fifth had no bulb
|Flip! hate the idea/cost of returning it to the states!!|
You're British, Don't panic.... I lifted the light and this was underneath.
|No idea what the bit of wire is for|
So, with just a bit of fiddling around with the two-wire-plug-in nightmare bulb and we were good to go. Ahhh, woops, still a bit of a problem as my music room hadn't been expecting a floor standing Georgian candelabra and it would make even less sense in the other two traditional rooms. I decided it could go in the precarious corner sort of behind the door. The (invisible) doorstop prevents it being knocked and it would be brought into the centre of the room any time the quartet sets up to play. I would tell myself any story to validate this piece. 😊