Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I Found This Awesome Pull Down Saucer Light Fixture A Few Weeks Ago Languishing In A Belleville Thrift Store. Status: Saved.
Ain't she a beaut.? Like a city in Montana! Can ya believe somebody didn't want this anymore? At least they had the good sense to donate it to a thrift store. That's were our story begins. The St. Francis Thrift Shop in Belleville Il.
After attending an estate sale in Belleville a few weekends back (where I got the pair of Basset
living room tables I featured about a week ago) I had a little time on my hands before I had to
meet a buyer (who got those great melmac dishes)...so, of course I plowed through as many
East Side thrift stores as I could while in the neighborhood! Oddly enough, this was the only
score and I found it at the first shop I stopped at. The rest were apparently just for practice.
This fixture is HUGE. A full 21" across. The pull down mechanism is nice and smooth and
retracts nicely. The nut on the bottom of that wood "pull" is actually the switch. It's a three
way switch since there are bulbs in both the main light as well as in the "bowl" above it.
You can either have just the bowl lamps on to have a bit off mood light....in the kitchen...
whatever, or the main lamps for...you know...seeing, or both for...seeing....when you're in the
mood? Nice right? And it totally works. I've hooked it all up and tested it.
Unfortunately for me all of our light fixtures (we have a main light and a pull down saucer in
our kitchen) have an antique brass finish, not all bright and shiny like this. So we can't use
this amazing fixture. Can you (and are you local)?