Last weekend, we gave in and purchased a fabulous antique that we've been eyeing for a few weeks. This sconce (is that the right word for it?) really had me swooning when I first spotted it in a local shop. I love everything about it. The fact that it's made of iron and reminds me of a medieval castle. The distressed gold leafing and the five beautiful little candle holders. The "Made in Spain" stamp on the back and the fact that it isn't perfectly symmetrical. The uniqueness of it.
As you can see, it's just resting on the floor for now. We don't plan to put it up in our current home but are envisioning it in our one-day dining room. For our wedding, my parents gave us a gorgeous dining room table, chairs, and sideboard (not matching, but perfectly complementary--just the way we like it!) which are in storage right now until we have the space for them. Our dining room furniture is a perfect blend of traditional and modern and I think our new sconce is too. In some ways it's quite ancient looking (like I said--it belongs in a medieval castle) but I think the iron and the distressed gold lend it a modern and almost industrial touch.
We can't wait to see it in action in our dining room someday. It was just too good not to snatch up, even though we won't be using it for awhile. I'm imagining crisp white candles burning in its holders (we will definitely be using this to actually burn our candles!) as we entertain family and friends around a table brimming with good food and laughter.