$500-1000 / Lighting / Vintage

Shabby Chic, For Once: Beaded Crystal Vintage Chandelier

Shabby Beaded Aqua Blue Crystal Chandelier As much as I consider myself a lover of ultra-modern design, every now and then, I come across something especially ornate or frilly that I can’t help but love. And since chandeliers have become another of my recent decor obsessions, it wasn’t hard to love this gorgeous vintage fixture restored by Zia & Tia.

I know I’ve said it a million times: shabby chic isn’t my style. However, I imagine I have more than a few readers who love the flowers and glam that come with it, so this one is for you. 🙂 Personally, I can visualize this being the classic, traditional exclamation point on an ultra-modern living room in white, stainless steel and shades of blue. My husband doesn’t necessarily agree, but if he could see the picture in my mind, he’d love it too.

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Price: $525

What name would you give to your personal style? Mine: Contemporary Eclectic. Leave a comment and let us know!

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • Tiaa
    September 15, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I love this chandelier! That shade blue is gorgeous! I personally would use this chandelier in a little girl’s room.

    Great find!

    Thanks for sharing!


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  • Gidget
    September 15, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    I’d probably call myself something along the lines of
    Beach Eclectic (a little modern, a little antique-y, a lot beach-y)

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  • Go Green Tara
    September 16, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I normally do not care for the shabby chic look, but that chandelier is beautiful! Maybe I like it so much because most shabby looks have pink in them, but this one is blue? The blue looks amazing on it!

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  • shannon
    September 17, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I’m not a shabby chic girl, however, I do like this! I can totally see the type of vision you have. Like Tiaa said, I could totally see this in a girl’s room with a fairy tale theme.

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  • jennae
    September 19, 2008 at 10:03 am

    @Tiaa I initially thought of it for my daughter’s room, but she has a habit of tossing things high enough to hit her light fixture.

    @Gidget I can definitely picture it!

    @Go Green Tara The blue makes it stand out from amongst all the pink, frilly, floral things you’re used to seeing in the shabby chic style. This is an exception to the rule.

    @shannon Someone else can see my vision? That alone is amazing 🙂


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