“It's loud, it's cheap, it's gaudy.
It's like everything I've ever done - I LOVE IT!”
-Betty GrableThere is something to be said about the above collection of words...and how they ever so define this unique light fixture. It delicately hangs in the middle of a wrap around stairwell at a store I visited. At first glance this is what goes through my head at the speed of sound: 1. Hmmmmm. 2. What is all that stuff? 3. What did the chandelier look like before all the embellishments...(internal edit begins). 4. Do I like it? 5. Oddly, enough I do like it. 6. I salute anyone with the guts to make this a focal point of their store. 7. Who is this person...I think we could be friends. 8. I might do something like this to my tacky brass chandelier and give it a little life. Yep, with all cylinders humming a flurry of creative critiquing rushes through my brain and in a minimal amount of time (the distance from the bottom step to the top floor, approximately 28 steps) I determine this is high quality "Gaudy Gorgeous" (remember a few posts back...this was my Dad's favorite term he used to define items he thought were beautiful). The mixture of beads, pearls, mix-matched shades, fringe, floral bits...and the ultimate crowning glory...ta-dah! the sunglasses perched on the top, clearly say to me, "It's loud, it's cheap, it's gaudy and I love it!" -thank you Betty, I took the words right out of your mouth.