When I go shopping I focus on the thing (or things) I want to buy and mentally ignore anything that doesn’t meet my criteria.
The 2 frosted-glass hanging pendants would have fit the space (and my criteria) perfectly but seemed a little mundane.
While shopping at the Decorating Outlet for lighting fixtures, the first order of business was 2 hanging pendants for the master bathroom.
Unfortunately many of the “pairs” had different colored hardware.
I took pictures of all viable pairs.
We might have used these either over the sinks in the bathroom or as the hallway ceiling fixtures.
Charlie pointed out other pairs that he liked (which I liked, too) but that didn’t meet all criteria.
Mottled mercury glass was a consideration especially when our salesperson showed it to Charlie “lit up”.
For instance, I don’t do “brown”. Not in what will ultimately be a grey marble bathroom.
Matching clear glass square pendants with a hand-made feeling.
And, although a clear fixture is attractive, I know Charlie does not like to see the actual light bulb once it is lit.
These teardrop mercury glass fixtures were still hanging in the store from when we were there 2 years ago and I still like them.
With all these choices we did not find what we wanted here at the Decorating Outlet.
These hanging fixtures were too huge for the bathroom but attractive nonetheless.
After determining that we’d need to look elsewhere, I took a few more pictures and discovered I hadn’t seen some truly interesting fixtures in my blinders-on desire to find what I was looking for.
Love these blue lanterns.
But we really tried.
Are you a focused or haphazard shopper? Or something in the middle?