Kitchen Pendants

We’ve decided to have pendant lights in the kitchen as well as undercounter lights and outlets.

Totally accessible outlets and electronics
Totally accessible outlets and electronics

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I was considering something either in clear, green or amber until I saw these.

Bottle-green demijohns hung as pendant lights.
Bottle-green demijohns hung as pendant lights.

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I like, I want. I searched and searched for these demijohn pendant lamps and finally decided they’re out (way out) of my price range. Especially since I would want 3 of them.  Maybe one day I’ll happen upon some lovely bottles we can fashion into lamps.

Seeded glass pendant by Murray Feiss for the Urban Renewal Collection, $83
Seeded glass pendant by Murray Feiss for the Urban Renewal Collection, $83

Until then I’ve narrowed it down to 2 pendants designed by Murray Feiss for Urban Renewal or 2 pendants from Pottery Barn. In total I’ll need 6 hanging pendants in the kitchen, 3 each of 2 different designs.

This Feiss pendant is described as having a milk can finish, $79.
This Feiss pendant is described as having a milk can finish, $79.

I really like the simplicity and materials of the Urban Renewal lamps.

Pottery Barn pendants come in 2 sizes; we would choose the smaller ones.
Pottery Barn pendants come in 2 sizes; we would choose the smaller ones, $99.

However Charlie likes the Pottery Barn pendants. I think because they’re a bit more traditional.

Pottery Barn Porter pendants have a rise and fall mechanism.  I would choose a combination of sizes in the metal finish.
Pottery Barn Porter pendants have a rise and fall mechanism. I would choose a combination of sizes in the metal finish, $99 and $149.

And I absolutely look the French look of a “rise and fall” lamp.

French Rise and Fall Pendant Lamp
French Rise and Fall Pendant Lamp.

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I really wanted something with a darker look like the French pendants sold by Powder Blue in England for £219.

So many beautiful colors for the French pendant.
So many beautiful colors for the French pendant.

It’s just like the French to sell this lovely lamp in oodles (28) of colors and 2 sizes.  I love the colors zinc and souris (mouse). Mmmm.

Which would you choose?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Kitchen Pendants”

  1. You could make your own demijohn pendants with a lighting kit. Those demijohns are sold everywhere these days.

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