Tole Chandelier for the Office

Welcome to theΒ 120th Metamorphosis Monday!

Happy Metamorphosis Monday! Things are about to get cranking once again with the home office. I’m still waiting on a component that’s backordered, but the chandelier is here. Unfortunately, the contractor who will install it (along with the crown molding) is currently out of town. He is supposed to be back in town this week, so hopefully I’ll have some neat updates to show you real soon.

In the meantime, here are a few pics of the tole chandelier that will ultimately hang in the office. It is covered with 14 flowers, actually more if you count all the flowers in the individual clusters. I’ve been trying to name them all…maybe you can help.



Do the purple ones look like phlox or violets? Linda suggested the little purple flowers could be periwinkle (myrtle). They do look similar.

The pink, blue and yellow ones around the top remind me of Lily of the Valley or bell flowers, although, I don’t think they are normally in those colors. πŸ™‚ There are three roses, two pink and one red. You can see the red one below.

Ummm, wonder if the large pink flowers are Plumeria?

I really like all the variation of color in the green foliage. That should help it to blend/work with the chair I posted about HERE. The office seems to be taking on a botanical theme. I can live with that. πŸ™‚

There are three happy daisies on this chandelier.

So what do you think? Do you like this one better than the one I almost won HERE but ended up losing? Β They are very different, aren’t they?



Looking forward to your Before and Afters!

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  1. laxsupermom says

    Love the new chandelier! It's so much fun! I wish I could help you with the flower names, but I'm Miss Black Thumb around here. Hubs is the one who's good with plants. Can't wait to see it hung up in the office. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup each week.

  2. Little Brick Ranch says

    Beautiful Chandy!!

    Thanks for hosting and Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!! πŸ™‚

  3. Karen- The Graphics Fairy says

    Sooo pretty! I love tole chandeliers, I have a gold one in my dining room!

  4. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Gotta love that chandy, Susan! It's perfect for you with your love of gardening! Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  5. I like the one you DIDN'T get – but the one you DID get is really beautiful!

    Mary in MN

  6. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Hi Susan,
    Hope you had a great Mother's Day. Love the light fixture and the botanical direction you're going in with the office. Can't wait to see it complete.

  7. themoose53 says

    Ooooooh, this one is so much better than the other one. This one looks like a spring garden!!

    Thanks for sharing.


  8. Bringing Pretty Back says

    I can not tell you how much I absolutely love this light!!!
    What a statement it would make!
    I wish it was in my office!
    Have a pretty day!

  9. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says

    that chadelier is stunning! the purple to me look more like violets. i also think those bell shaped ones look like lily of the valley… i loooove lily of the valley. if you could smell peace i think that is what it would smell like.

  10. Terry @ La Bella Vie says

    Well Susan, I just love this one and what a cheerful addition it will be in your office!! Not sure what all the little flowers are but I know they're cute!

  11. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    Hi Susan, Your chandelier is beautiful! I like it even better than the one you "lost"–sometimes things work out for the best! I think the purple flower looks like periwinkle (myrtle), with even the green leaves similar. That is a common ground cover here in New England. Here's a link for a picture:
    Enjoy your new light. Hope the contractor comes soon. Linda

  12. Nita {ModVintageLife} says

    I love this chandelier! I think it's better than the one you lost. I have a tole chandelier myself in my breakfast nook. It was my Grandmother's and I cherish it. I can't wait to see your's hanging in the room.

  13. I like this because it looks very spring-y, which is my favorite season and so happy….Christine

  14. The Polka Dot Closet says

    Thank you once again for hosting this fabulous party! I love your chandelier and cannot wait to see it hanging in your office.


  15. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    Love the chandi Susan!!! It will be perfect in the office!

  16. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    Thanks for hosting this link party every week. GREAT chandelier!! So colorful, I love it. The room is really coming together.

  17. Necessary Inspiration says

    I have been in love with Tole Flowered Chandeliers since I was a kid. I had one in my bedroom…unfortunately I repainted it in psychedelic colors when I was a teen. Then my Mom threw it out. This one is just beautiful. Linda

  18. Mary @ Redo101 says

    Thanks for hosting another fantastic Metamorphosis Monday! Looks like there'll be lots of eye candy again, can't wait to visit lots of bloggers!

    And if your chandelier comes up missing, you might want to check my house first πŸ™‚ — LOVE it!

    Redo 101

  19. Susan, this is a nice one! Can't wait to see it hanging and all that gorgeous crown molding. ~ sarah

  20. Donna (Timeless Settings) says

    I love your floral chandelier!


  21. I really want to join this blog party but there is something wrong with the link tool. It keeps denying me saying that there is no linkback, but I used your code and placed your button directly in my link. πŸ™

  22. Summerland Cottage Studio says

    Without a doubt I like this one best !
    It has more varieties of flowers, colors and details.
    What a great piece to girl-up an office,
    I LoVe it !

  23. Susan, the chandy is fabulous, just fabulous….MUCH nicer than the one you lost. It's so much more colorful and,well, happy! Good for you! Susan

  24. Mary Ellen says

    Oh Susan I have always wanted a beautiful floral chandy like this!!

    I would love for you to come by and see my new guest room I have worked so hard on. You blog has certainly been an inspiration and help in the endeavor!

    I have a wonderful giveaway too!

    bee blessed

  25. A whole garden in one light fixture, call the botanist.

  26. fitty's pinky rose cottage says

    wow! what a beautiful chandelier! my fave kindda chandelier too! love the colours! awesome find! love it!

  27. Very pretty!

  28. dale's dreams says

    Love it! Is it Italian? I like this much better than the other one, this apears to have more interest. πŸ™‚

  29. I love your flower chandelier! It will look so great in your office! Thanks for the party!

  30. I LOVE this tole chandelier, the perfect light shining down on you as you write, create and blog. This light will be an inspiration, botanical and otherwise, to you just as you are an inspiration to your BNOTP fans. I love when it works out that the "one that got away" really wasn't the right one after all. Thanks for blogging! ~CJ

  31. Farah Muzaffar says

    Love the new look… And I am linkng up with you…
    Hope you would like feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at

  32. Great find Susan, it will look amazing. Can't wait to see it hanging in your office. πŸ™‚

  33. Hi Susan, I had never seen a tole chandelier until you showed us the first one.
    I definitely like this one better, it is lighter and airy looking, the flowers arch better.
    The purple ones do look like violets, the bell shaped flowers could be just that, bluebells, pink bells, or maybe Just the artist's interpretation.
    This definitely is a first for me, I must have led a sheltered life!! πŸ™‚
    You have now given me a grand idea. I picked up at a garage sale, a cream metal chandelier with the holders pointing down, obviously meant for lampshades. They were minus the shades, but I took it anyway as I wanted it for my gazebo tent. I do decorative painting so must put on my thinking cap and see what I can come up with.
    Always good ideas on your site.
    BTW Happy Mothers' Day to one and all.

  34. I love your chandelier!! I think it's even prettier than the one you lost. It's perfect for your office!

  35. oh my! the chandy looks great. I loved how you designed it. thanks for giving me new inspiration:)

  36. Amy @MaisonDecor says

    What a great tole chandy! This one has many more flowers than I normally see on one. I love the bluebells or maybe they are blue lilly of the valley!

  37. The Real Me! says

    I saw that almost exact chandelier on our local Craigslist but by the time I talked to my hubby about it it was gone. They were asking $60.00 or best offer.
    Stuff like that doesn't come up to often. It's beautiful.
    Have a blessed day.

  38. That chandelier is absolutely gorgeous. I love it!

  39. I love your new chandelier! It will spring in your office year round.

  40. Anonymous says

    I actually like the chandelier that you have more than the one that you missed from Ebay. I think the colors will be more versatile and it just looks fresher. Congratulations on your find!

  41. I wanted to say A BIG THANKS for the link up. I've had such a great response. AND – the chandelier shouts Spring. totally unique.
    xo Jeanne and my Porch.

  42. I wanted to say A BIG THANKS for the link up. I've had such a great response. AND – the chandelier shouts Spring. totally unique.
    xo Jeanne and my Porch.

  43. What a lovely chandelier! Thanks for hosting! ~Liz

  44. What a pretty chandelier…so colorful and springy. I'm a bit clueless when it comes to identifying all the little flowers. A perfect choice for your new space.

  45. Fantastic chandelier. I love it! Thanks for hosting another great link party. For some crazy reason its not letting me link to the party πŸ™ I feel like a little kid who wasn't invited!

    I will keep trying, but here's the link if your interested in checking it out!

    My Pottery Barn Inspired Mantel

  46. Phyllis says

    I truly do like this new one you have chosen because of the interest of the flowers. But I, also, love the first one you chose as I own one like it. Lots of beauty in this world to be admired! I am anxious to see this hanging in your new office.

  47. Anonymous says

    Oh, I love that chandellier. I wish I had found something like that for my spare bedroom. Where did you find it? Your office is going to be gorgeous when it's finished. Can't wait.

  48. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Anon…thanks! Good ole eBay came to the rescue. New tole chandys seem to be added almost daily. It's hard to be patient to the right one gets listed. This one was fortunately a "Buy It Now" sale so I didn't have to go through the torture of bidding. lol

  49. I like the one you just bought….it's fuller and has a greater variety of flowers plus I think the white makes it all fit beautifully with the white furniture and moldings and shutters! Great find. I think the purple flowers are violets! :o) Toni

  50. Shanthi says

    Hi Wonderful Chandelier and wonderful posts. I wanted to link mine to MM . I am new here -how do I make the back link to my blog please πŸ™‚

  51. Love it! Even better than the first one you were looking at. The purple ones could be bluets/quaker ladies.

  52. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Shanti,
    To link up, you'll just need to include a link in your post back to the BNOTP party so your readers can easily find the other participants who have linked up for today's party. Also, when you link up to the party, be sure to put your "permalink" into the Inlinkz URL box. To get the permalink to your Met Monday post, just click on the title of your MM post and copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar into the Inlinkz URL box. That way when folks visit the Met Monday party a few days from now, when they click on your picture link, it will take them straight to your Met Monday post instead of to your general blog address.
    Hope this info helps. Let me know if you have any problems linking up.

  53. I like the new chandlier much better! It's quite colorful!

  54. Miss Char says

    I am no help whatsoever on the names of the flowers but I sure do love the piece. Can't wait to see it after your contractor dude gets back.

  55. Eileen @ Cottage Beach House says

    Thanks for your great linkie party.There are so many places I want to visit today.
    Your chandy is gorgeous! I love following along on your office redo. I will have one to do in the next 6 months. My son will be moving and I will be taking his room as an office/ guest room.

  56. How exciting to have found such a colorful chandelier for your new office. I look forward to actually seeing it hanging there.

  57. FABBY'S LIVING says

    There you go Susan!!! You found an even prettier chandalier than the one you wanted before, it's so femenine and elegant at the same time…what a way to go Susan! Congrats, so glad for you!
    Can't wait til the constructor guy comes back!

  58. I'm LOL right now… When you mentioned naming the flowers… I thought you were meaning like Pink Penelope or Daiy Fuentes! =) Great chandy candy and it will be a beautiful detail to madd to the ceiling (are you painting the cieling a color and adding a medallion too??)

    Thanks for hosting another great party filled with more great tips and shared projects Susan!

    xo Lynda

  59. Modern Country Lady says

    Ahhh PERFECTION- just love the whole thing.Just what I was looking for hahaha- do you mind sending it to me !! :-)))

  60. Ispirato Design says

    Wow -your chandelier is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for hosting.

  61. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Well, since you asked… I personally like "the one that got away" — but the mix of colors makes this one a lot more versatile, and I know you're going to love it!

    There was a sweet small tole chandy hanging in my old house when we bought it. A young lady I know fell in love with it for her nursery, and I fell for the thought of it hanging in a sweet little girl's room rather than sitting in my attic until I decided if/where to hang it. So I gave it to her. As she walked out of my house, she thanked me and said she couldn't wait to spray paint it white and hang it. Yikes! I'm all for spray painting some things, but not an old tole chandy! Oh, well. I bit my tongue and smiled — and she loves it. Guess that's what's important, huh? πŸ™‚

  62. Patti King says

    I like this chandelier better than the one you lost. Much more color and it is so "Spring" which will go with all the white you have in your room. The chair is kinda of a non-color so the chandelier will brighten up the room. Just don't let your "little" kitty swing from it.

    BTW, I caught one sale at
    European Tableware and found the flatware I have been looking for but did not know it. Then I got some etched glasses and a bird soapdish from Treasure House and now I got the birdhouse tassel I wanted. Please don't feature any more goodies – I am liable to buy them πŸ™‚ groan

  63. Halo Hill says

    Very pretty. I've been spending a lot of time with my chandelier the past few days. πŸ™‚ It was all orange roses (yes, orange). My Mom had it in her MIL apartment for about 5 years, and I replaced it with a contemporary one when she passed away. Now it turns out that we're moving, so the chandelier will fit in well in our new home (not the orange) I painted the outer petals of the roses light khaki (Tan) and the inner petals white. I'm really liking it. I had toyed with the idea of doing the outer leaves in decopauge sheet music, but didn't quite have the nerve. Love your room!


  64. Halo Hill says

    Very pretty. I've been spending a lot of time with my chandelier the past few days. πŸ™‚ It was all orange roses (yes, orange). My Mom had it in her MIL apartment for about 5 years, and I replaced it with a contemporary one when she passed away. Now it turns out that we're moving, so the chandelier will fit in well in our new home (not the orange) I painted the outer petals of the roses light khaki (Tan) and the inner petals white. I'm really liking it. I had toyed with the idea of doing the outer leaves in decopauge sheet music, but didn't quite have the nerve. Love your room!

  65. I hope you didn't shed too many tears over the "one that got away." This one is by far prettier! Love your new office!

  66. At The Picket Fence says

    Hi Susan! I'm a bit late to the party but so thrilled to be joining in the fun this week (#210)! πŸ™‚ That chandy for your office is just gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for hosting such a fabulous party!

  67. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    Gorgeous chandelier! And hope you had a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  68. Anonymous says

    Just found your blog!!! You are so inspiring. Just took the quiz to see what type of decorator I am. I've been reading lots of past posts. I am a huge Dave Ramsey fan also. My husband and I just paid off all our credit cards. That's actually how I ended up here. I'm looking for inspiration to decorate my house of a budget. And finally congratulations on your son's graduation!!! Glad I found you!!

  69. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Anon, Welcome! So glad you are here! Yep, I'm a huge Dave Ramsey fan, too. He is truly inspiring! Thanks so much for the well wishes! πŸ™‚

  70. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    Thanks for hosting Susan! πŸ™‚

  71. Trish - Sweetology101 says

    This is an amazing site. The links here are fabulous I have visited several. Look forward to seeing more of what you post as I am a new happy follower! Cheers! Trish

  72. Anonymous says

    Susan … you won't believe this!! I have a floor lamp like your chandy! It was in the home of the Dean of Medicine at OSU! my neighbor was a friend of theirs and she had it in a garage sale! I bought it for a whimsy in my Mary Kay room!!! I love it!!! and so does everyone that sees it. I will have to have my friend take a pic of it and post it! mine is old! wait 'til you see it!!
    Pink Hugs from Dee @deeslittlepinkie

  73. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Dee, take a pic for me…I'd love to see it! πŸ™‚

  74. CATHLEen rocc says

    Where can I buy one of each? All the ones I see online don’t have the beautiful colors these have.

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