I hear my mother (Liz) spooking me daily......"Roberta, where are you going to put the Capiz Chandelier?" Oh, how she loved the translucent colour and the melodic clinking they made when the cool breeze lifted up from the river in the late afternoon. I grew up in a magnificent stark white Queenslander overlooking the Brisbane river. A large ornate verandah wrapped around three sides of the house, furnished with exquisite settings of painted cane outdoor furniture. Large potted palms with over hanging capiz chandeliers created cool and peaceful nooks for the adults to sit and sip on tall, exotic cocktails, whilst listening to jazz music grooving from the record player. I can say there was nothing conventional about my family, being of French decent, they were well known for being rather eccentric. My father a famous jazz musician tragically died when I was three weeks old, he never actually left the house, because everybody continued to talked to him as if he never left! (How very confusing for a five year old) My Grand Mere and Papa lived with us, my Great Aunt, Aunts and cousins we all lived crazily, happy together in the big white Queenslander.
That's it, a capiz chandelier will hang at the fibro shack, and every time it clinks I will smile and think of my out of this world, extremely talented and creative, way ahead of her time, mother, Liz.
Love the blue duck egg walls, bright bed linen and the surfboard.
Very coastal, much too clean for me. The chandelier is very lush indeed.
I have seen this done before, adding string of cut out colour to the chandelier.
In the children's room, how very sweet indeed. Loving the little floral fold up table.
I spy an anchor and a fish..but who is that man!
Romantic. Spy the vintage wallpaper.
Love these on trend colour blocking shades of peach, pink and cream.
What do you think? Where should I hang the Capiz Chandy? Bedroom, hallway, lounge??????