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How Many?

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dscn5190echIf you know me at all, it may not come as a surprise that I am having trouble deciding how many icicle prisms to hang on our cherished family heirloom lamp over the island in our kitchen. Cyndie surprised me on Thursday with the gift in honor our upcoming 35th anniversary.

When I first got the lamp hung in that spot a couple of years ago, we felt the addition of the dangling crystals might improve the way the light distributes, as well as create a better finished look for the variety of viewing angles available.

At that time, I did some shopping for the prisms, but they weren’t readily available in person and there were so many different shapes and sizes to pick from online that I was overwhelmed by the exercise of choosing.

I went with my usual solution to this dilemma and ended up doing nothing about it.

dscn5180echLike so many times before, Cyndie has come to the rescue. I think she made an excellent decision about what size to get. Regarding how many to buy, let’s just say there will be some spares left over. The question of how many spares is still in limbo.

As I started hanging them, it felt right to go for the max. The picture at the top of this post shows what that looked like. We loved it.

It creates a flare out that is taking me some time to get used to, making the bottom look wider.

I wondered if that might be related to the high number of icicles we used. My intuition told me, less could be more. Adding a little space between each prism was easy to do.

Deciding which I like better is proving to be not so easy. I like them both.

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Written by johnwhays

September 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

4 Responses

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  1. The size is perfect…and I can’t help myself…I LOVE CRYSTALS SO MUCH….I’d put on as many that could fit 😉

    lorriebowden

    September 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm

  2. I love it! It is amazing!!!

    C´Ubuntu

    September 18, 2016 at 11:09 am


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