What Do You Think? – ¿Qué piensas tú?

Last week, I posted about our dining room light fixture and asked for your opinion on what we should do. My friend, Jo, pointed out that it was hard to opine without better pictures so here they are for you. First, here is a look at the dining room as it looked with the original light fixture.

La semana pasada, escribí de la nueva lámpara que colgamos en el comedor y te pedí tu opinión sobre lo que deberíamos hacer – dejarla allí o ponerla en la cocina. Mi amiga, Jo, indicó que sería más fácil opinar si hubiera más fotos. Aquí están. Primero, te muestro el comedor con la lámpara que estaba allí antes.

The Dining Room 2016

Here is the living room with the matching lamp. It is important to consider that both light fixtures are visible from most place in both the dining and living rooms.

Aquí está la sala de estar con la lámpara que combina con la otra. Es importante considerar que las dos se pueden ver de casi cada punto de la sala y el comedor.

Living Room October 2014

This is what the current light looks like in dining room. One of my concerns is that it is too busy because I have a lot of patterns and objects in the dining and living rooms. Of course, why worry about that now!

Esta es la lámpara nueva en el comedor. Algo que me inquieta es que es muy llamativo y ya hay muchos diseños y colores diferentes en esos cuartos. Pero, bueno, ¿por qué me va a molestar ahora y nunca lo ha hecho en el pasado?

Dining room with new light fixture

It is currently too high. I would have it rewired and have the chain lengthened were we to keep it here in the dining room. Douglas does not agree with that. He likes it high because he is always hitting his head on everything.

De momento, está colgada demasiado alto. Me gustaría ponerle una cadena más larga. A Douglas le gusta allí arriba porque siempre se pega la cabeza en todo.

Dining room with new light fixture

Here is a view of the kitchen currently. There is a cheap white fan in there. I like having a fan in there, but Douglas does most of the cooking, and he does not like it.

Esta es una foto de la cocina como es ahora. Hay un ventilador barato allí. Me gusta tener un ventilador en la cocina, pero a Douglas no le gusta y él cocina más que yo.


I think that my grandmother’s lamp would look good in here because of the green, but the other one goes well with green. It might be nice to have the busier lamp in here where there are fewer patterns to compete with it, but it might be too big.

La lámpara de mi abuela combinaría bien en este cuarto por ser verde, pero la otra combina bien con verde también. Podría ser bueno tener la lámpara más llamativa aquí donde hay menos diseños, pero podría ser demasiado grande.


So, there you have more pictures, and all of the things that need to be taken into consideration. Here are you options. Should we….

A) put my grandmother’s lamp back in the dining room and leave the fan in the kitchen.

B) put my grandmother’s lamp back in the dining room and put the new light fixture in the kitchen.

C) leave the new fixture in the dining room and put my grandmother’s fan in the kitchen.

Entonces, allí están las fotos y todas las cosas que hay que considerar. Aquí tienes las opciones. Deberíamos…

A) devolver la lámpara de mi abuela al comedor y dejar el ventilador en la cocina.

B) devolver la lámpara de mi abuela al comedor y poner la nueva en la cocina.

C) dejar la nueva en el comedor y poner la de mi abuela en la cocina.

New light fixture in dining room

Not having my grandmother’s light anywhere is not an option. It means to much to me to let go of. Thank you so much in advance for your thoughts.

No tener la lámpara de mi abuela en ningún cuarto no es una opción, porque me importa demasiado. Gracias de antemano por tus pensamientos.

1950's Glass Flower Light Fixture

Happy Homemaking!

¡Espero que todos tus sueños caseros se cumplan!

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I am a teacher, traveler, artist, writer, homemaker and a whole lot more. In January 2009, I bought the Cape of Dreams. It was the second house that I had ever owned, but it was the first that I bought by myself. I now live in the house with my husband Douglas, our dog Kahlua, and Crème de Menthe, the cat. Because, what life is complete without a little Kahlua and Cream? I love arts and crafts of all kinds, and I refinish furniture as well. We are slowly redoing our entire house. You can read about my projects on my blog www.CapeofDreams.com

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13 comments on “What Do You Think? – ¿Qué piensas tú?
  1. Tess says:

    I like your grandmother’s light fixture best in the dining room. The flower petals and simplicity of the design look nice with your table.

    I think some more colorful floral one would look nice in the kitchen or guest room.

    Personally I couldn’t do without a fan in the kitchen. I have one on top of the refrigerator that Twirls so not the same as a ceiling fan but very helpful.

    • Jessica says:

      That is the way that I am leaning too. It would be a definite yes were that light fixture not so big for the kitchen, but maybe that doesn’t matter. We really do not use the fan in there very much.

  2. Loving husband says:

    Comment from the road:
    Ceiling fan messes up gas flame so I don’t use it. I’ve also almost took off my hand many times reaching for things above cabinet forgetting it was on

  3. D'Arcy H says:

    I vote for B. I like grandmother’s less-busy light over the table, and I think the colorful one would look good in the kitchen. You might be able to take a “tuck” in the chain to shorten it by a couple of links. I am dealing with a similar light/fan question … whether to buy a vintage fixture for the bedroom or find a fan/light that looks right. (I’m picky!)

    • Jessica says:

      Fans are really nice to have in the bedroom. I would love to have a canopy bed and a chandelier, but I refuse to give up the ceiling fan, so that is never going to happen. Good luck with your decision.

  4. I’m for granny’s fixture in the dining room.

    Do you use the fan for lighting in the kitchen or do you have other task lighting? I think the stained glass shade might look better in a more frilly space like a guest room or the back porch. I’m not really feeling that lamp shade with your vintage style.

    Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

    PS to Douglas: I’m also not a fan of ceiling fans but they do have a certain practical aspect.

    • Jessica says:

      We do not have any task lighting in the kitchen, unfortunately. We could put that fixture in a bedroom, but we really prefer to have the fans in the bedrooms. Both of us like to sleep with the fan on, and I feel that it is nice to have in the other bedroom for guests. The only other place we could put that fixture would be the basement, but even I might hit my head on it down there!

  5. Alison says:

    without reading the other comments first here’s what i would do:
    i would keep your grandmothers light in the dining room, move the new light to the kitchen to replace the fan (the new light is big, but the ceiling fan is much bigger!), and get a small rotary fan to put on the kitchen counter, or shelf, or on top of the fridge.

    • Jessica says:

      That is a good point about how big the ceiling fan is. We do have a nice looking rotary fan that we could put on top of the refridge should we need it.

  6. I’m not going to be of much help because I like both. I like the simplicity of your grandmother’s lamp, but I like how the colours of the other one reminds me of your living-room.

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