A number of years ago, I bought this vintage tole chandelier at a flea market.
It was truly love at first sight - the creamy white paint, just the perfect amount of chippiness and those gorgeous pastel porcelain roses.
But it needed re-wiring and I had about a zillion other things going on at the time, so I put it up in our attic and promptly forgot all about it. Recently, I decided that I wanted to get a new chandelier for our kitchen. So, I started shopping around and I looked everywhere - and I mean, everywhere! From Restoration Hardware to antique shops to ebay. With no luck. Nothing was really fitting "my vision". So, one day I am up in the attic looking for something and I see my long-forgotten chandelier! And wouldn't you know it - it was absolutely perfect! Exactly what I had been searching for! Now it hangs prettily over my kitchen table...my new "old" chandelier.