I think it is true that we humans connect over “things”. As much as we don’t want to admit that inanimate commercial goods are important to us, they are essential to so many of our memories.
Over the years we have heard beautiful reminisces and reflections of crystal chandeliers past, and I have seen how they play a large part in our connections to each other.
Once upon a time, a young man in his early 20’s, fresh out of college, placed a chandelier on lay-away. His grandmother had passed away a few years before, and he always associated a chandelier with memories of her. He asked for us to make one similar to hers – which we lovingly did. I think he is the youngest customer we have had and I'll never forget his enthusiasm.
Recently I reunited with a college room-mate who was very dear to me. Her sweet mother had recently passed away, and my friend had the chandelier from her childhood home which she was hoping to have restored and prepared for storage. It is a gorgeous chandelier – well-made and impeccably maintained. We reconnected over the chandelier – me remembering her mother’s beautiful home while she told me about their last time spent under the chandelier at a family gathering. My friend has her own chandelier (inspired by her mother’s love of her own), but this chandelier will be packed for her own daughter’s use when the time comes.
So many of our customers are 2nd and even 3rd generation of King’s Chandelier owners. We take great pride in this and love knowing that family traditions include us and that family photos may include just a bit of our creations. Precious memories of fun times and holiday gatherings will be lit by our light.
From Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day is the time to make those lasting memories. And, if you happened to make those under a King’s Chandelier, we’d love you to tag your photos or even send them to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we may share in those experiences.
Much love to everyone and we wish you a joyous holiday season!
- King's Chandelier Company