Let the decorating begin!

I may have mentioned (a time or three!) that we recently closed on a 1927 brick bungalow just outside Chicago. I officially started the decorating frenzy this past weekend, beginning with the hanging of a 1920’s chandelier that I picked up in an antique store in Deadwood, South Dakota during our recent road trip. I love picking up home items on trips because then your surroundings are loaded with even more special memories.

At any rate, Dave and I hung this thing yesterday evening and immediately upon flipping the switch, there was a POP and a *SPARK*, but then the lights stayed lit. The circuit breaker did not trip, but the dimmer switch didn’t work. For now it’s turned off with tape over the switch so no one starts a fire, but I would really like to know what THAT is all about!

At least it’s pretty even when it’s not turned on. ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: I posted this question on the new Sears site, ManageMyLife.com. We’ll see what they say.