New Lighting at Christmas!

Everyone is running around shopping for Christmas presents, wrapping, baking, sending out cards … me?

Putting in new lighting in the Kitchen and Dining room.

Let me take you back …

Mr Man came upstairs with a sheepish look on his face and said, “I broke something of yours when I was getting down the Christmas decorations.”

With my raised eyebrow silently asking what was broken, he said, “You know your Thanksgiving pumpkin? If you tell me where you bought it I will replace it.”

(Let me explain that there are pumpkins and then there is THE Thanksgiving Pumpkin)

“Do you know what I would like MORE than replacing that pumpkin? New kitchen lights!”

My kitchen has been too dark for me, as all we have is a pendant light right over the counter/breakfast bar. Not enough to light the kitchen! Off in the truck we went, to find track lighting for the kitchen. I had it at our other home and loved that it lights up everything!

Let me show you what we replaced …


The “Salad Bowl” (nickname of the dining room light) drove me crazy too. I was just going to replace the kitchen lights but as you know … as soon as you do something, something else gets done too!


Mr Man did the honors (while I was working on the Reading Nook).

I ran in when assistance was needed but for the most part, it was Mr Man who changed out the lights.


Soooo much nicer than the “Salad Bowl” Light!!!

We noticed right away two wonderful benefits of our track lighting …


Second, removing the pennant light really opened up the area. Where once your eyes stopped at the light it now opened up the view into the kitchen.

Christmas  was interrupted but not stopped and I love my kitchen and dining room lights!


6 Responses to "New Lighting at Christmas!"

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  1. Anne @ DesignDreamsbyAnne

    December 30, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    I love that fixture- so pretty!

  2. Joy2Journey

    December 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Thanks Anne,
    I love it!!! Matches what we have going in the home 🙂 and so much better than the “Salad bowl” hee hee
    Hugs and Happy New Year

  3. Stephanie Lucas

    December 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Hi Bj, where did you buy the fixture? It is really pretty.

  4. Joy2Journey

    December 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    We found it at #Menard’s. The track lighting we got at Home Depot.
    Hugs and Happy New Year!

  5. Arlee Bird

    December 30, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    You’ve done a beautiful job. I dare not try many DIY projects lest I really screw things up. I did recently bring much light to our kitchen though. Amazing the difference when all the burnt out light bulbs are replaced.

  6. Joy2Journey

    December 31, 2012 at 1:44 PM


    LOL Light is good no matter how you achieve it. Fun to see that you are an A to Z Challenge host! I will be doing it again this year and starting to think of ideas!!! Thank you for stopping by. Happy New Year!

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