Luckily, I came to my senses (with a little input from my mother), and they ended up happily ensconced in a sort of pea green dining room with picture moldings, vintage Queen Ann furniture, tortoise blinds, and, for special occasions, massive amounts of forsythia branches. (Man, do I wish I had had a digital camera then!)
Our next two homes didn't have a spot for them, and they have been in storage for over a decade. Recently I have been making an effort to get all my cool stuff out of boxes and in to the house, where they can make me happy.
At the same time, I've noticed that ornate gilded wall sconces are trending. If there's a lot of it out in the vintage stores, it is making a comeback: mark my words! I saw a bunch for sale yesterday at Hunt and Gather. And I just spotted these over at Chattafabulous (from New York Social Diary):
My grandmother used hers in a living room with acres of kelly green carpet and all-white, low profile, button back upholstered furniture. Gorgeous.
What do you think: do you like the look?