What was I to do when I saw the large chandelier dripping with crystals?
Only one thing came to mind: Lick it up.
I suppose that is how it is when you see something that goes straight to your heart, or as they say in France: "A coup de coeur"... A 'coup de coeur' is when you fall instantly in love with something and have to have it regardless if you need it, or have room. It is without hesitation that the person buys the dress because it sparks something within them that they cannot control.
I had a coup de coeur!
I asked the dealer if he could bring it to the aparment in Paris, he told me he could for a small fee and a cold bottle of water.
The deal was sealed.
Today I asked French Husband to hold up the chandelier so I could see if it would work where I had in mind.
Instantly Regis (the renovator) Yann (the French Husband) and my mother in law (Belle Mere) gave their biggest groans:
"Oh it is too big, for the small space!"
"The ceiling won't support it!"
"You're mad, its too long, people will be staring into it."
Then and there I realized at last what my cousin Doug tried to explain to me years ago when we bought our home and had big plans to renovate it: "Renovations are aggressive. That is why some people never renovate their homes."
Instead of listening to them, and stuffing the heavy chandelier back in its dusty box....
I blurted, "No, its staying and you will have to find a way that the ceiling will support it."
Renovating can be fun, and stressful, and aggressive. Today it wasn't fun.
The Chandelier is staying. I hope the ceiling does not fall in.