Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fifty Six...

56 light sockets, 56 light bulbs and 56 light fixtures.  When we moved into Villa 16 we had 56 wires hanging from the ceilings and walls with no socket, no light bulb and no fixture attached. 

As if moving to Marrakech did not already present enough challenges, I now needed to figure out where to find the fixtures, negotiate prices in my new currency of MAD (Moroccan Dirhams - One US Dollar is roughly eight Moroccan Dirhams) and arrange for delivery and installation in French.

A small panic set in... where to begin? As the Electrician started installing sockets and light bulbs, I  began wandering the souks in search of fixtures.  It was overwhelming! Everywhere I looked was another beautiful lantern, chandelier or wall sconce.  Bronze, colored glass, wood, hammered metal and even leather.  My panic turned to obsession. Entire days would be lost to looking at lights. Slowly the light bulbs in the house turned to proper fixtures and well, I am happy to say that I am almost done. Yes, that is roughly 56 weeks to get 56 fixtures. Only 4 left to go!!! Two of which are being made and should be delivered any day.  Here is a look at a few...


Do you have a favorite?

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! 2, 7 and 8 I love the most! So glad you have begun to blog again!