In the old days everyone had a crystal chandelier in the house. They usually hung low over the dining room table and the crystal pieces glittered against the aging gold leaf fixtures. There were so many glass pieces, they were impossible to clean and so most of them became dust collectors and sooner or later - no one even noticed them anymore. Fast forward to present times and boy have we changed! Now it's practically a travesty to own a dusty chandelier. They've taken on a whole new trendy kind of appeal and now one can get a chandelier with a multitude of colored glass bulbs, shades and metal fixtures. Why NOT step out of the ordinary and be unique?