The old farmhouse has some dark and slightly atmospheric (I don't want to say gloomy) corners. A good solution, I have found, is a little bit of sparkle. I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to these crystal adornments for the house, and over the years I've found a few vintage pieces that I would grab and take with me if the house was ever on fire (people and pets first of course).
These lovelies are a couple of my favourites. They have recently sustained some additional 'antiquing' due to a certain exercise ball incident involving two small and energetic boys and a set of stairs. Oh well, what are a few chips and dings.
And gosh, you wouldn't want that crystal to shine too brightly. This is a historical house, you know. So in the spirit of true authenticity, I leave a very healthy coating of dust on all the crystal gew-gaws. It's the least I can do.