Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dear friends at Circa Lighting:


I really need this light, but not for $700 dollars.

Can you help Decorno out?

24 comments:

...love Maegan said...

lol ...let me know if they write you back.

Kwana said...

Oh that's a beauty. Fingers crossed for a sale.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I have this light in my breakfast room!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I got trigger happy and pressed submit too soon. I meant to add that it is beautiful in person and the quality is really gorgeous. All of Visual Comfort's/Circa Lighting's fixtures are really, really nice for the money. My husband works for VC and I know that Circa never really has any sales. Maybe you could get a designer friend to use their trade discount?

Anonymous said...

I'd go for it.

The price is more annoying than deal-breakingly bad. I've passed up too many items priced in that zone, and I regret it, usually.

Just buy it, if you love it so much you daydream about it.

A-M said...

At least you have Circa Lighting. Some of their range have been imported here (Australia) and sold through an 'exclusive' retail outfit. Average price for most fittings?.... $3000 AUD. :( A-M xx

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Maison Luxe said...

hey, guess what? circa offers a 20%discount to the trade...let me know if i can help you out!

but then you'll have to post more photos of your kitchen remodel, so...i guess nothing is really free :-)

xx, kelie

victoria thorne said...

Paloma's right...their fixtures are terrific. Have used them to great effect. And it looks like you've got that 20% off... They're a great company to deal with. Worth it, as anon states...just make the daydream come true.

Katherine Lee said...

amen sister! have you seen the similar lights ON SALE over at horne? they're by michelle de luccha and they're around 500... still way the hee haw over my budget but what the heck.
xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
www.urbanfleadesign.com

Cristina said...

$700? for that? why?
does it come with a hot naked man who will make me coffee and breakfast in the morning?

smh. do they install?

Blue said...

Can you get trade discount or know someone who can? $700 is a bit much but it is FAB and would look so great with the morning sun glinting off it sending sparkles around the room .... er, better stop or I'll be giving cocktail recipes next. Imagine it is your very own disco ball in the kitchen. Pay the price, if you must, and when its hung break open a bottle of champagne and toast yourself.

alis said...

That is not a $700 lamp. In my opinion, of course..

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Jamie T said...

Gorgeous light, but you're right...not-so-gorgeous price! This is one of my favorite catalogs. Maybe you can find something similar here. They too can be pricey, but not quite as bad. Best wishes!

Melissa @ Sproost said...

Hey Decorno - for all the joy you bring me, I'd be more than happy to let you use my designer discount. Just keep the witty blog posts ah-coming and its all yours.

Melissa

Melissa @ Sproost said...

and... if you decide to look for similar (but less expensive) alternatives, I just recently found these for a client as options for her kitchen:

http://www.dwr.com/product/lighting/pendants/titan-1-pendant.do?sortby=ourPicks

http://www.ballarddesigns.com/Lighting/Pendant-Lights/Newport-Pendant/p/10165?path=1%2C2%2C1467%2C1532%2C0&iProductID=10165

http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1031007&navAction=jump&link=link=ci_harmon_pendant&cm_re=CI-_-CategoryImage-_-HarmonPendant (also see their benson & maritime pendants)

http://stores.rianrae.com/Detail.bok?no=415 (pretty different style, but still pretty darn cool)

http://stores.rianrae.com/Detail.bok?no=403 (yep, pretty different too)

Jill said...

Circa is having a sale right now...also check out www.shadesoflight.com. The Mercury glass pendant #PE07015 129.00

5th and State said...

great taste! stick with quality, you are past pottery barn/ballard design mentality. i carry this line in my shop. the price reflects the quality.

i so love your blogs can get it for you at my cost!

Anonymous said...

20 percent off = $560? Christ, just do it already.

Anonymous said...

i'm pretty sure circa's trade discount is only 10% - not 20%. if this is not the case, i was screwed.

RStamp said...

I found this pendant at Croft and Little:
http://www.croftandlittle.com/hvl-2210.html

Similar and almost half the price!

niabassett said...

So Decorno: if you went for a cheaper, comparable light, you’d probably spend maybe $300-$400 less than the Circa Lighting, right? And something tells me that in the past, even though you probably felt guilty about it, you’ve purchased awesome boots for between $200-$300 that probably lasted you, what, five years if you wore them sparingly? Or now and then you probably go out to dinner and spend $60-$90 on a fancy dinner (including tip). Or maybe you buy a dress for $150 that you end up wearing only once . . . Lighting will last you until you tire of it, which could potentially be a lifetime. Why go cheap with it? I don’t understand the philosophy. Add up all the temporary stuff that you’ve been extravagant with and then tell me you can’t afford to spend $700 on a light.

Decorno said...

Hey Nia - my plea for a freebie was in jest. Sometimes I do cheap-out on a fixture that I plan on treating like fashion (something I will want to replace in 2 - 3 years). Other things that I have purchased (like my kitchen faucet) I plan on ripping out of the damn house and taking with me when I move.

Generally I try to live by Miles Redd's idea to "buy the best... and only cry once," but I am a sensible person. We all have our own priorities. Sometimes I would rather spend $300 on a light and save the balance to put toward a nice vacation with lasting memories.

I am curious - - do you always pay top dollar? Are you sure you are always getting a great value? Or is some of that just senseless markup? How do you decide? That might be an interesting discussion.