Ok, so maybe it's not the Tallahatchie Bridge, but this was what I found on the banks of the Bosque River under a bridge not too far from my home in Crawford, Texas. It WAS a brass chandelier that had been on fire and I guess that is why someone ditched it. So my husband and I looked at each other as if to say "Somebody threw away a perfectly good chandelier?"
We stripped out all the electric wiring and light bulb sleeves and I painted it and then glazed it. Some pieces were missing, but nothing that a few pearl strands from the Christmas tree, some new crystals, some finials from a curtain rod and a few other baubles couldn't fix. And then, of course, it had to have candles. It hangs in our bathroom near our bathtub.
Clever hubby hung it on a pulley system so it can be raised and lowered to light the candles.
I apologize for not taking BEFORE photos and my good camera is on the fritz so I had to use my iphone. Hey, perhaps Billie Joe wasn't throwing something off the bridge after all....or if he did, maybe he realized its potential and was trying to retrieve it!
Thanks to Kathleen at Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday! Be sure to visit her!