May is here. Everything's in bloom. It's a wonderful time of year, with a great surge of life moving through the earth and summer so close you can almost taste it. Spring's flowers have all come pushing up and flowering trees' buds burst forth in audacious colors, brilliantly blossoming before falling to the ground in a carpet of petals.
Why wait until May for nature to bring flowers back around when we can have them in the form of amazing chandeliers, flush mounts, and sconces the whole year through? There's nothing like the real thing, but the real thing is fleeting. With heirloom-worthy fixtures, the beauty of flowers and nature is captured in art's permanence, as in a stirring still life hanging in a museum.