Love is blind they say. Amanda Liberty is proving it right now. Leeds woman recently got engaged to a 90-year-old chandelier which she found online.
It was a love at first sight for Amanda who first saw the chandelier on eBay. After six days and 400 euros later, it was hers.
“As soon as I saw Lumiere on eBay, I knew immediately that she was the one for me and it was love at first sight.
“She was based in Germany and although I knew it would be tricky to get her home, I knew I needed to find a way to make her mine.
“I couldn’t stop thinking about her and how beautiful she was – she has such a beautiful shape, and I could feel really amazing energy coming from her.”
After winning the online auction, Amanda patiently waited for her to turn up at her Leeds home, turning to her 24 other chandeliers, who she claims she was in an “open relationship” with before meeting Lumiere.
“I hope at some point we will have a commitment ceremony – I haven’t been engaged before so it’s very new and exciting!”
Perhaps due to Lumiere’s age, Amanda doesn’t take her to bed every night, preferring to snuggle up with another of her fancy light shades called “Jewel” under the covers.
Amanda said: “None of my chandeliers are jealous of each other, they understand that I love them all for all of their different personalities.
“For example, I love kissing and cuddling Lumiere, but I sleep with Jewel every night, as she is portable and very nice to cuddle.
“I’ve always loved the look of chandeliers and when I saw my first chandelier, Luna, it was love at first sight.
“You can’t control who you fall in love with and things just went from there.
“I spend my spare time restoring old and broken chandeliers to their former glory, which I really enjoy as I can tell that they enjoy the attention that they receive.
“My dream job would be to work in public buildings such as Buckingham Palace, looking after the grand chandeliers that they have there.”
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