15 May 2011

pendant lamp s-hook party trick

In my mile-long party post Monday, I forgot to show you guys my favorite party trick. 

You see, we have a small house. So when we have a party, we usually have to move our dining table for traffic-flow purposes. No big deal, except that we have a pendant light fixture hanging down low enough that, without the table there, anyone over 5 ft could whack their head on it.

I searched and searched my photo files for a photo of the offending lamp, but came up empty. I even checked the website from which we bought the fixture, but even they don't have a full hanging photo. You'll just have to trust me that it usually hangs down from a chain.

How do I protect my guests from head injuries?
A simple S-hook.

Pretty tricky, eh?
I slip the top of the S through the top link, and the bottom of the S through the link attached to the pendant. The chain sticks out a little, but it's so close to the ceiling that no one notices.

And no noggins get bonked.

Happy parties = no head bonks.
Every mom knows that it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
Am I right or am I right?

**Disclaimer: Do this at your own risk! Please check your equipment thoroughly for structure and sufficient strength.**

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Totally right! Great trick too!

carolyn said...

BRILLIANT! I have the same problem with the light over our table. I'm totally doing this at our next shindig.

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