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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chandelier love

I got a new camera and I'm working on learning how to use it so I apologize if the pictures are a bit ..... lousy.  I realized after all this I forgot to take a picture of my kitchen floor so I will for next time.  My sweet nephew came and devoted an entire Saturday to laying the floor in the kitchen.  After all this work he put up 2 chandeliers and a funky light in my daughters room.

When my nephew was little (almost 2), he and his family moved in while I was going to college and that sweet little boy was my new playmate.  I had a boyfriend at the time who wanted to know when we would ever go out without my nephew!!  He was a sweet charming little boy who has turned into a sweet man who was a big  help to me. He won't do a job unless it's done correctly!!

So, when he hung the chandelier in my bedroom I did a last minute change and even now I'm second guessing. 
I chose the blue because of my pillow shams - Rachel Ashwell Bella Rose Blue,

but now I'm thinking maybe it would be better in clear.  I have the same chandelier in clear and I'm now undecided.  Please help me out and let me know what you think.

My dining room chandelier is a family heirloom (to me).  When my daughter was about 8 months old I found it in a little sale for $10.00.  It was brass with no crystals but I had a vision.  I painted it and started collecting crystals on ebay and through some good thrift store hunting.

It's just so nice to see the light of a chandelier in a mirror again. I want to soften the chain, just something to add to the list.  

All this made me reorganize my table top chandelier, so I moved it to my white dresser.  This dresser has a light box, thermostat and doorbell box above it so I put the chandelier in position to draw attention away from all that.

I moved my venetian mirror above it as well.  I love the look of white and grey together in winter.  I really loved this combination of  white and shine.  It's beautiful when it's lit.

It's calming and beautiful. 

Until next time,


  1. I'm drooling over your mirrors! The funny thing is that I used to notice chandeliers first and feel a little pouty that I didn't have one. :) This past summer I found one from Craig's list and I'm pleased as punch.

  2. Hi Patricia ... I LOVE all the photos from around your home! You really have the knack for pulling everything together and setting up beautiful vignettes! You're a pro a shabby chic! My opinion about your bedroom chandy ~ personally I LOVE THE BLUE! Have a great day! xox

  3. Really beautiful, Pat, and you are in inspiration to reveal my vintage green glass Italian chandelier that I've revamped. it's almost finished... and I adore it.

  4. I am surprising myself, but I would vote for the blue chandelier... it is gorgeous! I'm sure your clear chandelier is also beautiful, though. Love the venetian mirror.

  5. I love them all.. You have a very inviting home, and it is beautiful!

  6. I love the blue~please don't second guess it. It looks amazing and soft and ever so shabby.

  7. I think the color white makes thes simply pop