Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Wee Bit of Bling

In my "make" believe world I would have bling hanging from the ceiling in every room. But, in my "real" world that just isn't possible. So, I've done the next best thing.
A while back I found this hanging "candle" chandelier. I got a heck of a deal on it and it immediately came home with me. After getting it here I had issues of trying to figure out how in the world I was going to hang it. Do you ever have those problems? Oh, I could have hung it from the ceilings, but the height of our ceilings and the size of this cutey, it would have gotten lost. So, I left well enough alone until I came up with a solution. Then, "boom" like a bomb going off it finally came to me. I rushed downstairs and brought up the base for a hanging birdhouse. Off came the birdhouse and on went the chandelier. Perfect!I searched high and low for the perfect "red" candles. I wanted them to go with the gorgeous sunflowers and the poinsettias that take their place. These candles are by Root and I believe the name is Collonette. (At the time I took these pictures you can see the beautiful red sunflowers in the copper pot. Now the pot is full of red poinsettias and beautiful white spikes). lol I can almost envision it hanging from the ceiling..lol




So, in my real world I have some bling. lol Even though it's candle operated, I love it. I hope you enjoyed a peak into my world of bling. I've sure enjoyed having you stop by. Now, I'm off to do some more Christmas decorating. It's starting to drip around here like chocolate off an ice cream cone. Yes, I'm having a ball going all out this year. I know I'm a bit early with the Christmas decor. I honestly can't believe I'm putting it up before Thanksgiving. But, for some reason this year I have a feeling I must. I must go all out and make the house as festive as ever. :-))
So, during these rough financial times we all find ourselves in, let's remember the true reason for the season. For all of us to be truly thankful, for health, family and happiness. I'm truly blessed for all the friendships I've formed over this past year and the new ones I hope to form. Most of all I'm thankful Mr. P is doing well right now, we pray for those days to continue. So....Whatever you're doing I hope you're having as much fun as I am. May God Bless each and everyone of you and your families.
hugs ~lynne~

13 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, you are just soooo smart! That looks so pretty. What a great idea! It's all in the way you hang your bling. I pray Mr. P continues to have good days too. laurie

ceekay said...

Lynne, that is brillant. I really love that idea...and the candles are yummy! Enjoy the decorating. I am trying to stick to buying nothing or at least not much new in the decorating department. Lord knows I don't need one more thing!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love your candlelier! I have a chandelier that I need to redo and keep thinking about gutting the electrical part and using it to hold candles - just thinking. Glad to hear Mr. is doing well.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Shelia said...

Oh, Lynne! I love your little chandy and how clever of you to put it on this precious little hanger. What a pretty color on those candles.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
That is so gorgeous, I am really loving it! I have started decorating too and I think blogging kind of gets us inspired and a little ahead of the curve! Thanks for your sweet words and I am so glad to have found you as a friend. Hugs, Cindy

KMfamily ;-) said...

That looks great !!!
Yous so clever Lynne!!!
I never would have thought to do something like that. & it looks fabulouse. I bet it will be even better at night with those red candles lit.
Have fun decorating - Im holdin out till after Thanksgiving but I sure am getting "antsy".
Do share some pictures of your wonderful decorations with us all

onlymehere said...

My mom used to have two beautiful crystal lamps that were absolutely HUGE! I thought of them today with your post on bling. I would have loved to have inherited them but my brother got them (which is totally okay). Thanks for the memory! My mom did love her bling!

jerseygirl211 said...

My Dear, Dear Lynne,

It's my plesure to know you, you are such a sweetheart, that deserves so much more in life. I hope your Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas are filled with Love, Happiness and lots of Family and Friends around you to make your heart happy. :)

I'm putting up our decorations also, but I'm far behind what I want to have done. Our daughter and her family come for Turkey Day and we give her kids their presents then, since we don't see them for Christmas.

I better get back to decorating, my break is over.....

Sending much LOVE & HUGS your way.

'D'

Tootsie said...

this is just adorable!!! great find!

Jane said...

Dear Sweet Lynne,
Thank you for your kind words. You are truly an encouragement and an inspiration to so many...me included. Your blessing is so very dear. I pray Mr. P will have many, many good days, and that each and every one will be filled with happiness for you both.

Your "bling" is lovely! Just the right touch for your holiday (and everyday) decor. Enjoy decorating...I'll have to wait until Friday to begin.Too many people (and dogs) will be here for Thanksgiving.

Have a blessed day,
Jane (artfully graced)

Cathy said...

Oh Lynne...I just love this...you are so clever!!! I love the red too...perfect with your other goodies!!!

Good luck with the Christmas decorating...I started early too...I am having soooo much fun!!!

Happy Sunday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

bennie and patsy said...

Love your bling!
Patsy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Lynne...love this! Isn't it awesome when the answer just pops into our heads! So glad Mr. P is doing better. Happy Thanksgiving to you, sweet friend!