Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vintage Monday - or Sparkle Tuesday!

I'm a little late for Monday ....I was a little under the weather yesterday morning which is when I usually post and so now it's Tuesday but let's pretend it's Vintage Monday!
I'm a girl who likes sparkly shiny things...especially vintage sparkly crystal.
I bought these two electric candlesticks at an estate sale a long time ago and I just love them . They sit on the bookcase in my livingroom and they look beautiful in the daytime...but at night when it's dark out and I switch them on, they are something!
They really do sparkle and cast a gorgeous light over the other vintage findings in my livingroom...like old china, silver and vintage linens...just to name a few.

I also adore the fact that there are two of them...I am especially fond of things that come in pairs...



I once found a brown paper lunch sack on the back of a shelf at a thrift shop...of course, I had to see what was inside.
It was full and very heavy...I ripped the sack trying to lift it and when I saw it was full of crystal teardrops, I just about shed a few of my own.
The bag wasn't marked and I asked the price....$5.00...yes, I said 5.
I have a very beautiful very old chandelier with most of it's crystals missing that I got at a yard sale.
Someday I will marry the two of them up and hang it in my livingroom....Mr.Honey has to rewire it for me first and then hang it (my ceilings are cathedral and I don't do ladders that high)...Hmmm that would be a great winter project for us.


As for now, they sit in a metal tray just waiting for the opportunity to cast sparkly shadows over the room at night....am I saying sparkly too much?

I keep a beaded rose that I made on top of them....

Along with a beaded pansy that I also made...


These aren't old but I love them anyway! They're brand new...I just bought them at ROSS which is a discount store in my area that I like to frequent every now and then.
They're twins also...aren't they shabby chic cute!

They are only about 12" tall...perfect for each side of my desk. I hope this post put a little "sparkle" in your Vintage Monday...I mean Tuesday...or whatever!

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14 comments:

Sandy Shirley said...

Hey Lori! Love your blog! I just popped in to see what's up. Usually I don't like music on blogs, but when I opened yours, Jimmie Davis was singing the old song "You are my Sunshine" to me. My grandfather used to sing that to me when I was little. Made me smile!

Nedra said...

I love the beaded flowers you made! So cute. And the sparkly's are something else.

Mary said...

I like your teardrops. When you get them on your chandelier you'll be just like Pollyanna with her Prisms reflecting all over the room. Nice sparkly things!

Debbie said...

I love the candle sticks! They remind me of my mother! She had alot of lamps with crystals and she had the prettiest lights in her bathroom that had tons of them on it! Thanks for sharing..

Jan said...

Beautiful treasures Lori! I adore the beaded flowers :) Hope you're feeling better.

Nanci said...

I can't believe your photos! They make me love old things, besides my sweetie that is. But I digress, you take lovely photos of your little precious things and they make one want to just jump into the photo!

Carin said...

I love both sets of lamps!! I hope you get the honey on the chandelier cause I can't wait to see it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your sparkly :-) And I also love Ross, Marshalls and also TJ Maxx!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Lori! Oh my I love all your goodies! Those little lights you bout at Ross are DARLING! Oh I want some...coveting!!! I have a pretty electric crystal lamp to that was my hubby's Mothers. Have a wonderful day of quilting!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Anonymous said...

V. here... Your sparkly things are CUTE!!I love to see them and I am sure they are fun to look at! Beautiful!v

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

My gosh you have great stuff. I used to hate crystal chandeliers for several reasons which we won't go into here. But I love them now. Love. I'm still looking at that quilt behind the pretties though!

Sherri said...

So many lovely things! Everything is beautiful!

Micki said...

The beaded flowers are just so pretty!
I enjoyed it all!
Micki

Cindy said...

Thank you for sharing. I am crazy about pairs also.


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