Friday, June 4, 2010

PInk Saturday Crystal Wind Chimes

pinksatbut Thank you for stopping by my little place for Pink Saturday. Beverly at How Sweet the Sound is the host of this fun event. Folks from all over show their pink treasures. I have been “at it” for nearly a year and it’s as fun now as it was then.

Fragile Indeed.


Lots of bubble wrap, tissue and peanuts.004006The individual crystal prisms were individually wrapped.

007There was no “tearing in”, to this package. I had to practice patience while carefully cutting each piece free.

008  Yep, that is a pink crystal drop.009

Here is a floral embellishment. How lovely! It reminds me of Italian Tole; perhaps it is. Does anyone know their Tole? If so, do tell me. It’s ok if it is not. I still love it!009


My kitchen window has a southern exposure. It makes it easier to get going in the morning after the sleep walk to the kitchen for coffee, when colorful rainbows from the crystals are bouncing around the room.  When I open the kitchen window, the wind chimes play their songs. A crystal wind chime wins over all the other wind chimes for it’s delicate and clear tones. 011 012


014 If you would like to see more crystal wind chimes, as well as other glorious creations, check out Sheri’s Crystal Designs. Sheri is one talented gal; she has the knack of putting pieces together that are swoon-worthy. There are stunning and luxurious on so many levels; colors, shapes, tones.

Have a great Pink Saturday and stay cool. Today, was the first day it was so warm, in Colorado, that we had to hook up the swamp cooler. Today was the first day my roses peeked at me, too.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Take the Plastic Off the Lampshade

017 I have an ongoing obsession with beach colors; sands,shells,shabby whites, blues and greens.My daughter also needed a new lamp for her bedroom. She was using a floor lamp from Target but the light bulb globe –cover-thing broke off. All she had was a light bulb on a floor stand. Haha. I stopped into Marshall’s and found this luscious light aqua lamp and shade on clearance for 19.99. Not bad! 016018 The sticker on the shade says to remove the cover before use.  I had a flashback to the 1970’s when I has in high school. I went home with a girlfriend after school. Her living room was very fancy Victorian with gilded accents, and velvets. That’s all I really remember, and I hadn’t thought about it again until now; 30 years later.

Every lamp shade was covered in plastic. Every piece of furniture was zipped in to these clear vinyl covers. Of course I don’t have a picture to show. Back then, one didn’t carry a digital camera or cell phone everywhere; they didn’t exist!

But I did find a picture of the best example I could come up with.


Did you or do you now know someone that has vinyl-encased furniture. Is the plastic wrap off your shades?  I’m pretty sure there is a sub culture of furniture wrappers out there.

If it is wrapped up, it will stay nice forever but it’s not very cozy. Especially, on a hot, sweaty day.