Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day: Tinsel Garland & Tulle

 As you can see, we had a pretty classy Valentine's Day at our house.  This was my last minute attempt to decorate the house for the kids.  I decided this would be a good idea late last night & after hours of cleaning & making the kids' cards, I was up until 1:30 am - digging through Christmas storage boxes and stringing tinsel garland & tulled lights.  


Hoping everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chandelier Makeover [Phase 1]

We bought this chandelier a few years ago at Menard's for less than $50.  I loved something about the color, shape & style; it reminded me of something you'd see in a farmhouse.  I was so excited about this purchase, as it was the first change we made to our first home together.  It moved with us, from house to house.  Though I'm ready for a change & need a little more sparkle, I find myself emotionally attached to this plain Jane chandelier.  I've been thinking of ways to dress it up and the other day, while browsing a local thrift store, I found these [pictured below] pretty glass shades - $1.00 each.   
I had a couple of these pretty glass shades stored [from when I used them as candle holders at June's Junk Gypsy birthday party] but didn't have enough to finish this chandelier.  I was ecstatic when I saw 4 more of these beauts sitting on that store shelf.  Seriously, what are the odds?!  I think it was meant to be...

 & I love how they sparkle when lit up.


Valentine's Day : Twine & Lace Garland

The kids & I made this pretty twine garland simply by tying pieces of lace to twine with pink ribbons.  The possibilities with this quick project are endless, & it's easy enough for the little ones!