Hanging Ambiance

Full of guilt, I went thrifting again, looking for the quilt that was no longer there, but still ended up with a whole cart full of stuff. One lady looked at my cart and said, "boy, did you score!" Yes I did, but little does she know that I always do and it is a sickness... Anyways, I couldn't pass up this little rooster chandelier that was only $5! Not the biggest fan of the rooster, but I think with some white paint and some bling, she will fit just nicely in the dinning room. Luckily I ran into Jacque again, and she gave me some tips on lighting. One of the plastic pieces that the light bulb screws into was broken (hence the $5), but she assured me it was totally replaceable and easy to fix. sigh...I love my bloggy friends...if only I could carry you all with me everywhere I go! I also found these lamp shades, exactly the amount I needed. I have been collecting lanterns for the backyard, and with a little paint, they are turning out fantastic!
I picked this up at a yard sale, with the Target tag still on! I am going to paint it white and hang it over the kitchen sink to hold fun kitchen tools. Plus it will display tea lights for some fun hanging ambiance.

I am slowly working in more lighting to create a warm and welcoming mood. My projects will be on hold though as I am heading to Hawaii on Tuesday (I know, I am a lucky duck!). I have project jitters right now as I type away. I am going to try to get a few things done tonight but I probably will not be able to post about them until I get back from vacation. I will schedule a few posts for next week so that you won't miss me too much! ;)

I also wanted to share that my darling friend Whitney, over at the King and I, wrote a sweet little post about little ol' me...gotta love her.

Aloha bloggy friends! A Hawaiian tan is calling my name!

What kind of hanging ambiance do you use in your home?



20 comments:

  1. I so would love to shop with you! You love to dig and find the good stuff like I do! I can't wait to see all your lanterns done, I am sure they are going to look great! Oh, and going to Hawaii...you are a lucky duck! Have so much fun!!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  2. I know, I have the sickness too. HAWAII? you are a lucky dog..enjoy..can't wait to hear all about it. :)

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  3. Jealous, jealous, jealous!!
    The beaches of Hawaii were my old stomping grounds for an entire year when I was 18...

    oh, how I miss that!

    Have a FAB time, my dear =)

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  4. That rooster looks an awful like a Southern Living at Home candelabra I have....those were expensive. Either way, I like the idea of white paint. I wish we had some thrift shops like yours! :)

    Have FUN in the SUN!!! :)

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  5. I LOVE that. It would look gorgeous in my dinning room. I too am jealous or envious. Either way I love it. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  6. That rooster chanddy is gorgeous!!!

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  7. It's not a sickness...we can stop anytime we want right???

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  8. Thanks! :) The worst part was all the coats of primer I had to put on to make the paint stick. ;)

    Maybe we all need rehab for our thrifting sickness-- 'cept I'm not sure I want to get better!! ;)

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  9. Don't have too much fun in Hawaii! I'm completely jealous! Love Hawaii. My parents arrived in Hawaii on Wednesday and will be there for two weeks!

    Love your lighting projects!!! I bet they turn out wonderful as usual!

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  10. You are THE deal meister!The rooster fixture looks like the brother to my pot-rack! He's awful cute!

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  11. Gotta love that soft lighting mood. I have dimmer switches everywhere. I feel your pain on the project jitters. I have a show coming up next Friday and need to be working, not typing, Urg!
    Have a fabulous vacation!!!!

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  12. Wow - great finds!

    And have fun in Hawaii!

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  13. You are a lucky duck!! All the way around.
    Have fun.
    Sandra

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  14. My parents bought me a wonderful rustic chandlier to hang over my dining room table. I LOVE it and do not want to leave it behind. However, my new condo does not have a place for me to hang it, so I will be passing it on to the new owners. Hope they love it as much as I do. OH, the candlier that you go would go great outside over a table for those romantic dinners outside. :)

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  15. Have fun in Hawaii!
    Lucky girl.

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  16. Love your candle thingy - I've been looking for one to hang over my bathtub. Maybe I'd be more successful if I found out it's name!

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  17. You lucky woman going to Hawaii!! That's my dream destination...besides Italy. I hope you have a great time. Enjoy it fully. Can't wait to see your new treasures put into use when you get back.

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  18. Great finds! Have fun! Jen

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  19. Question: Would you like to be a featured creative woman of the Pond?

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  20. These are great! You really are an amazing thrifter. Good job!

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