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Welcome! Please enjoy my archived posts for home decor projects and seasonal inspiration here at homewardFOUND decor, even though I am no longer posting new content. ~ Deb

4.29.2013

Make a Splash!

I was enjoying the lovely blooming surroundings at local garden retailer Roger's Gardens on Sunday...
reveling in the birdsong, snapping photos of the roses,
and taking in the incredible feats of retail display work throughout their vast property.
The visual team is AWESOME!

... and then I rounded a corner and my jaw hit the floor.
I stand corrected: The visual team is made up of GODS.

Look again at the photo above.
Do you see what I see?  What assaulted my senses as I rounded that corner?

There is a stream of WATER dripping down that crystal chandelier
and into the fountain below!

There are many chandeliers in their visual prop closet, used in many ways in the store...
 they also had them over the Halloween banquet table that I photographed last fall:
My guess is that this chandelier somehow broke and was no longer functioning
so they came up with a STUNNING new way to use it.

It's one of the most original ideas I have seen, which is why I just had to share it with you!

In answer to the "How'd they DO that?" question in my head
[that may just be rattling your brain right now],
here's the answer:
 I spied a large fountain tube running from the fountain base up a nearby post, 
across the ceiling,  and down the back side of the chandelier
where it funneled water down the center of the chandelier and out the bottom.
[I didn't see the pump, but that thing has to be really powerful
to move water that far!]

NOTE: This chandelier is NOT electrified. There is no power to it.
They may have actually stripped out the electrical system, I don't know.
If you try to do this at home, please DO NOT use a working or wired chandelier.

A crystal chandelier that drips not only glistening, sparkling crystals... but also water. 
Now THAT's a way to make a splash!

I can just imagine doing this at a wedding reception,
or even in an elegant bathroom or greenhouse.
And what about a beautiful birdcage as a possible fountain?!
Isn't it fun to look at everyday things and see so many MORE possibilities???

Again, this is not MY project...
I just saw it and wanted to share. The photos are mine.
Find Rogers Gardens in Newport Beach, CA and online here


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7 comments:

  1. Went to the Island Chicks show this past weekend...just not the same without your smiling face and bubbly personality!

    Miss you!

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    1. Miss Holly, what a sweet girl you are! I miss you ;) I miss the shows and the vintage world and the beauty of Washington and the Sound... and I thank you for thinking of me <3

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  2. Oh my goodness is this ever beautiful!!! My mount just dropped on my keyboard...Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love this. I have sold so many faux crystal (read plastic) prisms chandeliers over the years. Now I'm wishing I had kept at least one. This would be fabulous outside on my...ahem...veranda!
    Deb
    P.S. Clever detective work!

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  4. Tammy and trashtalk, thank you so much for your comments! I love the feedback and appreciate you taking time to let me know you liked this post (it's getting an incredible amount of traffic but few comments)... I guess when you combine a FABulously original idea with DIY, re-purposing, decorating, and bling-y chandeliers, it's a guaranteed hit!

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  5. I LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining my blog hop! Have a fabulous day!

    Cheers,
    Madge

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  6. love this ! thank you for sharing !

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