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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

12.05.2014

Bubbling with Joy

First, may I offer a HUGE 'Thank You' to all of you
for your kind comments here and on facebook, 
and for the prayers and thoughts you have been sending for my Dad.
This challenge is not over, however it IS being seen in a much more positive light
after his doctor came up with a solution that will help him have a few years left with us,
instead of a few months. 
For that, we are extremely grateful!

And so as the Light of Hope reigns in my heart, 
I see a little bit of Holiday joy returning to my soul...
and I thought a post about 'light' was perfect.
 
Now, about that picture up there:
You all know that I love using things in unexpected ways... well, a few years back,
  I put white bubble light bulbs into my chandelier!
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My grandma Ward had bubble lights on a tree when I was a little Debby, 
and they always bring back sweet memories for me.
Having the whimsical sparkly bubbling lights on my chandelier 
reminded me of her every time I passed through the dining room. 
My grandson loved them, too!

The clear/white ones shown here (found at Restoration Hardware) were just too perfect to pass up,
as my style is more neutral than my Grandma's brightly-colored preferences.
Lights like this will work on a chandy with small bulb sockets, not full size ones.

The other thing you might notice about that chandelier is that it has some pretty-fied candle STICKS.
I wrapped pieces of vintage sheet music around each 'candle stick'!
A quick swipe from a glue stick secured them, but made it easy to remove in the future.

This is an easy project, using scrapbook papers, gift wrap, any kind of paper product...
back in 2010, I used shiny red and polka-dot gift wrap paper on some chandeliers for sale:
I also used happy round bulbs on those,
just because I thought they looked more like tree ornaments than light bulbs.

Another way to embellish your chandeliers is to dangle ornaments from them, as shown above.
Simple glass balls, or crocheted or faceted crystal snowflakes will really 'foof' it up!

Here's the chandy from the photo at the top of this post
with loads of glass ornaments suspended from it
(before the bubble lights were found!)
Along with the very expensive glass figural ornaments,
I used resin crystals found at the thrift store, and cheap plastic snowflakes from the dollar store.
Those don't detract from the elegant look!!!
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See more of my past 'Vintage White Christmas' decor theme HERE

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1 comment:

  1. Deb, may the positives outweigh the negatives with your Dad. I know you'll treasure every moment of the years added to his life. I know it will be a tough road for your family. Blessings upon you all ! **** I still have a set of the original bubblelights from my mom and dad's early years. They're probably 60+ years old. And they look a little too dangerous to actually plug in, so I have reproductions that I enjoy. I love the idea of putting them in the light fixture. What fun ! Happy Holy-days!

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