Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This is a chandelier I just finished. It was soooo very neglected!!

Well I'm crazy for vintage and antique lighting! I have more table lamps than one could ever need in a life time. There is just something about these little lamps that I cannot resist. Its the same with little tables, vintage fabric and vintage costume jewelry. Ive been collecting all three for 30 plus years. I purchased my first little side table back when I was about 14 years old.

I grew up with parents that didn't miss an auction. EVER!! What a blast that was!! They were also antique collectors that opened their own store. "The treasure Trove" I used to love hanging out there after school and on weekends. Yep I got the bug early!!

I always seemed to be drawn to what I call the "girly girl" things, vintage jewelry, lace, little crystal or glass lamps. I realized some time ago I picked this up from my Grandmother and my Great Aunt. When I was little I loved going to their houses because they had bedrooms to die for. High antique beds layered with lacy dust ruffles and the sweetest coverlets. The dresser had the antique brush sets, rhinestone jewelry, lace doilies everywhere. I sure miss those days with Grandma!


Shelia said...

Hi! I've just been to Cindy's place "My Romantic Home" and she is showing the beautiful tea pot you sent her and told about your blog! So here I am. I'm sure you're going to do great in blogland and I really love what you've done with that old chandy! I don't have a blog, but you can see some of my rooms and home on HGTV's Rate My Space - I'm Picklepoo! Good luck and will be looking forward to seeing more projects. Shelia :)

Thirkellgirl said...

Hey, welcome to cottage-blog-land! Saw the link to your blog on Cindy's blog.

Chris is *Refining Life* said...

Hi Sabrina!

Great to meet you. I am blog-hopping from Cindy's My Romantic Home.

You'll be addicted to this blogging stuff in no time!

Cottage isn't my personal style, but I do appreciate & enjoy seeing it in other's homes. I also love all the projects I get to see in blogdom!

I'll be visiting often!

Janet said...

What a lovely teapot you sent to Cindy and what a very nice thing to do. Bloggers are just the most generous ( and fun) people around. Welcome to blogland, I'll be back to visit often.

Janet @ Housepeepers

Elzie said...

What a lovely chandelier you've painted. Color can do wonders with things.
It's a nice blog you've started. Will sure visit again.
Love, Elzie in Sweden

Joy said...

OMG, I just love how you painted that! Great job, it turned out so pretty.

Joy said...

Love the chandelier and the progect board you made turned out awesome. Thanks for visiting me!