Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crystals....

I have *a thing* for crystals. Give a crystal the tiniest amount of light and it'll sparkle its heart out. Old Sweetwater has crystal chandeliers...one for every room though they're not all up yet. This chandelier was an ugly brown kitchen light fixture at our lake community home. I panted it black, then dry-brushed it white to let the details show through. The 70's glass globes were removed and real crystals were draped everywhere! Who has any crystal? Our chandelier; Waterford Pitcher; crystal bracelet online; Silver and crystal chandelier; Winter snow crystals; Vera Wang winter crystal and tulle necklace; Fruit Compote and Crystal Lamp.


28 comments:

Kom Achterom said...

ooh you make it soooo nice!!!
love the lamp!
happy cristal week
Yolanda

Shay said...

Im very partial to crystals myself. I wish it was permissable to wear a tiara every day !

Love the crystal chandelier . That would look fabulous at my place!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Yes, I love crystal anything! Give me a piece of Waterford and I start to drool! :)

Mari said...

They are al lovely, but my favorite is the fruit compote, it's adorable.

Have a great weekend :)

It's me said...

Like a queen's post !!! lovely day darling !! love Ria....xxx...

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Janean,
Hi stranger! It is shamefull that I haven't visited your wonderful blog in so long... In my opinion there aren't many things prettier than a crystal chandelier. My count is at 4...not nearly enough. Your re-do is gorgeous!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Pondside said...

A crystal lamp - now that would be lovely.
I have crystal for the table, but otherwise no chandeliers or other ornaments. The piece of Swarowski for the Christmas tree. It sparkles so beautifully.

Julie said...

Janean....I (heart) sparkleys...anything that sparkles...It makes me smile ...and sometimes the prisms put rainbows across the floors and walls....JOY! love it... I loved the part in Disney's POLLYANNA where they discovered the beauty of the light hitting the crystals and hung them all over the entire room!!! :-)
Love love love your chandy. Thanks for the post and thanks for sharing. smiling......Hugs to you!

Suz said...

Oh I LOVE yur chandelier and what you did to it! I'm going to have to go out today to the local thrift store and get me an old one try it!
I have chandeliers too..one in my bathroom even
Next to diamonds...give me crystal

kpaints said...

Beautiful Bling....love the first one the best...great job!

Farm Girl said...

I do love crystal. I only have a bit of it but what I do have I really enjoy. I do love seeing the light shine through it. Are you getting settled now? Pictures?

Andrea said...

Gorgeous post!
Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Oklahoma Granny said...

I so want a piece just like the one in the next to last picture!

Gloria said...

I love what you did to the kitchen light!!! Soooo beautiful! :)

Karen said...

Your light is beautiful! I love crystals. Sometimes I feel like that crow in the animated picture, "Secret of Nmyph." Sparklies!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Janean...

Ohhh yes...I must admit that I have never met a cyrstal yet...that I didn't fall in love with! Hehe! I just love how you redid your beautiful crystal chandelier...it's gorgeous! What a creative and talented lady you are! I also really enjoyed all of the beautiful "crystal" photos as well! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us today!

Well my dear, I just followed your link here from a fellow blogger friend! This is the first time that I have been for a visit. Just wanted to let you know that I have added your delightful blog to my list of blog follows! I am looking forward to your upcoming posts and going back through your back posts as well! It's so very nice to meet you, Janean! I would love for you to come by for a visit sometime!

Happy spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

NanaDiana said...

Oh...I love crystals too and there are some great ones here! Diana

Sharing with Sherri said...

I do love me some crystal bling, and I really love how you transformed your chandy!! Very chic!

Sherri:)

On Crooked Creek said...

Janean,
Elegantly exquisite! I'll take one of each, please. Well, perhaps a pair of those lamps. Divine, my dear! Thank you for this inspiration post of bling at its finest!
Fondly,
Pat

Pamela said...

Lovely crystals Janean!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

A sparkling post!

Nancy said...

All very nice. Yes, I love crystals. I have one in my window to catch the light.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Love your sparkling crystal images--I'm not a very formal person, but I have a fondness and weakness for crystal--I just love the way light shines through it and reflects off of it! It's magical!

Dolores said...

The crystals are all so beautiful and sparkly, but your re-do is my favorite, good job!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

I love the way crystals sparkle when the light reflects off them.
the images you have shown are fabulous, thank you.

Hope that you have a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

Deanna said...

gorgeous!!!!
love crystal as well,
d

paula said...

Wow! I really love crystals! Fourth photo is I like the most because I think this is very fit for my condos living room. :)
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