Wednesday, May 11, 2011

French Garden Cloche Chandelier

A couple of years ago, Ballard Designs featured a chandelier which was fashioned from an antique cloche from France.  For me, it was love at first sight; however, we had just moved into our home and a new light fixture was low on the list of things we needed.  Periodically, I would visit the Ballard website to visit the chandelier.  It sold out very quickly, and they were never to stock it again.

When we learned that we were going to be able to stay in our home, one of the things I immediatelty wanted to do was replace the ugly 'old school' glass cover light above my dining table.  Well, I just happened to be messing around on Ebay, and guess what I found? was new in the box and much less that the original price.  So.....ta it is!

The finish has a crackled effect and the glass is 'seeded".  I am very looks antique!

I'm linking up with Faded Charm for White Wednesday.  Head on over for more wonderful whites!

Friday, May 6, 2011

House Color - Need Help Please

It's such a relief to know that we can stay in our home.  But, of course, now I'm wanting to do all the projects that have been 'on hold' while we were 'in limbo' .

I really want to paint the house.  It's really a drab beige.  We did paint the brick shutters white which really helped.

So now......What Color?
I really want to keep a 'cottage' appeal.

What do you think?

This is actually the side of the house, but the driveway and carport are on this side.

This is the roof of the the beams!

I appreciate your advise!
I''m stumped on this one.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

What Is This? And Some Good News

Can you guess what this is?

HAIR!.....I have hair!
Not quite an inch, but it's growing.
I'm tired of hats....won't be long now!
It's grey....oh well!  That can be fixed!


Last Spring we were told that the house we're renting would be selling.  Well we waited and one even looked at the house for a long time until a couple viewed it (when I was really sick with the chemo).  They were looking to buy it as an investment and asked if we would want to stay.  Of course, I said "yes"....but nothing happened.

I couldn't even imagine having to I prayed and prayed that it would work out!  It was a long wait, filled with a lota "what ifs".

God is Good.
The closing just took place and the owners want us to stay.,  They are a wonderful couple and offered us a great rental price too!

Whew....BIG relief.

So now I'm making my list of things to do around the house...hubby beware!