Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Transformations by Candlelight and a Giveaway
See this lovely candelabra? It was a very lively yellow and embellished with plastic lemons(see pic to the right) ...kind of cool, kinda retro, but not really me. However, after seeing its potential, I smacked down the $3 for it (at a tag sale) and took it home.
I was planning to offer it for sale in one of my etsy shops, however, after two coats of spray paint, I fell in love.
It did need something else, though.
"Crystals," I thought, "would be perfect." So, I scoured thrift shops, garage sales and flea markets, but, alas, no crystals. I had to go to the lighting store and plunk down some real bucks for them. However, the nice man at the lighting store (after seeing my huge frown when he told me the price of eight crystals), actually gave me a discount (why? I don't know. I guess he liked me), but I happily bought them and added them to my small creation. I love it! It's still looking for a permanent home in my house (right now it's in the master bath).
BTW, check out my friend Cassie's blog, Primitive & Proper for a giveaway today from my etsy shop - two vintage jewelry magnets (see pics to left and right)! She's doing a week's worth of giveaways and today is my day. If you want to enter, just follow the instructions and don't forget to leave a comment about it on her blog!
Speaking of giveaways ... when I reach 100 followers, I will be doing a great giveaway of my very own.