Thursday, November 6, 2008

Drum Roll Please.....

Remember this empty space in my living room and what it was being saved for? Well, this past week the final touches were added and my "Candelabra de Cortona" is finally finished! It now is the crowning glory to my living room and at night it casts a magical glow for all to see. I am very pleased with the way it turned out and can't stop staring at it! See for yourself.....

Wall before.....
Wall after......All aglow....
A vision of loveliness..... 
Many of the crystals we made in Sally's workshop have been embedded with photos of my grandmother and some of my great-grandfather - it is a bit of an "heirloom" with all the added cameos, jewelry, etc. belonging to my grandmother and a pocket watch belonging to my grandfather. All the glass crystals have been backed with old photos of my grandma, great-grandfather, and even myself when I turned 1 years old. Other little trinkets were found at the huge outdoor antique market in Arezzo, Italy. The fabrics were some of my grandmothers, some vintage tablecloth material, and some antique fabrics found at the antique market as well. I just love the antique look of this one-of-a-kind creation that was created with love and care - I will cherish it for a long time and hope that my children will cherish the history of it when I am gone......
And take a look at this beauty too - she was purchased on ebay and now adorns my home with her wonderful red crinoline!

2 comments:

Paul or Chris said...

Drum roll is right! It is amazing!!!! It looks as though you found a lot more exciting embellishments at home to add? I don't remember you having all those cool things and fabrics. Way to go girl. Very cool. I LOVE your red-crinolined manequin. I so want one!!!
XOXO
Christina

♥ milliande said...

Wow ..the chandelier looks amazing ...I bet your are really proud of it :-))) now it is "well made" ..giggle
♥ milliande