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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Let there be light



 I thought that this week,I would gather together some of my mirrors which were charity shop buys a while ago.  They have been on my to do list for ages.  I wanted to lighten everything up a bit,as our home is Edwardian and can be quite dark.  
This is great in Summer because it stays cool, but sometimes LET THERE BE LIGHT





So the white spray paint came out, and before I show you the end result I might just tell you about
how inspired I get when I visit Sandy and her daughter Janae at  For the Love of White blog and Not so  Shabby Chic.







 Sandy and Janae have been making fabric flowers and decorating cushions and such with them.
Well my daughter  and myself had a crafting day together and made so much and enjoyed ourselves.  
We tied roses to all sorts of things including my plain lamp below




 Then we fiddled and fiddled and decided this the nicer look




Now to reveal more,  The mirror and cherub for the bathroom




 The sitting room, to go with the lamp






The cushion like Sandy's,only my daughter has claimed this one, so we have to make another for my sitting room and this chest in the hallway 
The crochet cloth under the cushion is a curtain which my Grandma did for the home I grew up in in England. They were right through our house,but this is the only one I have.


I made this ruffled tablecloth from a bed valance  and sheet. 
after seeing quite a few  on  blogs and pinterest

 It was so simple to do.  The only thing a bit of a pain, was I had to order the valance from the USA as we don't have them here.  It was only $45 for a king size, but I had to pay $35 for postage.


I cut the silky middle out of it and cut down a new sheet I bought at Vinnies for $8 for the middle after cutting it to the size of the table and attaching it to the frill.


I think it was worth it though, as it was such a beautiful look, and I'll have it forever.


It is actually cream to match the curtains but looks paler on the photo.



These are lamps around our home. I want to, maybe, fiddle with sometime in the future.  These large fringed ones were charity shop finds, $39.95 for the two









This gold one was in a box of mixed goodies, I bought at auction for $20




 This one a charity shop find $15







These two were cream shades I bought new 30yrs ago and got them hand painted with roses. The bases were $15 a pair. They are on our bedside cupboards






Well enough from me, I must go over and check out my bloggerette friends and see what you have all been up to.  Join me this week for my usual blog parties


Show off Your Cottage Monday House in the Roses
Meg and Mums
Mod Vintage Life
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


xx jeanetteann

23 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I'm so flattered you mentioned Janae and I in this post:). I love the pillow you made like mine-- I don't blame your daughter for snagging it:) Also, you tablecloth turned out beautiful! Looks like you found the right color sheet for the top. Really love that lampshade--it is beautiful. Great post--I am so happy to see all your projects:)! It is fun to work with a daughter, isn't it?!

Petals and Vintage said...

Love your roses and the tablecloth is just divine in your gorgeous room. Thanks for sharing. x

Rosetta said...

Belli gli specchi bianchi e i l copriletto diventato tovaglia!Rosetta

Olivia said...

I love everything you have pictured and woweee, your tablecloth is over the top gorgeous! I am so going to check out your book too, big hugs,
xoxo
Olivia

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Jeanetteann! What lovelies in your home - just my taste, too! And, I do believe I shall have to pin that dining room photo to my Pinterest board - Am I following you? I think I am . . .

So beautiful - those ruffles - and now I have something else to put on my list of things to make!!

Joy!
Kathy

Mariettes Back to Basics said...

Dearest Jeanetteann,

Lovely things you got! How talented for hand painting those roses on the lamp shade! Love your angel too...
Have a great Sunday and please do check Theresa's post (I linked to it from my post) about getting rid of this word verification. Readers will comment more without!

Mariette

veggiegobbler said...

You are very clever.

chateau chic said...

So many great ideas and finds. Lightening up your mirrors was a good idea and I love that ruffled tablecloth!
Mary Alice

Susan said...

Well my GOSH, Jeanetteann, that tablecloth is DARLING. I love, love, loved it! Soooooo cute.

And those lamps! WOWSERS. The pink one is a breath-taker. Fabulous.

Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog. Love having you stop by. Susan

jeanetteann said...

just testing to see if my word verification is turned off
Jeanetteann

jeanetteann said...

yes it is now I can relax

Rosie said...

You sure have been busy. I love your table cloth. Those lampshades with the fringe are to die for. You have such a well loved home.

Richard Cottrell said...

So very clever, love the ruffled table. I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing and reading more in the future. Richard from my Old Historic House.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What fun you've been having! I want a ruffled tablecloth too! How nice that you and your daughter craft together!

Ana said...

Wow Jeanetteann, you have been quite busy I see. The painted frames turned out just lovely and I just love, love, love your ruffled table cloth. Absolutely stunning.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Ivy and Elephants said...

Everything looks so amazing, crafting with your daughter has to be the best! Love the lamp and pillow that you did! You are welcome to join us at WIW and share your post there too. We'd love to see you there.
Hugs,
Patti

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love the roses on the lampshade. I have the very same lamp that needs refurbishing, the only problem is that it is on my husband's side of the bed and I think the roses might be much for him! :)
But, I can do this to the lampshade on my side of the bed!
Love the ruffled tablecloth - you sure did a great job with the tablecloth - I am amazed. Thank you for sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Goodmorning again! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jeanetteann,

thanks for coming by to visit. I love your tablecloth!! I have seen them on other blogs too, and I am considering making one too!

Debbie

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love that ruffled tablecloth!! So pretty!!

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE your ruffled tablecloth!!!!!!

Mary Ellen said...

goodness what pretty lighting!!! I do so love that ruffle tablecloth too!

sweetjeanette said...

It's amazing what kindred spirits we are! (besides sharing the same name) I absolutely adore the tablecloth you refashioned!!!! It's beautiful.