July 8, 2008

All That Glitters...must be my lamps!!

I must be part badger because I love
all things shiny & glittery...particularly
chandeliers and beaded lamp shades!

The way they sparkle in the sun....

The way they make little rainbows
dance around the room....

They elegance they bring to every
lampshade...(And believe me, I do
"bring" them to every lampshade!).

The tinkling sound they make as the cat
climbs the tablecloth, uh, I mean, as the
summer breeze softly blows....

They also make a great personal Richter Scale
since they are usually the first things to register
movement when an earthquake starts!! Who needs
Cal Tech! :)
(Those of you who have you shelves & hutches
wired to the stud in the wall and buy "Quake-crete/
Museum putty" by the pound, know what I mean!).

OK, the last 2 might not apply to most of you,
(possibly because you are sane!) But I know you
all LOVE a beautiful chandelier or beaded lamp
just as much as I do...
I know I am a bit knew to this world to be
so pushy...but I'm going to anyway!
I would love to see all of your gorgeous lighting!!!
So, if you can squeeze it in this week, please
post your shiniest, your sparkle-iest, your
dangle-iest!! I can't wait to see!! And please
let me know so I don't miss a single one!!

Or this fate will befall you! :)


  1. How funny! When my good friend comes from CA to visit, she says my house is a death trap! So many things on the wall shelves and over door ways, and everywhere else, that an earthquake would send it all flying.

    Luckily, no earthquakes around here, or I'd have to glue it all down, I sure couldn't imagine not having it!

  2. Love all your glitters! I've always been fascinated by sparkling glass, so many beautiful reflections and colours, enchanting, romantic, dreamy!

  3. i love all your sparkle!

    Siobhan :)

  4. What lovely photos! I use to love watching my mum cleaning the chandeliers when I was little

  5. Ooooooo! Sparkles! Love it! I must find a sparkly light fixture for my new house.

  6. I'm so glad my post brightened your day. Thanks for stopping by! I purchsed series 1 and 2 on dvd today, why I hadnt done it before I do not know.
    All your sparkle and glitter is gorgeous, as I have four boys I'm immediatly drawn to all things pretty.........claire xx

  7. I'm with you on the sparkle and bling....I love chandeliers I must have at least 10 hanging in my home. I also look my lights when an earthquake hits. Then I know I'm not going crazy when the earth moves. Great photos!
    Mo :-)

  8. Honey, you should have been with me at the antique mall yesterday then! So much sparkle and dangling pretties you would have been in heaven. I'm going to post pics starting tomorrow. I'm like you: hand me a lampshade and I get out the hotglue gun and some sparklies!

  9. I don't have a sparkly chandelier :( I'll be back to see who does though!

    That's what I don't miss.... earthquakes!! Yikes!! :)


  10. I love all your glitters M
    The kitty is always around touching everything ,ha
    Have a great week

  11. I love all your "shiny" things - the pink is so pretty.

  12. Love all your glitters.... I will show you my sparkles on Friday....
    PS I am going to do a post on First Monday ... next week

  13. Beautiful photos with everything sparkling and so pretty!


  14. These lamps are sp sparkly and welcoming!

  15. Check out my sidebar thing of "things listed in the boutique". There's a bit of sparkly there in an old lamp I redid. Hope your day is the best!

  16. I just popped over to send you a greengate link..I think you'll like it!!


    lovely sparklies by the way..i love the way they all catch the light and send rainbows around the room..we call them "fairies"!

  17. I must be a badger too, lol! LOVE your lamps!!!!!! So yummy!!! They are so dreamy and romantic.


  18. Ooooo, I just loooove crystals!

    I know what you mean; I'm from earthquake country, too.

  19. OHHH! Thank you for the challenge! I only have a small handful of sparkly ones, but I'll be sure to photograph them this weekens (um, they need to be cleaned first so they will, indeed, sparkle....).

    Yours merit the High Fabulosity award!!

  20. Shiny and glittery is good. i love sparkle also.

    Gorgeous pictures.
    Thank you for stopping by.


  21. And PINK sparkles are the cat's meow! Gotta love 'em!

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  22. What a fun event! I love your pink crystals! I have posted pictures of my sparkle on my blog at http://decorating-ideas.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for adding some sparkle to our day!


  23. Aaahhh my eyes!
    Sooooo much sparkle and glitter what a delight,i shall have to post all my sparkly lights and post.
    Have a great weekend love Kristina XxX

  24. Thanks for your visit to my SkyWatch Friday post, O.C.

    I'm on the road and in the field doing another photo trip chasing the bloom of our Rosebay Rhododendron (white blossoms) in the northern area of the Southern Appalachian mountains, and with lodging that does not have the most reliable internet service. I won't be home again for a few more days yet, but I did finally develop and upload a few images to update my July 7 Rhododendron post.

    Sunrise this morning was a washout, literally, with locally heavy thunderstorms--looks like the rain won't ease up until later morning so I'm going to breakfast soon. But I wanted to try and get around to all who visited my SWF, and others too while I still have good internet access. So, please forgive this cut & paste with a small bit of personalization added--I do appreciate your visit and your comments.

    What an interesting post you have here--it puts a smile on my face and joy in my heart.


  25. Oh yeah! I'm loving your bling bling lamps. So gorgeous!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)


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