Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Candlelabra, Pillow and a Venetian mirror.....a few of my favorite things...

Hi Bloggerettes!  I love it when I come upon a candlelabra that needs a little love.  I found this one at the thrift, painted it heirloom white and added lots of crystals from an old light fixture found at a yard sale.  The result looks pretty good if I do say so myself.  It's in my booth waiting for someone else to love it too.
Oops, I took this photo before I clipped wires from the bottom of the crystals.
I squeezed in a little time to make a sweet pillow....
The rosette is made from a soft lace collar from a child's dress.

Awhile back CSN asked me to select and review an item from their on line store.  That's no easy task. They have thousands of
items, everything from furniture to small kitchen appliances so
narrowing it down took me forever!

Since I love mirrors, I decided on this....

Isn't it beautiful?  I cannot resist venetian glass mirrors and this sweet vanity one had to be mine!

The cut work is exquisite, as is the embossing and etching.
It has the prettiest details and the heart shape is so romantic.

CSN's shipping was free, it arrived quickly and the packing was so professional.  I couldn't be happier.

If you haven't been to CSN,  I strongly suggest you go there and look around.  I bet you'll find something that you like.
See the reflection of Gizzy and the other wall of mirrors.

I hope that you are enjoying the Holiday festivities and taking some time to relax.  In the meantime be sure and find, create or write something beautiful.



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That candelabra is literally dripping in crystals, Sissie! I love it!

Sharon Wengel said...

The candelabra is amazing , the pillow is adorrable , and the mirror is beautiful, good pick !

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love your chani transformation and that sweet flower made from the baby's collar!! Oh and j'adore venetian mirrors as well! Love how u keep changing your header too!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love that candleabra! It is positively dripping in elegance!! And the mirror? LOVE IT!

I especially love the photo at the end with Gizzy! So cute!

Merry Christmas!

Lou Cinda

rustandruffles said...

Love your re-vamped candleabra.....the pillow is absolutely charming & LOVE venetian mirrors!
Happy day Sissie!

raggygirlvintage said...

Sissie, you just have a knack of creating beautiful things!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Everything is just stunning!


Kathy Martin said...

Oh I adore your new mirror! So beautiful! Enjoy! :)

Shelia said...

Your candelabra is gorgeous! Sissieness, you certainly know hos to make pretty. Your pillow is gorgeous too and that mirror! Woo hooness for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love the candelabra and your mirror is stunning. Also your previous post of the shop is unreal. So much fabulous eye candy and fabulous treasures. I would be in big trouble in there. Hugs, Marty

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie that is the prettiest pillow. I love how you used a lace collar for the rosette. That mirror is amazing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I find if I hang a chandelier crystal on anything it sells, people love crystals. The pillow is gorgeous, and I green with envy that CSN came to you to review that gorgeous mirror! Glad I am still in the bloggerettes society even though I don't do a lot of Christmas decorating. I am getting a post together for after Christmas that I think you will love, it is "attaching chandelier crystals to anything" even when there is no holes or it is glass, and it is not using one of those glass things with holes. Are you intrigued? I know you will like it.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, I just love your candlelabra... I'm sure someone will snatch it up soon! Your pillow is so feminine and beautiful, and what a gorgeous mirror! I have several antique venetian mirrors that I have been storing for years, looking at your makes me want to get them out of storage and put them to use!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Janean said...

i'm absolutely woozy from all the beauty!!! that mirror (slobber) and that precious pillow just is too lovely.

hugs sissie!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Pretty, pretty mirror! I love that! Good choice! Also great redo on the candelabra and a lovely sweet little pillow!~Hugs, Patti

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a great choice Sissie, I have a clock from CSN and they were very professional in all they did, I'd diffently order from them again. How is your new booth coming along? I'm sure you are selling right and left:) I love the lace collar on the pillow it has to be the softest thing to touch!

Laura said...

Everything you do is a feast for the eye.
I am a huge fan of venetian mirrors.
I have two up in my house .

Thank you for your visits to my blog.

White Spray Paint

Incipient Wings said...

you have a magic touch when it comes to giving ordinary items new life!
the mirror is lovely, the shape is so unique.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You are so creative!! These are lovely creations. The mirror is so pretty too. Great choice my friend :-) I used to have a cat named Gizmo, and we called her Gizzy too :-)

Dorthe said...

A beautifull mirror dear friend- and your pillow is a wonderfull extra thing, dear Sissie.
Big hug, Dorthe

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Gee Sissie, I must learn from you to be more patient....CSN asked if I wanted to review something, but it seemed there was nothing maison decorish they would have....but now I see i was wrong! I love that venetian heart shaped mirror! You always highlight things I adore.

Lululiz said...

Sissie, the candelabra is gorgeous! What a beautiful makeover.

Sherrie said...

I never find such beautiful things at lawnsales. I find skulls and CPR dummies lol. Thats why I come over here to visit.

Linda said...

I have been looking for the perfect white. Heirloom white just might do the trick. Most whites are just TOO white, if you know what I mean. What brand is Heirloom white?

Linda at

p.s. you can email me your answer if you would like.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sissie! How pretty! And I love that mirror...especially seeing Gizzy...who I would swear, as we have said before, is Baby Kitty's twin separated at birth! lol Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

Mari said...




Heidi Meyer said...

Love your candelabra and pillow. The venetian mirror is sweet glam! I used have a kitty just like Gabby but his name was McGuire. Blessings from bloggerette Heidi of Sugah Beez!

CHERI said...

That chandelier was definitely a diamond in the rough...turned out so pretty! Love CSN...they want me to do another giveaway but I want to wait till after the holidays.

Shabbychicdiva said...

Oh my gosh that chandelier is beautiful. I LOVE it!! Mirror is very nice also!! Winona

Jane said...

Hi Sissie,
You did a wonderful job with that chandelier, it is absolutely gorgeous! Love the little mirror too. I have a thing for old mirrors and have several hanging on a wall together. Loved your photo that reflected the room through the mirror.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Vicki said...

Hi, Sissie,
I see you and I love the same things. What a wonderful job you did on that pretty candelabra, love that sweet, sweet rosette on that pillow you made, and oh my goodness, isn't that mirror gorgeous? so very romantic, everything. I want to wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases, dear friend! Vicki

Kim said...

Wow, beautifully intricate work, Sissie. Someone will be loving both your crystals and the delicate pillow soon, I'm sure. Hugs, Kim

Frenchy said...

Love and love your house !!!

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup