Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chandelier Crystals

It's my mother's fault, really. There are genes in my family for crystal, and chocolate.
The following experiments show scientific proof:
  • Place two food items in front of said mother, (make sure one is chocolate). Chocolate will be immediately picked up and transferred from hand to mouth. This experiment has been conducted thousands of times with many variables. Different food items, and even change of environment does not yield different results. Chocolate is always the food of choice.

  • Take said mother to a store that is new to her, and she will head right to the crystal department. The woman can "smell" her way straight to the Waterford. Again, this experiment has been conducted over and over....same results.

  • Gifts of chocolate or crystal given to my mother produce squeals of delight, (if you want proof I'm sure there's a video recording somewhere!).

So, it's really not my fault that the new chandelier I picked out for my family room looks like this:


Crystal prisms are usually associated with white chandeliers in the shabby chic style. Traditional gold chandeliers look gorgeous draped in crystal prisms. I chose a black rod iron chandelier because my Asian cabinet is black. Even though the chandelier and cabinet are not the same style, the black ties them together. Remember when mixing styles, make sure the pieces have at least one thing in common. In this case, the color black.

The crystal drops satisfy "the gene". Thanks mom! Decorating with crystal prisms doesn't have to be expensive. Prisms hung from a simple candle holder look great. This chandelier isn't actually up yet, as Mr. Pink Heaven will have to hard wire it for me. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it actually lights up!

For now, I'll just stare at the prism bling while I eat my chocolate.
Blessings, Ele

26 comments:

Lori said...

Ele
How very sweet! What a unique chandelier, so sparkly, who couldn't love that!! Hum..now I have a taste for candy! Lori

Sugar Bear said...

Well I'm with mom! Especiallly on the chocolate above all else :)
Karla

Floss said...

Love the chocolate experiment! Oddly enough, for my mum and for her youngest grandson, the prefered flavour is lemon - works every time!

The black on that chandelier is fantastic, and I see how it ties in so well with your theme in the room. I have started a collection of 'pampilles' as the crystal drops are known in French. I aim to replace the rather plastic-y drops on my chandelier with real crystal ones when I have enough. It will be a long search...

Lori said...

Ele, what a cute post...i am a chocolate lover too...your new chandelier looks SO pretty, it ties in wonderfully with your family room decor!!!

Bunny said...

It will be beautiful when it is installed, sure is pretty.

Coastal Sisters said...

This is so lovely!

LuLu Kellogg

vivian said...

so pretty ele! Ive had my eye on a white shabby chic one for a while.. but theres no sense in getting one yet.. at some point the room it will go in, needs to be gutted and remodeled! (though, I could possibly die before that happens!)
hugs
vivian

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Love the chandelier...I love chocolate too so we all must be related somehow....;-)
Can't wait to see it all lit up!

Jennifer said...

Ele, The chandelier is so beautiful.The black cabinets sure do tie it in.

I have been dreaming of choc cake and a rich choc icing.No bakery's in our small town at all.So I may have to make it myself, or go up to the mall to the best bakery and get one.

Our lab mix Jessie,passed away last night.She would have been 17 in the spring.She looked like a lab but the size of a beagle.It was exspected,but still hard.It just wasn't such a shock as Duke was though,him only being 5 1/2 years.
Well I had better go.I need to write you this evening and just wanted to let ya know I'm here but scattered everywhere.

Hugs,Jen

Connie said...

I'm with ya, chick, on this one. Chandeliers and chocolate! Although, I'd add "PINK" to the list! Hah.
xoxo,
Connie

Libby Murphy said...

Lawsy mercy, we must be relater - chocolate and crystal changeliers are two of my favorites. How splendid!
Happy Twirls

Nancy said...

Love your chandelier. It goes with chocolate superbly!
Nancy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ele,

Two lovely things, chocolate and chandeliers. I am with your there.
I love your new chandelier and it will look beautiful all lit up and sparkly.

Hugs
Carolyn

Martha's Favorites said...

Your mother is a hoot! A woman after my own heart. Love the chandelier and of course, I with your mom on the chocolate thing! Martha

Dime Store Thrift said...

That is GORGEOUS! And I am loving your Mother:)

Andrea said...

I always say you can never have toomany chandeliers! I love them~And chocolate too!

June said...

Hi Ele,
I love the chandelier and all things sparkly. Yep, I love chocolate as well, and I blame my mother for everything too.
Smiles,
June

debi said...

Beautiful chandelier! Enjoy it, and your chocolate. lol

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My family carries that same genetic trait....

rosechicfriends said...

Oh You have Hit the nail on the head for sure my dear! lol Chocolate and Bling..go together really well! lol

Did you get my messages on etsy? Go ahead and make your purchase as I have everything you requested ready to mail! We are all set...

Have a great week...Lorena

Secondhandrose said...

I have found the same results experimenting with glitter and vintage wallpaper!

What a pretty piece . I can't wait to see it lit up. Lucky girl!

karen

vickie said...

Oh Ele, it's going to be beautiful when lit up!

Kai said...

You are so cute, Ele! LOL! I am a fan of crystals as long as I don't have to clean them! But I LOVE seeing YOURS! And chocolate ... sigh ... I'm allergic, so PLEASE eat a piece for me! (I miss you, by the way! Is it busy there? I need to catch up with you, my friend!)

laura dellaporta said...

Oh what a lovely new bog for me.. glad we connected. I have been a bad blogger & need to get bsck... xoxoo laura

Caleen said...

Such a beautiful chandelier. So sparkly and blingy..Looks so great in your room. Oh.. chocolate is great too.. Have a lovely week

hippiedog said...

Very pretty Ele, the fairy brought me a chandelier too :) Nothing vintage just a sweet little sparkly thing :)