Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Checking my list

Good Morning Girls!!! Can you believe the date for today?? Only a month ago,.... oh my.

While I was having my morning coffee and mentally making my to do list, I was staring outside to the now usually gray wet dreariness of the day that I'm becoming used to seeing. In my estimate, I have calculated that we have about another 10 weeks to go until Spring springs! Yeah!

First things first: A Huge Welcome to all of my newest peoples' that have joined the Wall of the Beautiful and Chic!!!! HI!! I am so glad to have your company and look forward to your many visits back!

Time has once again slipped past me in these last few days, but I have it on my to-do list to be sure and get around to each of you who have stopped in for a visit and signed on the Wall.

I have to confess that I have enjoyed reading all of your comments more than opening Christmas gifts! I can tell that you are all generous of heart & special in your own uniqueness.  So I am looking forward to visiting you and being in awe of more of your talents!

How do you like my chandelier? It's amazing to me how Daddy will answer even the simplest, unspoken hope that we hold deep in our hearts.

A few years ago now, I had been drooling over all the chandeliers in other peoples' blogs and in magazines, but never really thought I'd have one of my own. It was just one of those quiet hopes, ya' know what I mean? Then one Friday morning, I literally stumbled across a estate sale of which was under the supervision of only one of the homeowners children. (Note: the said homeowner was and is very much alive. She just packed and moved only what she wanted and left the rest of her many, many things for her 3 adult children to divide, sale and deal with. Oh yeah, she went to vacation on a sunny beach while this estate sale was happening!).  I happen to be the very first person to this under advertised sale.
 Which was more than ok with me and he as I pretty much cleaned them out! This little beaut was on the far backside of a heaping table and I kept looking at it. I honestly thought the man was going to quote some outrageous price for it when I finally asked "how much". But instead, he seemed annoyed as he told me he trashed it until his wife yelled at him to dig it out and sell it. I got it for ..... $2.00 and it works! Well, it did work.  I painted it white & hung it in the trees in my backyard that year and had candles in it. It is really pretty, especially with the candle light glowing through the crystals.

It now hangs unwired in a corner of my bedroom and is one of the first things I see every morning. Rather fitting reminder of the beauty of Daddy's promises. He is a Promise Keeper and He promised that He delights to give us the desire of our hearts. So I wonder just how Delighted He was and is to have given me something that I see everyday and it provokes me to say a simple heartfelt, Thank You because I know He hears the quietness of my heart when no one else hears me.

I'm just sayin'.

Well, here's a sneak peak at what I've been up to in this past week. Well, at least one thing anyway. I was about town last week, in between snow
 flakes ;o and saw a few handtowels that I really liked with it's nice trim 'n all. Because I just can not bring myself to pay extortion higher prices for what I can do for myself, I promptly set about to make my own. Wanna see? ok!

My bath is sage, cream, white and purple. Yes, purple :) I took the colors of nature a few years ago to figure out what color to compliment the sage green tiles that we are not replacing as they are original to our 1951 home.

Not to bad, huh? You may recognize the green dotted trim as being the same fabric that is on my Baby Girls' Baby Memory Box from last week 'cause it is the same fabric. It was the perfect shade to compliment the bath. Love it!

Well, I've got to get going, lot's to do and not much time to get it done. But here's another look-see at what I'm working on today amongst the many other things to be done..... Just a look ;))

Have a wonderful day Girls! Stay warm, at peace and in the high creative gear of life!


linking to Faded Charm for White Wednesday, Savvy Southern Style and Brambleberry Cottage and Boogieboard Cottage, Common Ground Vintage Inspiration, Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Hi Ellen,
    I know that God DEFINITELY wants to give us the desires of our hearts and often does before we even ask. It has happened over and over in my life and I am so thankful for Him. LOVE YOUR CHANDY!!! And for $2.00...wow girl! You got a steal. YAY for you!!

  2. Love those towels and the pleated bottom of them. The chandy? Well, what can I say but lucky you:)
    He is an amazing God!

  3. Thanks for visiting Mel's Cabin and commenting on my burlap project, I've finally worked some magic with the stuff, go see for yourself...I like your comfy blog...sweetness....

  4. I got a chuckle out of your comment on my white pitcher. Your chandelier...wow! What a fantastic find that was! I would love to find one on those beauties!

    Happy WW!


  5. Hey Ellen, great post. Sorry it took so long for me to get here just been busy I finally got to painting my closet stay turn. Hey wanted to ask Where is Blackberry Farm from you? have a good evening.


  6. Beautiful chandelier and I do love those pleats on the towel!

  7. Cara Ellen sono felice di aver scoperto il tuo blog,mi piace quello che fai vedere e che crei,mi piace anche quello che dici.Il lampadario è bellissimo e poi a quel prezzo!!!Stamattina mi ha fatto felice trovarti fra coloro che mi seguono,ti auguro buona giornata,Rosetta.

  8. Sigh...what a fabulous chandelier! So happy I stopped by!

  9. Ahhh ... chandelier love ... nothin's better!

  10. Beautiful chandelier and the price could not be beat. The towels are lovely. I really like the little pleats. ~~Sherry~~

  11. Wonderful chandelier meant just for you, Ellen!

  12. Oh girlfriend.. I love your chandelier.. isnt it awesome that God knows even the small little wishes of our heart...
    I knew he loved you and hung on every thought that crossed your mind...
    Your house and decor is just sooooo cute....
    sorry i havent been by lately..lots going on in my house and life..and needed to not add something else to my to do list..so the computer wasnt added to it on purpose..lol...
    But missed ya.. love ya..
    talk to ya real soon

  13. Hello to you too, stopping over from Common Ground, what a beautiful chandy! Welcome to the blogging world my dear, big hugs from California, xoxo tami

  14. What a wonderful Chandy!! Oh and you are playing my daughters favorite song ever! Brings a smile to my face. Have a wonderful Friday!!

  15. Beautiful chandelier and the song is my hubby's favorite! I enjoyed reading your post! Delighted that you were able to find such a beautiful piece!

  16. Love the chandy and only two dollars! I love the trim you added to the towel. Thanks for joining the party.

  17. A chandy is beautiful whether it works or not! Looks lovely where you have it. So glad you found yours, and at such a great price! So glad you linked to VIF!

  18. What a beautiful chandy! And what an even more beautiful sentiment. I'm your newest follower. Vanna

  19. OMG two dollars! It was meant for you and you've made it look wonderful!

  20. I think that chandy of yours might have been the deal of the century! It's beautiful, Ellen. The towel turned out terrific, as well. I did recognize the dotted fabric and think it looks fab with the black and white fabric accent.

    Thanks for linking to the party. Have a great weekend!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Beautiful as always! Still working on that Stylish Blogger Award....so many blogs to choose from...

    Thanks for stopping by...hope your week is filled with an amazing spiritual swagger!

    hugs, Sandy

  22. Hi there~ WOW!!! I absolutely adore your chandelier and for the price you got it for- oh my, what a steal of a find!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  23. Okay...gotta have it! You should see that one that I have in the Farmhouse Baker's room! TO.DIE.FOR!!!

    You did good girl!!

    Now...for some love over here...can't get my pics to all be the same size and line up in my header....suggestions?

  24. You did so great with these!



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