12/08/2008

My Christmas Chandelier....

What a wonderful time of the year....CHRISTMAS!!! Christmas is my most favorite holiday season!!! It's the time of the year when friends and family gather to celebrate all that's good and true...love , peace, and joy!!! During the Christmas season most people take the time to gather with family...sharing and renewing old and cherished Christmas memories and traditions...and to make brand new memories!!! Friends come together to celebrate ...sharing a meal or maybe just a cup of your famous eggnog or hot cocoa!!! Generosity abounds with the traditional giving of gifts! Christmas merriment can be seen and heard in the shoppes...in the work place...at school...and at home!!! We celebrate with the traditional Christmas decorating...it's just a glorious time of the year!!!
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This year is no different...at Thanksgiving I had the kids carry down all the boxes with the many Christmas decorations that have been stored away upstairs. I'm so thankful for youthful excitement...their little youthful legs don't seem to mind making the many trips back and forth...up and down all the many steps...hehe!!! If it were up to my "old legs", I might just have to decorate the upstairs (since that's where all the many boxes of decorations are stored) and call it good!!! Hehehe...

As I went through the boxes, I had already decided that I wanted to decorate a bit differently this year. You know how easy it is to get in a "rut" when it comes to such things...we find places for certain decorations that we just love and seem to fall into a pattern of doing the same thing year after year. But I'm on a mission to do something different! This past summer our dining room received a "new design"! French Country design! Olive colored walls joined the two red walls (that I decided to leave)...I just love my red dining room and the olive added just the right color combination! So now we have a red and olive green dining room with white furniture...do you hear a "set-up" for Christmas color??? Hehe! One of the new items added to our dining room was the chandelier. It's an old brass chandelier that had been stored away. My husband bought the chandelier from an older gentlemen some time ago...so no telling how old it really is. Since it was the newest addition to the dining room, I couldn't wait to do something special with it for Christmas!!! I've seen many pretty chandeliers all decked out in their Christmas finery....pretty greenery, etc. but I wanted to do something different. This is what I came up with...and for the meantime, I'm satisfied with the end result....what do you think???

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I used white and gold icecycle ornaments and snowflake ornaments! They really sparkle when the light shines on them!!! Here's another photo of our Christmas Chandelier...oh my, you get just a little sneak-peak of the buffet...hehe!!! I'm saving that for tomorrow....
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Well my friends...I hope that you're enjoying the holiday season!!! I wish you the very best Christmas ever!!! Just don't forget the real reason for the season....JESUS!!! No matter how crazy the holidays get...with all of the parties, shopping, and decorating....as fun as they may be....Jesus is the real reason for our celebration!!! Don't forget Him...and then go and have some Christmas fun!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari


16 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Honey I am doing my Happy Dance just to see you post...YIPEE!! I have missed you so much girl friend..I love your new Christmas dress on your blog you als been decorating it I see..Now I love the Chandy and what you did to it...it is so Charichandy girl is that a new word I made up or what?? I also peeked at the buffet and see an old world Santa there..but I'll wait for the big reveil...hope you have a safe and blessed day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

profenretraite said...

Ohhh my Chari!!! You know I love your chandy! I love the way you have decorated it! I also have a new chndy and can't decide what to do with it. You have given me some inspiration! Is your new dining room on rms?....must rush over to see...Have a great evening...Debbie

Bo said...

Hi Chari...long time no see...how ya doin'...Your header & background are absolutely gorgeous! I love your dining room and the chandy is the perfect touch. It all looks so elegant! Like Debbie said...let us know if you're on RMS & what name you post under so we can go put you on the front page... ;-) Bo

Chari said...

Girls...you're all so very sweet! Thank you for the compliments!!! Debbie and Bo...I am on RMS and I go by the name happytodesign (just like my blog name only letters altogether...hehe!) Thanks ladies!!

Love ya,
Chari

lvroftiques said...

Chari I'm sooo happy to see you posting!! Your chandy looks beautimus!! I bet it sparkles like crazy! Or as I like to say, it's really "sparkley warkley!" *winks* And I'm so happy to get a lil' sneak peak at that faby buffet of yours! Have the grandkids all gone home? Cause I sure could use a couple of em! Lol! Vanna

imjacobsmom said...

I'm loving that chandelier! Wish I had the ornaments here to copy you. I am going to keep this in mind for next year and hopefully I can pick up some ornaments at the after Christmas clearance. (Does that sound cheap of me? He He) Can't wait to see the rest! ~ Robyn

Sue said...

hi Chari, How are ya sweetie?? Your decorated chandelier looks so beautiful! It reminds me that I still have the fall berry candle rings on mine, OH boy I better get it changed tomorrow LOL! Glad you had all the kids help you with your boxes, I had Butch helping me down the basement but still gashed my finger pretty bad on the tin star while I was trying to get the tree outta the box! Wow did it bleed, it musta been a half inch deep slice! Ooh it makes me queezy just thinking about it! Have fun with your other decorating projects! xoxoxo

laurie said...

Your Christmas blog looks so pretty. You've been hard at work! Love the decorated chandy. And I'm so glad to see a post from you. It is always fun to read your posts. laurie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I've been waiting for this post Chari! Knew you would outdo yourself as you always do! This chandy is spectacular!!!!!!! I have one that looks similar and boy have you given me some ideas!!! Now if I just had someplace to shop in this little town!!!!

Thank you for my compliments on my dining room- I am so surprised at all the thumbs up for that wallpaper!!!!!! It makes the room look so very dark and I have no idea how to hang pictures in that room for some reason!!!

Blessings
mary

xinex said...

Very creative of you to do that to your chandelier, Chari. I love it!...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Chari this is beautiful! Love all the hanging ornaments. Can't wait to see all the rest of your Christmas decor'.

Happy to see you are posting! I really missed you!

~Take Care, Melissa :)

Lynne said...

You've been missed girl..it's good to see you back.. I love the bling you've added to the chandy..it was beautiful before and you've made it even more so. Thanks so much for swinging by...your visit is always so appreciated..
hugs ~lynne~

Lynette said...

Hi Chari - glad to see you back blogging!! I love what you've done so far!! KristenB posted some of her chandy's and they had some hanging ornaments on them and I so copied her idea!! I need to get the rest of my pics posted - soon!!
Have a good one ~
Lynette

Picket said...

Ohhhh it is looking so pretty over here!!!! Love the header pic and all the color! I am just squealing at your gorgeous chandelier...it is fantastic! Girl it is so good to hear from you..I hope all is well on your side of the mountain..can't wait to see some more pretties from you! Have a great day sweetie! ♥

salmagundi said...

I'm slow today getting around, but was so happy to see that you posted. The chandelier is wonderful. Can't wait for more of your Christmas decor!! Glad you are back. Stay warm--- Sally

Kathysue said...

Chari, The chadelier looks amazing.I love the affect it gives.What a perfect look for Christmas.I looks very elegant and sophisticated.Great job!I can only imagine how beautiful it all looks with candle light.Beautiful post,Hugs Kathysue