The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Spring Chandelier



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OK. I’m ready for spring.
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Time to re-decorate my chameleon chandelier.
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It has been redblueorangesilver… and now it’s blue again.
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PinI have it hanging from a Shepard’s hook at the edge of our walkway. I think it’s kind of cool that I am the only one in the neighborhood who has a chandelier hanging in her front yard. (That I’ve seen anyway…) :)Pin

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I started out spray painting the chandy in a turquoise color. I added a little bling, some nests I used on it last year, and the Faux Robin’s Eggs I just made. I used Museum Putty to help keep the nests in place.
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Now the birds. Their colors weren’t quite vibrant enough….
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So I shot them with a light coat of the same spray paint I used on the chandy. Then I took a Sharpie and colored their eyes and beaks again.
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Then I wired the happy couple into place.
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It had been looking a little plain, so I also cannibalized a few fake florals…
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…and tucked them around the nests.

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It’s nice to be able to tell the pizza delivery man your address and then add “yeah, it’s the one with the chandelier right out front…”
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Happy spring!

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115 Comments

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MiMi said...

March 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm
I wondered when that chandy would be out again! I honestly think that this is my favorite reincarnation. LOVE.
PS I'm making those eggs right now. THEY SUCK. :)
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Rachel said...

March 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm
Fabulous yard decoration! Fromthe looks of your house, it is a perect accompanyment!!!

Visiting from Sundae Scoop! Stop by and say hi to me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com
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Kei said...

March 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm
Wow that is utterly gorgeous! You've surely got the coolest front garden on the block!
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slommler said...

March 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm
It looks fabulous!!!
Hugs
SueAnn
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Natalie said...

March 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm
So pretty and I love that you keep re-painting it!! So clever to hang it from the plant hook too!
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Shawn said...

March 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm
Ahhh the infamous chandelier makes yet another fabulous appearance!

I love the front entrance of your house. What are the windows to the left behind the chandelier that run down the walkway?
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Megan said...

March 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm
what a cute idea. very original!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com
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La Borda Bleu said...

March 14, 2011 at 2:08 am
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment! I love the blue and how resourceful you are!! looks super cute! a new friend :) xoxo's nancy
btw-come back and comment under the giveaway post!! I'm having a little bitty giveaway!
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Mrs. Robinson said...

March 14, 2011 at 3:54 am
I just love love love your uber creative uber easy ideas!!!! I used to have a brass chandy just like this, but I think I expelled it years ago...such a great way to reuse an outdated item!!!!
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Impulsive Addict said...

March 14, 2011 at 3:59 am
Shawn's a Nosey Nelly isn't she?

I remember it being silver at Christmas time (pretty!!) and I went and checked out the other colors. I definitely didn't like the orange. I'm not an orange person. If you live in Oklahoma and you cheer for the Sooners (instead of the OK State team who wear orange or the Texas Longhorns whom are also orange) then you would understand. But I LOVE that it's a multi-functional piece for you.
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Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

March 14, 2011 at 4:34 am
I really like this. I have something similar that I could do this with...and you've given me many ideas!!! hahaha....don't you love blogging and blogger ideas? I've got so many I can't do all of them! First time to your blog....enjoyed it very much!
Blessings,
Debbie
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Mamarazzi said...

March 14, 2011 at 6:54 am
i super love this...a lot!
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Nadia said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:10 am
This is beautiful!
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Becca said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:56 am
This is too cute! What a fun welcome to those passing by. Thanks for sharing, Becca


www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com
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we three dogs and me said...

March 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Thanks for giving me the idea for doing a 5 candelier new name for it. I got a brass candle holder and I think I can use it in the house or deck. So clever
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Erin said...

March 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm
The little chandi that never quits giving. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Viv...I love everything about it, makes me so happy looking at it!
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Chris said...

March 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm
How completely wonderful. I love your front yard chandy and it's happy occupants!
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Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

March 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm
That is just delightful. I love it!

Throwback Thursday parties
www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com
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Catch A Falling Star said...

March 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm
I am in complete love over the spring chandelier!! It's abbsolutely adorable!!
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Ashley said...

March 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm
Oh my word, what a cool and cute idea! I love it!! It looks so warm and nice outside there too..beautiful!
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jennykate77 said...

March 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm
You and your chandelier!! I love it! I think this version is my fav so far! That blue is gorgeous!
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Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

March 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm
That is so cute!!!
What a great idea!!!
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Connie said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:05 pm
I love it! Perfect for spring!
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Connie said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:06 pm
Does this mean it's time to put out my spring/easter decor?
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Jen-CraftOManiac said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm
SO STINKEN STINKEN CUTE! I adore this! its precious! WELL DONE! winks-jen
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Simply Debbie said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm
What a gorgeous chandelier...I LOVE IT. I am going to have to make one for my front porch...have you ever had a real bird lay eggs in the nests....we have a lot of wind here in Oklahoma where the color is orange...GO OSU COWBOYS!!!! I just had to say that in fun.
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie
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Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm
aww too cute!! I love the blue color!
thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com
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Lynn said...

March 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm
I love that!
I wonder how a chandy would work on a ranch.
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Mary Ellen said...

March 15, 2011 at 12:46 am
What a darling Chandy!!! Love the use of the bird nests and then to hang it on a sheperd's hook- just too cute!
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imriz said...

March 15, 2011 at 2:46 am
really ready for spring! ain't that a lovely chandy...wow!

i am following you now:)


http://www.diyandmore.com/?p=322
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Jennifer said...

March 15, 2011 at 3:22 am
Ohmygosh I love it! So cute! The blue is perfect - so vibrant and fun!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons
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Pamela said...

March 15, 2011 at 5:59 am
Really, seriously adorable!! I am on the lookout now for an old crappy chandelier I can turn into something spectacular. Just like you!!
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FABBY'S LIVING said...

March 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Oh my goodness! That is a beautiful chandalier, terrific job, you certainly are very talented! I love to make somehting like this, NOW! Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you for visiting me and for your great comments on my post. I'll be at Kathleens today with my St. Patty's Table.
XO
FABBY
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Elizabeth said...

March 15, 2011 at 5:01 pm
I love this! Question - did you make the nests originally? I've been wanting to do one and have been searching for a tutorial. Any ideas? Gorgeous makeover on the chandelier! :)
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Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

March 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm
That is so adorable. I love that you change it up so much. I think this one is my favorite so far!!

I shared it on my TT&J FB page :)

xox
Jen
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Rhonda said...

March 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm
Oh my...I am in love with your blog!!! The chandelier is to die for!! I have a chandelier hanging from my front porch that I LOVE....and so does everyone that see's it! I decorate it at Christmas but you have inspired me to decorate it for Easter!
I am a brand new blogger; therefore, I am learning! I would love for you to swing by my blog sometime!! Please leave a comment so I know you have been there!
I am you newest follower!!! :-)
I plan to plant myself here for awhile...love everything I see!!
Looking forward to getting to know you!
~~~rhonda ~~~
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Take it Personally by Christine said...

March 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm
I saw a chandelier at the thrift store just like this one. I considered buying it. Apparently now I have to go back! Great post :)
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Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

March 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm
LOVE it!! So cheery...the perfect thing for Spring!! Thanks for joining me for Make Something Mondays!!

-Sarah
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Mimi said...

March 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm
I just found your chandy post through the Embelishing Life party. I love it! And the fact that you redo it. Such a really genius idea!
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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

March 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm
That is so pretty. I came over from Savvy Southern Style to see it. laurie
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amber marchant said...

March 16, 2011 at 12:25 am
Love it!
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Jennifer said...

March 16, 2011 at 12:53 am
LOVE! Truly darling and really, really creative. Nice work. VIsiting today from Blue Cricket.
Jen
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Tammy @ Type A said...

March 16, 2011 at 1:22 am
that screams spring, love it! thanks for sharing this at my party!!!
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Tammy @ Type A said...

March 16, 2011 at 1:23 am
that screams spring! love it! thanks for sharing this at my party!!!
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Lori said...

March 16, 2011 at 11:28 am
Wonderful, I have a candlelier by my front door on a bishops hook too. Love the nest idea. saw you on savvy southern style.
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Terry said...

March 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm
How very adorable is that chandy!
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Jayna Rae said...

March 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm
What a wonderful way to welcome guests.
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Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

March 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm
What a cute idea!! I love all the little details!!

I would love for you to come link up this project at my Tutorial Tuesday linky party. I have lots of moms who love crafting home decor!

Here's the direct link to the party page:
http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-tuesday-dressed-up-hand-towels.html

I hope to see you there! :)
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Pamela said...

March 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Very pretty spring Chandy!!
Such a creative design..love it!

Pamela :)
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Ashley said...

March 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Thanks so much for linking this up..you know I love it!
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Maggie said...

March 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm
omg you better be mailing this to my house, it's fantastic...

would luv for you to add it to our linking party this week.
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/03/orange-blossoms-with-linking-party.html
Thanks
Maggie
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CAS said...

March 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm
Oh, how fun is that! It's just so daggone cute & charming. Can't wait to spend more time on your blog.
I'm new to your blog, visiting from Kara's party. I'm also a new follower, & I hope you'll take a peek at my blog & follow back if you find it interesting.
CAS
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Betenson's said...

March 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm
This is SO cute! I love it, and I love that you put it outside, what a great and unique idea!

Britany
www.shemadeitcrafts.com
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Amanda said...

March 17, 2011 at 5:23 am
That is so fun! I love it! I just bet you start a new trend. Maybe Target will buy the idea from you and start selling lawn chandys with interchangeable seasonal elements for accessorizing! Too cool!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda
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Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

March 17, 2011 at 6:09 am
Super cute!
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PartyMom said...

March 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm
I love that you re-purpose the same item so many times over! Great inspiration!
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Fiber and Fire said...

March 18, 2011 at 2:37 am
Found you at French Country Cottage and I LOVE this piece! It's so bright and happy-I wish Spring would find it's way to Utah already!
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The Hopeless Romantic said...

March 18, 2011 at 2:46 am
Now im mad at myself, lol. I just took down and updated the chandy in the DR because we re-did the whole room. It was this exact style and i gave it away, now i wish i hadn't did that..................Bonnie
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Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

March 18, 2011 at 2:49 am
Love this! What a fun outdoor decoration. :)
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Finding Home said...

March 18, 2011 at 3:13 am
Very Cute and fun! I think you feel pretty confident that you are the only one with a chandelier in the front yard, but you never know what is in people's back yard! Take care, Laura
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Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

March 18, 2011 at 6:14 am
I just love what you have done with the chandelier, it's gorgeous... and how cool to hang it outside!!!
Daphne
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Vicki said...

March 18, 2011 at 11:47 am
I love that you redo this chandy for the seasons and holidays. Just gorgeous! So cool to hang it outside.
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Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter said...

March 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm
I LOVE this! So creative! I featured this over on my blog today, come by and check it out!

http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/five-fabulous-finds-2.html

Kelly
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Sommer said...

March 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm
Wow this is INCREDIBLE! I might have to make one of these for my flower bed.
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The Answer Is Chocolate said...

March 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm
What a fun and fantastic transformation! Thanks for linking this up too!
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Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

March 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm
Wow, this is awesome! Great job!!!
Your newest follower!
http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/
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Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

March 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Now that's Adorable & Oh So Clever!
Cheryl
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ashley morgan said...

March 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm
So pretty. I would love to do something similar as decor for a Springy tea party.
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Alexandra said...

March 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm
Wow this is fabulous! So perfect for spring!
http://craftingwithmycub.blogspot.com
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Chari at Happy To Design said...

March 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm
Hi Vivienne..

How are you doing, my friend! Long time...no see! Girlfriend, I have to tell you that your beautiful yard chandelier is just one of the most awesome things that I have seen!!! Seriously!!! What a GRAND idea! I love the blue color and adding the nests to each light was genius! It's just gorgeous, my friend! Ohhh...now I will be keeping my eyes out for an inexpensive chandelier. I would love to make one of these for my yard!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us...love, love, LOVE your chandelier!!!

Happy spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design
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Ruth said...

March 18, 2011 at 11:07 pm
I love this. It is so springy and cute.

Ruth
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alison said...

March 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm
oh what springy gorgeousness...so glad i'm not the only girl who knows how to change her decorating mind...love the blue and the little nesties...thanks so much for linking up to fridays unfolded!

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense
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kim c said...

March 19, 2011 at 12:38 am
love this project. i'm always on the look out for new party decos and this is uber cool. spotted you at tater tots. will follow. have a good one.
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Judy said...

March 19, 2011 at 1:03 am
Wow, this is one beautiful chandelier. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party. Hope to see you again next week.
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Holiday Snob said...

March 19, 2011 at 1:19 am
Love this so much! I have an ugly brass chandelier just like this and have been wondering what to do with it, think I know now!
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Tiffany said...

March 19, 2011 at 1:58 am
how fun! thats way cute
http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com
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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

March 19, 2011 at 3:44 am
How absolutely darling!! What a great idea to put it out in the yard on a shepard hook too-the nests are perfect too- love it. Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)
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Fleur de Bee said...

March 19, 2011 at 7:59 am
We must be on the same wavelength! I just added 4 nests to a standing candle chandelier. Ready to post next week on my blog. Would love to link to this one to show other versions. This is just beautiful and I am loving your pearls and the fact it is in your garden! So fun and beautiful! Bravo!!
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At The Picket Fence said...

March 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Hi Vivienne! That is just absolutely adorable and I love that you hung it in your front yard. I totally cracked up about the pizza delivery guy knowing exactly which house to go to! :-)
Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa
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madison avenue said...

March 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm
this is so cute and creative!! i love the pearls! thanks for linking it up. im going to have to make one now!
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Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

March 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm
Darling! Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Warmly, Michelle
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Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

March 20, 2011 at 1:05 am
So beautiful!! You must be proud and you should be!! So happy you joined last weeks K.I.S.S. blog bash, (even though I don't have GPS installed on my blog, wink!) your creativity is appreciated. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, drop by & share more inspiring ideas!

Drop by The Tattered Tag
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Mary said...

March 20, 2011 at 4:10 am
How creative!
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Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

March 20, 2011 at 5:06 am
It's adorable! I love the little nests with the egg in them.
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Jaderbomb said...

March 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm
HEY! Thanks for linking up! This is the cutest little thing I have ever seen!!!
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Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

March 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm
Darling idea!! Thanks for linking up to Flaunt it Friday! :)
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Jenn Erickson said...

March 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm
It's so exquisitely lovely!
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Jamie said...

March 21, 2011 at 1:47 am
It looks beautiful. Thank you for linking up to More The Merrier.
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Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

March 21, 2011 at 3:39 am
Love it this color and the birds nests are just a divine touch.

I redid a light fixture recently to be a garden chandie too.

http://kelsie74.blogspot.com/2011/03/1048-chandelier-for-my-garden.html

I still need to get a tall enough shepherds hook to hang it in the fairy garden.

Blessings Kelsie
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Isreview said...

March 21, 2011 at 9:58 am
OH WOW really great job!! such a cool chandelier!
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Daniela
http://isreview1.blogspot.com
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Julie said...

March 21, 2011 at 10:29 am
I love the color! Very pretty! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_21.html
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gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

March 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm
how fun!
great job,
gail
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Phyllis said...

March 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm
I have been looking for ideas for something to hang over my outdoor table on a covered patio....this is IT.......thanks for the great idea. Now for the fun of creating one adding my own touches.......what FUN!
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Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

March 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm
I picked up a chandelier at a garage sale last year. I have no place to hang it, but it was a good price. I haven't even painted it yet...now, I'm picturing it on my plant hook on the porch instead of a hanging basket this year. That just might work. Thank you so much for the inspiration...yours is beautiful!
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Kaitlin said...

March 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm
I love that it changes! How great. Such a cute idea and it's a perfect for this spring! I'm stopping by from The DIY Show Off. If you get a chance please check out my
post and tell me what you think!
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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

March 21, 2011 at 11:25 pm
Thanks so much for sharing your darling chandy with all of us at NTT!!!

Blessings,
Linda
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Olive Cooper said...

March 22, 2011 at 1:18 am
You are rocking the casba!
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Honey at 2805 said...

March 22, 2011 at 1:28 am
A n absolutely inspired idea. Lovely!
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Leda said...

March 22, 2011 at 2:40 am
Well look at that V! You're featured on Sassy Sites! You're famous!:) Good job, love the color! You have a great imagination.
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Ash said...

March 22, 2011 at 3:07 am
Wow! How innovative! A very colorful idea!
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Heidi said...

March 22, 2011 at 3:17 am
How Clever to change it out! Love it. It also looks like your home is dreamy too!

come enter my giVeAway
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Steph said...

March 22, 2011 at 7:02 am
Awesome! Love it outside!
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Jessica@SewHomegrown said...

March 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm
Very creative! It looks like something you'd find in Paris Market!
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Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

March 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm
That is so so so cute! I want a chandelier like that! Your spring decor is my favorite, but I love the other seasons/holidays decorated too. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. You have so many great ideas!!!!
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bikim said...

March 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm
wow!
that is gorgeous!
beautiful work!
gorgeous photos!
happy night, :)
Rosa
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Tammy @ Type A said...

March 23, 2011 at 12:09 am
LOVE this! i love anything bird or nest. beautiful.
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Jerri said...

March 25, 2011 at 2:17 am
This looks great! Thanks for linking up with me last week for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring your chandelier and your distressed artwork this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.
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Lori said...

March 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm
Playing blog catch up at Craftomanic and wow, I am soooo jealous of this awesome chandelier! I wish I could fins one and do the same! Incredible crafting! Lori
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Claire said...

March 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm
This has got to be the absolute cutest thing I ever did see!I want one in my yard too! Loving your blog-I'm your newest follower-stop on over for a visit!!
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Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

March 27, 2011 at 2:07 am
That is so cute! Great idea to be able to change things up! Perfect for spring!
Thanks for linking this up as well.
I asked you to add my party button on another post you linked up but I noticed you had it in your sidebar so nevermind!
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Sandra said...

March 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Beautiful! I love me some chandeliers! I wish I had bought that rought-looking one I saw at the thrift store the last time I was there. :(
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Jennifer said...

March 28, 2011 at 5:15 am
First, dying over how awesome the chandelier is. Second, LOVE that it's outside. Things in unexpected places are my favorites. This is seriously awesome and so I featured you on my favorite things today :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-favorite-things_28.html
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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

April 12, 2011 at 3:29 am
Adorable. Creative. Genius.

I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

Details are on my blog today.
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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

April 12, 2011 at 3:29 am
Adorable. Creative. Genius.

I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

Details are on my blog today.
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Pillar Candle Chandelier said...

October 14, 2011 at 9:10 am
This spring chandelier has given me a awesome concept of making the pillar candles holders. I really like the nest shaped holders and the artiicial bird sitting on this.

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