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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Embellished Candlesticks

Finding the lamp at Home Goods has gotten the ball rolling on my decorating the
 top of the Ethan Allen table I scored at their warehouse sale.
You all know that I have a dream mirror in mind for over this dresser.
For now I hung a picture that was in a closet (it used to be in my daughter's room) over the dresser at the height that the mirror would hang.  I drew in where the mirror would extend to on the bottom (so please ignore the extra space below the artwork).  My dream mirror is a venetian style mirror, so I thought decorating the top of this dresser with mostly crystal would be the way to go.  I have a gorgeous square crystal bowl that we received as a favor at a company party a few years ago (back when companies gave extravagant gifts).  I also have many crystal candlestick holders that we have acquired over the years...I think most we got at our engagement party a million years ago). 
I needed something to fill the crystal bowl with.  I found this assortment at Home Goods.

It's not so easy to find nice taper candles.  In fact, it's darn near impossible. 
 I found these pretty ones at Bed, Bath and Beyond...6 for $5.  
I loved the color, but they were just a little boring.
Using self-adhesive pearls and self-adhesive ribbon, I embellished my plain-jane tapers, 
to make them something special...

It was a simple way to glam up my candles.
I can't wait to hear what you think!!
-Judy
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21 comments:

Angeline said...

Love the addition of light blue to the space - great dressing up of your candles!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Judy! Love the filler you used for the crystal bowl and how you dressed up the candles. I may have to copy that idea. I found two teal candles {just like duck egg} at the supermarket and put them in the gold sconces in our master. They do look rather plain Jane, so something like this might work out good for me.

Poppy said...

Such a pretty post,Judy! I love all the elegant crystal touches and the misty blue tapers dressed up in pearls are looking so lovely and chic... pretty way to dress 'em up! I find it hard to find tapers as well. Have a great day!Hugs,Poppy

Pamela said...

Now didn't those turn out just pretty! Love um and thanx for coming to the party!

Tutti Chic said...

Love it all! :) chris

Peggy @The Decorating Files said...

Beautiful vignette! I've been watching this space as it's evolved. Love it. I'm going to have to try your taper project. What a great way to glam-up plain candles!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Cute! Everything is coming together!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love your table and the lamp is beautiful. Using the crystal accessories is so pretty. The candles look amazing. I love that idea. Beautiful vignette and the color is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great idea! It made such a huge difference. You are right from bland to extraordinary!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Ditto all the above...Thanx for the inspiring decorating ideas♫♪

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, Love these ideas!!! hugs ~lynne~

Karen S. said...

These are my most favorite colors!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Well this is one of my all time favorite colors and these look adorable!!!
Terry

Gina said...

The vignette is pretty and I really love how you embellished the candles! You always come up with great ideas!

Judie said...

I agree with Gina. Your vignette is lovely. BUT I have soooo gotten over that phase of my life! Now, I want things simple and clean--nothing to dust! Yeah, I'm old....

Annesphamily said...

I love your dresser and painting over it but I can visualize that mirror! Sigh!
Love the crystal bowl filled with sparkly and pretty goodies.
You have a beautiful post and I am happy I came by.
See you soon and enjoy the weekend!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I just love them!!!....I need to stroll the aisles of craft stores more often...You transformed those regular candles into a work of art!!...Beautiful!!

Teresa said...

I love the way you have made them so much more elegant!

Debbiedoo's said...

Those are super cute. You are so right, not easy at all to find cute tapers.

Stacey said...

Clever idea...very cute!
THanks for sharing Judy!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jenny said...

Wow. Love everything you did...that square bowl is so elegant and different, too, Miss Judy!

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