Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Some Light in the Shabby House!


I would have liked a chandelier in the shabby house but discovered they were way too expensive so I set about making my own light fitting. The main wire frame I used was part of an old Christmas decoration. I made the leaves for the roses and twined them around the frame. There are three little china roses on it and the rest are paper rosebuds. The colours go perfectly with the shabby rose picture that Linda made me.

And look at that, it even lights up! I've just used one bulb at the bottom as the room didn't need any more light than that. It looks so good in the dark. Oh, and I've added some beams to the ceiling too, things are moving along!

I have been the lucky recipient of another wonderfully stitched gift from Sandi in Canada. You may remember Sandi made me the petit point slippers. This time she has stitched me the sweetest petit point tea cosy. How perfectly shabby is that, I am a very lucky girl!
Thank you Sandi!
Mercedes

31 comments:

  1. Mercedes your DIY light is perfect for your shabby house..x

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  2. You hav done it my girl! it's lovey and the teacozy too. I have to know Sandi, we love the same things Hugs Rosanna

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  3. Your little chandelier is so pretty! It's just right!

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  4. Wonderful work Mercedes!! I love the light, far nice than any chandelier...really beautiful! The beams look wonderful and the needle work from Sandi is amazing...you are so lucky! So, all in all a BEAUTIFUL....beautiful room!!

    Regards, Linda x

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  5. Could this room get any better?
    Turns out; yes it could!!!
    Like Rosanna says; You have done it!
    It is so beautiful and original...you do your own design and it´s so great!!
    Synnøve

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  6. Your ability to make lovely things from found objects just amazes me. It's one of the reasons I enjoy following your blog.

    I don't have much money to spend on minis right now, and your ideas inspire me to think that I can do something original with what I already have, instead of just wishing for the stuff I can't afford.

    Your one of a kind projects are a delight.

    mini hugs from California,
    Kate

    You've also inspired me to learn how to blog!

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  7. Love, love, love that chandelier!!! I love the leaves and roses. Your teacozy is incredible. I can't imagine stiching all those tiny stiches!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  8. Lights! One of my fav subject and mini making. You have hidden the wires really Mercedes. Great job!

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  9. I love the light! It is so original. It looks great in the room!

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  10. The chandelier looks lovely, very italianate. :)

    You can find real ones in antique stores these days and they are very pricey!

    I love what you have done. :)
    dale

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  11. It's just perfect. Your light suits perfectly the room. I like the quilt and the pillow with roses, the sheets are great, without forgetting the picture.
    Geneviève

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  12. Delicate and perfect, as always!!!

    Hugs,
    Paloma

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  13. The chandelier is both so inventive and beautiful, I love it!

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  14. That light looks better than anyone I have seen in any shop. Its beautiful.
    Debie xxx

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  15. Wonderful chandelier Mercedes.I like the quilt.
    Enhorabuena !!!

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  16. Hello Mercedes
    The chandelier is so lovely and
    pretty much in the same style as
    the candlestick I bought at the
    Stockholm fair! I think that´s
    amazing, as we come from different
    parts of the world!
    /Eva J

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  17. As we say in Denmark. The little lamp is just the dot on the i. Meaning it is just the missing part for perfection.

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  18. Oooh Mercedes you are so clever...the light you made is far more beautiful than the one you had to buy,I just know that for sure!
    The shabby house is so sweet,Oooh if only I could see it once for real....I keep dreaming!

    X,Sab

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  19. Sorry,I forgot to told you that the teacozy is from Sandi is beautiful...at first I thought it was Rosanna's,wonderful if you are that talented.

    X,sab

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  20. wow- just perfect and such a nice addition to the room. Looking at the light I cannot imagine any other chandelier looking as perfect for the room as the one you have made. You are such a gifted artist!

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  21. Ooh, that is so pretty! The beams look great, and the chandelier is perfect!

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  22. Beautiful room Mercedes. I love the chandelier.

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  23. oh pretty! I've been wanting to do a shabby house, but in half sclae so I'll watch for ideas!

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  24. I love it!! So girlie!! Love that little tea cozy, too!!

    Oh and while I'm thinking of it.....I set you a letter last week:)

    Katie

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  25. I love the chandelier, it adds such a special touch and atmosphere to the room!
    Maia

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  26. hi, just wanted to say hello, Finally I am back. I see you have worked a lot.
    beautifull, I love the shabby style.

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  27. So gorgeous! You are such an inspiration. :)

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  28. Mercedes, your house is beautiful! I am in love with your books too!
    Hugs,
    Eva

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  29. Hello , I just discover you blog with Miniaturama.I like very much what you do .
    I'm also a french miniaturiste .
    Congratulation
    Catherine

    http://sites.google.com/site/mooghiscath

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