Thursday, August 26, 2010

Balustrade Candlesticks

I'd love to have some of these in real life.

Giant candlesticks made from old stair balustrades.

But because I haven't seen any real life ones here I thought I'd make them in mini!


I was a very lucky girl to recieve this in the mail from Sylvia the other day.
How cute is that card?!

Incredible work! I especially love that tiny bag.
It would seem there is nothing Sylvia cannot do!

Mercedes

55 comments:

  1. The candlesticks are wonderful, great idea!!!!
    Love Sylvia

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  2. I have those in real life made from lampshade stands :), wooden ones.

    Love the mini ones that you made , my dear :). You must have tons of those mini balustrade ! The paint job is fabulous! :):).

    Sylvia's stitching is incredible.

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  3. Hi Mercedes, I read your post while I was thinking about writing to you.The stands are so good, love your paint work. I have one of these stands in my home but it's made of copper and it comes from an old church. I'llsend you a pic.Have a nice day, Rosanna

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  4. I love the candle sticks. You could make them full size the same way buying wooden balustrades for a real house.
    That card is priceless! I would have to frame that it is so cute. Sylvia is so talented her work is gorgeous.

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  5. I would love to have them too :)
    Great idea Mercedes.
    Un beso

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  6. Your gifts from Sylvia are lovely :)

    I hanker after some of those candlesticks in real life too, they're 'everywhere' in American junk blogs and I definately need some in my mini-Brocante which WILL materialise completed one of these days! Still a few weeks of uni torture before then tho ;)

    I wonder if there is a market for real life ones on ebay/Trademe here Downunder?? Maybe we're not the only ones hankering for some... The demolition handware yards should have old balustrades. I can feel a serious thought coming on!!

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  7. Hello Mercedes great idea with balustrade candles, congratulations. Gorgeous gift of Sylvia. Best wishes for all

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  8. What a fabulous idea, I must give it a try.

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  9. Hello dear Mercedes,

    I love your candlesticks very much!!

    Once I had those in 1:1 but not anymore, sorry!

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  10. Hello Mercedes ! I like the candlesticks, it's a good idea. And your paint work is great !
    Marie

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  11. What a great idea, the candle sticks looks like some, I have in 1:1. They are so sweet in minature.
    Love, Susanne

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  12. Très bonne idée les chandeliers

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  13. Mercedes, I'm in Love with your candle sticks. I'd also like a couple of these in real life.
    Beautiful gifts from Sylvia...xxx

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  14. The giant candlesticks are beautiful, I love them. Gorgeous gift of Sylvia.
    groetjes Ingrid

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  15. These candlesticks are wonderful !!! And your gifts from Sylvia ,also !

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  16. The candlesticks are very beautiful!
    I love very much!
    If you want one for your real home you could use a leg of an ancient table.
    In brocantage fairy you could find it!
    Regards from Italy!
    Sonya

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  17. So beautiful candlesticks Mercedes,your work make breathless!
    Lovely gift from Sylvia,miniregards.

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  18. Wonderfull, a great idea!!
    I hope you don't mind i make one myself.
    Hugs
    Maria

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  19. I love the candlesticks.
    Elis

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  20. Another great idea in miniature!!!!! You have done it again!!

    Jenn

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  21. Beautiful candlesticks! You are so creative!
    Sylvia's stitching is gorgeous! Can't wait to see where you use this!

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  22. I love your candlesticks, they are just perfect. The candles are super too.
    Geneviève

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  23. Your candlesticks are beautiful.

    xo
    Claudia

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  24. Dear Mercedes, I really like your candlesticks.
    Small ones are more graceful and "expendable", I think.
    The candles are too cute and your nests are a fairy tale: everywhere see them, recognize them. Only you are able to realize so polite, pretty, with blue eggs ...
    An affectionate hug, flora

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  25. what a fab idea Mercedes! The candlesticks are gorgeous! Sylvia's needlework is amazing also- so delicate!

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  26. wow! i too, now want some life size ones for my house!

    they turned out amazing!

    ahhhh...i would happily live in that tiny world of yours.

    :)

    shell

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  27. They are lovely Mercedes.Your gift from Sylvia is so lovely too. You are a lucky girl. I think I still need to write you a email too. I'm sorry still having internet problems. Just know that I'm thinking of you and what you are making LOl Hugs~ Kim

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  28. So lovely candles and candlesticks!
    I love your work, you are so talented♥
    Love piikko

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  29. wowwww i love the candlesticks!
    They are gorgeous...
    And i like Sylvia's stitching is really great;-)

    Hugs,Marleen

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  30. Aaahh.. you kill me lately with all the wonderfulness you've been up to.
    I do think we might need a swap soon ;)

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  31. Mercedes, as always your creativeness is amazing! The candlesticks are lovely.

    What a beautiful gift from Sylvia. Her talent is limitless.

    =)

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  32. The candlesticks look great and I love the paint finish.

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  33. Was sieht man hier... wunderschöne Leuchter und sehr hübsche Habdarbeiten.

    Liebe Grüße PuNo/Monika

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  34. The gifts are beautiful! Your candlesticks are really pretty, such a good idea. :)
    Maia

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  35. Just lovely....you inspire me to get to the studio more often!

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  36. I love those candlesticks, it's a very clever idea!
    I'm sure you could somehow do them also in 1:1 scale :)
    Lucia

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  37. You have a gifted eye for making wonderful miniatures from odds and ends. I love your candle stands, also the shabby table on which they stand, the delightful wee nest.........I could go on and on :)

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  38. You make the most stylish choices to make in miniature. I thoroughly enjoy them all!

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  39. Hi Mercedes, tus candelabros son fantasticos, me gusta mucho como te han quedado !!!

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  40. Los candelabros son fantasticos. Es una brillante idea usar las balaustradas y además las has decorado muy bien en esos totos desgastados. Me encanta.
    Besos Clara.

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  41. Why don't you have an ETSY store? hmm?

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  42. Why don't you have an ETSY store? hmm?

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  43. A ti por ser seguidora. Pero es que haces unas cosas preciosas. Como estos candelabros. Preciosos.
    Besujis!!!

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  44. Wonderful candlesticks! I have them in big but beleive me in mini they are much nicer!!!!

    And You are right about Sylvia...there is nothing she can't do

    Sabihax

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  45. Oh my gosh! Be still my heart. Those are gorgeous. I think I must have a collection of them.

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  46. Mercedes! Those candles sticks are amazing!! I love the aged look to them too!!

    And loving that bag and sheet that Sylvia made! She's so talented!!
    :)

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  47. Fab candle sticks. What a great idea. When I have time I must give this a go. Well done Mercedes - you have such brilliant ideas! Carol :)

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  48. HI Liberty, Woderful work like for everything I am really happy to follow you and so many miniaturists around the world. Please keep us to dream!!!

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  49. Your candlesticks are amazing. What a great idea!

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  50. Muchísimas gracias por su comentario!! celebro que le gusten mis trabajos!! Hace tiempo que conozco su blog y me encanta!! Un besazo enorme y un millón de gracias!!

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  51. Los candelabros son fantasticos. Es Muyidea usar las balaustradas y además las has decorado muy bien en esos totos desgastados. Me encanta.

    Me encantan los candelabros, muy buena idea la de utilizar las barandillas que siempre quedan algunas sueltas. Los tonos que has utilizado muy acertados.
    Tu trabajo es genial.
    Saludos. Teresa

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  52. wow wow wow!

    beautiful, mercedes!!!

    happy weekend

    xo
    elyse

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  53. I was just wondering... I saw that there was an earthquake in New Zealand. My geography is not very good! Was it anywhere near you?
    I sounds like it did some horrible dammage.
    Hugs,
    Kathi

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  54. O' boy!!!!!
    I wish I had a small percentage of your ideas Mercedes.
    The candlesticks are just fab, and the pictures of them are just fantastic!!!

    Synnøve:)

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