Monday, May 23, 2011

The Color of May

Yellow, I have discovered, works so well with so many different colors, it can almost be considered  a "neutral"!

Here are some of my past favorites that feature yellow as well as a couple of inspirational pictures from my garden:

One of my most favorite roses, and such inspiration!

Pale yellow and pink combination petite pendant chandelier featuring a soft, romantic yellow rose...

A vintage brass reborn chandelier in a vibrant yellow that would be the focal point in any room!

 Early morning ~ the best time to take your rose photos!

Soft yellow and black combine to create this enchanting accent table lamp. 

 Love this hot pink, black and bright yellow pendant chandelier!

A unique favorite of mine...A combination of vintage and newer lighting components that I painted a very pale yellow and light gray...a stunning chandelier!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hanging Your Wind Chime

Here are some ideas for hanging your wind chime.  These ideas can be used whether you are hanging your wind chime in front of a sunny window indoors, or hanging it outdoors from a hook or a tree branch...

Small chain with S hooks...

This wind chime is hanging in my bay window in the kitchen.  There is a plant hook screwed into the ceiling, so I used a standard planter type chain with 2 S hooks.  This chain can be purchased at most home improvement stores or garden centers.  They come packaged in sets of 3 chains with the S hooks.

Available colors:

Ribbon or Tulle...

For this wind chime, I used pink tulle that I purchased at Michaels ~ very inexpensive!  I tied a bow at the loop on the wind chime and then tied another bow to the ceiling hook.  This lends a softer, cottage~type look to the wind chime, don't you think?

Flea Market Jewelry...

This is a multi~strand, shiny beaded necklace that I found at a flea market.  The clasp is sturdy, so I strung the necklace through the loop and clasped it onto the hook.  It not only adds shimmer to the wind chime, but it is an excellent way to reuse old necklaces!

If you have more ideas to share, please post them here!   


It has been a long wait for Spring this year...

April has been wet and mostly cold.  We have been blessed, however, with a couple of "teaser" warm days scattered throughout the month.  Thinking back, whenever we had a warm day, the wind was blowing wildly! 

I snapped some photos this morning ~ I managed to get out in the yard between rain showers ~ and wanted to share parts of my gardens with you!


Let us hope for a milder, less windy May!

Enjoy today...