Thursday, July 25, 2013

Look what I found!

I can't believe that it has been 10 days since my last post.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging! First of all, Gage is doing great. Thank you for all your prayers and sweet comments. He seems as good as new :) He has been happy and shows no signs of the horrible seizure he had. Tomorrow he is going rafting on the Sandy river! Tonight his physical therapist texted me to tell me she promises to keep him the raft...she knows how much I worry!

I have been so busy with so many things going on in our feline family...some happy, some sad, all deserving of a post I will do soon. I have also been busy with some sewing projects...and trying to stay cool because I once again feel like I have been in a oven for a few weeks. Really looking forward to being revived by some clouds and good old Oregon rain! I don't get much sleep in this kind of weather and with everything that goes in with the kids this time of year. I am always on "seizure watch" too. I would really love to get some sleep....soon!

But what I wanted to share today is a little beauty I found a couple weeks ago at Thrift City.

I was so happy I almost did a happy dance when I saw this old crystal chandelier marked $19.99...and then it was half price day so I got it for $10!

That fits into my Kool Aid budget just fine.

It has the old wiring and I didn't know if it would work...or need to be rewired. For $10 there was no way I was leaving without it.

It looks quite old to me. Anybody have any ideas how old it might be?

It had 2 missing candle sleeves and so I bought new ones at Ace hardware. I put spray glue on them and sprinkled them with white gold glitter. Now they match :)

My husband is so handy he rewired it to hang as a swag chandelier and I made a cord cover with some white satin my Mom found at a garage sale.

Then my husband checked all the wiring and made sure it was safe....

and it works!

I am pretty delighted with this find.

I hope this finds everyone staying cool and enjoying the summer. I hope to get to all your blogs soon and see what you have been up too!

Tonight we had a birthday party for little Bunny FuFu at Janae's house. Happy Birthday FuFu...and many more!

Thanks for visiting!


sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Hi Sandy,

I must of missed your post about your son's seizure... I will pray for him. Life can be scary sometimes. I am glad he is doing better. Your chandelier was definitely a steal! It looks gorgeous.

Amy Jo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Fantastic find, Sandy! What a great chandelier, I love how it looks swagged and with your cover.

Grandma Carolee said...

The chandelier is beautiful. I like how you covered the cord with white fabric. It's wonderful that Jerry knows how to do so many things.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a great find, Sandy. Of course it works perfectly in your home. I'm so glad your son is doing better.

Sweet Melanie said...

Oh Sandy, it is so beautiful and I am tickled that you found it! It was waiting there for you to perk your day up. God knows you needed it!

Pam Kessler said...

That is the find of the century! Your new chandelier is fabulous. Love how it's hanging over your chair. Happy Birthday to Bunny FuFu!

The Porcelain Rose said...

Hello! Sweetie!
I am sooooooo glad to hear that your son is feeling better with no obvious side effects. How scary. I believe in prayer and the power of God to heal.
That chandelier is gorgeous!!!! What a fabulous find. I found one similar last year at a local flea market. I love the "glass" arms and little rosettes. You have inspired me to dig it out, clean it up and get it hung!! Great idea to "glitter" the sleeves! Love the bulbs you chose..... they look frosted. I've had it in storage because I have to find a few more bobeches. Two are chipped. I will probably have to replace them all.

Lovely post! I always enjoy my visits here.

farmhouse-story said...

so glad gage is doing well, sandy:) your chandy is such a fabulous find! sorry, i don't know how old it is, but, i do know it's so pretty:) fufu is adorable-almost looks stuffed!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

What a buy! Your chandelier turned out so pretty! Nancy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy birthday FuFu! How adorable!
LOVE your gorgeous find, what a deal!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So glad Gage is doing well! I can see why you are on edge though! Now, what a find...I think I would have wet my pants! It is just gorgeous!


NanaDiana said...

Holy Schmoley, Sandy- I can't believe that buy- $10! WOW!!!! I am sorry I missed the post on Gage before. I hope he does okay. Poor boy! xo Diana

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a great find! So charming and sparkling!!!

Diane said...

I love your sweet chandy. I can't believe someone let it go for that price! It looks fabulous and what cute pics of the birthday bunny!

Lady of the Woods said...

OH I LOVE when we find things like that! Sparkly and loved, and sooooo how fun is that. Glad to hear Gage is doing fine! really!....but no I am not cool here, inside all the time in air conditioning which I have both a love/hate relationship with for obvious reasons. I stay inside...the summer rolls on without my watch and I have little idea what is happening out there...I feel like I'm neglecting the kids! I have none, but the plants are...ya know? but cant be out there, desperately trying to find doilies and laces, but no luck in far too my sewing projects are all on hold. Nice find, enjoy it!

......Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

Where is Thrift City! You scored Girlfriend! Do be careful with putting "outfits" on bunny. Animals are not meant to wear people clothing. If we had their fur we would not have to wear outfits either!

Anne said...

Yipee!!! What a great find Sandy!I found one similar for that same thrifty price a few years ago.It is possible to find these but sometimes it takes awhile.It looks perfect in your home!So happy Gage is feeling better!Happy Birthday to your bunny!

LV said...

A great buy for the money. Looks so pretty. Thankful your son is doing better and continues to be safe.

flowerlady464 said...

Totally gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Wow! What a find! You must be tickled to death! Glad to hear Gage is doing well too. That must have been so scary... phew! and that bday photo of Bunny Fufu made me laugh!


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Glad Gage is doing better. Can you email me I have something to ask you.

Fran said...

I'm so glad to read that Gage is doing so well. I hope he had a great time on the river. Your chandelier looks beautiful. You fine the greatest deals!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Great news about Gage!!
And I LOVE your new find!

Melanie said...

So very happy to hear that Gage is doing better!!! That is fabulous news!

Love the great chandelier, it is lovely!! Great find!!

Heirloom treasures said...

Oh what a steal Sandy just what I want for my hall way but no way could I get one so reasonably priced here. We pay through the nose for most things in Aus,. It's gorgeous. Happy birthday Fu Fu