Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Sweet Chandelier

I bought this sweet chandelier from my friend, Nancy, who had a booth space at The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show this past weekend.  I bought it to hang it out on my deck or screened-in porch for the summer.

But as you can see, it ended up outside where I usually hang a flowering basket.  I loved how it looks against the backdrop of all the lush greenery,  But the best part is ~ I don't have to water it or pamper it like I would a hanging basket, and I think it's just as pretty.
As you can see, it's missing a few parts and pieces, but it's shabby rustiness makes it perfect and a lovely garden decoration.

Love those little flowers where the screws hold it together.

I can see it from the house, from the gardens, from the deck and from the screened-in porch.  This view was taken from inside the screened-in porch looking at the opposite side of my yard.

I think this was the perfect place to hang it. 
Linking with  

Faded Charm for White Wednesday
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday



Marti McClure said...

I love your beautiful chandelier and love that you put it in the place of a hanging basket. I absolutely share the sentiment of not watering it. Thanks so much for visiting my blog - Summers Past is a ways from Encinitas but it is a beautiful place to go! Tell your sister-in-law to take you to Vignettes in Ocean Beach on the way to the east county. You will LOVE it! ~Marti

chateau chic said...

LOVE, Love, Love your iron chandelier!! So great for the garden.
Mary Alice

Unknown said...

That's Gorgeous! I love where you hung it......Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston,TX

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cindy....Nice find and perfect for the backyard garden! Just returned from Ca late last night and wanted to thank you for the advice you gave me about our trip! You were so right about the north side of Oceanside and going north. Camp Pendeleton is huge and you have to stay on 5 to avoide it. Laguna was magical and you have to see it the next time you go! Also went to San Juan Capistrano. There is a wonderful antique mall across the street from the mission. A must see! Thanks for the advice on what to wear too....it was downright chilly for the first few days! Hugs, Patti

June said...

This is so beautiful Cindy!!! I love that you hung it outside. I have one so similar and I think I would love to copy you (if that's okay with you :) Your yard is SO lush and green...just gorgeous!
sending hugs...

Marlee said...

Love the chandy! That is a perfect spot for it.

Heaven's Walk said...

There's always beauty in the chippy, missing, and rustiness, Cindy! :) Your chandy is so perfect hanging there in the shade. Love it! :)

xoxo laurie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, oh my goodness what a treasure!! I can certainly see why you purchased it, it is a work of art. I know you're going to love looking at it each day I know I would.
hugs ~lynne~

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Gorgeous shabby piece! Love it hanging outside like that.
Blessings & hugs,

Elisa said...

Thanks for linking up! I love this chandelier. Just recently I saw a back porch patio with 2 chandeliers and candles in them. Do you think you could fit candles? That'd be so cool!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love it hanging outside too. It looks perfectly shabby in a beautiful garden setting.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm popping over from Elisa's Nature Walk party.
Your chandelier looks great outdoors! Do you follow the blog French Blue? The link is here:
She put a chandelier outdoors, and a hummingbird made a nest in it. :)
So happy to "meet" you. Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

You have chosen wisely dear one.
The chandelier is perfect and will look great lite at night. I have a weakness for them and have a hard time passing one up but since I am out of space they really call my name. I tried to link up with Elisa's party but to late, I will join this week. Your mother has the green thumb. Thanks for sharing,
Drop by for a visit. Kathy

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