Just as the original story
The Ugly Duckling
Hans Christian Anderson
what originally wasn’t so beautiful
ended up beyond beauty itself…
I first wrote about transforming this
Antiquing ~ Second Impression Palace
when I found the little pendant drops there
this past summer.
|These were the first incarnation a year ago.
I made a kinda~transformation of this barrel chandelier
last fall with just a coat hanger bent to form a circle.
To this, I added four home~made hooks
from which to dangle the circle and
larger teardrop crystals.
Then, last winter I alternated between
the current white mistletoe
another mostly identical one with red berries.
These first attempts were a bit ragtag.
I wasn’t happy with the visible
hanging wires/bread ties…
they worked in a pinch!
On our last trip to the storage units
before heading east
I grabbed this white berried one
to take with us
knowing full well I intended to redecorate the chandy with it!*always remove these lovelies before driving around in your RVfor safety and to protect your investment in crystal drops.*
This year I was also able toreplace my homemade ornament hangers with nice gold ones.These I found at Wal-Mart or Target.They can just be seen insidein this next photograph.I love their curves and little beadsare on them, too!
I totally love the long pendants I found
in the Christmas ornament section!
I wrote about this a bit in the
Holiday House and Garden Tour.
These ornaments are hefty glass crystal pendants
with silver beads, pearls and tinsel
encircled by two flower crystals
like you see on
vintage and antique chandelier prisms!
I love that companies are
Have you done any chandy~makeovers?
Tell me about them and I’ll see if we can’t
feature them here!
It’d be fun to do a blog linky party featuring
Happy redecorating yours,
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