Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Chandelier Tale ~

Does Smoochie look like he has a secret?

Doesn't every treasure have a story...

Well, I found an Italian Tole chandelier with white porcelain roses in the little antique shop downtown, that I of course fell in love with. It was so out of the ordinary that she would have something like this. I went in several times over the last couple of months to visit it, but could not justify purchasing it. I did let everyone know of my love for it though. When the shop owner moved it to the front window I knew she really wanted to sell it! Every time we'd pass the shop I'd say to the girls "there's my chandelier!" A couple of days before Christmas I went to a friends to help decorate her house and when I was heading home it was gone! I came home and announced that my chandelier was gone, even called everyone who cared to listen to let them know that it was gone...


Christmas morning was truly wonderful, made especially extra wonderful because my sister and her hubby came out! My hubby had talked of it being a "practical" Christmas (for he and I it generally is) and he was true to his word ~ I got a salad spinner, I needed that!, even though I had told him a salad spinner was not a real gift. Then the kids were directing me to look behind the tree - look outside - and there it was, my chandelier hanging in the sun room.

Me ~ the happy camper

I got a little teary and everyone else did too. Little did I know that it hung in the window of the shop with a sold tag on it for the last month. That hubby ~ he's a keeper! Although he really shouldn't have, I'm very happy that he did!

My tall brother-in-law holding it up where it will go.

It will be a while before it's hung, but as soon as it is you know I'll post the big reveal!

Happy New Years to all ~
xo Heidi

14 comments:

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

I love a good surprise! Lucky you! I hope it gets hung quickly...so we can see!
Happy New Year's Hugs....Heidi

Anonymous said...

such a fairy tale ending! xo, little sis (jk)

Maija said...

That is a beautiful surprise!!

SONIA AUDELO said...

ALL I CAN SAY IS "AWWWWW"!!! WHAT A WONDERFUL SURPIRSE. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Alisa said...

Oh Heidi, it's gorgeous! And such a sweet surprise.

Happy New Year!

Jan said...

Heidi...I love the Chandelier! I love the story and am so glad you ended up with it!
Happy New Year!

Casii said...

What a wonderful Christmas surprise! I love Italian tole chandeliers too. Yours is beautiful; enjoy it!

Kelly of Royal Pink Vintage said...

Beautiful! I hope to have my chandelier some day!

Distressing Delilah said...

Oh my! I love it!!! Nice to find your blog..was visiting the artists listed on artsy mamas blog!

Linda said...

What a wonderful surprise how lucky you are. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful New Year.
Cheers Linda

Gypsy Mermaid said...

oh wow that is a amazing gift! so pretty! way to go! hope you had a wonderful new years! hugs

toodles-
sarah

Shelley said...

this was such a sweet sweet story. i loved it.

Judy Hartman said...

What a sweet story!
My mother received the chandelier of her dreams from my dad many years ago. Now they are both gone and it hangs in my dining room, a reminder of their love!

Kassandra said...

Wonderful design of this chandelier... Lovely home decor stuff!!