Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Sparkle

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We're coming closer to the time of holiday sparkle and chandeliers cast their glow with elegance.
The one on the top right I liked because of the green prisms and the other three are from Dundurn castle  (Ontario, Canada) when I visited a couple of years ago.  The bottom right has real candles and oranges hanging from it.  
Chandeliers with burning candles were quite the fire hazard as we found out 40 years ago when a friend got married.  The reception was held at the very old family homestead and when my friend leaned over to cut the wedding cake, her hair caught on fire - nothing dramatic but singed hair on your wedding day is something you never forget.  Oh yes, and laugh about years down the road!
I'm linking with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.


  1. Candle Chandeliers are lovely but I wouldn't have one for the exact reasons you mention. Just too dangerous, but they are lovely and romantic.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. A lovely mosaic today Judith. I remember the chandelier in Dundurn Castle. So scary to have your hair caught on fire. Valerie

  3. They are lovely chandeliers, they look festive. Wow, I can not imagine the singed hair scene on your wedding day. I hope the bride was OK. Lovely photos and mosaic.

  4. Hi Judith,
    Love the top right one!! What a great story, the poor bride, but what a story to tell :-)

  5. Sparkle, sparkle. Just in time for the holidays. Beautiful chandeliers and an interesting story! Have a delightful week.

  6. Chandeliers add such a beautiful elegance. Your mosaic is lovely. Oh, what a happening on a wedding day!

  7. Beautiful mosaic, I love the sparkle! That is some wedding mishap!

  8. Wonderful idea to make a mosaic of these shiny chandeliers...gorgeous!

  9. These are brilliant!! Oh your dear friend .. that will certainly be a story to share with her children and grandchildren.. Happy Sunday my friend..xo HHL

  10. Lots of sparkling pretties for the holidays. I love chandeliers. But I'll take the electric ones over the candles - because of safety.

  11. The photo collage is lovely! What a raising experience your friend had at the wedding! Sorry...couldn't help myself!

  12. Very sparkling! So wonderful!
    Have a nice week,

  13. Those chandeliers are beautiful! We all look so good by candlelight - I'd like to use it a little more!

  14. What beautiful chandeliers! I adore the one with candles and oranges, but yes, open flames can be dangerous. So glad your friend's wedding day went well after all.

  15. Beautiful collage. I too am looking forward to the "Holiday Sparkle!" Have a wonderful week! Cathy

  16. Hi, Judith!
    What gorgeous beautiful candles! I like all of them. Especially the red one is my favorite! I enlarged it to enjoy the beautiful mosaic. They are so festive.
    Please have a great week ahead.
    Have a great week ahead.

  17. Love the beautiful chandeliers! There's nothing like Holiday Sparkle to warm the heart. I love this time of year.
    Glad to know that your friend's wedding was still joyous. It sounds like she was a "hot" bride. terrible for her, but if you can find humor in the situation, she is better off for it. I'm glad that she is OK.
    Happy Mosaic Monday!

  18. Nice mosaic, Judith of the chandies .. at first I thought they were all in your house and I was going to marvel! Interesting wedding story!!

  19. Hello Judith,
    What wonderful chandies. Imagine getting your hair singed on your wedding day; oh my! What a memory that would make.
    I'm gradually adding some sparkle to my home but it's slow going.
    I missed you at tea today. Hope all is OK with you. Just thinking of you; enjoy the rest of your day.


  20. What a wonderful chandelier mosaic! I just love decorating them during the holidays. Tomorrow we are celebrating our Thanksgiving and I am enjoying some time with my brother. I will catch up with you real soon Judith.

  21. What a pretty mosaic, Judith! I like the pink toned one best. Enjoyed your story about the bride's hair!
    Blessings, Beth


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