Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Christmas Chandy Story ~ An Ugly Duckling Turns Swan



Just as the original story
The Ugly Duckling
by
Hans Christian Anderson
goes
what originally wasn't so beautiful
ended up beyond beauty itself...





I first wrote about transforming this
little chandelier
back in 
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
monster brilliant
and
another mostly identical one with red berries.
{for Christmas~time}



These first attempts were a bit ragtag.
I wasn't happy with the visible
hanging wires/bread ties...
But
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 RV
for safety and to protect your investment in crystal drops.*

This year I was also able to
replace my homemade ornament hangers 
with nice gold ones.
These I found at Wal-Mart or Target.
They can just be seen inside
in this next photograph.
I love their curves and little beads
are on them, too!





I totally love the long pendants I found
at Macy's 
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 
making these!

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
just chandeliers!!!
Happy redecorating yours,
Barb :)


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