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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Re-Purposed WHITE WEDNESDAY!*!*!

OMG!!!  I Think I'm on to a "New SHaBBy Collection"!*!*!  Some time ago I picked up a chippy old light fixture and adorned it with a decorative glass globe and votive candle...  I liked it - "but didn't love it"...  Over the weekend my SHaBBy-Eye caught a glimpse of 2-More chippy old light fixtures...  IN A GROUPING THEY'RE JUST FaBuLouS!*!*!   Sooooo my advice to you - ALWAYS BUY WHAT YOU LOVE...  SOMETIMES IT JUST NEEDS AN ADDED ADORNMENT -OR- IMPACT OF A GROUPING...
**Now Hop On Over to FADED CHARM'S White Wednesday & enjoy the rest of the entries as well**

 I'm now hooked on collecting these old light fixtures...  I think a larger grouping of different heights on an old tray would be a perfect table centerpiece!*!*!



  PaTiNa adds such unique character!!!
"Sooooo much more interesting than brand new"...


I find it perfectly acceptable to mix in a bit of color... 
I  L*O*V*E  the fluted bobeche edges... 


BeSt-Ever, Re-Purposed Light Fixture Candle Holders...

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14 comments:

  1. You are awesome! I LOE this idea!!!!!! I am putting them on my list of things to look for when the markets open up again:) Thank you for sharing it with us:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  2. hello jeanine! i have used similar old fixtures for the same re*purpose and i love the way they look. i also married one to an old floor lamp base for a fab chunky candleholder. beautiful!

    hugs,

    shelley

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  3. Jeanine~How clever!! You've got it together girl! The use of the old light fixtures as candle holders is awesome.
    Karen

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  4. i love the grouping, and different heights...p.s. love the table its on tooooo!!!! xoxo gina p

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  5. I love doing this with the old light fixtures. I also have a couple bottoms of the old standing lamps that I have used as bases for the large candles and even statues look great.

    Take care,

    Kathleen

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  6. They do look great grouped together! That fact that you've managed to find three is amazing. I don't think I ever see any that cool and I always look at old light fixtures and pieces.

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  7. Love this. have seen it before, but not quite like yours...You always seem to inspire me. Thanx for sharing. Tiff at The Cranky Queen

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  8. Love this idea ~ I see them often and pick them up and they never last long in my booth!

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  9. I really like those old light fixtures turned into a candle holder

    It's so funny how we see things like that in a pile of junk and walk pass it and then see it on your blog and all of a sudden love it

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  10. Three are better than two and these are fabulous! Perfect patina as you said.

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  11. Yes, in a grouping they look magnificent! I have a thing for old Light fixtures but often when I got them Home they wouldn't work as originally intended and I've repurposed them in many ways too, including as candle holders. I agree completely, if you love the aesthetic of a piece, buy it, eventually you'll get an epiphany on how best to use and showcase it.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  12. These are beautiful. I LOVE the way they look and yes, I think a large grouping in different heights would be wonderful. I am gong to be on the lookout now...

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  13. How did you ever think of this? So unique and shabby chic! Love them!

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