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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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  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

  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!



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

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

  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,


  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.

  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

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

  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

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

  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

  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...

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


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