Monday, February 8, 2010

Homefront: Sparkly Sprinkles

 
This display started with my husband. When we packed up Christmas, he saved this mirrored disco ball type ornament because it cast prisms in the light. It hung around our mantle for a while, until it somehow ended up hanging from the blinds in our little kitchen window.

I loved the movie Pollyanna when I was a girl. I was always astounded by the prism wall of the crotchety old man, and how Pollyanna used those magnificent little crystals to bring warmth to that bitter old soul.

Well, I'm not particularly bitter, or crotchety or a man... but I do feel like I am an old soul at times.


Collecting antique glass apothecary bottles, bejeweling them with vintage rhinestones and adding vintage chandelier crystals to this window has brought a spark of joy to our day.

When the sun is at it's peak, we see thousands of little silver lights, and rainbow prisms dancing across the ceiling, floor and walls.

 
My son asks me to make the sparkles dance, so I lightly tap the blinds and off they go! One day, our whole window will be full of prisms, and the whole wall full of sparkly sprinkles.

10 comments:

Almost Precious said...

What lovely antique glass bottles !
Thanks for the wonderful memory, I too recall reading Pollyanna when I was just a girl and remembered the part where she placed all those crystal prisms where they could reflect the sunlight's spectrum. It was a great book about a girl with a marvelously optimistic attitude.

UberArt and Emerson Bindery said...

I love your display, particularly your antique bottles. It looks like such a warm day in your sunny window!

Kristina P. said...

Very cool! Love the bottles.

Your comment about John Stamos totally made me LOL. And I NEVER say LOL.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Gorgeous Lisa! Love your display and I'm sure it's gorgeous when the sun is hitting all of those beautiful prisms!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

vivian said...

I love having old glass bottles on the window ledge. I have a bunch up in one of my kitchen windows now, since I put christmas away too!
I bet your kids think its almost magical to see the little rainbows!
have a great week!
vivian

boatbaby said...

I LOVE it! Anything that catches and throws sunlight is fabulous is my book. What a simple yet lovely idea! It really looks great, thank you so much for sharing!

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Valerie said...

Precious! Somewhat poetic actually...as odd as that might sound : )

Rosemary said...

Really pretty and sparkly!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
I like yours!
Rosemary

Emme Toaye said...

I have lots of sparklies hanging from my eaves outside my windows, inside my windows and in my car. I just love the way they flash rainbows through out my home and car. Wonderful blog, friendly comments, thanks for the inspiration.

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