Tuesday, August 25, 2009

~White Wednesday Lights~

  Welcome to White Wednesday, with our lovely hostess Kathleen at www.fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com.  Visit her and other white lovers to see how beautiful and versatile white can be.  Just click on the lovely lady to the right, and you’ll be there in no time!

I was so busy the last couple of days, I was barely able to get this post together.  I had hoped to get some better pictures of these darling lamp shades…I took several, but for some reason, it just wasn’t that easy to capture how pretty they are.  I found them at Lowe’s, and thought they would look good when I had my Shabby Chic tea in June.  Along with the white slipcovers on the dining chairs, it was a very nice look.

white lamp shades 2

white lamp shades 4

With the lights on in the evening.

lampshades at night

I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember what these are called…as soon as I go to sleep, it will hit me!  I saw this at Home Depot, and knew I had to have it!  I was going to paint an outline around the roses in a soft pink, because I thought they wouldn’t be noticed, way up there on the ceiling, but decided to do it in all white anyway, and think it was the right choice.  Besides, it would have taken hours to paint all that!

rose chandelier 5


I usually don’t have any lamp shades on the chandelier, but there are times I like to have them, so I have 2 sets; this white set, and a  raspberry pink toile set…I use those during the winter months to lend a cozier feel to the room.

That’s just another little peek inside my home…I hope to show more in future posts, and hopefully, I’ll continue to get just a little better with the camera.  I didn’t realize how difficult it is.   I’ve been trying to tinker with different online editing programs, and should soon be much better at it…I hope, anyway!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone.  I’m continuing to pray for Amy and Rachel and Barry and Ceekay…please keep them in your prayers and thoughts. Please continue praying for our country as it goes through serious changes, and pray for our troops and their families. 

God bless you all, and God bless America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

Now just click on that lovely lady in white, and visit Kathleen and the other participants for more of White Wednesday!



  1. Hi Mary,
    Happy White Wednesday! I love your chandelier! The ceiling medallian with the roses and shades are gorgeous. I love that about chadeliers, you can change the look just by changing the shades. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  2. Hi Mary, Your chandelier is very pretty and elegant! I love how you change your shades out for the seasons. I should do that too. I have the same shades as you only they are the pale green. Btw, your photos are great! I have been very impressed and enjoyed all the photos of your home and gardens the last few posts!~Patti

  3. Morning Mary! What a beautiful chandy! I love it and those shades are so pretty!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Lovely day to you , Mary!
    Your chandelier with white shades is charming.
    I luv white and this looks great.

  5. Hello Mary,
    I love the chandelier and the shades. They almost have a gossamer sheen. The medallion with the roses adds a nice touch. You have a lovely home. Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Hugs from WV,

  6. Gorgeous chandelier. Just beautiful in your home.

  7. Oooh Mary, I have never seen such a lovely chandelier... so pretty! Julie Marie

  8. Hi Sweet Mary~~
    Oh I love your chandelier with the pretty white shades and the beautiful medallion, too!

    Hope you have a great Wednesday!!


    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

  9. Mary, your chandelier is so beautiful. And what a happy find, a medalion with roses! Can't wait to see the other shades, too.
    PS - I got my book, Teatime With God. Looks like a great one.

  10. Hi Mary~thank you for visiting my blog. I love your chandeliers and of course all the gorgeous teacups from the tea party. Have a great week...see you at the rooster party!

  11. Hello, Mary,
    Your chandelier is gorgeous! I also took a peek at all the pretty teacups from yesterday. Thanks for sharing your pretties. Also, thank you for remembering our country and our soldiers. Have a blessed week. Vicki

  12. Hi Mary
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Your chandelier is beautiful and the shades I would have never guessed came from lowes. They have that nice old shape to them that is hard to find. They look fabulous...

  13. Hi Mary,
    Beautiful chandy and medallion! And I see very pretty drapes in the background!
    Lovely post..
    I must meet this other Kathleen who does white events! :)

  14. pretty! love the ceiling medallion!

  15. Thank you for all the pretties. especially the lamp shades. There perfect for my antic chandalier - Lowes ya say. C/ya next week


  16. Love your white shades, Mary, and that medallion is gorgeous. Thanks so much for stopping by Mimi's Garden today. This is my first visit to your blog and I've really loved looking around. I'm going to add you to my favorite blog list so I can come back to visit again soon! Have a beautiful week...Kathy

  17. What a beautiful chandelier Mary. Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and so glad you've joined in on all the white fun!

    Take care,


  18. Such a beautiful ceiling medallion and chandelier. Have a wonderful week

  19. Your chandelier is beautiful but I am really coveting that medallion!
    Our ceilings are all hand plastered (very old house) and a few of them have plaster medallions and I love them! I'm trying to get my husband to Home Depot to get some for the rest of our ceilings!
    Great post!
    All the best,

  20. Hi Mary,
    I love the shades and the beautiful chandy. The medallian is awesome with the roses. Love white Wed!

  21. What a gorgeous chandy, and the medallion! I have a similar chandy, but no shades, hmmm, wonder if I could put the shades on it?