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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Project Weekend

I am sorry that I am beginning all my posts with a weather update.  You would think I was a Weather Girl or something.  It's just that we have had such abnormal spring weather here as of late, but today it looks as if we are back to normal.  I awoke this morning to 29 degrees.  Isn't that a huge contrast to the summer temperatures we were getting last week?  Back to wearing coats and pants again (although on the upside, I can still keep my snow boots stored!) 




This past weekend was Karl's birthday.  But I am the one who got spoiled, look what he did for me!  He put up this gorgeous antique chandelier in our bedroom.  I have several vintage chandeliers, each one different.  They are slowly getting integrated throughout the rooms (as Karl dares to dabble with the wires in our old home!)  Last summer, he put up a bright colorful one with porcelain flowers in our kitchen.  I can't wait to show it to you another time.



























Thank-you very much for coming back again.  I really must say it over and over!  You make my day and put a smile on my face with your visits and sweet comments!  You are a huge part of this blog; for a blog without readers can't inspire.  So thank-you all (I hope you don't tire of my gratitude because you will hear it again and again!)




I must send a huge thank-you to Jami of Freckled Laundry and Bonnie of Pink Stitches for featuring my finally finished grainsack coverlet!  Thank-you, ladies!





Pink Stitches


 Also, I can't leave without sharing that I just now received my copy of Souvenir in the mail.  I love it and I must instruct you right away to get a copy for yourselves!  You will not be disappointed in the least!  It is wonderfully written and the photos are indescribable, taken by extremely talented top-notch photographers.  I can't wait to go through it again!



Well, I should run since I have a magazine to read (and a house to clean!)
I hope you have a wonderful day!




Maria ~Rusty Hinge








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43 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous chandelier! It adds touch of springtime beauty to the room. Your photos look so nice, Maria :)

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  2. Such a pretty chandelier! I love all things (well many things) floral!!

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  3. Your chandy is gorgeous but I'm crazy in love with that giant mirror!!!

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  4. So pretty: Your style is fresh and original!: Sheree

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  5. Karl rocks.

    That chandy is so perfect in your serene gorgeous bedroom - oh my gosh I just LOVE IT!!!

    Hope he has a wonderful year full of joy, good health and love. Give him a big blogland hug from all of us, to do that on his birthday is sweet, I have a hubs who would, too - and wow are they a rarity. Gotta love em!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Gorgeous Maria!! That hubby of yours is a keeper! :)
    Happy belated birthday to him and hope your having a lovely week!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  7. LOVE that chandy.And I LOVE your blog.As much as you enjoy your readers I am truly inspired by your home.Thank you for sharing.I am up to my neck in projects.I have so much to post and so much to finish.But I wanted to say you have truly inspired me and for that I thank you.
    Anne
    whitelacecottage

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  8. A lovely addition to an already beautiful room!

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  9. Maria,
    What a gorgeous chandelier! It looks so beautiful in your bedroom. I love the old chandeliers that add such a focal point and interest to a room. Thanks for stopping by and your encouraging comments.
    Mary Alice

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  10. How lovely, fresh, and clean that looks! Did you paint it yourself? I'd love to "pin" this. What a great idea.

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  11. What a lovely, fresh, and springtime looke! Did you paint it yourself? I'd love to "pin" this.

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  12. GoRgeOuS TOLE LIGHT FIXTURE!*!*! ~ The architectural ceiling adornment is just PeRfecT for it and the room...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  13. leave it to you to find the perfect tole chandelier! :0 It's gorgeous! It looks so good in your room...which is beautiful. Your room has the perfect mix of vintage and french...I love to look at every little detail. :)

    hope your husband had a good birthday! Happy Spring!
    xo Sarah

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  14. Lucky Lucky you !!! To have such a pretty fixture!!!
    Looks amazing!!!
    Blessings Lori

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  15. Maria, this is such a gorgeous chandelier and a lovely addition to your bedroom! The ceiling medallion looks great with it too. I'm in IL and we have had crazy weather too! Thanks for reminding me to order Souvenir magazine...can't wait to get it!!

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  16. You do realize that everytime I visit you, Maria, I have to pin a bunch of your photos...? lol! I end up having Rusty Hinge Envy. lol! Beaaaautiful chandy, girlie, not to mention that medallion! Wow!

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Happy Bday Karl! Your chandelier is just so pretty! I love it :)

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  18. Beautiful weekend project in a room to LOVE!

    Thank you for sharing so much that inspires, Oh and that mirror wow's me :)

    Have a beautifully inspiring weekend.
    xx
    Dore

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  19. Love your chandelier times a million! Gorgeous bedroom!

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  20. Loving the pale tones of your photos. The chandelier is lovely as are the other things in the room!

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  21. Un lustre que j'aime particulièrement ... Je n'ai pas vérifié si je peux vous envoyer une photo via mail d'une photo du lustre de ma chambre...
    Le grand miroir de votre chambre est également merveilleux.
    Je vous embrasse et vous envoie du soleil.
    Gros bisous

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  22. I could not have imagined how one would make that bedroom more beautiful but you have done it. Wow! I love the pop of green. And i am especially drawn to that gorgeous medallion it hangs from. Have a good day my friend

    Michele

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  23. Perfect addition to an already fabulous room. Found you through Vintage Farmhouse and following now. ~ Maureen

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  24. Oh Maria what a divine bedroom!!!!!!!!! I am making time this weekend (somehow!!!) to sit with a coffee and catch up on all your gorgeous posts (I feel sure they will be so)! Sending you warmest Spring wishes from this 500 year old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxxx

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  25. Love what you have done. It looks so pretty;))Loving the sconces on the wall.
    Have a great weekend
    ~Cheryl

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  26. Hello Maria, I found your blog through Glenda's beaufiul blog The Papery Mulberry. Your bedroom is gorgeous! Love the placement of the large mirror and your chandelier is sooooo pretty! I will be back to read the rest of your posts!! ps Happy Birthdy to your husband! I had to smile when reading your profile - you mentioned your husband is more some days more than other about your obsessions - sounds very like my husband!! I drive his crazy sometimes!! :0

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  27. What a beautiful chandelier Maria! It looks so lovely in your room. How sweet of your hubby to hang it. I love that large mirror, too!

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  28. That chandelier is amazing. I can't wait to see the other one.
    Katie

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  29. Your chandelier looks amazing in your bedroom...and I don;t know if I've told you...but your grain sack cover is beyond gorgeous!

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  30. WOW - BEAUTIFUL chandelier to go with an utterly gorgeous bedroom. You have amazing style (AND great photography skills). I'll stop with the gushing now, but it's all well deserved - I look forward to following and finding out/seeing more. Delighted to have found you!

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  31. Very lovely Maria - and your room looks totally gorgeous as well. I have gilded and antiqued the same ceiling medallion you have for a few clients. It's my favorite one!

    Linda

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  32. Gorgeous chandelier as is your whole bedroom. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  33. It was my pleasure, girly! You brought a whole lot of sunshine to my blog :) Love the chandelier!

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  34. I LOVE your chandelier!!! Your bedroom is soooo gorgeous!

    ~*Jessica

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  35. Your chandy is simply gorgeous. It's the perfect piece for your beautiful bedroom. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  36. This is gorgeous! I featured it this week at Creative Things Thursday!

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  37. That fixture was already beautiful but the ceiling medallion put it over the top. Beautiful!

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  38. This is a gorgeous chandelier. The whole room is just lovely.

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  39. I love that tole chandy!~I truly do!! I found one at an auction and it is tole and all gilded but someone painted the lovely porcelain pastel roses an awful shade of red with bad flat paint....I hate that someone did that~I will turn it back to pastels. Your green and white chandy is stuning!

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  40. The chandelier is just gorgeous. And that mirror! I'm so jealous right now. Antiques like that are hard to come by in Alaska.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love hearing from you and appreciate all of your comments. It's a treat to read each one!
Love,
Maria

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