10/9/10

Crystal Chandelier...


I am happy I had a chance to case the Featured Stamper of the week over on SCS. I love going back in my memories to recall happy times when life was lived at a slower pace. My grandparents had a Georgian Colonial built just for them in 1935. And the dining room was the heart of the home. It had big bold cabbage rose wallpaper for a time and then toile. You could enter it from either the breakfast room which had corner cabinets for storing her collection of Franciscan 'Ivy' or directly off the living room with a double wide opening. I can almost hear the laughter round the table.

My grandmother finally got her crystal chandelier in 1946. It was much like the one you see. It had silver trim, chain and candle cups. It always hung over the handsome solid cherry table. I remember her carefully washing the crystals in hot sudsy dishwater in her PINK kitchen. My grandparents moved three times and each time the chandelier was moved with them. She loved having family get-togethers, dinner parties and turn the wall sconces down low and light the tapers. I was always enchanted by the effect of the flickering candles on the crystals and people. To this day, I accent every room in my home with different types of light.

It's Sunday, be blessed today and always.




6 comments:

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is so gorgeous, Susan! The colors and detailing are just amazing! Beautifully done!

Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, Susan...the candles look real and I love how you glammed it up with the jewels!!!! Your Grandmother's house sounds awesome...awwww, to have those gentler times again!!!

Kelly S. said...

HI SUSAN! Saw you stopped today to see my toothless pumpkin!!! LOVE this gorgeous card with the chandelier...the candles are an amazing addition...soooo realistic! So glad to see you getting all stampy again, missed you!

~amy~ said...

Can I tell you how happy that you're back and sharing your oh-so-wonderful creations...on top of everything else this one is a Chandie card?!!!! I also realized how much I missed reading your wonderful stories...love reading about your grandparents and their chandie and PINK kitchen...now how fun is that?!!!!! Thanks for sharing and hey, make sure you pop over to 365 Cards today:)

Julia Aston said...

How beautiful Susan and what wonderful memories of your dear grandmother! love the candles on the chandelier!

Sarah said...

Love your awesome card- and really loved reading of your memories of your Grandmother and her dining room! Made me think of my own dear grandmother's dining room- and her chandelier (which I now have hanging in my dining room). Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!