From Every Day Plain to Dressed for Christmas

I'm happy to be linking to:
Tabletop Tuesday
Metamorphosis Monday
Amaze Me Monday
All Things Heart & Home

This isn't a tabletop, but it's something special for Christmas.  I have a very "Plain-Jane" fan-light fixture in my dining room.   I dressed it up just a bit with some new beaded lamp shades a while back, but it didn't really help a bunch.  Because of the location of this room, we really do need this type of fixture.  Oh well, it can at least get dressed up for the holidays.  This first pic is the "undressed" fixture.  Don't laugh, it might get embarrassed.

This is the first layer.  Still needs a lot more.  I used one of the wreaths I bought at GW for $2.99.  It's nice & full.

Okay, now we're talking.  Sorry about the lighting -- this room is so challenging for taking photos.

All the ornaments are from the $Store & Walmart.  I really like the swirly icicles.  They are clear & really capture the light.  I used gold & silver balls.

I used a different camera setting for this shot.  I'm really liking this.

Yep, here I go again with the weird shots.  No, I didn't go into strange contortions to get this.  I just put the camera underneath & started clicking -- finally got one I liked!

Just one more quick look at the finished "dressed for Christmas" fan-light.

Maybe you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.  Uh oh, I bet a lot of you youngsters out there never heard that one.  Just think about it & you'll get it!  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.


  1. How pretty this all looks, I just love what you did.(-: Very nice!

  2. Okay, I can do this! My livingroom has a similar fan/light. Love ideas like this. Thank you for linking up to the first ever "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

  3. Readyf to welcome the Yuletide of 2010.

    Pretty, indeed...

    Happy TTT…

  4. Very cute! The Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-way going on today.

  5. I so want to try this! What a beautiful and unique way to dress up your home for Christmas!


  6. Gorgeous and easy to do! Wow! Looks great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. LOVE it and it is just as pretty as the Chandy's we decorated at the Stegmaier Mansion!
    Stop by A Debbie-Dabble Christmas to see the Stegmaier mansion all decked out for Christmas!!


  8. I love it! You have inspired me to do something with the ceiling fan/light fixture in my dining room. Oh, thank heavens for WalMart and Dollar Tree!!!

  9. This is just brilliant! I'm stopping myself from looking at my light fixture in the den so I can write you a comment! I'm gettin all sort of ideas for this light!
    Thanks soooo much for linking to All Things Merry & Brite, love your inspiration!


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