Monday, June 28, 2010

One of my Chandeliers is Finally Up

I have been holding on to this chandelier for five years ever since we moved from our previous home. Of course I couldn't take the house with me, but I just couldn't leave the sea horse knobs in the bath or this sweet chandelier from the dining room. It was always too small for the room, but I just loved it!

Of course it really needed rewiring and major cleaning! It always seems so easy to take it all apart and then put it back together, but it never is! I was smart this time, though, and took photos of every part that I unscrewed or moved.
And yes, I needed the photos!

The rewiring didn't take long at all since it's just a single bulb, but I must admit that cleaning and hanging the crystals took about an hour.
In the end, though, it's definitely worth it and makes cleaning the kitchen so much more pleasant!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Scottie Dog Birthday Part 2

I thought I would never get these photos posted! But finally here are the rest of the scottie dog birthday pictures!
A chocolate chip cookie cake (take 2 - the first one didn't come out of the pan, so I didn't even try with the 2nd one!)

Bunting - so everyone could find us at the park!

Scottie chalkboard tags to go with the chalk favors. Two coats of chalkboard paint and they seemed to work really well.

My oldest even drew some scotties for decorations around the tables! What a sweetie!