Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Chandelier and a New Pup

Hello everyone, I have been so busy working the estate sales, sending my son off to college and my daughter back to school, got a new pooch (which I will show you at the end of this post) that it has been hard to blog these days. So here is a quick one, I say that but you know me! :)

I have always wanted a chandelier to hang over the dining room table, I thought it would make the room a bit more Victorian looking and not so boring.


Well a couple of weeks ago I bought one at one of our sales. It stayed on this table for a while as I had to repair a break and clean it up a bit


bought a ceiling medallion at Menard's 


and painted it


to coordinate with the one I painted for the Parlor/Living Room several years ago


Got hubby right on it


and there she hangs!


( I will need to find a fabric piece to hide the chain, any suggestions anyone?)


Dripping with crystals


and added lusters


she is a beauty! 
And oh my, what a BRIGHT beauty she is! Wow! 
Hubby says it makes him hot so I will have to change the bulbs to lower wattage bulbs.


So that is that, now for the new pup! Meet Lacey. She is 10 months old and we got her at our local Humane Society 2 weeks ago. We named her Lacey because of the little patch of white right above her front legs. She is an Affenpinscher, in German translates to Monkey Terrier, and the French called these breeds "diablotin moustachu" which translates to mustached little devil. Poor little thing, to have a name such as that!



After being spayed and a little unsure of her new home, this is where she finally fell asleep


on MY side of the bed!  :)


After some persuading, my daughter is finally letting her sleep with her every night! 
Thank goodness!

Although she is totally adorable and is quite the lovey dovey


and so curious, in a such a cute way,


she has some major separation anxiety issues and can't be away from us for even a minute, well she has actually improved a little over the week.
She has adjusted to her new home quite well but is quite the stinker when it comes to her kennel, she has chewed up a fourth of her plastic tray in just a few days!


Well that is it for now, time to climb into bed and get ready for a new day.
Thank you so much for visiting and have a great week!

Thank you Kathy over at A RETURN TO LOVELINESS for featuring my Summer Garden post.

This week I am joining the following linky parties...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
 A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy

29 comments:

  1. Gina,
    LOVE the new chandy and the medallion. I wish i would have thought of painting all of mine the way you did before they were hung!! UGH! Yours are stunning, my friend!! And your Dining Room was far from boring before but it truly magnificent now!!
    LOVE Lacey!! She is so cute! Congrats on your new Fur Baby!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Sounds like your choice to stop your other job; turned out well for you. You are staying busy! I love the new chandelier for your dining room. I would have never thought to paint the medallion! It looks fantastic. Another jewel for your beautiful dining room. It really adds so much to the room. So happy you have a new little member to your family. Enjoy.

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  3. Your new chandelier looks perfect in your dining room. It really brightens up the beautiful room!
    Mary Alice

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  4. Hi Gina...wild applause from me! That looks sensational! Please come and share your beautiful chandelier with us at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx
    http://atrayofbliss.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/five-star-frugal-16with-pearls-and-candy.html

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  5. Loving your new chandy! It really goes perfect in your Victorian dining room! Your bed is beautiful, I am sure it's an antique. Lacey looks like she is happy to be home.

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  6. Oh Gina. Your chandy is glorious. Actually, beyond glorious and so perfect for your gorgeous Victorian home.

    The doggie is quite adorable, too. I'm really not a dog person but he is the cutest.

    Congrats on both! Susan

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  7. Gina, great Chandalier, wherever could you have gotten it? Glad it is working so well for you. You surely knew how to hang it well. Love the pieces it is hanging from. And Lacey is a cutie!

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  8. Love your dining room and everyone needs chandeliers. The little baby is a darling. Congratulations, Mom!

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  9. What a difference a chandy makes, wow! Your dining room looks more Victorian and so elegant now. I love the painted medallion you did.
    We placed a plastered medallion three years ago along with an antique chandy, bright and shiny too. How I still love her.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  10. Oh... the new furry baby is adorable too!
    Fabby

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  11. Aww LOVE your little fur baby - she is beautiful! We have a Chinese Crested Powderpuff - Alfie, also a rescue. Such a great thing to do. She looks very much at home - Keri x

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  12. What a beautiful chandelier - and I adore your ceiling medallion. So pretty! Love your cute little girl, looks like she is a keeper. We just adopted a pup at the end of the July. He definitely keeps me on my toes! Have a great week! Jane

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  13. My friend Gina - -
    I could never forget about you!!
    I have been so very busy with a myriad of activities, including writing around four blog postings at one! Yes, I am good for the month of September and even into October!!
    Anyhow, I have to find a way to see your beautiful house in person - - my Lord, it simply looks beautiful! I only have one room dedicated to the past...but you have an entire house.
    And now this chandelier!!
    Have you ever thought of doing a video tour? That would be fun!
    Take care -
    Ken

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  14. Dear Lady I absolutely love your posts...magnificent

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  15. Sweet sweet puppy!!!
    Your chandy is so pretty and has high lighted your beautiful Dining room. Lucky you! Touring your blog is a treat to me as you have such a pretty place to call home.
    Blessings,
    d

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  16. Oh Gina,
    I love, love, love your new chandelier! It's gorgeous! I am so impressed with your painting of the medallion. I have never thought of painting them before. Yours is so effective. Hubby is a keeper too! I gold my silk covers for my chandelier chains at Pottery Barn. They were $25. I love the look with the cover on the chain - shabby chic. Have a wonderful week. Karen

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  17. Gina- A beautiful chandelier! I am getting ready to put up a new chandelier in my dining room, but hadn't thought about painting the medallion....now I'm glad it's not up yet so I can paint it! Great idea...Thanks!!! Michele

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  18. I just love the chandelier! What a lovely addition to your room. The medallion is perfect and I love the colors.
    My daughter and SIL just got a new puppy too. Exciting additions to the families.

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  19. Gina !!! Love the chandelier and tell your husband to get a step ladder ,when I seen him standing on that chair in the picture ,I seen an accident waiting to happen !! ok enough motherly advice LOL
    you were very lucky to get such a beautiful chandelier , it looks great over the table
    That was smart idea to make the medallion so victorian

    Lacey looks so sweet and can't wait to come over and see her in person,or you could bring her by my house

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  20. What a GORGEOUS chandy! Really like it and the medallion looks fantastic. I love how you took the time to decorate it. I covered one of my chandy chains with a piece of pink (or mauve) silk... or faux silk. The kind that has the wavy lines when it hits the light? I am having a "senior" moment and can't remember the name of it! LOL. And I'm not even a senior yet. :)

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  21. Welcome to Lacey, she is adorable and one lucky pup! Love your chandelier and medallion. I have been wanting one, the colonial one hanging in my dining room just does not fit my oak. Thanks for always stopping by to visit me I very much appreciate it!

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  22. Oh wow! I feel like I have just stepped back in time! Your Victorian dining room is so lovely and the chandy looks amazing....awesome paint job! Your new puppy is just precious and I see you have an oak bed very similar to one I have. Love your style! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  23. Gina, the chandelier is gorgeous and adds so much to the room! It is super bright. I can see why it would make your hubby hot. lol! Your new puppy is so cute. Hope she keeps adjusting more and more each day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. I like the busy-ness of a new season. That chandelier is lovely, perfect in the room.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Oh how I would love to have a chandelier like yours. So beautiful and to have a husband to put it up for you right away is a big plus. Your dining room is so pretty.
    I wouldn't have thought to paint the medallion, I would just put it up. If I ever purchase one , I will paint it like you did. Looks so nice !!
    Baby doggy is so cute!!!
    betsy

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  26. Gorgeous chandy! Quite the find. Your room is wonderful! Bless you and your new pup. She is a lucky girl to have found a good home and trustworthy people.Angels to you!

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  27. Oh my gosh the chandelier is just gorgeous! !! Love it! It looks great in there! Little bitty new pup Lacey is a sweetheart! ! So glad yall gave her a loving home! Post lots of pictures of her for us okay?

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  28. Lacey is way too cute! Love the pic of her giving that sly coy look. Your new chandy is awesome! I love all the treasures in your home Gina and absolutely adore chandeliers. It's like the cake topper on a wedding cake isn't it? A big atta boy to your hubby for making it possible. Thanks for sharing your new"babies" with us! Blessings, Edie Marie and Marie Antoinette

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  29. Your new chandy is gorgeous Gina! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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