April 18, 2011

Rescued By A Trained Husband

patina on an old chandelier inspired a mason jar chandelier
Hi everyone....I am taking a very quick break from packing orders to quickly show you how well trained my husband is. He rescued this chandelier for me that was...
tossed aside in a property that is being worked on. Definitely looks like beyond trash to some....he knew that I would find a good use for it. Thanks honey:~}
vintage chandelier with great patina
how to make a mason jar chandelier
vintage rusty chandelier
LOVE this timeworn aqua patina that only time will give in an authentic manner...

Although we are masters at rewiring around here with the hundreds of chandeliers created for the WEBSITE over the years, this one is too far gone to take apart. It's going to be a candelier.....as opposed to a chandelier. I hope that what I have in mind will work (hint, it's going to involve more AQUA)....I'll share it with you soon.....

Of course it won't have the glamour of the one below, which is my favorite chandelier that is hanging over our dining table at the beach house......
french chandelier with blue crystalsHave a beautiful week ahead and please come over to say hi and leave me a comment, I love to hear from you...


  1. Great husband with a well trained eye!! Lovely chandy!!

  2. LOVE IT !!! what a perfect color! Great Husband well trained...lol

  3. Janet, this chandelier is so beautiful! the colors.....fantastici. We do have wonderful husbands :)
    Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  4. What a great find both your husband and the chandelier!It very pretty,can't wait to see it when it's finished, xo christie

  5. Awesome chandelier, Jaanet. Keep that hubby close ...

    Have an EGGS-TRA blessed Easter ~
    TTFN ~

  6. Its gorgeous, love the colour...he has an eye for this stuff, well done on the training!

  7. Hi Janet,
    Your hubs is a sweetie. What a great rescue. I cannot wait to see it when finished.
    The aqua crystal chandelier at your beach home is gorgeous.


  8. What a terrific find!! I know you will do your special magic and create something beautiful :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  9. Wow! Your hubby has a good eye for treasures!

  10. Your husband is a true dear for you and a believer in possibilities which you have the vision for. Looking forward to seeing how you transform this without losing that gorgeous patina. Happy candaliering...

  11. Dearest Janet,

    You have a wonderful husband with common sense!
    Have a lovely week.

    Lots of love,


  12. Awww what a sweet hubby Janet!! I love the color & cant wait to see what beauty you do it!! You always do amazing pretties hon & it helps to have a darling hubby who keeps an eye out:)
    Deb:) xoxo

  13. Is your husband looking for a new home? Just asking cuz mine would have walked by without a glance! The trade would involve one slightly used/not abused 60ish man that appreciates a good meal but could not rewire a chandelier if his life depended on it...well, okay...maybe THEN. Just a thought for you to consider! Hugs- Diana

  14. Hi Janet... I just know you will do your magic and create something fabulous from that!... what a sweet hubby!... I don't think Jack would have done that... you never know though... maybe I should send him out "scouting" the neighborhood!... LOVE the chandelier at your beach house... xoxo Julie Marie

  15. What a fabulous husband you have, and an equally fabulous find too! I can't wait to see how you transform this beauty. Have fun with it.

  16. You are so lucky to have a husband who knows you that well and also so lucky to find a lovely chandelier. I'm in total love with the patina... :)

  17. Your hubby is a keeper! ;-) Is it painted aqua or oxidized? I can't wait to see what you do with it! (And I kinda think something pink and sparkly would look great with it!)

  18. I love the chandy! I'm one of your newest followers - have been reading your blog for awhile Candliers are much more romantic anyway - can't wait to see the result!
    Love, Linda

  19. What a fabulous find
    Husband is a keeper too!!!
    your newest follower

  20. Gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

    Gayle Evans

  21. we are all such aqua-holics, aren't we!? beautiful, janet. and the flowers in the background complete the pretty picture.


  22. Love it, love that your husband does this for you. Can not wait to see what you turn it into. your chandelier at the beach house. swoon. have a wonderful weekend together.

  23. OMGoodness! If my hubbie stopped to pick up something like that for me I think I would faint..you luck girl..