Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fabulous & Frugal Fun: A Heart-y Chandelier

As you probably already know, I love window shopping, especially since it feeds my creativity without spending a dime. When I run upon an idea that inspires and delights, there's little that can stop me from snapping a photo -- even if it means standing off the side of a curb to get just the right shot.

ABC Carpet & Home is one of my favorite stop-bys, and this example of creative uses for chandeliers did not disappoint. Hanging just outside the entrance to the fabulous home furnishings retailer is a group of vintage chandeliers mixed in with a massive twig and root structure, all strung with white paper hearts.

These shimmery show stoppers are a fine example of the flexibility of decorating with chandeliers. While chandeliers are glorious to gaze upon all by themselves, they can be spruced up even further to convey a special message or draw attention to a special occasion. Enlace with floral strands for a springtime celebration, attach light-weight, corrugated paper shapes (wedding bells, storks, shamrocks or skeletons) for joyful festivities, or dangle small Christmas ornaments from their limbs.

And then of course, these happy, white hearts are a whimsical way to announce the arrival of Valentine's Day.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. I'm curious...what was the price tag on those chandeliers?

  2. Beautiful! I have always wanted to visit ABC. Someday!

  3. I didn't look at the price of those gorgeous pieces since I was so entranced by the paper hearts!

  4. my heart nearly stops when i approach those treasured chandeliers outside the store.. knowing that they are a wonderful glimpse of what is inside... i spend hours in abc everytime i am in ny... and i really love it when its pouring outside knowing that i have no where else to be...
    have a wonderful valentine's weekend...



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