Sunday, June 27, 2010

One small candle...

There is not enough
darkness in the world
to extinguish the light
of one small candle.
Spanish Proverb

I am a little late this summer planting flowers
around the house and deck.
I just couldn't find the  motivation.
Has that ever happened to you?

Then this week I was at the thrift store and bought these
small glass lamp shades for 50 cents each.
A little motivation was found!

My thinking was that a tea light would look so
pretty shining through the woven pattern.
If it didn't look good I would only be out $2.50!

Already had the tea lights on hand!

Placed them together and they give off the perfect glow!

Now I just need to fiind the motivation to fill
my window boxes and flower pots!!
Or I could just enjoy all your photo's
and plan for next year!

Linking to:
Mosaic Monday at the Little Red House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Those look so pretty!!

dee dee said...

Ahhhhh, Wendy!
What a great find!
Beautiful pictures!
Dee Dee

Debbie said...

Wendy that is such and awesome idea....I love it!Thanks for voting, you can go on any time when you are free and vote, backspace and vote again:)

Pamela said...

Great idea and what a steal!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

great photos!

Allie and Pattie said...

Wendy, those are so pretty. I've made tall candlesticks out of them too. I attached a chunky stair balustar to a base, then glued a bobeche on the top. Glued the shade on top of that (I flipped them over from the way you have them) Painted, distressed, gilded, with and without crystals- cheap and pretty! Great job!
xoxo Pattie

Joyce said...

What a smart idea!

Beth said...

So pretty!

Wendy, I tried to comment on Tony's strawberry caprese salad and it wouldn't let me. Tell him I thought it looked awesome, am definitely going to give it a try!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a great turned out your photos!!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely find and creative use of them.

Becky K. said...

Very pretty! I like the softness of the glow.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great idea turning those globes into tea light covers.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm so happy that you came up with this outstanding idea and shared it here at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS:)


Naturegirl said...

Great creative idea!I'm sure if you buy the plants you will get inspired to plant them up!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very very pretty! I wonder if the smaller solar lights would work with some of those glass shades?

The Working Home Keeper said...

What a great idea! So pretty!

Mary Ellen

Mrs. Chic said...

very pretty, what a wonderfull idea! this year I havn't done much planting :( but its so hot now, I'll likly wait untill sept to plant anything! lol

Corners of My Life said...

What a fun idea. I'll be on my way to Goodwill tomorrow . . .

southerninspiration said...

SO, SO Pretty!! Wendy, great idea!
thanks for coming by my blog tonight! :D


Sherry said...

That was brilliant! I just photographed a tablescape tonight outside and I stood there relighting and relighting my candles. How smart to use globes! Love it!

Linda said...

Hi Wendy~ just hopped over from Low Tide High Style! I love this idea~ it's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" things! Thanks for sharing it with us! I'm looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

What a fantastic idea! It looks so magical and glowy. Love it!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Lovely! Me too! I haven't planted anything yet this year! And I don't see it happening! ha! I will light more candles - beautiful.

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