Thursday, October 21, 2010

Adding Sparkle ToYour Life




Putting on the RITZ with vintage rhinestone jewelry can be a glamorous way to add unexpected twists to your holiday decorating and table settings... The Picture of the silver candelabra is from BHG..and features a couple rhinestone necklaces attached with a thin piece of wire... Oh the sparkle, glitz, and glam... Extra sparkle when accompanied by little Christmas white twinkle lights...
Decorating in this style becomes a reflection on you and your personality... it shows you don't want to be like others... I particularly love doing something that some other person may not choose to do but it is also very rewarding when someone chooses to like your style... Using pieces of your own collection or pieces you find at a secondhand store are more budget friendly... If you use 4.00 or 5.00 pieces or even more you will have quite a ton of money involved and then it must become a very special piece... I love the way new life has been given to this precious sweet little ivory mica coated tree of which now is my first completed and displayed touch of my Christmas decorating.... { Tip... I did take and tie thin yarn around tree where brooches and bit and bobs were glued on and let set overnight... This worked wonderfully for securing the heavy pieces... } I love this look so much I believe I will search for enough rhinestone jewelry for another tree I have and place it with my lovely mirror and perfume bottles.....
I think it is charming to think of uncommon objects you could use for tree ornament hanging... There is not one thing more satisfying as a clever display of treasured belongings or the joy you receive from sharing with others....
Ps... Other ideas for decorating with vintage jewelry....
1. Hang it from a window... Many necklaces can be very pretty sun catchers...

2. Add a vintage brooch with a broken back by gluing instead of a bow....
3. Use a lovely brooch on a lampshade for a touch of glam....
4.Drape necklace across corner of a mirror for amazing sparkle...
5. Add a rhinestone bracelet around a vase or a hurricane globe... This can be stunning.....


4 comments:

Sandi said...

Love the tree with the vintage jewelry Marietta. I always keep my eye out for sparkling rhinestones for decorating with. Thanks for all the ideas!
Blessings~

Ira said...

Beautiful pictures again Marietta and I'm glad to see that you too are already thinking ahead about how to decorate for the holidays :-) Have a great day, Ira

kathy said...

Hello sweet friend -- You still sparkle and shine with all you do !! Love doing a little catch up with your blog -- New grandson and another on the way -- eat into my blog time -- IN the best way !!!!!! _ Blessings - kathy - ga ♥

The Feathered Nest said...

This little tree is so beautiful to me Marietta!!! I love to have sprinkles of vintage jewelry here and there, they do add a touch of sparkle to everyday ordinary things ~ I hope you are feeling wonderful sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn