Monday, March 23, 2009

Waking Up to Rainbows

I love glass crystals, especially the antique chandelier crystals which I find in antique and thrift shops.

I love hanging them in the windows of my house.


It's so easy to do. I attach the crystals to ribbon.


Screw in small eye screws into the window frame, then tie the ribbons to the screws.


Put them across the entire window for a really whimsical look.


I especially love the ones hanging in the Eastern bedroom windows.....it's so magical waking up to rainbows!


Now cleaning the crystals is a whole different experience!

31 comments:

Sara said...

They look so beautiful hanging in the window.

Siayla said...

You must get a whole room full of rainbows with those lovely windows! They look wonderful!

dongdong said...

How pretty. My kids get excited whenever they spot a rainbow on the sofa or the wall. :)

Erin said...

Oh, I love glass crystals too. So pretty! Might have to go on the hunt for some to hang in my bedroom windows. :) Beautiful idea, thank you!

rubywill said...

What a great idea, they look great.

Lisa said...

They look so pretty in the windows!

Artistmama said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love this!

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Sam said...

That is a great idea and it looks wonderful! It reminds me of my late grandmother, with all her crystal chandeliers. I would love all the rainbows everywhere. Thanks for sharing this great idea :)

Anet said...

Just makes me happy to see rainbows on dancing on the walls!
Your window looks so pretty!

Jane said...

I love this idea~my parents have a crystal chandelier and I always loved all the rainbows growing up!

Sarahlcc♥ said...

I love crystals as well, this is a wonderful idea, thank you for sharing.

Sarahlcc♥ said...

There is a really beautiful B&B I found through another blog. I thought you might like their chandelier ~ you'll have to scroll through to the last pictures to find it.

http://www.bedofflowers.nl/album

Sarah said...

I love how that looks. There's always something so special about seeing little rainbows throughout your home!

Dawn said...

Your windows look so beautiful with all those crystals. You made me want to go hunting for crystals at the antique shop!

sunnymama said...

They look so pretty hanging in your window, they must be amazing in the sunshine.

Leanne said...

I love them too....it feels like the rainbows just re-energize the air and the house.

Tammy said...

Simply lovely...

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Very nice idea. I'd totally hang those up at my bedroom window, but I need the shades closed if I want to sleep at all. No rainbows for me.
But my daughter would love them in her room. It looks at west, so she'll have pretty rainbows in the evening.

Shady Lady said...

What a beautiful touch! I would love to have those to wake up to in the morning. I think I'll have to start checking out some thrift shops...

Mom and Kiddo said...

I agree, rainbows on the walls are wonderful. In the afternoon we get hundreds of them from a piece of hanging glass art in our window. They disappear in the winter months when the sun is too low for the surrounding buildings but they are back now and always cheer me up.

When he was a baby my son loved watching them dance.

jane said...

I also have crystals hanging- a friend told me that they bring positive energy...I think she might be on to something...

Willo said...

I need to get some of these because my guess is they would also be great to keep birds from flying into our windows!

kate said...

beautiful. this would be great in my daughters bedroom!

Tara said...

Now that is a creative and inspired idea- how lovely they look!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! We used to hang single crystals in the windows of my (Montessori) classroom-- the children were always delighted on sunny days when "the rainbows were out!"

This is something that isn't on my antiquing radar-- I'm going to have to change that!

kelli said...

awesome! I love this idea!

Joy said...

Those are beautiful! I enjoy seeing what things make other people's homes feel like home to them. Thanks for this little peek into yours. :)

Debz said...

I love the look of the crystals hanging in your window, very elegant! This blog party is such a great way to meet new people. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.
Pop over and say hi sometime. Blessings!

Adrienne said...

What a pretty idea, I always see random chandelier crystal at garage sales and pass them by. Now I'll be sure to pick them up! :)

Annie said...

We have "rainbow makers" in our windows too. Leif is just starting to really to notice them and point out all the rainbows. Hopefully in our new house we'll have an even better place for the light to catch these crystals.

sgaissert said...

I have some blue crystals I saved from an old lamp. I MUST do this with them. Thank you. Your blog is a beautiful treasure.