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July 20, 2010

JUST A SUMMER DAY

Happy White Wednesday!!!!
Today I am sharing some pictures of a white candelabra picked up at the thrift
store for cheap, cheap (was a nasty brass, but got the white spray paint treatment).
These are some shots taken at the lake while watching the boys swim and play (okay, better be honest...AND FIGHT!!).
Isn't that sky absolutely amazing!?!
To see the Summer Sky
    Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie-
  True Poems flee.
                                                              ~Emily Dickinson

Please visit Kathleen's blog at faded charm cottage for links to all the White Wednesday participants....
     Happy day!!!
xojanis

54 comments:

Tete said...

I love your pics! What an awesome idea! Love the water with all the reflection, the clouds, and the dripping wax! Great whites!
Tete

Glenda... said...

Janis, that is absolutely beautiful, and that hauntingly sweet way you photographed it...
Awesome...love it..
thanks also for stopping by my blog yesterday and your sweet words.
blessings,
glenda

Tara said...

Just beautiful...I love the power of a white spray can..Great job..

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I LOVE your candelabra, and your pictures are amazing! What a beautiful place to spend the day... just beautiful!
Happy WW!
~ Jo :)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Isn't it just amazing what a can of white spray paint can do. I love the candleabra. I found a gold cherub lamp with that same ugly gold finish and sprayed it heirlom white. It looks like a work of art now!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful pics! White Paint is so awesome !
Tammy :-)

debi said...

Love the beautiful candelabra!
Your photos are amazing!!!!

Rachel said...

I love spray paint and I love that you can buy any cheapo hunk of junk and make it special with a simple spritz!!!!

I read your Boy post under this one and commented... you have to read my comment... because your nurse comment struck a cord with me!

Thanks for sharing!!!!
Rachel

Bella said...

Hi Janis... What a lovely post! what a lovely sky, blue skies are scarce here this year!
Love your prior post too, you have a great photo for blackmail there:-)
I am your newest follower and look forward to visiting again soon:-)
Bella

Maureen said...

When you have good bones, spray paint can fix anything! Ever so pretty.

Beth E-R said...

Your candelabra could not look any more gorgeous, than against that blue sky with the clouds!

I raised two boys, 18 months apart. I remember them getting along, then in the next second - all heck breaking loose. Now they are best friends.

Nancy's Notes said...

oh what fabulous photographs, you got some really gorgeous shots, I love them all! The sky, water and the lovely white, truly stunning!

Nancy

Laura said...

You know I love white spray paint!
You did a great job.

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura
White Spray Paint

KarenHarveyCox said...

How cute, you made me giggle. I remember those days watching the kids and trying to relax. Yet, I think you are doing a better job than I did of enjoying your life while the kids fight. Your photographs are stunning. The way that white candelabra looks against that sky and lake look positively dreamy.
Karen

Faded Charm said...

How amazing with the water reflection in the background and the photos with the clouds. You are so talented with a camera....always enjoy your pics.

Take care,

Kathleen

Prior said...

Your photography is amazing, as well as that sky! Lezlee

Cassie said...

Everything is gorgeous! The water, the sky, the clouds and that lovely candleabra....wow.
Hope your summer is going well Janis!

Lady Pamela said...

Those photos are pure poetry. I want a coffee table book with your work in it.

Jane said...

The candelabra is beautiful but it's your photos that really made me go "ahhhh". Beautiful work.
Jane

McCarthy Designs said...

What a beautiful spot to take your photos. The candelabra looks aamazing painted white! xx

Linda said...

Lovely photos, Janis! Amazing how good the candelabra looks spray painted!

raggygirlvintage said...

Janis, that looks like heaven, and the candelabra is great too! You have such a knack for capturing the inspiring in photos. This summer is wearing me out and I'm glad for the inspiration...
Tracey

Alaina said...

That is a nice candlier and I like how you have taken the picture by the water.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Dreamy!
That first photo has a very Phantom of the Opera thing going on! :-)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janis,

The photographs are really gorgeous, love the pretty white candelabra and you live in a gorgeous place, the sky and water looks amazing.
Kids will be kids, and sounded like how mine sometimes were.
The poem is lovely.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great pictures....and blue skies in the NW.... AMAZING...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

EnchantedBella said...

Oh what a coat of white paint can do. Happy WW

Rebecca

KATHY said...

What a beautiful way to spend the day! I love your new treasure.It's so pretty...Kathy

Rebecca said...

I've got two of these in gold-never thought to paint them-it so clean and refreshing looking!

kathi @ traybella said...

your photos are AMAZING! love your post today.
kathi

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Great photos - it looks so serene and lovely. Just what I need. Happy WW!

Rustydiva said...

I love the reflection of that beautiful sky in the ripples of water. Makes me want to just jump in! Gorgeous photography and props ~ natural and woman made!

Kenda

~~Carol~~ said...

I don't think I've ever seen such beautiful pictures taken of a candelabra! They're simply breathtaking, and there's never been a better example of what a little white paint can do!
Happy WW!
Carol

Kathy said...

Janis - you worked your magic with the white paint - the candelebra is amazing, and your photos are stunning!! It looks like it was a beautiful day - for you and your sons!

Hugs from Ohio, Kathy

Irma Robles Haraughty said...

What a creative idea for a little photo shoot. The candelabra was beautiful enough but you pictured it in such a stunning way!
Thank you for the eyecandy!

The Swedish Room said...

Hi I love the candleabra. I love the pics with the dripping candle wax. Thats what I love about white, it can take anything and make it beautiful.
The Swedish Room

Julie said...

I love the photos. Love the (now) white candlabra, and the blue puffy white cloud sky, and those wonderful drippy candles. Beautiful. Makes me smile. I also scrolled down a post and read about your 3 boys. LOL! I have 3 boys too, and wouldn't trade them for the world. they are a triple blessing and priceless. And God also blessed me with one daughter so I wouldn't have to lose my hard earned money bribing one of my sons to do what a girl would do. LOL!!!!!! I had to laugh. and the bucket on the head...priceless.
shhh. no one will tell. My oldest is now my hero. a Marine in Afghanistan. My second is studying and training to be a certified personal trainer, but loves to work in ministry too. (He benches 300!) GREAT for moving heavy pieces. and my 3rd is my blessing simply because he makes me laugh..
My daughter is just my beautiful friend and confidante...Children are God's greatest blessings and richest treasures in this lifetime.. amen. Thanks for sharing your beauties...My hubby grew up on a lake in Michigan. He misses it....

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Oh my gosh! What a transformation. Brass yuck...white yum!!!
Your photos were so creative!
Beth

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a pretty picture. Thanks for always stopping by, I enjoy hearing from you. Have a great rest of the evening, T

Faye said...

I love your blog! You sure described how I feel about junk in your profile! Thanks for following my new blog!
Faye

Candylei said...

GREAT backdrop for your photographs and it makes them so romantic. Just a little white paint does wonders! Now I'm off to look at your other White Wednesday posts.

Yaya Chique said...

Hey girlfriend!

Beautiful pics!!!! And yes, we know how boys can and will be. Still waiting to hear from mine about his white water rafting today???? I missed his call earlier in the evening, so I guess that means he didn't fall out of the boat? LOL xo...deb

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

The sky is definitely gorgeous but white spray paint is priceless!!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

How beautiful...isn't it great to repurpose items into that coveted white? So glad you stopped by my blog...it gave me a chance to discover yours and I LOVE IT! Can't wait to read all your older posts and wait for your new ones!
Blessings,
Karen

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped by ~ just love your photos and your blog!! The bucket head shot is priceless!!

Claire de Lune said...

Wow...you are an amazing photographer. I am now an official follower. This summer has been oppressively hot here and I have not been enjoying it, but you renewed me with your pics.

And thank you for stopping by. I am a somewhat new blogger & I really love visitors. Thanks!

Creative Ambitions said...

I love the candelabra! The sky is beautiful... great photos!

Sherry said...

I love your candelabra! How great it looks painted white and in your photographs! Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Cindy said...

Janis, That chandi is so pretty. You are such a tease though, I know you can't give all of your secrets away, but you set my mind to whirling when I see what you make. Thanks so much for a glimpse at the things that you make, they are all so wonderful!
Hugs, Cindy S

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Janis,
I love your candelabra, it's beautiful!! And your photos are amazing! What a beautiful place to sit and relax while your boys swim or fight! I have two boys myself and I know all about the fighting. Their driving me crazy this summer.
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Abby said...

So very lovely!

Himmelriket said...

Lovely blog...
i´m now a follower.

bj said...

ahhh....these photos are awesome. What a great job you do.

When you paint something like this, do you use gloss, semi-gloss or flat paint??

bj said...

oops...forgot to say..I am your newest follower..:))

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