Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Crystal Sconce Giveaway, Courtesy of Shades of Light
I'd had one of those bad housekeeping days. Icing on the ceiling, clutter piled up, and everything I cooked was "off" and went to the chickens. Then I received a delightful email from Paige at Shades of Light catalog--one of my faves. They wrote the sweetest article about Gollum's Farmhouse; they are also offering a neat giveaway to the design community. If you would like a chance to win a crystal basket sconce, drop your name into the basket. Dr. Gollum will do the honors on April 1st.
Isn't this an adorable SCONCE!
(Leave a comment on this post if you'd like your name to go into into the basket.)
It was uncanny. Just the other day I was thinking of fabric samples that I'd ordered from Shades of Light. I had gotten bogged down with writing (and also, as yall know, I tend to waffle a bit about design decisions). I was horribly flummoxed by a tricky window in my library and wasn't sure about how to hang drapery rods. Even Mr. Tom wasn't sure.
I'd moved the draperies to the breakfast room, and I was looking at these silk buffalo panels...
...in this color. It matched perfectly.
Too, I'd posted before about the Dungeon, and how I wanted it to have a lighter look, aka "Somethings Gotta Give," from the motion picture. I'd used inspiration pictures from the catalog.
I asked Paige, the representative from Shades of Light, if she knew I was a rabid customer of Shades of Light catalog. Nope, she didn't. :-) Nor had she seen my blog entries about buying draperies from SOL for my library, or the "Something's Gotta Give" makeover-to-be in the basement.
She had stumbled onto my blog from the food world, Tastespotting and Foodgawker. I just loved this. It's so much fun to see how the breadcrumbs connect throughout blogland. It turned out she has a divine foodie blog,too, called A Butter World. I love when design and food collide....
Even if it's icing on my ceiling, I'm having fun. Most of all, I love meeting people who love to move furniture with one hand while they chop Italian parsley with the other.
I'm all motivitated to get my basement painted so I can have a beachy-looking room before summer ends. :-) Now is the time, Gollum. Now is the time.
If only I could pick a color. :-)
If you want a closer peek at the sconce, or to read about fun design ideas, visit the Shades of Light blog Inspired Spaces.
Now, I am off to bake cupcakes....with green icing.