WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

January 30, 2011

~ Give me Light~

Hello Guys, I don't know about you...But during the winter months I live in a dark cave...I sit here on my sofa and never have enough light to read by..


Think Gloria!! Thinks what can you do...well I have a barn full of stuff lamps included so I ventured out into it and got one of them..This is an Art Nouveau wall hanging lamp...Art Nouveau is French for "New Art" and was very popular from 1890-1905
Of course the shade is one I already had and was Nekked...I got these beads for .50 and just knew they would work great on this shade..
Just gives me a nice glow to read by now...
Now I think all of us at one time or another had these Can lights in our house...I have 2 of them in my kitchen..

I also have a Sky lite...But will tell you with all the trees up here on my mountain I don't have good light at all during the winter months...

One of my favorite signs in my sky lite doesn't everyone hang pictures in their skylights ha ha!!
Any hoo I found these at Lowe's and the price was only $20.00...Can you say love it..
Takes an ordinary Can lite and makes a hanging lamp out of them...all you do is screw it in..Can you say Love it...

Just gives me so much more light here at my island now..Can you say Love it..

I'm now no longer in the Dark ha ha!!
I'm joining Susan at "Between Naps of the Porch" for Met Monday as this is a Mini-Met ha ha!!
Thanks for stopping by my mountain and seeing me...

Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

41 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

It is a mini met with a HUGE impact! We love lighting, and we have lights all over the place...we like dimmers too..so if you want it soft, you got it, if you want it bright you got it.
Love the little blingy you added. Great deal on the Lowes lighting, looks great Gloria!!~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria,you are so smart and so funny. I love your little wall light, how cute is that, and the hanging light over the island is fabulous. What a wonderful find. I have those awful track lights in my kitchen. Sure wish they were something else. You lighting problems are solved. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Julie Harward said...

Bright idea! And it does look so much better. Your home looks very beautiful :D

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria! How are you? I've been away from blogger world but i'm slowly coming back. :D Love what you did! Oh gosh, we need some lighting in our living room. It's so dark during the evening hours. I may have to coax hubby that we need to go to Lowes. :D I hope you have a wonderful day.
Sandra

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gloria, that looks great and what a buy. I have heard of them, but didn't know they were so inexpensive. Love the shade your revamped with the beads.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Gloria Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I love what you did with your little naked shade. How beautiful it looks with the trim. I love the way the light filters through the little crystals. So very pretty.

Now that kitchen conversion is awesome. I love it, and it solved your problem over the island. Speaking of your island, oh sweetie, be still my little heart. I love your island, especially all those drawers. Lovin the handles as well. I can also see quite a few beautiful glass jars in the background. Oh how beautiful it is Gloria. I hope you will provide a few more glimpses of your Kitchen in Heaven. Just beautiful.

Hope you are having a glorious Sunday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Melissa Miller said...

They look beautiful and bright Gloria. You created a pretty glow. I love bright sunshine too. Bring on the spring! I think we are all ready.

Happy Sunday! ~Melissa :)

Mari said...

HELLO GLORIA :)

OH MY WHAT GREAT IDEAS YOU HAVE SHARED WITH USE " I LOVE IT " HAHA I SAID IT :) LOVE THE WAY YOUR LAMP SADE TURNED OUT!! THE FRINGE IS SO PRETTY AND YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE :)

xo~MARI

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so cool Gloria!
Of course, I am behind on the lighting thing because I didn't know can lights went out of style. hehe.
And that counter-top with the gum ball machine is just making my mouth water! So awesome!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great light changes! I have to have good light, so I have lamps all over the house!
Hugs,
Penny

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new lights Gloria, especially the hanging one in the kitchen! Stop by if you get a chance, I'm going to have a party that I think you might enjoy:@)

Shelia said...

Yes, I can, Gloria - love it, love it, love it! Oh, what a difference these light thingys make! I've got some can lights too and just may have to do this! Your home is gawgous! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Madeline's Album said...

Love the lights. You have a way with decorating. Your place always looks so nice. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Dreamgoddess said...

Gloria, I love your little Art Nouveau light! It's funny that you've posted about lamps today...I was looking at photos of your beautiful Victorian lampshades this morning. Then later after that, I was going through a box of stuff I had packed up to take to the thrift store. There was a lamp in it that I had no shade for...well, you've inspired me! I pulled the lamp out of the box and I'm going to try making a Victorian lampshade for it.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi there my sweet friend...how are you?? Funny,lately I have a real thing for just the right light,think it comes with age????? Talk soon,XO

Janet said...

WOW!!! I sure love your lamp with the beads! You really do have a talent with lighting! Thanks again for your inspiring post on the teacup lite! I've posted now and hope you like it!
Blessings,
Janet

Kat said...

Love the lamp you did Gloria, you really have a way with these! I've never seen those can conversion kits. What a great idea! I'll have to check them out the next time we're at Lowes. Hope you have a wonderful week! Kat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a great idea, Gloria! I have a bunch of those in my kitchen (sigh), and I would really like to replace at least the three over my island with something else. Thanks for this tip! Looks great, and I can't believe you made that shade! WOW!

XO,

Sheila :-0

Kammy said...

I love your new light ! Looks fab - and that butcher block is to die for !
Kammy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are such a great idea, Gloria! I saw these for the first time last year and I love that I can tell clients about them as an option. So glad you can "see the light"! : )

Lisa said...

Hi Gloria:
So nice to meet you I am visiting from Between Naps, and I am an instant fan....I LOVE quartersawn antiques more than almost anything and have a few pieces, but NOTHING like what you have created...I showed my husband and said "That is what I have been talkin about!"
Wish there were more things out West...I will be back!
Lisa

Lisa said...

Oh! and P.S. Congratulations on being a cancer survivor! That is such a great feat, I am an oldie too and that is such a devastating disease. You rock girl!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Hi Gloria, so nice to meet you and I'm so glad I found your blog! first let me say I am so glad you are a cancer survivor, you go girl!!!!
Now for the foo-foo-shee-shee part, I love that little lamp and you did a great job on it. I live in a "mountain home" too and it can get a bit dark at times so this was a great solution.
Thanks for sharing,
Terry

Patty Sumner said...

And let there be light!!! What wonderful ideas! Thanks and blessings to you on your Mountain!

Liz said...

Hi Sweet Gloria! Happy Sunday to you! Great job on the lamp with the beads...love it, now it has character and beauty! =) Love your sofa and pillows, very purty! Your butcher-block is lovely, too! Great changes.

Lots of ((Hugs)) and Love, Liz

P.S. Thank you for the sweet comments on my curtains. You always make me smile. =)

janet said...

absolutely wonderful, i too love lots of light as well. My husband natters me for turning on lights in the day time. Your home is so gorgeous.
hugs
janet

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very clever...it feels dark in my house this year. We aren't having much sunshine and I have no northern windows except in the bedrooms. I think it is depressing. I changed the shades on my lamps to a lighter color to let more light come through.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Gloria! Your new lights are great. Nice updates!

Pam said...

I'm new to your blog and so glad I found it! I just started blogging last week, and found your blog link at Debbie Doo's.

I love that recessed light conversion kit! OMG, I will be at Lowe's tomorrow to see if my store has them too! Thanks so much for the information.

I love the pictures of your antiques!

Have a great day!
Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

Pamela said...

Loving y our island Gloria! I also love your one shelf and your pertty new lights!;)

Nicole ~ said...

So pretty, I love the beading around the shade it adds so much to it. Wow, you got an excellent deal on that pendant, it looks great too!

Have a wonderful week, Nicole

Tardevil said...

So glad to see you're out of the dark! Love the new light fixtures from Lowe's. I may have to try that...you made it sound easy. I always love to visit Gloria! You always have it goin' on over there on that mountain! You go, girl!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Looks gorgeous! Thank you for coming and visiting me I am now following you!!


~Allyson~

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What great ideas, Gloria! I love your beautiful wall light and the pendant light over your island is so pretty! I have never seen that before...so clever! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

lvroftiques said...

Know what you mean girlfriend. Sometimes I think I live in a cave! I have those darn can lights too and LOTS of em. I think it would be a great idea to at least replace the ones I have over the breakfast bar, so thanks for the inspiration! LOVE that green and gold shelf!! Vanna

Atticmag said...

We converted our cave last year. So great to be able to read easily so I can relate! Also, that kit is great to know about -- thanks. And we appreciate you stopping by. Jane

Kim said...

Hello sweet friend! I just saw ur comment on another blog about the baptismal font. Girl u sure know ur antiques! Now I hope u got my message about my sweet surprise in the mail. Thank u again dear friend. You are a gem :)
xoxo, Kim

SmilingSally said...

Now, that conversion light from Lowe's is an excellent idea! I wish I'd known about it when I lived in South Florida. I used to always complain that I couldn't read at night in that house.

Have a nice week, Gloria, and stay warm!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Girl, I'm just coming from your "Dear Diary" post! Ohhh my gosh!!! Honey, I'm sending lots of prayer your way!!! Hope you're still praying for me too...still sneezing and fighting this allergy crap too!

Well sweet Sis, I just love your Art Nouveau lamp! Oooh...and I have to be honest...all I could think of while I was reading about you making that trip out to your barn was...how much I would have loved to have been with you! Girl, I just know that you have soooo many awesome things out in that barn...and I want to see! Hehe! Anyway, I really do love your new reading lamp and the dangling beaded trim is just what that pretty lamp shade needed! It turned out beautifully! Sooo happy that you have some good reading light now!!! Ohhh...and I love your new hanging light that you put in the kitchen! I didn't even know that they made those...where you could replace the can light! AWESOME!!! It looks fabulous! My kitchen and living room has can lighting...it really does offer nice light but it's not the prettiest...that's for sure! Sis, I didn't know that you had a skylight in your kitchen or at least I didn't remember (which may be more the case...hehe!) Ohhh...I love that! Girl, that moulding that you have up there is GORGEOUS!!! Love, love, Love IT!!! Ohhh...and I love your sign to...sooo cute! Hehe! Well Sis, so happy that you're "lighting up your corner of the mountain"...you're doing an awesome job!

I'm not doing much today...not feeling the best but I'm okay! Just same ol'...same ol'! We had a "northern" move into our area last night! It's snowing lightly but really, really cold! Supposed to get down to -20 tonight...brrr! So I'll just be concentrating on staying warm! Hehe! So happy to get a note from you, Darlin'! I'll talk with you later!!!

Love ya, honey!
Chari

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH how I covet all your wonderful lighting! My kitchen is just so dark!! They offered to put in the canned lighting when they put in the AC but ..I was afraid to ask hubby...he already spent so much and was getting a little edgy...so I opted to stay in the dark. :)
LOVE your lights, Gloria... :) *HEAVY sigh!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, both of these lighting changes are wonderful! What a great idea to replace can lights with those pendants, and the little sconce with the blingy shade is so pretty. laurie