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Using Family Keepsakes To Decorate Lamps, Chandeliers

Being creative with family keepsakes

Have an old lamp, a traditional chandelier, or in my case an old table lamp, my sweet mother-in-law purchased at Sears & Roebuck during the late '70's? The lamp had triple tiers of crystals and very ornate brass accents. I thought that this lamp was hideous. However, because of my deep love for my mother-in-law and the love she showed me in return, I could really look beyond that lamp and see the beauty of her heart and the love we shared for each other.

So, with that being said, did you know that you can transform simple light fixtures, lamps and chandeliers to something spectacular, something different, and yes, something special, using pieces from your family keepsakes.

I've used shades from lamps that are keepsakes. Ribbons, tassels and crystals from that triple tiered lamp from Mom Jenkins which can be found in almost every room of my home. I've used gold necklaces that I have received as gifts from my children, grandchildren and god children to decorate my bedroom chandelier which is my favorite piece, and yes of course, Mom Jenkins' crystals are part of this piece too.

Be imaginative and creative when adding pieces to your light fixtures. Make sure your additions are fire proof, interchangeable, and adaptable to the decorative theme that you choose. View photo gallery.

Have a Great Day!

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