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So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Monday, January 08, 2007

Crystals in the backlight


Firstly I like to thank all of you lovely people who have commented on my last post, it makes me very happy, that so many of you like my little studio corner too :D !

Well, after putting some Christmas decorations away this week I hung this corkscrew hazelnut branch with some of my crystals up in the livingroom window and even on a very grey day (like we had every day for the last 2 weeks or so), they do still look brilliant in the backlight. Wouldn't you agree with me?




The ones with the vintage bows were a present of my dear English blogging friend Niki and I really love them!


I have had lot's of work last week and was quite busy at the weekend too, so I couldn't do my blog round and visit my fave blogs like I usually do, but I hope to make up for it this week, so possibly I see you soon! xox

30 comments:

Clare said...

What wonderfully atmospheric photos! Clare x

Naturegirl said...

I love crystals in a window..brings in posative energy!The silouette with the branches is quite artistic! hugs NG

Anita said...

Very nice indee, Carol! Your crystals bring a special kind of magic back to your home (after the magic of Christmas has gone).

Lis said...

Wow, das sieht ja klasse aus! Ich hab mir auch schon Gedanken gemacht was ich an meinen Korkenzieherzweig anstelle der Strohherzen hängen kann, jetzt weiß ich es!!!!!!! :-)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

What a stunning idea Carol. I love the way these crystals create rainbows around the room, WHEN the sun shines!
(So glad to see the ones I sent to you included!)

Hope you don't have to work quite so hard this week, so that you can have some blogging fun!
Niki.x

Deb said...

I love the idea of hanging crystals in the window, especially on the branches - magical!

JayJay said...

Haven't been here for a little while. It's so nice wath you show us in your fotos! Thank you Carola for showing Bremens light in all it's bright. Even on days grey, without sunshine!

Love youre blog.

LostRoses said...

Curly willow and crystals! Only you would think of this and what a great combination. Love it!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

You have such a whismy magical touch, this is delightful!!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I love that curly branch, wish some grew around here like that! We have Bittersweet, which has a curly branch, growing wild in some areas, but it's quite a drive from my home. Your crystals are truly a thing of beauty too!

MariaJ said...

If you dont have a winter look outside you can bring it inside. Clever idea I love these crystals. Oh we even got a sunshine today!

Mrs. Staggs said...

These are beautiful Carol. I can just imagine how lovely they look when the sun catches them.
I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

Henny said...

Meine Kristalle dürfen auch noch ein wenig bleiben. Sie sehn zu jeder Jahreszeit gut aus finde ich , jetzt weiß ich , dass nicht nur ich so denke!!

Birgit said...

Zauberhaft, die Kristalle an den Zweigen

Sharon Kay said...

I love the look of your window with a branch and crystals. What a wonderful idea and your pictures are breathtaking. You have a real talent with a camera.....Come and visit when you haave the time.

Kali said...

Happy New Year dear Carol! I hope 2007 is a truly blessed year for you and your family xox
p.s. Your blog and home are simply delicious :)

carolyn said...

Oh what a lovely idea, we have a corkscrew hazel int the garden but it isn't big enough to cut for the house yet. But, I love this idea so will try and remember it.

linda t said...

I still have my glass icicles hanging outside on my patio. I love when the sun catches them.
Hoping your week is relaxing and peaceful.

Sigruns German Garden said...

Wunderhübsch! Caro! Mir fällt somit ein, dass ich noch eine ganze Kiste mit Kronleuchterkristallen habe. Ich muss sie sofort mal suchen!

Al

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Carol.....Your crystal branch is very effective and a lovely replacement decoration after Christmas decorations have been put away. You are such an intuitive person. Your blog is a delight to visit. Marion

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Carol,
I was going to participate in a Valentine swap, but the person who was arranging it has closed her blog, so I don't know what's up. Maybe it is just temporary. There are a couple of other people that I'm exchanging with, but it's not an organized swap sort of a thing. Wish I could have been more help!

judypatooote said...

I love the branches, curly ones and the crystals look gorgeous.... What a nice display.....thanks for sharing.....I love crystals too...

Shell said...

I totally agree with you! The look absolutely beautiful. You have such an eye for decorating - so pretty and feminine. I love it so much.

Salix Tree said...

The crystals look so pretty hanging in the branches. I love twisted hazel! I planted a little one in my garden last year, can't wait for it to grow bigger! They have the most amazing branches, don't they?
Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Carole,
Happy New Year!
I love the crystals ~ what a lovely way to add some sparkle and light to a gloomy Janurary.
Sending you Angel Blessings...

cityfarmer said...

You would LOVE my stash of vintage prisms...some from French chateaus.
I buy lamps just to salvage the prisms....then I rebuild old chandeliers and use them to mix and match.....

eb said...

I absolutely LOVE your crystal photos!!!!!!!! - I was attempting to do something similar today with the new snowfall - also your jug post is spectacular - such a beautiful blog - I will visit often and visit me as well if you are so inclined - eb.

One Crabapple said...

ohhhh I love these pictures of the crystals !!! Just beautiful Carol !

zUzU said...

Ooooo Carol =^..^=

I adore vintage crystals too!
You have a lovely collection and a grand idea
for displaying them!

Blogger hasn't allowed me to comment on
your blog for so long I'm trying to hurry in
case it discovers me here ::giggle::

HELLO!! Hi! Miss visiting ...
haven't forgotten you. Nope. Not a chance!
Hurry hurry worry worry.
FIngers crossed ... I'm going to try and post this ...

=^..^= love & kisses, zU

zUzU said...

Oh Hurray!
It worked!!!!
It must be magic!
=^..^=z

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