Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I love's my version of an ornate ceiling light fixture.

Common GroundI do love repurposing, especially for decorating or storage purposes. 
To me it is fun to find some flea market find and put it to a new use.
I love to see what other people have done with their finds too!
Some time ago I found this ceiling light fixture...
I bought it only because I loved it, with no specific idea what I would do with it! 
What can I say, I was so drawn to it.  Unfortunately I did not take a before picture of it with all it's wires and electrical items in it and it's original color. But here it is at the stage I had been using it for quite some time with all the electoral stuff removed and white washed.
II have never felt it was complete, even though many people have commented on it.
It has had many homes...
On the mantle.....

On the wall.  It has even been a centerpiece (sorry no pic)!
My friend,Heather(Link) suggested putting my initials in the center,
but I decided to do something from nature.
I love rabbits so this is what I did and it is so easy anyone could do it....
I took a clear transparency I had from a trip to Michael's (on left)
Copied and sized it in black onto good drawing paper(on right)  and then drew a rabbit in pen and ink. You could add a stamp of a bird, flower or anything. You than add color. I used water color to the rabbit and the border and glued it to the center.
 This is how is turned out.....
Today it is here......
In a way it looks like a fabulous frame to my artwork, doesn't it?
Leave a comment on my blog. I would love to hear from you, what you think, additional ideas or your repurposing project.
 I would so appreciate it if you would join my really helps me out to have lots of followers...thanks my friends, 

Lastly, I love of my favs...

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Don't you love it! Have a wonderful day my friends!

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  1. I love this!!! Your little bunny is so adorable, and your choice for a frame is quite unique.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to come by tonight, and see yourself featured. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  2. This is beautiful. I can't get over how pretty the rabbit is.

  3. I love it! Your bunny is perfect. I love quotes, too, by the way. I knew I wanted to follow your blog, though, as soon as I read your header tagline...I had a special bond with my Dad, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. I love bunnies and yours is so sweet. How creative you are! Do have a wonderful weekend. I found you on Brambleberry Cottage..