Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shining a Light Ornaments!


Welcome to today's Paint Palette Wednesday.
Shining a light on ornaments is the busy work going on in my studio. Light bulb ornies that is. As you may know, I have painted these for years. When a light bulb burns out, it gets a new life by becoming an ornament. I like to think of this as my way to help in the plight to go green.

So here is the process from start to finish. First I start with a burned out bulb, drill a hole in the connection, prime with a tile and glass medium, let dry and then paint and decorate.






Here are a few when finished. These are last year's snowladies. I use the tops of socks for the hats and embellish with trims and glitter.





Sorry for the smaller pic. These would not enlarge from my computer. But you get the idea. I have designed hundreds of styles from shabby roses with ribbons, santas, cottages and more. You don't have to paint to make these work for you either. Simply decorate, embellish or add graphics of your choice.
Well, I am swamped with the holiday decor and it's not even Halloween yet. That's how it is every year. And, the season seems to start earlier each year. So I have decided to be done painting after Thanksgiving, so I can enjoy the month of December without being rushed. Christmas should be enjoyed and given time for reflection. Now that's the plan, I hope it will work!!
Hope you have a great day. See you again for Thrifty Thursday.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

19 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love your originality sweet friend. These are soooo darling and so very YOU! I love it when I see women take their own idea and run with it.

You are so incredibly talented my friend. I'm speechless. LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... oooh those are just adorable! You come up with the cutest things! It is hard to believe Christmas is so close... yes, I do believe you should take the month of December off for yourself... I am sooo excited for my pink pumpkins... you are too kind and sweet to have made them for me with such short notice... love to you! Bisous... Julie Marie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Celeste, I have always loved your light bulb ornaments!! They are darling! I love to see what you put out for each season :)
Your nails are beautiful too :):)
Love you!!
Amy

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Wonderful idea Celeste!! If not for the five critters, there would definately be some hanging on my tree. I think I have to find some ornies made from tupperware to prevent damage. Especially with my curious Oscar!! Lovely work friend. Beautiful. Hugs. Tammy

Willow said...

You have done it again. Another brilliant and beautiful idea.

Willow

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Girl, the first thing I noticed were your nails! ☺ Very pretty! But I did notice the ornaments, too! Very cute and clever! ♥

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Meant to also say that I hope your plan works! ♥

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Love the little snow-woman faces, so sweet! I also think your plan for December sounds fantastic... hope it works out!!

Deb said...

very cute....

Marilyn said...

I will have to remember these adorable bulbs for the charity sale next year!! They are fabulous!!
Isn't blogging great??? We all inspire each other all the time!!
Love,
Marilyn

Lee Laurie said...

Celeste,
These are so adorable! You come up with the neatest ideas! I love these!
I agree with you about not painting during the holidays. I think that we should all relax and enjoy it this year. I will, except for when I'm at work. Retail at Christmas sometimes brings out the worst in some customers. I hope that they are all nice this year.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Diane said...

Celeste, how sweet they are! And how nice to use them and not throw them away.

I'm catching my breath. Errands today. Back to fabric design tomorrow. I'm just worn out today. Shopping for food is nice but we have to drive a long way when we do a big order for the best choices. You know what unpacking it all and putting it away is like!

Now...to put my sore feet up. New shoes!

Hugs!
Diane

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

They are so cute!! You are so creative. Hugs. Connie

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Beautiful and so unique! You are very talented. I just love them!
Gail

Hummingbird Chats said...

Hello, just wanted to let you know I have awarded you with the Honest Scrap Award. All your work is so wonderful, I just love to visit your blog. Katie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Oh you are so clever and what sweet little snow woman you have made.
I love the thought of you using something that would otherwise be thrown away.

I hope that you are having a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Nélia said...

Olá Celestina!

Ideias super originais, como todos os seu trabalhos! Adorei! 5*
bjs
Nélia

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

They are beautiful! Who would have thought such beauty could come from a bulb? :) Love it,

Kitty

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your little light bulb ornies are always so adorable. I treasure mine. Think I told you before that my light blue one stays out year-round in our bedroom! BTW, I spy a pretty Southern Belle type figurine on one of your shelves! :0)

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..