Confessions from my life B.B. (Before Blogging)!
Ok, so this is a hard one for me to admit so please, don’t judge.
I just heard the collective gasp!
I have been an online shopper for many years and have purchased things from many different stores but until I started blogging I probably would have thought was the latest Headline News Network.
In my life A. B. (After Blogging), I have discovered the joy that is this one-stop shopping experience and am very happy to announce that I am a no more!
I made my first purchase there recently and I’m thrilled to reveal it to you today!
We have been slowly updating all of the light fixtures in our house and up until now the choices have been fairly simple and painless.
But, when it comes to a little girl’s room, all bets are off!
I wanted something young but not baby-ish.
Small but not too small.
Feminine but not too blingy.
And let me tell you…I looked everywhere!
Antique stores, online stores, consingment stores, thrift stores, big box stores.
And yet, the perfect chandelier eluded me.
Until I discovered
They make it so easy to narrow down the choices based on price, style, finish, etc.
And I am happy to say that I found the absolutely PERFECT light for my sweet Lauren’s room. It should be named “The Lauren”, that is how perfect it is!
Here is how my daughter’s room looked before with the basic builder grade brass fixture.
And here is the new sweet little light for my sweet little girl.
Wait! What’s that you say? This photo is at night and you can’t see the details of this lovely chandelier? Well, let me help you out a bit.
This is the Kids Korner Chandelier in Antique White from TransGlobe Lighting.
That is the official name.
But to me it will always be known as “The Lauren”!
Now, originally it came with shades that had a green ribbon attached.
It wasn’t exactly the right tone for my daughter’s room.
So, I just popped them off (which subsequently meant the flowers came off too) and then hot glued the rosettes right back on.
You want to see some more details?
Ok, here you go!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the little crystal accents.
Just the right amount of bling!
And the patina has the slightly aged look I was going for.
Here is one last look at it in all of it’s glowing glory!
Do you think when they read this they might actually change the name?
Linking this to:
Recently Heather and I were talking about how much we would love to have laptops so we could blog whenever and wherever. For some reason our hubbies think that we like to hog the computer…go figure! She was also sharing how she would like to give their home office a bit more “umph” by adding some extra workspace. That way her family can sit in there with her and watch in awe as she weaves her blogging magic.
Oh, and maybe they could do some homework too!
While shopping around at for my chandelier I came across a lot of fantastic options they offer for making an office both functional and stylish.
One of the things I love about our home office is that it allows us to have enough room for an. Hubby can be working on his laptop (which he won’t share with me because apparantely since it belongs to the company there are certain rules about letting your wife blog on it…sheesh!) and I can be
hogging working on the desktop.
I think the might just be the secret to our happy marriage…
Ok, not really, but it does give us some elbow room!
With all of the choices at we know you could find just what you are looking for. Whether its a chandelier for a little girl’s room or a new desk for your office the options are endless. And we want you to be just as excited about this online store as we are!
So we are offering a $20 Gift Card for you to use on any item at any of the fantastic sites you will find at !
Here’s how to enter to win:
you would choose if you were purchasing one (even if only in your dreams!).
2. (Optional) Leave us a comment below letting us know that you are a friend At the Picket Fence through Google Connect (1 entry), Facebook (1 entry), Twitter (1 entry). That gives you up to 3 extra chances to win!
3. (Optional)Tweet or give a shout-out on your Facebook Page about this awesome Giveaway and come back to let us know you did!
Giveaway Now Closed!
Come back tomorrow when we will announce the Winner!
Best of luck to you from the girls At the Picket Fence,
This post is linked up to:
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage