Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Latest Sash Bag and a New Bedroom Light

I needed a new light fixture for the bedroom. The previous one was an old chandelier and a couple of the lights had started to ficker and sometimes wouldn't come on at all. The idea of an electrical fire from wires shorting out did not sit well, so I started looking for a replacement.

We found this fixture at Lowes. I like that it still has some sparkle but in a little different, more contemporary shape. (Its really much prettier than my photos show.)
Little crystal daisies spread out across the ceiling on airy stems.

And on a completely different note...

So, here's what I've done with those gorgeous fabrics I showed you in the last post. I sewed up another of my Linen Sash Totes and used a combo of Garden Party fabrics for the sash and a Bellbottoms Block print for the interior. Both of the prints coordinate beautifully with the golden yellow lining fabric, but with each side of the sash the bag takes on a different personality.And with multiple ways of tying, knotting, folding, cinching, and pinning its like having several bags in one.

I also picked up some metal rivets to try on my next bag. I was able to find a store that carried them just minutes from me, thanks to Stephanie of Lulu's Cottage. :)

I've been playing around with them this weekend and I'll show you the results in a future post. Enjoy the weekend, everone!

Oh, before I leave I just wanted to let the Typepad bloggers know that for some reason I can't get my comments to post on some your blogs?? I press POST and that little wheel thing goes around and around (which tells me its doing something) but it never finishes. :(

If anyone knows what I can do to fix that on my end, please let me know. Thanks!


GeorgiaPeachez said...

Oh my word, that gorgeous light fixture came from Lowes! I really like it. The sash bags are beautiful! xo, suzy

Stephanie said...

I second it...LOWES! Great find. Love the way the light plays on the ceiling. Gorgeous bag.

Lorri said...

I love the light fixture! I need one of those!!!!

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Oh, I just might have to get a new light for our guest bedroom . . . or maybe my own too! That is soooo pretty.

The sash on the bags looks very elegant. Well done!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks Ladies!
Yep, Lowes! I was surprised, too. :)


Jen r. said...

I love that lamp! I am going to look at my Lowe's! The bags are fabulous!

Fiesta said...

OMG I love that chandelier. It is so vintage looking and romantic at the same time.
Your bags are out of this world.
I am making a bag right now and I'd be lucky if it even came close to looking that perfect!
YOu do fabulous work.

Wanda said...

Just a first time visitor. I think your new light fixture is divine. and your bags are great as well. TTFN

alamodestuff said...

I wouldn't have guessed you got that lamp fixture at Lowes. It looks like one you picked up at a great little antique store. Lovely!

The sashes on the bags are great!

Marilyn in NM said...

Kimberly, I LOVE your light fixture!!! I've been looking for something similar for our bedroom. What a great fixture.

We had the CO this week so it's been a busy one. Hope you're doing ok!
Marilyn in NM

Melody said...

Holy cow. I was at Lowes a couple weekends ago..for ice melt:>..and couldn't leave without looking. I saw that cieling lamp then and thought...that'd be great on our covered porch ceiling. Made a mental note and went on drooling. I walk thru that department with my head up, Jim says he's amazed how I get around with falling or knocking people over. Great choice!
The bags as always..beautiful.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful light!!
I love it!!
Thanks for sharing,

KitschKrafts said...

That light fixture is pretty fantastic! I cannot believe that you got it at Lowe's.

Miss Gina Designs said...

Very nice! Great fixture and bags!!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Kimberly--

Thanks for checking in at the blog and leaving a note! I really enjoy hearing from you.

I did have a great week! Back to normal now, though. Your new light fixture is perfect! And the bags are fab!

I'm off to check out your stores. Please keep in touch---

Amanda Flynn said...

That light fixture is INCREDIBLE! SO perfect for my house (that I don't have yet ;). I may have to run and look for that.

And your totes are simply AMAZING! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Ooooh !!! I just LOVE your new light pretty!

Your sash bags are a wonderful idea--you're brilliant!

Smiles, Karen said...

Seriously? Lowes?!? That's just amazing...and it would look perfect in my house! Might have to follow your lead. I just discovered your blog from Freda's Hive - and I love it! Love the purse and the fabrics - now if only I had time to sew! xo, Nan

Jillian said...

The sash tote is awesome! You should market these...I LOVE the aqua sash with the vintage bauble!