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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Candle shelves and other good things

Candle shelves for the fence. Okay, this could be a fire hazard, I get it. But it's so fun. Never, ever leave your candles unattended. Ever. Don't use them on a windy day. We saw these somewhere, a movie?, I didn't 'pin' it. Magazine? Don't really remember.

Anyway, much to my surprise, Mr. CJ got out his saw, some old fence pickets, and some brackets this afternoon. This being Mother's Day Sunday. No nap for him. He's one of the really good, other things.

With the past week of lower temps and rain, the plant life is doing really well. Another good thing.

Now with all the activity going on.. Regan assumed his spot on the back of Mr. CJ's chair. Doesn't he just look like he's about to slide off?

I guess it was too light out for him! We'll keep him around, he's a good thing.

Back to the productive member of the household, he cut the aged fence pickets into about 3 inch pieces. Aged so they would match our existing fence. Attached a small metal bracket on the bottom so that the piece of fence picket makes a shelf.

While he was doing that, I punched out some white circles and attached them randomly to the fence. Around the decor that happens to be hanging or plopped up against the fence. That way I could decide to move and rearrange before we drilled the shelves to the fence...

So we waited for it to get darker and plotted our next event in the backyard. Need to replant some grass, trim some branches, repaint the patio furniture.. sooo much to do this year.

And then it got dark... pretty magical. I think I'll be keeping these around for a while.. and then purchase a slew of battery powered candles. smile!

Have a beautiful week!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The candles look great Marlis! They'll be really special for that party-enjoy:@)

Diane said...

It looks like you have fallen stars all over your fence. This is just gorgeous! Yeah for your husband - lovely Mother's Day gift!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Great job!

Kuby said...

What a kewl gift. Happy Mother's Day, Marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

It looks fabulous, and the effect is really something that would work well for any time of the year! LED candles...you betcha!!!

Debbie said...

Magical is definitely the word!! I love the way that looks. Oh, how I would love that out my back door.

Cindy said...

I love the candle shelves!

On Crooked Creek said...

This is so~o~o romantic!!! Your Mr. CJ knows how to set the mood...that's for sure! I agree...never leave the candles UNattended...battery is sounding like a GREAT choice for the future!
P.S. Regan is adorable! Purr~fect way to spend a Sunny Sunday afternoon!


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