Thursday, January 27, 2011

Antique Brass Candle Sticks & Yikes More Snow

Antique Brass Candle Sticks

Are you into antiques?  

One of my brothers was very interested in antiques back in the 1970s.  He acquired these antique brass candle sticks during that time period.  They are huge and very heavy.   I think they are beautiful.   

My brother gave them to me many years ago.  I don't know how old they are but many of my brother's antiques were bought from a neighbor of his who was in her 90s.  

The candles were a gift from one of my Hubby's co-workers.  The co-worker bought them on a trip to England.   They are Christmas colors of red and green.

Yikes... we got dumped again last night with more snow!

Our Leland Cypresses are drooping with heavy, wet snow!

I shot this scene through our screened in porch...that's why there is a grid look to it.

Buried in AGAIN!
The Tall Grass plant is hung over!  Drunk with snow.
Me and the snow mounds.

The birds are eating the fruit from our Bradbury Pear Trees in our front yard.  

Snow plow cleaning our street.

Look at the snow piled up at the end of our driveway.  That's from the snow plow.

Look at the ice formation next to this low voltage light fixture.

Where's the front step?

It took us from 10:30 AM until 12:45 PM today to clear the driveway, sidewalk and front step.  Luckily we have a snow blower because this snow was wet and HEAVY!   

And the weatherman is predicting MORE snow showers on both Friday and Saturday!  We feel like we are back in Chicago with all this snow.   

Please join me for:
Make It My Day at Backyard Eden
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
 Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show of Your Cottage Monday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  

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  1. That's global warming for ya, LOL! The candlesticks are so nice. Here's hoping you won't *need* to use them should you lose power due to so much snow!

    Keep warm!
    Ricki Jill

  2. I am in Fl. for a month so I do think your snow covered yard looks so pretty. Will be back up North after the snow has fallen. (I hope )

  3. Wow! That's a lot of snow! I think us Texans would just lay down and die if we got that much snow. Nobody would know what to do. It sure is nice to look at and imagine though. Thanks for sharing your pictures with those of us who've never seen that much snow at once.

  4. I just adore your sweet Valentine header, may I say.

    I think untouched snow is so gorgeous, but I like to look at it through the windows too.

  5. Love your antique candle holders, I love that dark golden shine.;)
    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your snow.;) I wish we were still under a white blanket. Just look at those gorgeous images - the white snow and the blue sky, what a stunning combination. Enjoy it, even for me.;))

  6. We got hit wit the snow here too.

    Your candlesticks look a lot like some that I have. See if they are marked India on the bottom. If so, I purchased mine around 1983 at Pier One Imports. Mine may just be the same "looking" or style. I bought a lot of them at the time along with flower vases, candle snuffers, etc. They are very pretty. I perked right up when I saw these on your post as I really do love them.

  7. You did get lost of snow! We got some but now that much, though we still have quite a bit on the ground from previous falls.

    Like the candle sticks, I'm a sucker for candlestick holders especially brass or silver ones.

  8. All that snow, it looks glorious. No more snow here in England, just a bitter NE wind.

  9. Your home looks beautiful with all that pretty snow! Before we know it ,it will be spring-sooner for you then me though.

    Enjoy your weekend,

  10. Oh goodness what a lot of snow!!! Your candlesticks are lovely- and they do look like they are quite large and heavy- how nice!! Stay warm and thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  11. OMGosh, that is a LOT of that white stuff...and it looks C.O.L.D. :)

    Your candlesticks are a lot like some I found at Goodwill and other thrift shops. Heavy heavy..
    don't fall over dead when I say I PAINTED MINE BLACK..just like Pottery Barns..:)))

  12. I just about lost my comment because of your word verification. Did you know it's on?
    Blogger now has a spam folder that catches most spam that you might like using. :))

  13. Yep, I know word verification is turned on for comments on my blog. Many blogs use word verification and I like having it on to help stop spam. I know I have probably lost comments that I have left on other blogs because of word verification too.

  14. Oh wow, looks like you need to come south and mark some more states off your map! 70 degrees in my home today:)

  15. Loved seeing the snow since I live in ATL,GA. but grew up in Rocky River Ohio. I was looking around your "site" and found the link to the Bunnykins page. I want to thank you for that specifically. I have a few to research and now I shall. The Chinese year of the Rabbit starts
    Feb 3rd FYI. Best >*-*< Kathy Bolton

  16. This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)