June 15, 2012

Let there be LIGHT and horsing around...

I had hinted yesterday that Chris did some shopping with the girls at my favorite "local" antique store without me.  When I came home from work on Wednesday, Chris was busy in my craft room installing a new light. It's not just any light. It's a light made from blue canning jars!



I've never had good light in my craft room and this certainly directs the light down towards my counter, instead up towards the ceiling.  What a nice surprise!  I can't wait to start crafting again with better light!  While they were at the antique store they also spotted this vinyl toy barn. 

I had wanted to find a barn for Josie's birthday horse collection.

It's absolutely adorable.  I especially love the graphics.




The barn even comes with all kinds of its original accessories. 


The best part.  The barn was only $4.99 and it closes up for easy storage.


Well done, Chris.  I really love my new/old lights and Josie adores her new/old barn. Happy Father's Day, sweetie!

Have a thrifty/crafty weekend, friends. 
 

28 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That mason jar fixture is so special and perfect for your craft room! What a find and a perfect gift. The little barn is adorable too, Chris and Josie have a great eye! Have a great father's day weekend!

NanaDiana said...

I love that little barn and how special that hubby just went ahead and put the light up for you. I have blinds that have been sitting in the garage for 3 years waiting to be installed. I could do it myself but it is a matter of principle now!!!! xo Diana

Beach Mama said...

How sweet of your husband to be the "light" in your life! Thebarn is adorable. Since you are so crafty here is a link for a DIY barn/house that looks like a summer project.
http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/fabric-dollhouse.html

This one shows a house and barn:
http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html

craftyles said...

The light is wonderful-I love it. And who doesn't love red barns. Kudos to your Hubs for great shopping! Happy Fathers Day to Chris.

Barbara said...

That light is brilliant - in every respect!

My Vintage Mending said...

Those are beautiful. You harness his energy very well. Mine spend his energy at various meetings and then tires too quickly at home? I have horrible lighting in my craft room too. Josie your barn is fantastic! Enjoy your Father's Day weekend....smiles...Renee

Nellie said...

Didn't he do well!?! I would never have guessed! That is the most original light fixture I have ever seen! The barn is perfect for Josie!
Have a great Friday!
xo

Heather said...

What a wonderful husband and fantastic light fixture!

Courtney said...

Love the new light fixtures. Logan has a vinyl barn like that (it is not an antique) and he loves it. What a great find!

Jboo said...

Love that light -- you have the sweetest hub!!

That barn - so adorable!!

Have a fun weekend!

Debby said...

Right there with Diana. Never would my sweet hsband go ahead and hang the lights. I love him dearly but I have to beg to get him to do things. Love the little farm.

Janet said...

Antique malls are such a great place to find lights! Yours is adorable!
Blessings,
Janet

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a cleaver fixture...perfect for you craftroom.

The barn is so cute, everybody needs a little barn.

vintage grey said...

These are so beautiful!! How neat to have these in your craft room. Such inspiration they will be giving you! Happy crafting!! The barn is so sweet, and what a great price, too! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim
Wonderful goodies from Chris and the girls! I love the light fixture! Will defintely show to hubby!!That style of light would look awesome in my kitchen!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Lynn

DearHelenHartman said...

The lights are downright charming! Who knew lighting in a craft room would matter so much? The barn makes me smile, too.

Joanna B said...

That is so cool! I love light fixtures like that, and how great of Chris to get it and install it for you! What a man!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great gift and a double whammy with him installing it as well! High five Chris for me!

Corey Moortgat said...

WHat a nice hubby! He has great taste!

Jodi said...

Love both of his purchases! Way to go Chris! He sure knows the women in his life doesn't he? :) what a guy!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

So fun that Josie is following in your footsteps and developing a love of vintage. The light fixture is so perfect for your craft room and it does look like it gives off tons of light! Perfect for late night crafting! All the best. Tricia

Cheryl G. said...

What a sweet husband you have!
Not only did he install some much needed light in your craft room but picked out really cool vintage looking lights!
Super cute barn for Josie!

Donna said...

Love your new/old Mason jar lights! What a thoughtful gift from your hubby! And that barn is so cute. Hope you all are keeping cool:)

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful new craft room light! And super sweet little barn! I bet Josie loves it! And speaking of Josie, yes please do send her to visit me in KS anytime!!
:-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the light fixture, too and that sweet barn is adorable! What a great deal...and FUN to play with!

Pam said...

Your lights are too cute. Maybe I need something like that in my cave of an office. Kudos to Chris for putting it up for you.

Life in Rehab said...

I'm sure my sister had that horse set. And Chris, I LOVE the light fixture! Don't be shocked if I copy you.

Emma said...

Holy cow---- was hunting for a visual of the old vinyl barn/farm set my sister and I had when we were little, and I found it on your blog! :) I am 43 and remember playing for long, happy hours with that set, until it fell apart. haha Is there a name/brand anywhere on your little girl's to tell me where it's from? Thank you, and it was great seeing a piece of my childhood again!