It’s Ceiling Time!

Those who know me know about our ceiling. Five years ago our ceiling fell down. You can read my previous post about it. What I did, to try and camouflage the rough  ceiling beams, was to string Christmas lights and garlands. I change the garlands for each season. My favorite being the autumn leaves that look very lovely through the tiny lights.

Because the ceiling is so dark, the Christmas lights make such a difference in the lighting in the room, so we keep them on most of the time. But this means they just don’t last all that long. So, after about 4-5 months, we send 2 of our children up on stools and chairs to swap out the dead strings of lights for new ones.

And today was the day! For the  spring/summer we have garlands of leaves and flowers. So, I thought I’d share some photos of our illuminated ceiling.

Linking to:
Tackle It Tuesday, Teach Me Tuesday, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Homemaking Link-up, Hearts 4 Home, Beautiful Thursday

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  1. May 11, 2012    

    Wow such a clever idea!!! And what a lovely garland and light display. Really creative!

    • Kate
      May 11, 2012    

      Thanks Connie. There was a little restaurant in town that had this type of decor on their ceiling and I really liked it. So when ours fell down it was the PERFECT opportunity to turn my lemons into lemonade! ;D

  2. May 11, 2012    

    I love it and so creative. Lights make things look so festive.

    Have a beautiful weekend.

    • Kate
      May 11, 2012    

      Thanks, Jan! I have to confess that it FEELS festive! And when the lights are off in the rest of the house, just the ceiling lights on, in the evening with breezes coming in through the windows, it is downright glorious!

  3. tina
    May 12, 2012    

    Kate, I think you ceiling is just beautiful. I do not think I would ever go back to a regular ceiling again.

    • Kate
      May 17, 2012    

      Tina, I know! We need to remodel and I’ve really toyed with the idea of NOT fixing the ceiling as a “regular” ceiling! Still haven’t decided.

  4. Desiray
    May 12, 2012    

    Very lovely sis thanks for sharing and Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    • Kate
      May 17, 2012    

      Thanks, Desiray. I had a great day…hope you did too!

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