Friday, February 6, 2009

Splashes of color...

A couple of days ago I showed you the prisms that hang in our windows. The prisms are so pretty in and of themselves, but the rainbows they create are truly spectacular! Here are some that I captured around the house...

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Rainbows dance on the ceiling and upper wall of the dining room...


... inside the family room bookcases...


...across the living room pie safe...



... and down the hallway.


They brighten up the kitchen cabinets...


...and the slipcovered sofa (I love how the scrollwork of a decorative tray cast a shadow across the rainbow).


They appear on lampshades and walls...


...dining room chairs...


...and the living room pie safe.


Even the candleholders that sit in the dining room window cast little rainbows in the bay window.


A houseplant leaf casts a shadow on the hallway wall...


...while rainbows chase each other around the grandmother clock.


And lastly, the living room rocker, decorated with rainbows and the shadows of a lace valance.
The rainbows are especially enjoyable during the long, cold winter here in New England as they definitely brighten up our little cottage!
Donna

23 comments:

Pink Slippers said...

That would bring a smile to me too.

Lisa said...

SO VERY PRETTY.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh your home is so pretty it's no wonder it's full of rainbows. It's like a little dream cottage.

Hugs,
Joanne

Tracey said...

Donna the rainbows are beautiful and very captivating. Your pictures are wonderful and your home is so pretty. Love the look of shabby cottage in your home, you've done a great job.

vintagewindow said...

Just beautiful. It looks like rainbows are dancing in your lovely home.

Have a happy day

Kris

Kathleen said...

The little rainbows must really light up your home. Little sparkles here and there...so nice especially on those days that are so cold. I love them, hugs, Kathleen

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My Aunt Beryl has had prisms hanging in her windows for as long as I can remember (nothing in her house ever changes...I call it the place wheer time stands still). I recently bought some but I don't guess I've hung them in the right place because they sparkle but they don't cast any rainbows. ;o(

Connie said...

Aren't those beautiful?! I know what you mean, chickee! I love the way our chandelier prisms cast lovely light around our dining area. I need all the help I can get in this house....for sure......
Smooches,
Connie

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love it that you have your own private little rainbows everywhere! You really take fantastic photos.

Michelle said...

Rainbows just make me smile.. thanks for sharing. Your cottage is beautiful too!

Michelle

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love your rainbows. The windows you have hanging are such a nice touch and the color you painted them seems perfect. Division without Seperation nice move.

I love that your kittys are colored just like mine. Aren't kittys the best?

Claudia said...

Beautiful rainbows - brings a smile to my face!
Stop by my blog, Donna, to pick up your award. Love your blog!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love rainbow splashes. I like to believe that seeing any kind of rainbow is God's way of say "Hi, I'm here and thinking of you".
This would include prism rainbows too!

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Donna,
Thank you so much for stopping by. We haven't touched base in awhile have we....what a beautiful post, I especially love the picture of the sofa, just beautiful. God's invention of color is just one of his best I would say. I guess you could say I love color...LOL!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Make Mine A Maltese! said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my new blog...yes, LeAnn convinced me I should step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. I must admint I am having a blast.

Your blog is wonderful, I will add it to my favorites!

Stop by again....blessings!
Leslie :))

Joy said...

How pretty! What a nice place you have.

Tracy said...

How beautiful! I spotted your Dr. Seuss collection, those were always my favorites to read to my kids when they were small. I love the appliques on your pie safe too, I might have to try that on a cabinet in my bedroom.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan S. said...

pretty, pretty, pretty

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Very! Very! Cool! I am always trying to get those shots ans they never turn out right!!! LOVE THIS!!!

M ^..^

Cottage Lifestyle said...

LOVE that pie safe.

Renee

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The rainbows thrown off by your prisms are wonderful.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

What a lovely home!! I love your rescue senior dog Star. How handsome!! I will look into you rescue further. Thanks for having me.

Kim's Cottage said...

Wow. There's so much about this post that I love. The rainbows. The reminder of God's Promise that dance all over your home. The white painted furniture. The appliques. The grandmother clock. Just on and on. Your home is beeeeautiful!


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