Torrential rain and and hail kept me inside for most of yesterday and today I went to visit my Dad who is in hospital....so......today, for I Heart Macro, I took a few 'snaps' around the house...I am sure you understand if they are not quite up to scratch!
This is one of three light pendants we have suspended over our kitchen bench. They are an amber - coloured glass, which tends to be slightly greenish when lit up at night. These pendants were purchased in Italy and sent by post back to us here in Australia. I was worried they would break...but they arrived safe and sound, thankfully.
The round-shaped pieces you see in the shade of the glass are called murrini...these are pieces of glass, snipped from a rod of glass. The rod of glass was prepared first and then the small pieces are cut from it. The main hot glass gather is then rolled across the murrini to embed them in the glass.
There are multiple colours in the murrini...many shades of blue and aqua plus dashes of red and brown. As you know, I totally love glass, so it was very exciting for me to be able to buy something so different for our home...a wonderful memento of our trip.
I just love them..( they were an electrician's nightmare though.....!)
Here is something else in our home that I love...
This is one of many old baskets I have collected over the years, love the 'lock' on this one.
Another favourite around the house ( if not THE favourite)...my little dog" Pepper"
She is a salt and pepper Schnauzer...she is almost 11 years old and quite the lady of the house...totally spoilt! She nearly died a few years ago when she was diagnosed with Lupus. "As rare as hen's teeth!" in dogs said my vet, who couldn't contain his excitement after diagnosing her!!
A cortisone tablet every second day has kept her stable... a very small price to pay for keeping her in our lives a bit longer!
Today, I am linking up with Lori and friends at I heart Macro.
Please click on the link below to join in the fun.
Cheers for now,