Posts tagged ‘winter blues’

January 16th, 2012

Winter Blues Cures: Glass Globes and Chandeliers

Winter has kicked in, with temperatures plummeting into deep freeze. Luckily we managed to get out on the weekend to see the Ice on Whyte Festival, before the snow blew in. As we were leaving the festival it started snowing and it snowed all night bringing with it a seasonably January chill. Buried are the icy plains we’ve had for weeks and weeks, covered by a fresh coating of pure white. Pristine powder in the trees. While we aren’t exactly snowed in, I would rather not leave the house on such a frightfully cold, minus forty kind of day!

 

Back to the Ice Festival, my favourite ice sculpture was a pillar with a round bulb on top of it. I think I could have stood there a long while watching the warbled traffic pass behind it, if the little ones weren’t off and running. It made me think of all the glass globe chandeliers and other lighting fixtures I have come across lately with clear glass, bulbous vessels. I love the simplicity and the sparkle this type of lighting conveys to a room.

Ice on Whyte Festival Ice Sculpture

 

Indoor activities are of utmost importance to ward off the onset of cabin fever. How long will the deep freeze last? Who knows!!! Here are some ideas that have brightened my wintered day:

 

  • Browse Apartment Therapy to look at said chandeliers.
  • And a trip to Etsy to gaze at this globular pendant light.

 

Image courtesy of Lucent Lampworks on Etsy

 

I would love to hang a light fixture like one of these in a room with a window so the light filters and reflects even when the light is off. For those of you with some fierce DIY ambition I found a lovely tutorial at Small Notebook on how to build your own Glass Bubble Chandelier.

 

  • I just started reading The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams, and I plan to pair it with many, many mugs of tea.
  • I will also daydream another scene or two for my novel, which is in stage two of editing.
  • Build pillow forts with the boys and wistfully dream of warmer months filled with gardening and outdoor entertaining.

Any ideas for winter blues cures for a blustery day like this?  What would you do?