The Bible paints a beautiful picture of heaven in Revelation 22:1- Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.
I’d been savoring that verse when I stumbled on some really cool looking glass chandelier drops in a store I adore in Waco, TX called Bloom and Bee Swanky. It’s chock full of artistically arranged vintage “stuff” and I always come away from there with new ideas (as well as a sack full of something).
I decided to incorporate these sparkly “clear as crystal” objects into my home as a reminder of heaven and I hope it’s an inspiration to YOU today. Here’s how it worked. . .
After 14 years with a crimson walled office, it was time for a change and the glass drops would play a special part. I have such a love for crimson from my roots in Tuscaloosa and with the University of Alabama, but I wanted something lighter to make my work space more inviting. I traded the cozy red for a soothing cool— a Valspar brand wall color called “Urban Sunrise” (http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/89614_Valspar-4004-1B-Urban-Sunrise) from Lowes. I first saw this color in the home of a professional photographer during a photo shoot a few years ago and fell in love with its hip coolness and versatility- gray with a touch of steel blue. (You can click the link above to see it, butnot all computer screen colors are accurate, in fact, it looks pretty mauve-ish on my screen. Pick up a paint sample at Lowe’s to see it in all it’s beauty!)
Once the walls were painted, I recovered my old crimson cornice board. I had just enough of a remnant piece of silk I’d picked up a few years ago that fit perfectly size-wise and color-wise. It pulled together the colors of the wall, existing carpet, and an antique banker’s desk I found for my workspace at another really neat store I love in Amarillo called Nest.
Once the cornice was recovered, for a little “pop” of elegance, along the edge of the cornice I sewed on my little chandelier glass drops.
It makes me happy to see little prisms of color sparkling around my office as light dances on the glass drops. Even more, the crystal clear glass reminds me of the promise of a beautiful scene my daddy and my girlfriends Donna and Tina are enjoying right now. . . and one I’ll get to see for real one day in heaven, thanks to the LORD and His promise in Revelation 22:1.
The Pondering Palette: Do you have an object in your home that reminds you of a Scripture?