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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday, Yall!!

Thank you, Ms. Beverly, for hosting Pink Saturday once again. These days it seems I only have time to post once a week. This week I want to show you a few of my ornament I have painted for my ETSY shop. I love painting Santas as I am sure I have said many time in past posts. But finding unique surfaces to paint on is difficult. As a Decorative Painter we are known to paint on anything! About fifteen years ago I started painting on burned out lightbulbs, can't remember how it happened or who told me it would be a good idea but they have been a favorite with my customers and a surface I can easily find. I always had an abundance of bulbs, everyone saved them for me and since I worked near the military housing unit, there were an abundance of bulbs in my paint room. At one point I even said I wasn't going to paint anymore bulbs - but, here I am showing you the one I just completed. This is my chandelier Santa. Isn't he sweet? I painted him on the flame tip bulb from my dining room chandelier and he can be used as an ornament or as a pendant. He is wearing pink - my favorite color, of course, and he has already found a home with my neighbor, Rebecca. I do paint him in other colors, he can't be in pink all the time and some people are not pink lovers - can you believe it???

During the many years I worked on a military base I was fortunate enough to meet so many people - from the young enlisted to the top military admirals. But some of the best times were with the maintenance workers on base - the ones I relied on to keep my building together for those visiting dignataries. One of those were my electricians. They supplied me with a lot of burned out bulbs and the most interesting one was the outdoor lamp found on street corners. So here is my Santa, in red, painted on a very large lamp - an 8" bulb. Interesting isn't he?

Thanks for stopping by, yall. Hope you will come back soon as I have lots more pink to share.


  1. OMGoodness..... These are total eye-candy!!
    Have a Great Weekend!

  2. Ohh, Brenda, they are awesome! Beautiful works.
    Have a beautiful & safe holiday weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon


  4. Hi Brenda,
    This is Lorena from Rosechicfriends stopping by to let you know that you had left a comment last week during my 2 Week long giveaway. Your name was Picked!!!

    Congrats!!! and please email me with your mailing addy and I will get these goodies sent off to you. All friends who stopped by had a chance to win! I will also do a link from my blog to yours so others can see you wonderful blog and gorgeous hand painted goodies!

    Hugs, Lorena

  5. I just stopped by from Miss Lorenas blog to give you my congrats on the give-away...now after spending so much time here ohhh-ing and ahh-ing over your painting I have lost all track of time!!!! lol. You now have me eyeing my bulbs in the house wondering which would make a great santa!!! Hope you are out having a wonderful Labor Day...looking forward to spending more time here...big hugs Beth

  6. Hi Brenda, Congrats on your win from Sweet Lorena. Looks like you have some darling treasures on the way.

    Love your light bulb ornies. Gorgeous santas!!I started painting on them too about the same time, 15 years ago or so. They really are a favorite of my customers also.

    Thanks for stopping by today. We did have a ton of rain with a tornado warning tonight and more rain on the way.
    None in the house and that is good.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  7. Brenda,
    I'm so happy to be the proud owner of the Pink Hand-Painted Santa Bulb! He's a beauty and will be the prize of my Christmas Tree this year! (And I can't believe that anyone would like him in another color, but guess "it takes all kinds!")


I am so happy you came for a visit and I love reading your comments. I hope you will check back with me often. Until then, I will be at my easel - Happy Painting.