Great Room Mantel Sprinkled in Rainbow Colors & Feature in Blogger's Spotlight

Sunday, March 2, 2014

It was late in the day and cold outside when Mr. Heart and I grabbed a couple of throws so we could snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie.  We are really enjoying the new great room.  It is comfortable, and both of us are surprised that we aren't missing our old den like we thought we would.  Of course Mr. Heart is enjoying the wide screen television which is really all it takes for!

Anyway, we were nice and warm,
and enjoying the movie,
when all of a sudden we noticed the fireplace mantlel was being painted with colors; every color of the rainbow.
I was surprised at first, and then began glancing over to the windows to see where the color was coming from, and just as soon I remembered about the dining room chandelier.

This is the great room fireplace mantel as it normally looks...

At first the colors were on the white areas of the mantel,
by the time I realized where the colors were coming from,
and grabbed my camera,
the colors were moving up onto the base of the swan.
It's amazing how fast these colors appeared on the mantle and how quickly they were gone...

The colors were so bright and vivid..

The dining room is in the very front of the house,
the great room is in the very back of the house,
and they are separated by the kitchen.
These prism colors were traveling from the front of the house all the way to the back...

Bright and vivid colors dancing on the dining room walls...

I've shared before how the dining room looks when sprinkled with rainbow colors here.

There is something so captivating and enchanting,
watching the sunlight stream into the window,
dancing through the cut crystal,
creating every color of the rainbow...

Before you go...
Kris has asked me to be a part of her "Life Behind the Blogger" series at Junk Chic Cottage,
so I hope you'll hop over and visit me there!

Thanks so much Kris!

Hop back over for AMAZE ME MONDAY!


  1. That light streaming in is beautiful, Cindy. I can't wait to see how you capture the light with your new camera, your new rooms, etc. Your new great room is just that - great! I know what you mean about the guys & the tv, lol. I must say, though, I've grown to like the bigger screen too. :) Have a great weekend, and i loved reading your blogger post at Kris'.

  2. Wow! What amazing sparkles! You'll feel like a Princess in that room! I saw your feature on Kris' blog! How neat! See you tomorrow! Hugs!

  3. So beautiful!!!
    Love this!

    Al my heart,
    Deborah xo

  4. Prisms are wonderful. They bring something magical to every room that gets direct sunlight! It's heart-warming to see their bright happy colors splashed against the walls and ceilings:)

  5. When I taught second grade, I had glass prisms that stuck to the window with a rubber suction. The children enjoyed them so much when the afternoon sun came through. They loved to stand inside the rainbow so the color was splashed on their faces. They really are enchanting. Remember they were in the movie Pollyanna!

    Your chandelier is beautiful in your pretty green dining room.

  6. Oh- Isn't that gorgeous!!!!???? You captured them beautifully. The ones I have here are in my dining room and on that mantle. The girls think they are fairy lights -and mean that fairies are visiting our house late in the afternoon every day. So-now you know- those are NOT just pretty lights dancing across your walls and room-they are fairies-coming in to bring you good luck and maybe play a trick or two on you. xo Diana

  7. I love this! You got some great pics too. It's nice to enjoy the little things in life, isn't it? Have a great Saturday!

  8. The rainbow of colors definitely amaze me.

    It was fun to read all about you at Junk Chic Cottage.

  9. Beautiful pictures! Really enjoyed your feature at Junk Chic Cottage.

  10. Sparkles like a rainbow. Gorgeous room, Cindy. I'm off to visit your feature.

  11. Beautiful rainbow colors. Bet those could entertain cats and kids for hours!

  12. That is so neat! Like fairy sprinkles.

  13. Ooh, I love the rainbows on the mantel! Great job getting the camera quickly!

    I'm heading over to Kris' blog.

    Have a great weekend.

  14. When I was very young, I would see rainbows on the walls of my guardian angel's house. She had prisms on her big hall chandelier. I loved watching the colors dance upon the walls. I enjoy your feature today at Kris'. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  15. how lovely! cheerful and cozy and fun!

  16. Your home is just beautiful, Cindy! I read your feature over at Kris's and had to stop by:) I'm always happy to meet a fellow animal lover, as well as another rv-er. As a matter of fact, my husband and I are camping in our motor home right now, just outside of Savannah. It sure is gorgeous down here!

  17. That was such an unexpected post. But isn't it nice when things can surprise us? I love how the light is playing in your rooms.

  18. Everything is so pretty, Cindy, and I'm on my way to check out your feature!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Oh Cindy I love the way the sunlight streams in and catches the light through the crystals. That is just so gorgeous. Wow so pretty thanks for sharing that beautiful picture. It is so much fun to feature you today. I love that everyone is coming on and leaving you such sweet comments. I think you are getting some new friends coming over too. Love that this brings so many fun bloggers together.

  20. Beautiful colors. I love seeing God use everyday items to create dynamic color and light!

  21. How beautiful...! You have a beautiful home.
    I am here from Junk Chick....and enjoyed you being featured so much.
    I wanted to say that you are beautiful and you have a drop dead gorgeous family. :)
    Come visit me sometime...I'm a great grandmother with 10 grands, 2 grand-in-laws and 2 little GREAT grands.
    And all this out of our TWO children...hahhhaa. Son has 6 kiddos...daughter has 4.
    I AM BLESSED. :)
    xo bj

  22. Oh wow, Cindy! Isn't it amazing that the smallest little piece of shiny glass or crystal can create such beauty?! You did an awesome job of capturing soe great shots of the rainbow lights! Congrats on the interview...that is awesome!

  23. Love this post. So neat that you were able to capture how the light traveled.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  24. Nothing like sunlight streaming in from the beautiful outdoors to make things look magnificent! I read all about you Miss Cindy, what an impressive interview! You are one special lady and you have such an amazing blog!
    Have a wonderful Sunday~

  25. Oh how beautiful! So neat that you saw it and caught it with your camera. Your great room looks fantastic. :)

    I'm off to read your interview.

  26. Love, love the mantel...such beautiful reflections of the crystals that truly make you happy. Great feature over at Kris'.

  27. Enjoyed the feature over at Kris' blog. Your family is beautiful! So happy your mom is better. My daughter has shingles on occasion ~ extremely painful!

    The chandelier is gorgeous and so interesting about the crystals. Your room is beautiful!


  28. How magical the chandelier is! Beautiful! xoxo Jen I will go read your interview! xoxo Jen

  29. I love your rainbow light show! I have a window filled with crystals in my craft room because the rainbows in the morning give me such inspiration.
    On my way over to "Life Behind the Blogger"
    Sam from

  30. Isn't that fun! Especially since the source came all the way across the house like that! I remember discovering my chandelier picks up the sun and does the same thing in my dining area. It is brief but fun to see. Your dining room chandelier is gorgeous!


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