Goals and Favorite Candle Sconces

Monday, January 7, 2013

Miss me?  It's been a weeks since I've posted anything on the ol' blog, but I've been keeping up with all of you and I have to say there are some lofty goals floating around out there for 2013.  You guys are inspiring!

My goals for 2013?  To be true to myself and my style. To trust my own instincts and listen to my inner voice more and not get too influenced/intimidated by what everyone else is doing.  Let's face it, there's a lot of pressure out there to create something fabulous and gray and modern what with all the amazing spaces we see each day on Pinterest - that are professionally styled, lit, photographed and edited.  So that's my own little mantra this year.

Now, on the sconces.  It started with the latest Ballard Designs catalog I got over the holidays.  Really the least attractive cover I've seen in quite a while with its neon acid green and greige color palette.  The bright spot in the catalog for me was the Loiret candle sconce.  
Isn't she a beauty?  I love that it's sculptural, classical, simple and dramatic all at the same time.

Shall we go on? These wheat sheaf candle sconces from Bellacor are a classic.
Is vintage more  your style?  

Made in Italy.  Available here.

Available here on Etsy

I adore these below.  Can you see the fish painted on the drip plates?  
See them here.

Finally, if you're interested, 1st dibs has a pair of brass candle sconces.  Very MLB.

I'm pretty sure they cost more than the one I found at Goodwill last summer, that will go in my master bathroom when it gets finished some day - which reminds me of another goal I need to work on - finishing one project before working on the next...

Feels great to be back!  Happy 2013!

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22 comments:

Heather (love your space) said...

So funny--I'm working on a post featuring my favorite new stuff from catalogs, and I did not even notice those lovely sconces in Ballard! I have been trying to figure out where to put my grandmothers gold leaf tole 60s wall sconces for ever.

Nice to see you back today!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Kim-
You have outdone yourself here! These sconces are stunning!! Sconces make such a bold statement in a room.
I haven't made that many resolutions, but I plan to change things up a bit.
Happy New Year!
Teresa
xoxo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love these vintage sconces...I need two of them. I'm working on a dinning room that is some what Swedish, Asian,
vintage looking....I will check them out....thanks!

StagerLinda said...

Welcome back to Blogland, Kim. Those sconces are grand. I have only one of the vintage wheat sconces but no perfect place to display it. Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Glad youre back Kim! I hope this is a great year for you. I love brass sconces, and am so glad gold is back!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Junell said...

Great intro! Be the best you, live,love & enjoy life daily and resolutions that you never keep are so not necessary. Love the sconces!!!

Stacy Curran said...

Great sconces and even better goals!!
Stacy

emily fitzgerald {once in a blue room} said...

such a great find! can't wait to see how you style it!

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

Welcome back!! ANd happy 2013!! These are beautiful! I love the 1st Dibs one...I just clicked to see about the price and they are SOLD!

Ashley said...

Amen to your 2013 mantra. To quote Shakespeare: "This above all, to thine own self be true." Can't wait to see what you cook up this year, my dear!

Brenda Murphy said...

Just found your blog:) I agree about being true to yourself. I am going into the New Year with the same thing in mind! All the best in 2013:) Brenda.

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Welcome back.. yes I am taking a page from your goal book! Happy New Year.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I did miss you. That first one is long and lean like me (not). I clicked over to the Italian ones...I need that wall bracket. I like your goal.

Fran said...

Happy New Year Kim!! I am so into sconces too and having been loving the real architectural sconces. RH has some of them. Well, here's to toasting staying true to yourself and your style!! Can't go wrong with that!

Kim said...

I missed you! But thank you for continuing to check in with me!! the 2013 goals out there are daunting!! I am just promising myself to make the best of every day!! xo

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Happy New Year Kim. I love that mantra of listening to your own inner voice -- it gets SO HARD when you work in this field every day, and then read and write blogs, too. I battle it all the time, because my home is classic, with some twists, but I always want to infuse more modern. It's a constant personal battle :) Not to be swayed, I mean. Love that wheat sconce. Now that's me!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Yes I have missed you and I think that's a great goal to try this year to be true to your own self and style. I would love to know what my style is but alas, I just love too many darn things out there. Curses, Pinterest!
Looking forward to seeing what inspires you in 2013!

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

I love that first goal - I think I need to add it to my list too :)

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love your goal for 2013. It's so meaningful and will be easier to stay on track than most goals. Loving ALL these fixtures.

Donna Benedetto said...

Kim,
I am glad to see you are back...
Glad to hear I wasn't the only one that wasn't a fan of the neon green.
Donna
thebeneblog.com

pam {simple details} said...

Great to have you back, Kim! That Ballard sconce is amazing. Glad to see I'm in good company by starting a new project before finishing the last...I'm the all-time worst!

FabTwigs said...

Love your "little mantra" for 2013. I think that's the way to go... we need to be more authentic and less intimidated by others. ;-)