1/17/2010

Crystal & Silver...Ahhh!

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Hello my friends...I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!
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Today I'm joining in with two Blogland events..."Mosaic Monday" and "Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories"!
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Mosaic Monday

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary over at Little Red House. Please go by and see what Mary has for us today...she always has the prettiest photo mosaics! You will find a list of all the other Mosaic Monday participants over at Mary's! Thank you Mary, for being such a gracious hostess! I always have so much fun participating in this fun filled Monday event!

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Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories

I am also joining in with Barb over at Grits and Glamour for her brand new Tuesday party..."Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories". Please go by and see Barb...I just know that she is going to have some "eye candy" for all of us! While you are over there, you can check out the pretties of all of the other party-goers! Thank you, Barb...for hosting this fabulous Tuesday party!!!
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Crystal & Silver...Ahhhh!

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Well my friends, we are back in my french country dining room once again! I wanted to show you my newest treasure find...a crystal pedistal cake plate and cover.
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I placed my newest treasure find on my dining room table to take photos. I thought it looked pretty along with the table centerpiece.
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A Crystal & Silver Table Centerpiece...

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Since I have decided to use a few pieces of my silver on the dining room buffet...I thought it appropriate to carry the silver theme over to my dining room table.
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A large apothecary beverage jar filled with mercury glass ornaments sits atop an ornate silver tray. I also added my silver coffee pot to the mix and a couple of large mercury glass orbs that I found at Hobby Lobby for half-price ($3 ea.). I am using another one of my new treasure finds...a white and silver table runner. I found this pretty runner at Dillards in their "after Christmas" sale...$12.00. You can get a better look at the table runner in a couple of photos below.
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Behind the crystal pedistal cake plate you can see the remnants of a silver & white place setting.
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My Newest Treasure Find...A Crystal Pedistal Cake Plate and Dome

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Ohhh...just look at this crystal beauty!!!
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This lead crystal pedistal cake plate and cover is Godinger Shannon Crystal made in Poland. I'm telling you...it really makes a grand statement at 18 in. tall and it is soooo heavy!
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Let me tell you a little story....
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One night, a week after Christmas, I was unable to sleep...and what do we do when we are unable to sleep in the middle of the night? We shop online, of course!!! Hehe! Anyway, I decided to look at Dillard's online site to see what kind of deals they had going after Christmas and ohhh my goodness...this is what I found! It was originally $139.00...and was now marked down to just $19.00! Yeeehawww...I was doin' the happy dance! I just couldn't believe my good fortune...I had been wanting one for sooo long and had priced many...all to my chagrin! They were always a little "pricey" for my pocketbook! Well...I ordered this little beauty faster than you could say, "crystal pedistal cake plate"! And...there was free shipping! I don't know if I could have afforded the shipping on this beautiful...but heavy...cake plate! I also found the pretty white and silver table runner at the same time. WOW...I made-off BIG TIME!!!
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Just look at the beautiful details...ohhh, and it really sparkles!!!
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I love the beautiful cut work on the base...sooo pretty!
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New White and Silver Table Runner...

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Just a couple photos of the table runner. I love the pretty silver bead work around the edge of the runner...and the beaded snowflake pattern that can be found on both ends! This pretty table runner was originally marked $69 at Dillards...marked down to just $12.
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One last photo...my new crystal pedistal cake plate under a dimly lit chandelier. I love how it looked in the soft light...still sparkling!!! Ahhhh...crystal and silver!!! Sooo very elegant!!!
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Well my friends, I'm so happy that you came by today! Thank you for endulging me...and taking a peek at my new treasure finds!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

43 comments:

Sonia said...

Oh Chari,

That cake plate is to die for! I love the underside and design work is incredible. I wish I could find a piece that nice! Your pieces are just beautiful! Hope you have a great week! Sonia/Miss Bloomers

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey girl your home safe and sound...What pretty treasures you got for sure my friend...Oh girl my ole heart skipped a beat at that cake stand...you brat why did you not email me about this...Ok now heres the scoop from now on when you find these bargains you need to do a quick post telling us all about where how much etc...I mean start a bargain of the week post just things you find that others would also love to know about...don't keep it a secret girl..ha ha !! would make a great meme for others to link to also...
Your table looks just wonderful Chari...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles and much love Gloria

Jeanette said...

Love it, especially the cake plate. Wonderful!

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The Muse said...

Chari~sheer confection!
I have so many vignettes here at the cottage...I cannot say any match yours... :)

Don't you feel like you are creating true stories lost in time? I adore putting them together !

Amy Kinser said...

It's all beautiful. I love the cake plate. Aren't you glad you couldn't sleep that night?

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

xinex said...

The cake pedestal is just gorgeous! I shop a lot on line but I have never tried Dillard's. Guess what is being added to my list of shops, lol. Beautiful pieces you have, Chari....Christine

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
What a marvelous deal you found, the cake stnad is gorgeous. Crystal and silver together is just perfect!

Theresa said...

OH Chari, that cake stand is gorgeous and at that price...holy cow! Love it and the table runner. I love a bargain and that was a big one!!! Have a blessed Monday!

eileeninmd said...

Just lovely! The cake plate is just beautiful!

Audra said...

You have to know that I am DYING over that cake plate. Just goes to show what a little perserverance can get you. Now to find one for me, I keep looking, it's just a matter of time!

I was busy this weekend but will be posting my lovely finds from the Saturday yard sales. I even found four Crystal wine glasses, new in box for $2.00! Score!

Have a blessed week my dear blogging friend. Love your silver and crystal offerings. I am inspired to change out my vingette on my hutch.

Au Revoir.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Girl,
My mouth is hanging open with amazement! What a great deal on the stunning cake stand and table runner! You did better than good, you did outstanding and the vignette is just stunningly beautiful, really is is gorgeous! If Dillard's was smart, they would run over here and ask to put an ad on your blog! Thanks for the sweet comments Chari, I've had my hutch for about 25 years and the fabric thing was so easy and Marla just used cardboard with 3 different pieces and it turned out great! I used fiberfill for the pillows too, I need to watch my budget right now so if I want something new I will probably have to sew. hehe. Now, I need to go hang the rest of the cute plaques you sent me. Have a great day, Love Ya, Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Every looks very pretty - especially like that cake stand.

Cindy said...

Beautiful!!! Chrystal and silver, certainly a winning combination. It can't help but be gorgeous.

Foley said...

Now that is a piece to handed down for generations..I can imagine all the special occasions you will be using it for. AND, what a bargain..you need to have more sleepless nights!!

The runner is so delicate looking..all your pieces are beautiful!

Golden West said...

Cut glass adds a lot of sparkle and really brightens up a room - very pretty!

Lou Cinda said...

Just beautiful! Love the crystal and silver! And that table runner?

I WANT it!!

Lou Cinda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, your crystal and silver tablescape is just fabulous. Your new cakestand is stunning. I absolutely love it. What a beauty and such a remarkeable price. Love, love, love it. I am drooling, can you tell. Hugs, Marty

Dixie said...

Chari... looks like we all thought the very same think... I gasped when I saw that fabulous crystal pedestal cake plate! beautiful-beautiful... and what a buy! Wish I'd been scoping out crystal on Dillards Online after Christmas...

love it!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Chari, it is all so very stunning. So gracious! Now, where is my bib??? Ha...ha!

Happy Monday, darling girl,
Barb ♥

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! You did great! Both the cake stand and runner are beautiful. Somehow my late night shopping is never so fruitful.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Wow! That cake stand is fabulous! I can't believe the price!! Enjoy it!

Mrs. P. said...

STUNNING!! As always, your posts are full of so much beauty :)

Blessings!
Gail

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow I love that cake plate is just so dang beautiful, It sure does make a statement on your table and looks great with the silver, what a good deal you got.....

ceekay said...

Beautiful...I don't think it can get much better than crystal and silver! That gorgeous cake plate is beyond words!! Great find!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Really gorgeous! Crystal and silver, a beautiful combination! I love the way you took that picture of the cake plate from the bottom up!! What a bargain it was too!

Katherine

Sandy said...

Pure eye candy! Your dining room is just beutiful with all that silver and crystal. Love, love , love that cake stand. Great finds, lucky lady! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

My friend, that might be one of the prettiest cake plates/domes I have ever seen. That is surely a beautiful find. I love the tall apothecary jar, too. I gotta get me one that size. :) I also cpu;d not help but notice the beautiful fruit print you have hanging in your DR. I am on the lookout for a new piece of art to hang over the fireplace in my formal DR. That is something exactly what I am looking for. I showed DH your pic. Thanks so much for joining in this week's TT. Have a blessed week....Hugs, Barb

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I have to say you are one great shopper-I love all your finds.Sound like you found some good parties to join in as well.
Love your cake stand and the runner too.
Carolyn

Southerncook said...

I absolutely adore crystal and silver so I loved your post. Just beautiful.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

tales from an oc cottage said...

FABULOUS!

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari.. you know I'm coveting that cake stand.. it is the most "gorgeous" thing I've ever layed eyes on..You know you love me girl.. you have my address I promise to take "very" good care of it.. OK... I'll behave..I always love what you put together.. it is a pleasure always to stop by and see your beautiful home.. hugs ~lynne~

Sandra said...

Oh Chari, I love it all! What a great find in that cake plate! I need to start going to Dillards online! Everything you shared with us is beautiful!
Sandra

Kathysue said...

chari, everything looks so sparkly. I am loving your cake plate,it is truely gorgeous. Hugs Kathysue

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Chari, I love that cake stand!

My friend Gwyn was telling me to go to Dillards online during the sales and I didn't do it. I did go to the store and got some great Karen Neuberger pj's at a wonderful price. Now I wish I had taken a look for cake stands, too.;-)

vignette design said...

All I can say is STUNNING! Chari, you got yourself a deal there! It looks like it weighs a ton! Beautiful cake stand, beautiful post. --Delores

Melissa Miller said...

So beautiful decorated Chari!
All of the the crystal is stunning.

Have a wonderfully blessed week.
~Melissa :)

Leann said...

Hi Chari

I'm always inspired by your photos and tablescapes. Love the crystal apothocary jar!

Enjoy your day!
Leann

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your cake plate is stunning! I love crystal and crystal pieces and how they sparkle and reflect the light. Thank you for sharing the beauty! Hugs!

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for your sweet visit my friend! It's always great to see a comment from you.

I do feel like my old self again these days. I'm feeling very grateful and blessed. I hope it all goes well for you too. Healthy and fresh food is the way to go. I really feel renewed.

The candle trio is from Sams Club but I bought them about three years ago. They have held up very well.

Have a good week. ~Melissa :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You scored girl!!!! I have never even looked at Dillard's website. I will now.

Sharlotte said...

Chari,
This is just gorgeous! I love the crystal pieces...and what an amazing buy! I'm going to Dillards.com right now...just to browse...I know it's late. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte

Crystal Awards said...

Hi,

This is really a unique crystal pedistal cake plate that can be beautifully displayed in dining table. This make a stunning addition to the home. The beauty of this cake plate will be enjoyed by all who visit to your room. Thanks a lot.