3/05/2010

Silver & Pearls...One Last Hoorah!

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Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you came by today for a visit!
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Can you believe that March is finally here? I'm so ready for Spring and it won't be long till it makes its debut here in Colorado! The last couple of days our weather has been sooo nice but we do still have snow on the ground!
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Many of you have begun your Spring decor and I have started thinking about what I would like to do at my place...but before I do...can I hear a..."One Last Hoorah"...for all of my silver decor? Hehe!
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Silver & Pearls...One Last Hoorah!

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The buffet in my French Country dining room.
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Many of you who follow my blog, know that I've had a "grand ol' time" using my silver to decorate the dining room. I have done several posts showcasing my buffet and table centerpieces...starting way back in December! The buffet and table centerpiece have evolved over time...I used red with the silver during the Christmas season and then changed out the red...for white...in January! In February, I did a little redecorating in my living room and my pearl candleholders were moved from the living room into the dining room...into the mix of silver on my buffet! A little more rearranging...and VOILA!!!
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Silver & Pearls...A Dining Room Buffet Vignette

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Some of you may think it strange to have boughs of pine in the decor at this time of year but I assure you...we are still in the "throes of winter" here and it doesn't seem so odd! Hehe!
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Several pieces of silver and pearl/mosaic candleholders are nestled ever so sweetly into boughs of pine...pinecones...and white pearl winter berries!
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I have really enjoyed decorating with all the silver and white this winter season! The combo just feels "wintery" to me. Oooh...and I love how the silver and white look against the red dining room walls...soooo pretty!
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Center Stage...A Silver Tureen!
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This pretty silver tureen is one of my greatest thrifty treasure finds. I found it at the Goodwill in December for just $19! Ohhh...you should have seen me doin' my happy dance! It's a beautiful piece...quadruple silver from the Victor Silver Co. I have priced similar silver tureens...they seem to go for $125 and upward. It's very ornate...I love it!!!
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I'd love to tell you a little bit about my buffet...
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It started out as a dresser in my step-daughter's bedroom (nine yrs. ago)...she was only six at the time and just didn't need this big ol' piece of furniture in her room and I needed a buffet in the dining room...soooo...I refinished it and moved it into the dining room. It was an ugly...outdated...shiny brown...thing! Hehe! Wished I had photos of the "befores" but this was long before I started blogging! Seriously...it was a big ol' ugly piece of furniture! I painted it a creamy white (to match the dining room table)...and used a yellow ochre wash on the carved, ornate details...accenting them! Then I painted the door inserts an olive green. I love how it turned out!
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I liked this photo because you can see the gallery wall in the living room in the mirror's reflection!
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Silver...Pearls...Mercury Glass...and Curly White Ribbon!
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I have been collecting silver candleholders for many years. I have used four of them in this buffet vignette. I'm always on the "outlook" for silver candleholders!
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The three pearl/mosaic candleholders came from Hobby Lobby...all on sale! I just love these pretty pearl candleholders! If you look closely, you will see that the mosaic pieces are iridescent glass. When the sunlight catches these pretty candleholders...they really sparkle!!!
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I have used several pieces of mercury glass; two mercury glass (goblet shaped) candleholders, two mercury glass finials, and several mercury glass orbs and ornaments. I used a white wired organza ribbon on a few of the ornaments...curling the ribbon...a pretty detail that really adds to the elegance of this silver & pearl vignette!
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I love, love, LOVE these large mercury glass orbs! Just look at the pretty pearl designs on the front of them! I found these pretty orbs on sale at Dillards after Christmas for just $3ea. They were originally $12ea...I love "after Christmas" sales!
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You can get a good view of the curling, organza ribbon in this photo. Since the ribbon is wired, it can be curled by running your fingers along the wire...shaping it! I thought this "look" was really pretty!
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My Sweet Silver Birds...


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These two little silver birds were a gift from Carol over at My Painting Room! I won her gift giveaway...yeeeehawww!!! Ohhh...I just adore these sweet, little silver birds! Thank you, Carol!!! If you haven't ever met Carol, you are really missing out on a blessing! She is just the sweetest and dearest lady...and she is soooo talented!!! She is an artist and you should see her watercolors!!! Please do yourself a favor and go meet Carol!
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Could this gift of these sweet little silver birds be anymore perfect? They fit right in with all the silver!!!
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Well my friends...I did say, "One Last Hoorah!"...didn't I? I have really enjoyed all my silver, pearls, and white but it's time to add a little "Spring Green" to my dining room! Sooo...out with the old and in with the new!
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...but I just had to share one more post..."One Last Hoorah"...for the silver!!!
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I'm joining in with the "Show & Tell" Friday party...
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Show & Tell Friday is hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home! Please go by and see Cindy's pretties today and while you're over there...you can check out all of the other party participants! Thank you, Cindy...for hosting this fun filled Friday party for us!!!

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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today! I really enjoyed your visit! I would love for you to leave me a comment so that I could visit with you as well!!!
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Have a fabulous Friday!!!

31 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

I absolutely adore the silver and white! So what's the plan for Spring??
xoxo Pattie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just soooooooooo pretty. I love all of your silver and your pearls. I know you will put something wonderful on the buffet, but I think I will miss all of this. It is just stunning and so beautiful to look at. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Yah for the silver!!
I love this Chari, how could it possibly get better!! Every detail, every beautiful piece is displayed so gorgeously! Send this to a magazine, they will print it if their smart! I just took some of my winter boughs down this morning. Still lot's of snow out my window, but it's melting, although slooowly! Have a great week-end my friend. I will probably stay close to home and just try to get caught up on things. Hugs, Cindy

Carol said...

Gorgeous decorating, as always! The little birds are just perfect in your house! Happy weekend!
(Thanks for the sweet words!)

Diva Kreszl said...

I just love your decorating style, so elegant and refined!

Graceful Moments said...

It is hard to get into the mindset of spring when there is still snow on the ground...in Georgia! Your silver and pearls are so lovely. Beautiful dresser turned into buffet!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So pretty, Chari... and I am in love with your little silver birds! Oh, how cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your soup tureen is so beautiful. A piece out of this world. I sure don't blame you for not wanting to change your buffet display very much. Its so pretty to look at. You must smile every time you walk by. You did a superb job on the buffet. Its beautiful. I know the work you put into it. I so hate painting furniture, but the results are so worth it. You did great!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Chari, oooo, it is all so pretty. Such eye candy and the first thing this beautiful morning.

I love it!!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

Ok Chari, here's the deal. As long as you're packing it up anyway, just head on down to the post office ans send it all to me. I'll send it back next winter.....well maybe.....probably not. lol

It's so beautiful. I always love to see what you've done to change up your buffet. I remeber the first time I ever saw your blog, I thought 'man, that could be buffet, I have those kind of things'. So I come to you to see what to put on mine sometimes.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! Chari everything is just so elegant and truly gorgeous!
I just adore your tiny silver birds and the gorgeous lamps. Amazing display!

Come by and say Hello if you have a moment! It's been forever my friend.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

silk purse said...

Chari simply fabulous as usual! ~There is nothing more classic than silver, pearls and white! And my those candles are fabulous as well! Beautiful! Farewell Winter, on with Spring! .., Yay"!

As you know sweet friend, I have always wondered how you do it all!..,

On that note ~I found a fabulous blog post on "French Charming.blogspot.com ,that I wanted to sahre with you!

I thought you may, on many levels relate to; ('though not with regard to possibly quitting blogging; which thankfully the lady who created this lovely blog decided NOT to do, yet I wonder?

Indeed how do people with fab blogs and many comments do it?..,

How does any one keep up with so many comments? I don't think people can all of the time, and personally, I really do not expect folks to do so!

~ As I've most sincerely mentioned previously dear Cheri, I'm delighted when you visit, yet I DO SO UNDERSTAND that you have a full life and many blog friends and you cannot leave your lovely comments with every one of us all of the time!

I don't thinks it's humanly possible, while still maintaining a full and rich family life and (friendships, church and community as well)!

Just thought you may enjoy this post sweet friend, on at least a few levels; especially that of loving blogging and seeking to effect balance with day to day living.~ (Which you seem to do in spades by the way)!!..,

Enjoy your weekend dear lady! And keep up the fabulous life that you live , your delightful blog while continuing to take wonderful care of yourself!

..,'Oopsy daisy'!~ He He!.., I almost forgot to mention the exact blog post info: http://frenchcharming.blogspot.com

~Thursday, February 04/2010; "Can We Talk" blog post. I Thought this post was fab, especially for successful and busy bloggers like you dear Cheri!.., ~Enjoy!

God bless you and yours dear Cheri, have a fabulous weekend!..,

Hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, I do love your silver and pearls decor! You are so good. Oh, my, I adore your silver tureen. I don't know if I've ever seen one before except at fancy smancy restaurants! It's so lovely! Your home is just so pretty and you really do know how to decorate it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Theresa said...

Oh Chari, you KNOW how much I love all of your Silver and Pearls! I love it all and OMG those cutest ever little silver birds. They are over-the-top precious! I can't imagine how beautiful this must be in REAL LIFE! Love it my friend! Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Loved your last hoorah. I love the silver birds you won. They are fabulous.

Cozy Little House said...

I LOVE everything in these photos! I haven't been to Hobby Lobby lately. But I adore those pearl mosaic candle holders. And the silver birds. You did a superb job on painting this piece of furniture. I'm in awe here!
Brenda

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl this is all soooo pretty...your photos are just elegant and look at that silver tureen...I'm drooling my friend I kid you not...Great post loved seeing your wonderful dining room once again...how great you did on that dresser turned sideboard ha ha!! I love taking piece like that and making them into something else...Girl I got your email and will get back to you..Lots going on here also...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles to you Gl♥ria

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I dearly LOVE the silver birds and of course all of your beautiful things! The candles are divine! ♥

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Beautiful as usual! I love it! So elegant. And as for the pincones.... I love pinecones and I keep them up year round.. in floral arrangements on my mantle.. you name it. I think with a little creativity you can put them anywhere. But your silver and pearls are just beautiful. I love, love, love it! -April

Sarah said...

Enjoyed your last silver hoorah. Those little silver birds are calling my name! Chari, you must have a lot of fun around your home. Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

Your buffet table is sparkling, Chari. It is sparkling with beauty. Every single element and detail is magnificent. Love everything and you did a great job on refinishing the buffet itself....Christine

Natasha said...

We are heading into some cooler weather now so I will be coming back soon to look at these gorgeous pictures for some decorating inspiration-thank you!

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha.

Flory said...

I love every photos you've shown Chari. Have a nice day to you!
Hugs! Flory

Marilyn said...

Thanks for becoming a follower--I love having and making new friends, and being a Coloradoan makes it even better! My glacier out front is slowly receding, but it may be the middle of April before it's gone. So a winter time buffet is appropriate here on the plains!

That is THE BEST tureen! Where is THAT Goodwill store? I need to visit it! ♥♪

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning darling, what beautiful silver pieces you have. Like you I'm so ready for spring, however, I can see why you wouldn't want to put away all these beauties just yet. Thank you for always coming by to say hello and leaving such uplifting comments. You always make my heart sing and my head swell..lol.. hugs ~lynne~

salmagundi said...

Thanks for thinking about me this a.m. Things are better everyday here, but I have been dealing with the asthma. The Drs. have determined that I have surgery-induced asthma; they don't know exactly why. There is hope that I'll be o.k. when the inflamation heals. I'm encouraged as I really am feeling much better, but still on oxygen at night. Enough about me - how are you doing? BTW, love the winter stuff on the buffet!!! Sally

Tracy F. said...

I love the silver, pearls, mercury glass, etc. Can't wait to see what you're going to show us for Spring in Colorado!

Patriotic Mom said...

The silver, pearls and white make an elegant combination. Chari, it looks so pretty against your red wall, such a contrast. The pearl candle holders are exquisite. I have never seen any like those before. Joan

Sherry said...

I also love decorating with silver. The tureen is wonderful and such a good buy. I just know your spring mantle will be gorgeous!

Liz Allen said...

I dearly LOVE the silver birds and of course all of your beautiful things! The candles are divine! ♥

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