12/08/2011

~Silver Symphony~...Christmas Vignettes

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Wow...with just a little over two weeks to go...the Christmas countdown clock is tic-tocking
 away!  I love, love, LOVE Christmas!  It's my favorite holiday of the year!
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Today I thought I would continue the tour of my 2011 Christmas decor in the living room.
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~Silver Symphony~
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My living room's Christmas decor has taken on a theme..."Silver Symphony"...with lots of
 shimmering silver and sparkling white.
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Last year while I was shopping at one of my favorite antique shops, I found a trio
 of serenading angels.  As soon as I seen them, I knew that I wanted to use them in my
 Christmas decor this year.  This sweet trio of angels are made of white porcelain and they
 stand a stately 12 inches tall.  Each angel has a different musical instrument.  Thus...the
 Christmas decor theme in my living room began to evolve into a "Silver Symphony"!
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Let me take you on the tour...I hope you enjoy!
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~Silver Symphony~
Christmas 2011
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Here we are...in the living room.
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~Silver Symphony~
2011 Christmas mantel
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If you would like to see more of my Christmas mantel...just click HERE.
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The mantel's star attraction...
two serenading angels and a tall decorative mercury glass finial.
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As you can see...two of the trio of angels has landed upon my faux fireplace mantel.
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~Silver Symphony~
Christmas Vignette
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And...here is the third serenading angel.
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This table is situated between the fireplace mantel and sofa.  I created this little
 Christmas vignette for the table with a few of my favorite things...
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a glittery silver star under a tall cloche, a small silver bird under a teeny-tiny
 cloche, small silver reindeer, white icicle ornaments, a white frosted pinecone,
 and my favorite heart shaped mercury glass ornament...and...of course the
 sweet serenading angel! 
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A close-up of my heart shaped mercury glass ornament.  I added a white
 organza ribbon to the top of the heart.  The ribbon is wired so it can be shaped
 into a swirling...twirling...pretty!
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"Silent night...Holy night!
All is calm...all is bright!"
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A Second Christmas Vignette...
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Another Christmas vignette decorates the table that sits in front of the
 tall arched window in our living room! 
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My French lady bust overlooks three tiered pedestal plates filled
 with sparkling white and shimmering silver ornaments! 
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Silver candlesticks with white tapers and tall mercury glass
 candleholders join into the mix! 
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Jeweled mercury glass ornaments with white twirly-whirly ribbon
 sit atop the mercury glass candleholders.
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"Im dreaming of a white Christmas.
Just like the ones I used to know.
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white."
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"O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shining far through shadows dim
Giving the light for those who long have gone
Guiding the wise men on their way
Unto the place where Jesus lay
O beautiful star of Bethlehem
Shine on!"
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"Silver bells....silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city.
Ring-a-ling...hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day!"
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~Silver Symphony~
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"Joy to the World, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing!"
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Merry Christmas, dear friends!!!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well dear friends...I'm so glad that you stopped by today! Please leave me a note
 and let me know that you were here.  I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Christmas Wishes!
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32 comments:

Linda said...

Your living room is simply stunning!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, the minute your header starting rolling down I thought I was going to loose it.. all that silver beauty in one place. Girl.. this is absolutely beautiful. I can see why you knew the Angels would find their forever home with you. I cannot say enough about your beautiful living room.. hugs ~lynne~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the sparkle and shine, Chari!

Olive Cooper said...

I cannot take my eyes off the bust and every silver bling item in the window. Happy Christmas Dear Chari

Marilyn said...

I love, Love, LOVE your three tired plates in the window!! And everything else, too. Would you teach me how to make that pretty border around your first picture? That is just so pretty.

Vacation is coming SOON...my mess is really getting out of hand here at home. Now I really need to get busy, but I think I am going to peek at your pictures again.♥♫

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really know how to add sparkle as the days get colder and we look for the light! I love the mix of silver, crystal and white! Happy holidays, my friend! ♥

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Absolutely gorgeous, dear Chari! My favourite though has got to be that sweet little birdie under the cloche; he's adorable! Love the stand holding the baubles too. Lovely ornies and sentiments. Thanks for sharing, sweet lady.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Fishtail Cottage said...

coming over from French Country Cottage to say hello! i love your white & silver vignettes! such a pretty combination with your glass! xoox tracie

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, my dear, this is absolutely gorgeous!! It's just dreamy! All of the silver, the soft white, and the mercury glass accents make a stunning display! Your vignettes, as always, are just amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thank you so much for stopping by :)
... and for leaving such sweet comment!! I love Christmas and all my Swedish textiles bring lots of warmth to our home.

Greetings from Australia♥

Tanya@takesix said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the silver sparkle!! Your angels are precious! Thank you for visiting Take Six! Merry Christmas!

The Summer Porch said...

Good Morning Chari~
A breathtaking display of Christmas Splendour. Your mixture of silver & white would make the angels sing with all that beauty.
Merry Christmas to you!
Hugs Rosemary...

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

The song "Silver Bells" comes to mind as I view your stunning images. You are a master at creating vignettes. Everything is so beautiful.

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Chari! Wow, you have been busy! As you know, I do love silver, and this is just gorgeous! You nailed it!! Great find on the cherub angels, good thing you saw him first--I would have snatched 'em up lol!! Your vignettes are so tastefully arranged, and your mantle??? oooohhh and aaahhhhh, so lovely! This just makes me happy!! Merry Christmas!!

podso said...

So beautiful! I love it all and your photography is wonderuful. You know how to use the natural light, for sure. I love how you dress your ladies in pearls!

Karen said...

Wow! your decor is breathtaking Your home is beautiful and all of your vignettes are just beautiful. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment, I'm a new fllower

The French Hutch said...

Hi Chari, The trio of angels paired with all the shimmering silver and white makes amazing Christmas decor. I love silver and finally bought some last year after Christmas. I'm going to go back for a second look at your beautiful decorations.
Hope your weekend is great.

~Emily
The French Hutch

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning living room dearest Chari, you outdid yourself once more and this also should go in a magazine feature! The three tier pedestal is amazing, I'd love to copy cat you, it's fabulous! Your mantel is gorgeous too, each vignette is awesome, you're so talented for decorating such fabulous vignettes, tabes and everything and I'm always in awe of your decor...it's no wonder you're HAPPY TO DESIGN my friend, your amazing!! Thank you for your always so very generous coments and lovely visit, I smile when you drop by, so wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas. Love, FABBY

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Cheri, I love your three angels and they look lovely on your mantel and on your table in your vignette. Loving you silver and white, Merry Christmas!
Hugz,
Kim

lvroftiques said...

Oh Chari everything is soooo beautiful! I'm simply gaga for all the silver splendor! And your new serenading angels are wonderful too! You do great vignettes girlfriend! *winks*
You must be so excited to be spending the holiday with your family in Texas! Have a wonderful time and Merry Christmas to you and your Russel dear friend! Vanna

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG honey this is just BEAUTIFUL I really love it..very elegant..I really love the shot at the LR window how pretty is that..You do have that magic touch darling..Girl I have not done one thing for Christmas but order a few online gifts..maybe by next year..we are almost done with the bathroom..just need to paint, baseboards and crown molding and then I just want to hear " Gloria get your soap" ha ha!! Love ya my dear friend..Hugs and love Gloria

Cindy J. said...

Chari, you are so truly gifted!!! Absolutely one of the most beautiful posts I have ever seen. Hope this finds you doing really well. Love, Cindy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Gorgeous in white and silver! Your vignettes are wonderful! You are a master at design!

Katherine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

My gosh Chari, that is simply stunning!
It sparkles and glows at your home my friend!
I am loving all the outstanding silver vignettes!
I can't say enought dear friend, it looks fabulous!
Wish I could come pay another visit, I need to take it all in again!
Can't wait to see your Swedish table too. I have been wanting to try one too and so that will be inspiring!
Very cold here, still lots of snow and its very pretty! Could lose the cold though.
Big Hugs friend,
Cindy

Frieda said...

Bonjour Chari,
Lovely silver symphony to christmas
J'adooooore
Warm wishes from Cameroon
Frieda

Sarah said...

Chari, your vignettes are shining brightly. Absolutely lovely! ~ Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Silver Symphony ~ is music to my ears, dear friend! I adore your angels on the mantel and the coffee table! Your silver heart with its curling white ribbon has always been a favorite of mine!!! I am smitten with its use in this tabletop vignette! The sideboard entry table with the sun streaming through takes my breath away! I love SNOW and this vignette all glistening has me hopeful for snow covered trees soon! Thank you for sharing your talent in placing beautiful items together to enhance your home with elegant vignettes. . .and inspire each of us to do the same.
Fondly,
Pat

Sherry said...

Ohhh! Chari,
I am drooling!! I love your mantel and the tiered tray of baubles in the window by the bust! Your photos are stunning and your decor is delightful! I had to pin several pics from this! Gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

thistlewoodfarm said...

I came over here from the inspired room.....your mercury ornaments are fabulous....and your cloches....don't get me started!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sooo beautiful Chari!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

resham said...

This is like a dreamland....beautiful...!

I have a question though...How do you manage to keep the decor and the whole area dust free...as I assume these decors are put up 3 weeks before Christmas...

also what is that white thing below your star...

Sorry, I am a total decor virgin...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Christopher Corona said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the silver sparkle!! Your angels are precious! Thank you for visiting Take Six! Merry Christmas!