Along with yarn, I think the winter season is a great time to display tarnished silver and other interesting textures. I've been playing with various patinas and textures in our home lately.
Unpolished silver-plated bowls filled with creamy sola flowers on the dining room buffet...
I've kept the white faux fur from Christmas on this buffet, as it continues a warm wintery feel. Adding tarnished silver items provides subdued sheen. The Victorian candlesticks were a wedding gift and came from England. I used to polish them more often, but now I like their tarnished look.
An assortment of pleasing items on this old tray:
Can you believe these adorable little porcelain vases came from my local dollar store? 3 dollars worth of cheerfulness. I can't wait to put pink little flowers in them for Valentine's day & spring time.
On the table, here's an old mold showcasing paper doilies, a lovely heart made by dear Michelle, and perfectly vintage jewelry tins from Sandi's booth.
I've put floral vase pebbles under the mini-cloches in our living room. Their creamy and smooth texture enhances the serenity of the angel wings.
Often when I'm designing a new piece for my Etsy store, I'll create a 'practice' version. This way the products are home-tested (that's my rationale for keeping one for myself).
This pillow is a simpler version of one in the store now (which has a vintage monogram in the center):
Have you seen these amazing crowns from Katie's Rose Cottage? I just got this one and love it! It's sitting pretty next to a crepe paper flower I made using a tutorial over at Dear Lillie's blog.
Winter is the perfect time to showcase objects with texture & patina in our home. Whether from tarnished silver, fabrics, vintage pieces, pebbles, crafted items or paper - the visual appeal will last until spring's natural elements abound.
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