Monday, December 6, 2010

Silver and Gold...and Blue

Well, it's been a busy weekend decorating.  Have you all been dressing your homes merry and bright?  My favorite color combination is light blue and white, so I thought I'd enhance those colors with sparkle for the season.  Here are some glimpses of our dining room:

Angels watching over...

This small tree on the buffet was from a project I wrote about here.

A peaceful Nativity scene.

I love the reflections in the mirrors.  The gold tree was a find from Home Goods.  It's pot isn't ideal, so I wrapped it in white burlap. 

These Fleur-de-Lys vintage ornaments are favorites.  There are many Fleur-de-Lys images throughout our home.  That's for another post someday...

Here are some petite ornaments with blue satin wrapped in mother-of-pearl buckles, nestled within a tarnished thrift store bowl.  I love the color & patinas together. 

Next is a display heralding the good news.  I got this idea from a store display shown by Tracey of French Larkspur here.

I put the chalkboard over an old cabinet.  The two vintage angel stocking holders are ready to ring the bell nearby.  Joyful news!

Our children are always ringing the jingle bell wreath below to join in the heraldry.  :)

The table is centered with more blue and silver shine.  Mixing in burlap, a wicker tray, pinecones and sticks added a rustic touch.  The 4 silver bowls were just a few dollars at a thrift store and I'm always putting something in them for display.

Lastly, the built-in hutch (my favorite original feature in our house) is decked out with garland. 

I got this look from last year's December Country Living magazine issue.  Here's the photo from that article:

Country Living

Not quite the same, but it was fun to attempt to replicate!

Enjoy your week!


Unknown said...

so gorgeous my friend! really beautiful! TFS!

Unknown said...

Oh Susan it all looks so, so pretty!!! Beautiful job!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks so fresh and elegant. You really have the magic touch. I love the garland and bow around your cabinet! Lovely!


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