Silver & Gold Sideboard
December 4, 2009
I’m making my way around the casa, decorating here and there. Just recently, I picked up a sideboard from the local thrift for $50 dollars and decided to jazz it up for the holidays.
I brought out some of my silver, gave it a good polish, then embellished with some gold accents. I also shopped my home, and raided my party supplies stash to add some unexpected elements.
I’m so into mixed metal sheens this year, and I adore a combo of silver and gold together. I had this old wreath from a few years ago that inspired the color scheme, as well as the pink and bronze mantlescape from a few days ago.
It’s a December ritual to get out the polish and give the silver a brightening.
Here’s a peek at a flea market silver plated bowl before the polish.
But oh so pretty after !
I had some Mardi Gras beads from our party stash.
So I draped a couple over the golden beaded fruit display on the freshly polished silver tiered server. Those fruits are just recycled from the Thanksgiving cornucopia.
We had a silver tinsel tree but it was a little shaggy. I enlisted some help to trim it up.
Then we added some of those hot pink accents and more Mardi Gras beads.
This pink vase is filled with more golden berries and embellished with a vintage snowflake. A broken mirror’s gilded frame forms the backdrop.
What did we do with all that extra tinsel from our tree ? Why we used it for filler of course.
And as bedding for this thrift store margarita glass display. I bought that glass this past summer for $3 dollars ! A few funky disco balls and more golden ornaments mix it up.
Next door is a bronze beaded pear displayed under glass in a cloche. That’s for my friend Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life who is having another cloche party today !
I find simple martini glasses filled with ornaments make a simple, elegant, and inexpensive display all the way through till New Year’s Eve.
A little silver polished bowl repeats the theme, and check out my party disco ball in the back ! “Well you can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a woman’s man, no time to talk…”
Prancer heralds his arrival wearing a wreath of golden bells.
Completely merry and bright, and created with things I already had at home. The pink trimmings are all I’ve invested in this year.
This weekend, we’ll be hanging more lights and mistletoe. What are you up to this weekend ?
Don’t forget the Ornament Party is Tuesday, December 8th so bring out your decorations and link up on Tuesday.
Have a great weekend !