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. 

 sideboard side view

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. 


gold wreath pink box

It’s a December ritual to get out the polish and give the silver a brightening. 

silver polish wrights silver cream

Here’s a peek at a flea market silver plated bowl before the polish. 

silver bowl before polish

But oh so pretty after !

bowl after


I had some Mardi Gras beads from our party stash.

mardi gras beads 2

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

golden fruit on silver


We had a silver tinsel tree but it was a little shaggy.  I enlisted some help to trim it up. 

trim tinsel tree

Then we added some of those hot pink accents and more Mardi Gras beads.

tinsel tree 2

pink ornaments and mardi gras

This pink vase is filled with more golden berries and embellished with a vintage snowflake.  A broken mirror’s gilded frame forms the backdrop. 

pink vase and golden berries


What did we do with all that extra tinsel from our tree ?  Why we used it for filler of course. 

 tinsel filler

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. 

margarita glass with ornaments

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 ! 

bronze pear under cloche

I find simple martini glasses filled with ornaments make a simple, elegant, and inexpensive display all the way through till New Year’s Eve.

champagne glass with ornaments

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…”

silver bowl with disco ball

Prancer heralds his arrival wearing a wreath of golden bells.

reindeer crop

Completely merry and bright, and created with things I already had at home.  The pink trimmings are all I’ve invested in this year. 

silver and gold sideboard

sideboard side view

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 !

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