Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Silver Mania

My Christmas decor usually leans toward the Traditional Style. Websters Dictionary says, Practices custom passed down from one generation to another. I guess you could say that's me all over. I like using things I've had for years hoping to pass them down to my daughter. That poor girl has no clue as to how much is going to be passed down. lol Last year I stepped out of my comfort zone and went over the top in the dining room with a new look..that's a post for another day. While hauling up boxes and boxes the other day I remembered I had all of these great silver decorations. But I had no table runner that would be just perfect. So today at work I ran across this beautiful table runner. And to me it looked like something that might have been passed down through the years. I could hardly wait to get home to put it together. I had shopped at Hobby Lobby many weeks ago and ran across these wonderful candle holders. They are out of the Robert Stanley collection. They had all kinds of wonderful ornaments to adorn any sized shaped tree. Large or small. I already had quite a few silver and mercury ornaments. Then I remembered this gorgeous silver compote. Shazam !! a centerpiece for the table came to life.

Oops!! Nothing on the hutch shelves yet..ummm I'm so far behind.


I've gone over the top the last couple of years with anything wildlife. I spotted these cute birds and added them to the edge of the compote.

I believe it's full to over flowing with silver, mercury and cut glass ornaments. Close up of ornaments .

I had a ball this evening working on the vignette. I have another room I can envision all of this silver in. Stay tuned...If you girls will excuse me I must go and have my popcorn break. hugs ~lynne~


32 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Oh Lynne you are the queen of silver girl...this is just beautiful and so you..now those little birds I got also..great minds and all.. I sure have missed you girl..all this Christmas stuff is taking my time away from blogging and chat room and just every day life...This was a wonderful post Lynne...hugs and smiles Gloria

Bo said...

This is a beautiful vignette...
your ornaments are so pretty in that silver compote... and the table runner did pull everything together...Love those candle holders! ;-) Bo

Glenda said...

If you ever figure out how to bottle that energy you have please put me down for a case. The old folks use to say "I've got a case of the can't help its". And that's the way I feel. I know what I need to be doing, but just can't find the energy. Sure am glad you can though, because this arrangement just says holiday. Hope today goes really well for you.

Lynne said...

Sweet Glenda, I always love when you swing in. The girls at work say the same thing. One is older and one is quite a bit younger and they are amazed at the ground I can cover. lol... I hope "you" have a super day...hugs ~lynne~

Lynne said...

Sweet Glenda, I always love when you swing in. The girls at work say the same thing. One is older and one is quite a bit younger and they are amazed at the ground I can cover. lol... I hope "you" have a super day...hugs ~lynne~

laurie said...

Lynne, you do the best vignettes. I love this. Those are beautiful ornaments in the silver bowl and that table runner does look like something that would have been handed down from your mother. So pretty. laurie

Kristens Creations said...

I'll keep my eyes on Gloria! LOL. Your tablescape is so elegant. I Love the candleholders. Very pretty! Kristen

Melissa Miller said...

SO PRETTY AND CLASSIC!
I LOVE HOW YOU PLACE
UNIQUE STYLE CANDLEHOLDERS ON EACH SIDE OF A LARGE URN OR BOWL. IT'S YOUR SIGNATURE.
~BEAUTIFUL~ YOU'RE MAKING ME WANT SILVER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS! :)

salmagundi said...

I love this elegant look! I don't do "elegant" very well, but so admire anyone that can. Have a great day. Sally

profenretraite said...

Oh Lynne..You really have an eye for putting things together. Your centerpiece looks so pretty! I've gotta get me some of your popcorn. Maybe that would light a fire under me and I would get busy decorating. Now I'm starting to think that if I wait long enough, it will be over. All you gals will be whining about taking it all down while I relax lol...Have a great day...Debbie

Chari said...

{{{LYNNE}}}

Oh my, I feel like I've been away for years...just wanted to stop by to say "Hello" and for a few hugs...hehe...sure have missed ya, Girlfriend!!!

You have been busy, my friend...oh my, what am I saying...you're always busy...hehe!!! Lynne, your dining room table centerpiece is absolutely exquisite...I adore it!!! It really is beautiful...I just love silver and white together...it just speaks "rich & regal" to me!!! You're absolutely right about that fabulous table runner...it's perfect!!! When I enlarged the photo I could see all of the ornate detailing...the beadwork on it (I'm just "green with envy", my friend!) And those beautiful silver deer candleholders are truly magnificent...love, love, love those!!! Well...I just love the entire vignette...love all the pretty ornaments!!! You just have the prettiest things!!! Thank you for sharing...I sure do need some inspiration and a "good kick in the britches" to get my Christmas decorating done...hehe!!! You have a great day...Love ya Sweetie...

Chari

onlymehere said...

This turned out so pretty! You have such a good eye for what looks good together. Is it still snowing? I can't believe I actually want it to snow here!

Tootsie said...

very pretty Lynne!

Lady Katherine said...

Love the silver bowl with the glass ornaments. You have me thinking where is my silver! love the deer too.

lvroftiques said...

Another beautiful vignette Lynney! I won't feel too bad that mine look sadly off kilter...You are after all seasoned professional! *winks* Vanna

Happy To Be said...

GE dear Lynne...hows my friend doing this evening?? well girl I am not leaving town tomorrow YAHOO!! I really did't know where I was going to find the time to do all I still need to do...thanks for swining by today Lynne..wished we could just sit and have a cup of coffee and a large bowl of Pop corn together...hugs and smiles dear friend...Gloria

Anonymous said...

Love your silver Lynne, especially those gorgeous candle sticks! That shawl indeed could of been an heirloom. I would say you have one lucky daughter. I think she will just love so many memories of her sweet Mama. Hope you got home safe tonight and that your road was clear. Love, Cindy

xinex said...

You still hold the title of "Queen of Vignettes" Lynne. This is muy fabuloso! I love how the silver glistens and those reindeer candleholders are amazing. I want to steal them....LOL!...Christine

Diane said...

This is so beautiful Lynne! I wanted to do a similar ornament arrangement in a crystal punchbowl, but the holidays will be over before the dining is painted, the ladder & drop cloths picked up, and I go over to mom's house to pick up the punchbowl! Does that tell you how far behind I am with the decorating? ♥ Diane

Gollum said...

This is a work of art! Silver is so elegant! I love the ornaments, too.

santamaker said...

Lynne,
Hi hon', been a while since we sat down to a glass of electric lemonade, huh? Now, let's get us a "hot toddie" instead. What beautiful silver ornaments....I need to get a move on with my decoratin'!
Hope all is well with you and yours!
smiles,
Rose

Happy To Be said...

GM Dear friend...you have not a clue how excited I was not to go to LA...after the first of the year now..I have missed talking with you girl..I have been up to my ears now baking and making candies...I got the frezzer pretty will packed now with stuff..How are things going at your shop?? have you been busy?? I am going out this Saturday with Candace to finish up some shopping..but I had most of it done by Oct..still need to wrap it tho..maybe I'll get to that today also..got all the family coming on Dec 21 so I better get it done..Hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Kathysue said...

Oooh Lynne, I love all the silver balls and the reindeer are perfect.You always put together the best vignettes.I can't wait to see more. Inspiration is always welcomed this time of year and you are truly inspirational.hugs Kathysue

Picket said...

Ohhhhh Lynne!!!! Girl that is what I call using your ol noggin for something other than a hat rack! lol Don't you just love it when you can see a plan come together...this is beautiful girl...like it was made to go together! Thanks for coming by to see the Burlys do Disco...shhhh...they don't know it's been 'published' we'll just kept that to ourselves won't we !!! lol lol

Chrissy said...

WOW!!!! Nice vignette my friend....looks so vintage!! I don't know the exact website,they all have odd names, go to "moderncountry.blogspot.com" and check out her links...let me know how you make out! Talk soon!!!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Lynne,

I was here yesterday leaving you a comment on your beautiful silver decorations - but then I got an error message after clicking the post button. I was hoping it had gone through but I guess it got lost in cyberspace... Your room looks so elegant and classic but very current too! Those ornaments & silver compote are just stunning and the table topper just ties it all together. But you are only teasing us here! I was laughing at your comment about passing all the stuff down to your daughter..well couldn't you just say I was a long lost cousin and put my name on that silver compote? ;) Beautiful display as always! Take care. ~ Laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lynn. I love every bit of it! Maybe I'll hit the after Christmas sales and look for mercury glass. I love it!

ann said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL AND ESPECIALLY THE BIRDS.YOU GOT IT GIRL...ANN

Rue said...

Hi Lynne :)

Wow! That looks gorgeous!!!!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving... now hand over that popcorn ;)

hugs,
rue

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne, Oops. Sorry for the confusion. I posted it on RMS and then took it down after a few hours. I can't really explain why. Nothing bad happened or anything like that. I just got a strange vibe over there last night. Thanks for coming to check it out anyway. You're the best. I'm working on a post right now for my blog that I've had in mind since I first started this. I'm so bad at computer stuff though. I'll see if I can get it done or not. LOL!
Have a great evening. ~Melissa :)

Shelia said...

Evening, Lynne! Oh, your silverness is so beautiful and elegant. Your table runner is just perfect, but darling, please don't turn your back, you may miss a couple of reindeer candlesticks! lol
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me,
Shelia ;)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Lynne- this blog entry is wonderful! Those candlesticks are wonderful!!

It looks like maybe you figured out the picture size on your header for it looks wonderful. I do edit my pictures in Microsoft Office Picture Manager and resize to a size that I think others would be able to look at or for the header maybe 640 X 480 pixels(large web size suggestion on my program).

Don't know if you know about clicking on pictures to enlarge on your blog itself- I couldn't figure this out as sometimes they would enlarge and then other times not. Rhonda at Southern Hospitality had a blog tutorial on this- the address to go to to read it is http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-spirit.html

Can't wait to see more of your Christmasy house!!

Blessings
mary