Monday, September 26, 2011

~ Everyone Needs a Watch Dog ~

After leaving the open house at Mary Carol Garrity's, I came home inspired and all fired up to get more of my silver out and display it. If you missed any of those posts, you can view them HERE, HERE, HERE AND HERE. For those of you who don't know who Mary Carol Garrity is, she's the owner of 3 beautiful stores in our area and author to many books. Amazon has some great deals on those if you're interested in checking them out.

The last time you viewed the hutch it was done up all in blues. You can view that post HERE. I didn't realize it had been a while since I changed things up. I had a ball going from room to room gathering everything up. Grouping things together make more of a statement. The best part of this  makeover, didn't cost a penny. I just shopped the house. :-))
I've had this silver tray for a while now. I'm obsessed with silver, would love to have more of it. Shopping EBay and the Etsy Stores does have it's advantages and disadvantages, sometimes the shipping is outrageous, other times you can get quite the bargain. Sitting here in front of the computer screen it's far too easy just to hit buy now, a person has to practice self control.

This sweet crystal sugar and creamer set was only $3.99 purchased at a local antique mall a while back. It matches a few other pieces I've had for years. I would love to have some crystal plates, wouldn't it make a beautiful tablescape?

These 3 pieces were all gifts many years ago, I just pulled them from the various other places in my home.

$2.99 then half off from H/L many years ago. Can you say BARGAIN? Don't you love saying it?

I've slowly been adding Silver into the dining room. However, this vignette needed some silver candlesticks, the candles are my battery operated ones from the shop.. The rooster platter I've had for years, thought the toile added a bit more texture and excitement to the vignette.

Everyone needs a watch dog to keep an eye on the silver don't they? lol. I purchased this late last fall at Nell Hill's in Briarcliff. I've moved it several times, seems to float back here, guess he's found his home huh?
I carry these sweet silver dishes in the shop, they've flown out the door. Naturally I had to have one for myself. ;-)
I have a fetish about cords showing. If you look closely you can see a wooden box sitting underneath. The lamp looks just a tad lonely don't you think?
So..... I moved my decorating books underneath and added a cream platter into the mix, the flow now continues from the top to the bottom.  Ta-Dah!!! No more cord showing!

Thank you for stopping in today. I wanted to share an update about our Gloria from Happy to Be, she is progressing along nicely, and hopefully will get to go home tomorrow. If you haven't been by to leave your well wishes yet, I know she would appreciate it if you would. Her daughter Dwana has been keeping us updated and has shared our comments with her. As a short cut you can go HERE to do that, thank all of you for doing so.  
 Marty, thank you for hosting each week, we all appreciate your hard work and efforts for us to share our tabletop vignettes. Until next time......



You have such gorgeous things, specially your crystal things, they're all awesome! I love your decoration plates and of course your dog figurines, I collect dogs, vintage, porcelain, brass, you name it! (hate cords too!) Just dropped from TT at Marty's. Have a sweet week. Hugs, FABBY

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lynne, this is just gorgeous. I love all of your silver and crystal and the little watch dogs are fabulous also. You have arranged such a lovely vignette. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Just wanted to say how happy I am also to hear that Gloria is recovering nicely. I have been keeping her in prayer. So nice of her daughter to keep us all up to date. Hugs, Marty

Lee said...

Lovely work Lynne. Totally looks very "Mary Carol" I love it.
By the way, why when I click on comment to comment does the download box appear and something automatically begins to download? Does anyone have that happen to them too?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your silver and crystal looks so pretty together. I have very little silver now - got rid of most of it years ago. Did not want to polish. :D

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love all your silver grouped together. Gorgeous!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, this is just beautiful! I have a thing for crystal, as well. I'll probably do a post using mine sometime after the holidays. You have done a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

Dolores said...

Beautiful...... but, you know me.... the little watch dogs are my favorite!!
I always love your wonderful creations!!!!

Rettabug said...

Sooooo sparkley-pretty! Love every inch of this. I have that same white platter that you put on the bottom. ~~big smile~~ Must mean I have good taste, huh?

I linked to your post about the tour of Nell Hill & got so many ideas from it, too. Thanks again for sharing that, since I'll never get to go there on my own.


BTW, when I click your "follow me on Pinterest" button, I get "Kate". Is this correct? Did you change your name?

Unknown said...

Love the black and white with the silver -- so beautiful!


Babs said...

Lynne, I'm a huge fan of Mary Carol Garrity's style so you know I'm lovin' your look. Being a Southern gal, I love silver and crystal, too. Your rooster platter and little watch dog are perfect and what a great way to hide the cords. Love it.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

HI Girlfriend...

Just doing a little catching up here at your place! I just had to leave you a note about your beautiful crystal and silver!!! It all looks soooo pretty! Of course, I'm with you about silver...crazy-nuts about it! I sure did enjoy looking through your lovely collection! You know, I think I have the exact same crystal sugar and belonged to my MIL. Anyway, you have created another AWESOME vignette, sweet friend! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with is always such a treat coming to your place!

Love ya,
Chari you little watch dogs! Just precious!!!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful vignette! I love your silver and crystal collection... I have a weakness for crystals too. The sugar and creamer set is so pretty and what a great buy! Loving the cute birdie silver bowl the transferware... so nicely put together. Thanks for sharing this pretty vignette with us. Love your header picture. Have a wonderful evening!Hugs~Poppy

Chubby Chieque said...

I honestly adore all your crystals. I am into crystals too. I spotted one of my weakness, the shabby platter. That is absolutely to die for.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from Stockholm,

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all absolutely gorgeous! Love the little watch dogs too!