Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Un Petit Quelque Chose ~ Silver

A few weeks ago when I took out all of my silver serving dishes to get them really for holiday entertaining  I thought...you know it's really too bad, these are so pretty they deserve to be on display a little more. and not always just stored away.

So I decided to use them to add some festive glitter and glam to the kitchen.

 

I made the first vignette in a cabinet near the eating area and like it so well...



...that I  put another grouping across the kitchen on the ledge above my sink.



I used fruit, artichokes and some holiday greenery that I already had and for additional effect threw in the silver candelabras. Some battery votive and pillar candles make it all sparkle at night



I think it adds a festive feel and it is lots of fun to be able to see all of these pretty and useful items. In fact I like it so much that I might do it again next year!




My kitchen faucet is really not supposed to be decorative and certainly isn't silver but I love it's commercial look and it seems to fit right in.

(For those of you who are interested, I used one of Picnik's holiday textures with these pictures.)

Merry Christmas

17 comments:

  1. Love all the sparkle! I have silver tea set in storage that I should pull out and polish. Thank you for the inspiration! Christmas hugs!

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  2. Oh yes, I was wondering what texture you'd used. Very pretty! I was just saying to my daughter the other day: I don't have one piece of silver!
    Brenda

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  3. How pretty Adrienne!
    Your faucet does fit right in!
    I have been playing on Picnik this
    evening too. I am still trying to figure it
    all out. Haven't done the upgrade yet, but you have inspired me now!
    Loving your photos and I am always
    so impressed with your impeccable style
    when I stop to visit!

    Merry Christmas, Adrienne!
    x0x
    A

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  4. cool images... love Picnik & their seasonal textures...
    looking forward to seeing all your festive decorations next week.

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  5. Adrienne, these images could seriously be printed off and framed! Your vignettes and photography are both beautiful. Love that you "tweaked" the finish of the photos. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Those images are dreamy.
    I suspect you have a very good camera and your photographic skills are excellent.
    Happy Holidays!

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  7. I adore your silver arrangements. The artichokes look spectacular too. I think you should definitely consider using these vignettes for many years to come!

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  8. Your vignettes with the silver pieces are lovely. I like how you used the holiday textures on your photos too.
    I don't have any silver pieces except a few old silver trays. I love using them year round.
    Warm Christmas wishes to you and you family.
    Barb

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  9. Such a lovely Victorian look you've created with your silver pieces.

    I am loving your kitchen faucet. I'd like to have one like that. It's modern, but you are right - it fits right in!

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  10. Your photos are always so lovely. You have such a beautiful way of decorating. Love what you did!

    Happy Holidays!
    Donna

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  11. I love silver and yours is beautiful! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    Penny

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  12. Very pretty! They add some nice sparkle for the holidays. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  13. You have such lovely silver pieces, Adrienne! We really DO need to put our pretties on display more often, don't we? ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

    Hugs,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very nice silver and always a nice reflection effect especially at Christmas time. Dear Adrienne, I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for this coming new year! Kind regards,

    Catherine

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  15. Very pretty pictures!!
    Joyeux Noël Adrienne!!!

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  16. Ciao Adrienne.....
    Buon Natale!!
    Baci
    Sabry!!

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  17. Your silver pieces are beautiful!! I think anything you love should be used and displayed...what good is it hidden. :)

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