Saturday, November 26, 2011

Silver and White

I'll be using a lot of  silver and white this Christmas.  Yesterday, I was playing around with the top of my chippy cabinet. I don't have a fireplace mantel, but I have surfaces around the house I'll be dressing up.  I  wanted a festive spot to look at in my studio, and silver and white say festive to me.   I just grabbed a few things I already had and altered some of it.

In my last post you saw what looked like a crown.

This is actually part of a light fixture that I dry brushed with gesso,

and inserted one of my silver roses in the top.

I've been finding quite a few items in my stash that remind me of a crown.  Like this cup holder.  I shared this in an earlier post.  It was gold.  I painted it nickel silver.

One of my doves made it over to next in lavender.  Yes, I'm using lavender in my Christmas decor.  Why not?

A lamp fragment was painted white, and serves as a pedestal.  Do you recognize that piece holding the lavender? It's the base of a footstool I shared here. I removed the cushion and turned it upside down.  Hmmm, it's sorta crown like too.

My "snow" is gauze.  I may sprinkle a little glitter on it.

Like I said, this may not be traditional Christmas decor, but I like it.  So, the top of my chippy cabinet has gone from this,

to this.

 My angel bell gives my little mantel on the other side of the studio a festive feel.

and I'm incorporating my other ideas seen here around the house.

I'll be sharing as everything comes together.

Sharing With:
Thrifty Decor Chick: Before and After
Remodelaholic: Remodelaholic's Anonymous
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
House of Grace: Twice Owned Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants: What's It Wednesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday's Treasures
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
The Girl Creative: Just Something I Whipped Up
Dittle Dattle: Amaze Me Monday
Homemaker on a Dime: Creative Bloggers
Boogieboard Cottage: Masterpiece Monday
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
2805: Potpourri Party
The Rosegarden in Malevik: Saturday Show Off


Mary said...

They look like real crowns! Your silver touch.... looks beautiful!

Lori said...

Love the 'crowns'!! You are very creative, I am learning a lot by visiting all of these parties. Thanks for the inspiration, following your now.

Imperfections said...

I have to ask about your silver painting technique. It has just the finish I'm looking to do on some book ends.

eclecticrevisited said...

am fining the silver and white to be very attractive..I really like a limited color palette for Christmas decorating as it's very clean and elegant...beautiful vignettes...

Katalina Jewelry said...

The silver is so elegant! Everything is just beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

It's a beautiful combination: silver, white and lavender. Your vignette is beautiful!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Looks like a winter wonderland to me! I love using lots of white and silver during the festive season.

Honey at 2805 said...

I was so carried away with how pretty this is, I forgot to say thank you for linking this gorgeous post to Potpourri Friday!

Aimee said...

That looks so beautiful!!!

Aimee from

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Rosemary
what a wonderful post :)
and do not miss,,,,




It is fun :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That really does look like a crown! I am all for doing things a little different. I'll give you the thumbs up on the lavendar, it is purple after all, the best kind of purple, that hazy smokey purple.

Laura Bradley said...

You have such good taste!

sissie said...

Well you had me fooled becuase I thought it was a crown. I love all your pretty decor and the vingette on top of the cabinet.


Mimi said...

I think the silver Christmas decor is absolutely fabulous. I'd do it myself if I thought my daughter would let me get away with it.

Laurel said...

So very the "crowns" :) Laurel

Amy Kinser said...

Very pretty! You create wonderful vignettes.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I love the crowns!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so pretty! i lvoe silver and white- timeless and shimmery!

Tracy said...

Beautiful! Just proves you don't need a mantel or traditional Christmas items to create a festive and gorgeous display!

ImSoVintage said...

very elegant and festive, Rosemary.

Angie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the combination of white and silver!

I hope you'll link up to Knick of Time Tuesday again next week and enter my canvas photo print giveaway going on now.

Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

Terry said...

That angel bell is my favourite part. Very elegant.

andrea said...

That angel with the lamb is lovely. Going to your site, Rosemary, is always like an open invite for eye candy! andrea@townandprairie

Kelly said...

Love all your unique Christmas like items put together on your cabinet. I like silver and white used at Christmas too and plan to use it in my home as well. I'm almost done decorating the outside of my house, but haven't started on the inside yet. Looks like you'll be having a vintage style Christmas this year!

Peggy57 said...

Lovely as usual Rosemary. I too am doing silver and white but I'm throwing in a little pink also. Love your vignettes. Thanks for sharing.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful Rosemary!! Thanks for linking up this week! :)

Myric said...

Everything looks lovely! I love your taste! I am thinking of white Christmas theme too just to bring a little bit of winter snow in AZ :)


deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

I love silver and white for the holidays. Can't wait to see what you come up with@

Karen said...

Beautiful Rosemary, I love silver and white for Christmas. I think the Lavender is a lovely addition.

Heaven's Walk said...

Well....I see that you were honest about not putting your lavender away for the season, Rosemary! It really does look fantastic out there amongst the white and silver. Your decor is always so serene looking. ♥

xoxo laurie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think it looks fabulous and I love anything crowns!!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Rosemary!! You always create such beautiful vignettes! Martina

Cottage and Broome said...

So pretty, love the silver! Laura

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous and elegant! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Just beautiful. I am a huge fan of silver at sparkly.The lavender is unique and adds a wonderful scent too...LOVE IT ALL

Sylvia said...



Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Just beautiful, white,glimmer and shine just like snow and ice.
Very nice Christmas decor...
Love the dove in the lavender.
Have a great week.
All the Best,

Kris said...


Beautiful vignette! I also love silver and white, especially mercury glass ornaments and votive cups!


Cindy said...

Oh, so pretty! Perfect winter mantle Rosemary!

poindextr said...

everything looks peaceful and heavenly - you have such a lovely sense of style for your own home as well as the pretty treasures you create. thanks for the inspiration!! xo, diane

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love your silver and white! hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

So pretty. LOVE your silver and white and I do think that it's just perfect for a winter wonderland Christmas!

Found you on French Country's Feathered Nest Friday. Glad I did ~ I'll come back again soon.


WhyCuzICan said...

Really loving your silver and white Christmas, Rosemary! :) Yours is a blog I'm always amazed at-- you ROCK!

Second Suzanne in a row commenting, by the looks of it!

Visiting from Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday linky party,
Smiles, Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois


What beautiful vignettes and photography!


Revi said...

I LOVE metals with white, too! As usual, we are on the same page. I'm just not as far along as you are! Maybe we're in the same book, a few pages apart. :)Your vignettes are always inspiring!

Wendy said...

Lavender is a great partner with silver. I like the cool and icey look of your Christmas decor.

Shelley said...

Love all the silver and chippy together - gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Girl... your so darn talented!!! Everything looks amazing. I'm off to buy some silver paint lol

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

This is so pretty! I knew it was you as soon as I saw the first photo! Beautiful!

Sibylle said...

great choice, love silver and white!

OAK House 5. said...

Nothing more beautiful than a silver and white Christmas! Love it!

Clare said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! I really love the angel with the lamb. Gorgeous! :)

Lucinda Layman said...

This is beautiful and elegant. Silver and white are timeless.Great choice!!

Lori said...

SOOOO pretty! I love all the sparkle and glam!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi there... I am partying with Patti and Paula at Ivy and Elephants and popped over from there... your silver Christmas decor is just stunning!... love all of your crowns, fit for a Queen... xoxo Julie Marie

lvroftiques said...

I love the silver decor! And I LOVE anything crown! *winks*....No idea where that comes from must be that "delusional" thing lol!I was also very inspired by the crystals in the vase. They really do look icy and frosty Christmasy!Beautiful Rosemary! Vanna

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving your look for the holidays!

Sophia's said...

Love the silver and white. Found your link on Savvy Southern Style. I'm using lots of silver and mercury glass this year too.


Rhonda said...

Found your blog at Faded Charm and love it!

Your decorating is gorgeous!

Silver is very Christmas to me.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is beautiful Rosemary! I LOVE silver and white is so serene and peaceful...

Love it!

Lou Cinda

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I love everything about your designs. Silver and gold is beautiful together anyway.
Pat from Pat's Pink Apron

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, Thank you for sharing your pretty Christmas decor at the Open House party. Everything you create is always beautiful and this vignette is no exception.

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Gorgeous and so creative- I would expect nothing less from you. It's funny that out of hundreds of links (at link parties), I always seem to click on yours each week! When your blog pops up, I always think..."I should have known this was villabarnes" :)

Marigene said...

You are most creative...the vignette is stunning! Thank you for sharing.

Lili said...

It's so amazing to see you pull all the litle bits and pieces together to create your vignettes. Love how you incorporated the lavender. And the sweet angel holding the lamb is so precious. ~Lili