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:
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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


65 comments:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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...
    best,
    maureen

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  5. The silver is so elegant! Everything is just beautiful!

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

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

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

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  9. That looks so beautiful!!!

    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  10. Hi Rosemary
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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. 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.

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  14. So very pretty...love the "crowns" :) Laurel

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  15. Very pretty! You create wonderful vignettes.

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

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

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  18. very elegant and festive, Rosemary.
    Laura

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  19. 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.

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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  20. That angel bell is my favourite part. Very elegant.

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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.

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

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  25. 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 :)

    xo
    Myric

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

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

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  28. 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

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

    Carol

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

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

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

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  33. 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,
    Christine

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  34. Rosemary,

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

    Kris

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  35. Oh, so pretty! Perfect winter mantle Rosemary!

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  36. 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

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

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  38. 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.

    Ciao,
    Suzanne

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  39. 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

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  40. What beautiful vignettes and photography!

    ♥Linsey

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  41. 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!
    -Revi

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

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  43. Love all the silver and chippy together - gorgeous!

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

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

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  46. great choice, love silver and white!

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

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

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

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  50. SOOOO pretty! I love all the sparkle and glam!

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  51. 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

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  52. I love the silver decor! And I LOVE anything crown! *winks*....No idea where that comes from ..it 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

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

    Kristen

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  54. Found your blog at Faded Charm and love it!

    Your decorating is gorgeous!

    Silver is very Christmas to me.

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

    Love it!

    Lou Cinda

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

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  57. 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.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  58. 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" :)

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

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  60. 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

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