Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Morning light on silver...
I've wanted to change the look of the buffet for awhile and when Manuela had a post displaying her silver... here... it was all the encouragement needed.
Out came the silver polish and in one of those If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie kind of moments where one thing led to another... I decided to change everything but the silk flowers.
It looks a little like it did when my husband first brought home the buffet from his sister's place. Everything displayed came from Goodwill, thrift stores, garage sales, and the silver set was a very inexpensive find at an antique mall about five or six years ago. It actually came with a different silver tray which is really, really big. By using the smaller silver tray, I have room for other pretty items. I keep the larger tray for some future tea party.
I'm always surprised at how inexpensive one can purchase silver while thrifting. One of my other talented decorating genius type friends just wrote about purchasing silver at an auction... here. Tracey McBride is the author of two of my all time favorite books for inspiring my creativity... Frugal Luxuries and Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons.
Everything continues to be rather topsy turvey-upside down-inside out here but we are making progress. I'm working on Christopher's room to make it mine (first packing away what is his) and we're waiting to hear from the insurance company. As I wrote a friend today, I have such new respect for 18th Century homemakers. :)
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