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


  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!

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

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

    Happy Holidays!

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

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

  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!

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  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,


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

  16. Ciao Adrienne.....
    Buon Natale!!

  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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