Sunday, December 13, 2009

Silver and Gold... In the Dining Room

I am joining Tablescape Thursday from Between naps on the Porch. Stop by there and see all the great posts.

Well friends, I finally got to do some Christmas fluffing today. I refinished a recent thrift store find, the dining room table, so that delayed my decorating in the dining room. This tablescape came into being after I found these great plates last weekend at Kohl's. They were 60% off last week and I got each plate for $3.99. I limited myself to only 4, probably will regret that. Maybe I should go back now or take my chances on after Christmas sales. Anyway they really brought it all together. In the past I would probably kept my gold and silver items separated, cause I had this idea that you couldn't mix them. Any of you ever go through that?
I am in love with the sparkle and the silver and gold together.
As always if you want to enlarge the photos, click on them.
The mercury glass I have had for a while, they are HomeGoods purchases. Oh the silver bottlebrush trees are from HG too.

I hate the color of the walls in my dining room. I have got to get that changed. The problem is that we have 14 foot ceilings and the ceiling is also the same color, I really need professionals to handle this for me.

Wedding china in the cabinet. Our 26th Anniversary is in 2 weeks.

These are the plates I bought, already had the other plates and chargers.

These are spoon handles turned napkin ring. Thrift store find.

Since I only bought four of the plates at kohls, I add these thrift store plate to the place settings on the ends of the table. Wish I had more of these too.

More thrift store napkin rings, Damask napkins GW find. Gold napkin after Christmas sale Target many years ago.

This tapestry was a GW find, only $1.99,, still had new tags on it, never was used. I though it was kind of cheap looking but it has grown on me and I really think it fits well in the dining room.

An Angel bell, bought last year at Kohl's. Isn't she sweet? I have her hanging on the lamp.

thanks for stopping in to see my dining room. Hope you'll leave me a message and visit again, soon. I am saving my other Christmas Decorations for future posts, in the next week.


  1. Hi Marla, your dining room is simply gorgeous! Your table is amazing and I love the centerpiece with the vintage silver and gold, just stunning. The tapestry is lovely. I've learned it doesn't make any difference the price or where something comes from, it's how you use it and you have incorporated it beautifully into your decor, no one would know it was from GW.
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Hi Marla...

    My friend, your fabulous tablescape of gold and silver is one of my favorites!!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!! Hehe...I giggled a bit when I read about your feelings of mixing the gold and silver! I used to feel the same way too...but have been enlightened!!! I love the mix of gold and silver now...I think it's very elegant and regal looking!!! In fact, elegant and regal perfectly defines this gorgeous tablescape!!! Ohhh...and I love your new plates...I would have picked them up in a heartbeat as well!!! And...your centerpiece is soooo beautiful!!! I love mercury glass...I love all the silver..with the touches of gold!!! Soooo very beautiful!!! I'm sooo glad that I found your pretty was certainly a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes and Christmas Blessings to you and your family!!!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. Marla, your table is beautiful. The dishes are really nice (and a great price), the centerpiece...I think is perfect for the color of the room, which, I ♥♥♥ that color.

  4. Love your plates. I have had my eyes on the plates from Kohl's for some time. I am thinking about using them for new years. Have a great day.

  5. Your silver and gold looks so pretty and sparkling! I like both sets of dishes you have and your dining room is just lovely -- love to find bargains too!