This is the 2nd part of my revisit 2010 silver and white Christmas decorations. Enjoy!
As y'all know, I am doing our dining room in silver and white for the Russian dinner we will be serving for Christmas dinner. To see my other post with silver and white, go here.
So, I finally got my Christmas tree that I use in the dining room up and decorated. Woohoo!
Let me say, there are lots of pictures coming up! I feel it is my duty and resposiblility to forewarn my readers of this. I am such a conscience blogger! LOL
My tree is one of those tall skinny woody looking trees. Here it is naked.
I decided I wanted to use a lot of my silver items. so, I dumped all my odds and ends tarnished silverware and picked some out to polish up and hang on the tree.
I used a polished silver server and tray to place the tree in.
I filled the server with a few old silver creamers and sugars, some silver bulbs, mercury glass ornaments, silver faux floral picks and a little glass reindeer.
Next I spent some quality time polishing silverware and watching Fred Clause. Hey, I had never seen it before. Kinda cute movie. Any way, I didn't do a perfect job polishing because I like a little of the tarnish here and there. I tied plain white ribbon to each piece and then hung them on the tree along with some other pretty sparkly silver things.
I have to say, I am really loving the whole icy shimmery effect of all the white and silver!
Around the tree I added my 3 plate silver clamshell. On the two sides I used a beautiful thirfted sorbet glass with a mercury glass votive holder and a silver votive. the center is just a simple short white pillar candle with the sparkly silver ribbon around it.
I also added the big cookie jar filled with silver bulbs that I showed you last week along with two pretty glass angel candleholders. i just got those two angels at a thrift store for .80 cents each.
Sparkly tree topper...well, it's actually 2 ornaments (2 in a package from the Dollar Tree).
Candles lit and tree lights on.
All of my silver that I used here was bought 2nd hand at either thrift stores or yard sales.
I plan to add some silver platters on the walls around the dining room yet and a few other little special things here and there to finish everything this room.