Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Shoestring Christmas: Sparkles and shine

In lieu of sparkly decorations, I'm pulling out all my silver to give some shine to the season. It helps that I only just now unboxed it all! Everything I have came from yard sales and thrift stores. Unlike most Christmas decor, secondhand silver is often a great investment, and one that can be used year round.

6 comments:

Donna said...

That looks really nice!

Copper's Wife said...

Lovely!

Bellen said...

Looks really nice - love the pomander balls :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Meredith!

I read your blog shortly before heading out for a doctor's appointment and a decadent day of thrifting. And I found silver-plated coasters. 15 of them. ($7.50). Also a silver-plated candle holder ($2.50).

Sadly, nothing sterling, but we'll have them add sparkle and shine.

Alison said...

Do you have any tips on how to recognize what is decent quality and what is not? I think my very limited knowledge of silver comes from reading old cookbooks from an era when plated was so cheap as to be scorned....

Thanks!

Candy said...

beautiful!