Finally, all the Christmas decor is down and I have enjoyed a blank slate to play with. As much as I love Christmas decor and hate to take it down, I always look forward to something a little less cluttered for winter.
Since I used so much brass and gold for most of last year, I decided to use silver and crystal.
I brought out my great grandmother's cruet set and some inherited vintage silver and crystal pieces.
The red nandina berries are the only pop of color.
A Balsam branch in a vintage vinegar bottle keeps the room wintry.
Silver platters replaced the plates on the old door.
I have a kind of obsession with empty candle holders and this vintage Fostoria "Baroque" set is perfectly at home beside the equally empty silver punch bowl from Spain:-)
I love the clean look of this punch bowl and how it contrasts with the older, more ornate pieces.
I tried about 15 different options on the buffet and the table then knew this look was *it* when I finally figured it out.
There are so many opportunities ahead for color and accessories, that I am seriously embracing this area this way -- for now:-)
I'll be joining: