Monday, February 10, 2020

Winter buffet

It is no secret I like to change things up using what I have. There's no better way to freshen up a space and get a new look than by removing everything and shopping my own house.



My inherited buffet is one of my favorite things to rearrange and bring a new look to. 

Since Christmas I have been using this window from the old house that I lined with fabric years ago. I propped up some old family photos on the window then placed a silver tray my mother gave me on the buffet layered with crystal and silver. 


I love the look of the cool-toned silver with the warm, brown wood so much. There's just something wintry about it, especially when paired with the juniper branches.


My wagon wheel hub makes a great plant holder and adds so much texture as well as contrast to the finer silver and crystal.


Of course, a pop of color with the red floral draperies my mother made in the 1970s gives a nod to the coming season ahead. Or in my case, just warms up my very favorite season -- winter😊

It really is easy to get a whole new look by changing a few things around and using what you have maybe in a china cabinet or stored in the attic. Get those things out and use them instead of heading to the big box stores for more stuff. You'll be glad you did😉

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10 comments:

  1. I love the pictures of your home....and I love the encouragement you always give to use what we already have,or have inherited, rather than buying new stuff. Your home looks so inviting and warm....thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. The buffet looks very nice, Anita, and very wintry. I love the candles in the lead crystal containers! Your buffet is a lovely piece of furniture. :)

    Are you as waterlogged up there as we are here in the Piedmont? It's getting on my last nerve. Have a great week!

    Hugs,

    Denise

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    1. Thanks Denise!! We are, but I love rain and am so traumatized by the fires and drought a few years ago, I'll take all the rain:-)

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  3. Anita, your window gave me a great idea...I think I will take one, put on some hinges and do a very shallow box. Fabric and foam the back so I can press photos into it. Then I will be able to change the photos---and they are also protected and behind glass. Gorgeous idea---especially when you use all the wonderful pieces you have scavenged or inherited. Always love your posts!

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    1. Oh that's a wonderful idea Sandi!! So happy my putting things together is inspiring to you:-)

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  4. Love that window. I may have to do one now. I love silver. I have a small dining room or area and I am thinking of getting rid of the small hutch which was actually in a old farm house in Amelia county va. and restored. It must have been a pie safe of sorts because of the sticks below the doors have and air flow. I may just get a small buffet so I can use it as a server and have room behind doors for plates and dinner napkins in there too.

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    1. I love having the buffet, and with the island gone, it is needed for serving if we have a big crowd:-)

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