If you were here yesterday, you saw the Merry and Toile Tablescape that I created using some very treasured items that belonged to my mother and grandmother.
The dining room buffet is decorated to be kind of the backdrop for the table, rather than competing with it. But it does have a show-stopping pine cone tree in the center! And our dining room is just to the right when you come into the foyer, so it is definitely one of the spaces that says ‘Welcome’ when you come in the door!
Let me just apologize to you up front – the days here have been gloomy and dark, instead of merry and bright – for days on end. If you do any photography at all, you know what a problem no light is!! HUGE! Thanks for bearing with me. Maybe I’ll get to re-shoot them soon.
Ok… now, where was I?
Oh, yeah. The pine cone tree. Obviously this photo doesn’t do it justice, but it is gilded in silver paint, glitter and crystal-cut baubles! A gift from my designer-friend, Richard Tubb, it is a decoration I treasure.
I brought mercury glass to the holiday buffet as well as the table. Does it get any better than mercury glass? I think the imperfect finish of mercury glass is what I love the most. Well, that and the fact that it’s shiny… yes, I’m drawn to shiny things!!
Layering is always good, even on a small sideboard, so I sprinkled a few glittery ornaments along the top of the buffet. I also layered some greenery behind the tree. And the tree sits on the tray to my grandmother’s silver tea service (I used the tea pot on the table).
I didn’t change my lamps, which I love. They are very sleek and contemporary, giving the ornate decorations just the right relief.
Well, in spite of the poor quality photos, I hope you agree that my holiday buffet is a great compliment to the Merry and Toile Tablescape!
And… ‘Tis the season for blog hops! As well as my own tour, the 2nd Annual Home for the Holidays Tour, I am honored to among a group of fellow blogger friends participating in the 3-Day Welcome Home Tour with Robin of All Things Heart and Home!
Here are the other blogs posting today:
Robin of All Things Heart and Home
Amy of Atta Girl Says
Angie of Knick of Time
Christy of Our Southern Home
Sondra of Sondra Lyn at Home
Barbara of The Everyday Home
and rewind to:
Tammy of One More Time Events
Meegan of What Meegan Makes
Pamela of From My Front Porch to Yours
Paula of Sweet Pea
KerryAnne of Shabby Art Boutique
Shanna of Restoration Redoux
Jen of A Girl in the Garage
Julie of Lilacs and Longhorns
Therese of Fresh Idea Studio
Sonya of At Home with the Barkers
Angie of Postcards from the Ridge
Anne of White Lace Cottage
Things are getting all Merry and Bright over here!! Cheers!