Friday, February 13, 2009

Show and Tell Friday 2/13 - Silver and Mercury Glass

It's hard to believe another Friday has rolled around! After you spend a little time with me (and I love those comments!), stroll over the Kelli's at There is no place like home". There really is no place like your own home is there?

It's been quite a week here. Daddy's surgery was last Thurs. He's still having some issues so still staying with us. We're also trying to get him moved into a new house so it's been "interesting".

Today, let's go into my kitchen. We really live in this area of the house...the kitchen and hearth room. It's that means I've pulled out the mercury glass and most anything silver. I'm not a gold person. I love the sparkle of silver!

On the island, I used my square silver cake stand.

The cupids were gold but several years ago I sprayed them silver. One cupid holds a bouquet of flowers:

and the other is looking at a bird in his hand.

You can see the mercury glass candle sticks (Hobby Lobby years ago), mercury glass votive cups (JC Penney's BIG sale), hearts, salt and pepper, and little beads.

The center mercury glass holder has the cutest little heart etched glass votive. These were from Home Interiors 100 years ago.

The silver butter dish belonged to my husband's aunt who passed away last year. Her daughter was sweet and offered it to us as a memento. Oh my, if you could have known Aunt Doris. One of her favorite sayings if surprised was "blow me down Popeye!". We still say that and laugh!

The little silver tray was used at our wedding 300 years ago (ok, more like 33).

I used black placemats (Dillards, super cheap), silver fleur-de-lis chargers (eBay) and my Mason Vista transferware (auction).

I've shown you the LOVE etched candle several weeks ago...1/2 price from Hobby Lobby.

I found the little fleur-de-lis basket in a local shop. I put my napkins in there with little mother of pearl napkin rings.

If you look over in the Hearth room, you can see the library table. I've got a silver cupid (Hobby Lobby years ago) in a cloche. It's sitting on the cutest little Bordallo pink cake stand (Marshall's).

Now, here's a shot of real life. I keep my laptop on the Island. From here, I can see the tv, Mr. Dumpling in the recliner, Boudreaux in his lap (where else would he be?) and see outside the French doors.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your honey, your grandchild, your best friend...or just treat yourself special!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, what beautiful silver things, the cupids, the cake stand, the candles, all are just so lovely. I hope you have a great VD. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh these are out of this world gorgeous... girl.. I've gone over the top crazy with mercury glass this year..and yours is "gorgeous".. The butter tray is a treasure and a well as your other beautiful things.. where is Boudreaux hiding?? :-) Thanks for sharing such a beautiful inspiring post..
hugs ~lynne~

Jules said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your dishes! I have admired that pattern from a distance. Maybe one day I can own just one setting...or even a teacup. :o) I too prefer silver to gold. Thanks for sharing.

Gypsy aka Tam said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love it all, every piece, every detail, it is just stunning!!!! Oh and look at that wonderful kitchen, be still my heart. What a wonderful post and pictures, thank you for sharing,
Have a wonderful Friday,

American Homemaker said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow... very fancy!

A Hint of Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Your kitchen looks gorgeous and your decorations are very pretty.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Valentine's Day.

Janet, said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything is beautiful, a lot different than my lived in kitchen looks right now. Your pieces are very nice.

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Pretty! Nice to have things that have memories attached. Have a great weekend.

SmilingSally said... Best Blogger Tips

That silver tray is precious. Everything is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

Gattina said... Best Blogger Tips

Very beautiful decorations ! I also prefer silver to gold by far !

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your centerpiece. That cake plate is great and I had the very same candle cups...but I don't anymore (insert whine). Happy Valentine's Day!

P. said... Best Blogger Tips

So many beautiful things.


Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

Your silver is so festive. What a lovely way to decorate for Valentine's Day. Thanks for stopping by my site.

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! i love all things silver too. you decorate beautifully! i love the little green lamp in the last picture. that green would go great in my kitchen!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my is right.How scrumptious is this.You have some LOVELY treasures.I really enjoyed looking at them.I do hope your dad does well.Happy Valentines to you...Ann

Maisy said... Best Blogger Tips

I just stumbled upon your blog.
I LOVE it.
Really, Really, Really cute.
Can't wait to check back

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

What lovely Valentine decor you created with such wonderful pretties!
Have a delightful Valentine's Day ;-)

Hootin' Anni said... Best Blogger Tips

This just looks sooooooo. one word---elegant!!!!!

Hope you can find time to stop by my 2nd edition of three installments of my troll collection if you haven't yet.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything looks so lovely! Thank you for stopping by my blog. :-)
Happy Valentine's Day!

Heidi Pocketbook said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved seeing all of your beautiful treasures :-)

Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said... Best Blogger Tips

I prefer silver too, and your pieces look so nice throughout your home.

Missy Wertz said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful setting. Happy Valentines Day!

Designs on 47th Street said... Best Blogger Tips

Fri. the 13th is my lucky day! I'm excited to have found someone who loves so many of the same things as I do. Love your silver and your dishes and accent pieces AND I have the very same Mason dishes!

I'll be back!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Judy Bug! Well, it goes without saying that I love your red and white transferware! But it is that silver cake stand that has caught my eye! It is so nice that you have found a way to use it all the time. It is too pretty to be hidden away! I have been lusting after one ever since I saw the one at my daughter's wedding! Your little cupids are precious! Lovely post...Debbie

Susie Homemaker said... Best Blogger Tips


Warm Wishes,

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips


I just love your home, everything in it. I'm with you on the silver but I definatly do not have as much as you!

I also love Mercury Glass but I didn't know you could get it at Hobbie Lobby. I know you go there a lot & I keep meaning to. I will have to win the lottery to get all the things I want I'm sure!!

Just too much to say about all the things I love in your post. Let's just say I love all of your collectables!~


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I dearly loved the heart shape etched in the glass!

Cass @ That Old House said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh what lovely things! I am especially envious of the red transferware; I love it, and don't have ANY.

But now I have a goal....

Happy Valentine's Day!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am drooling all over myself! What beautiful treasures and what lovely vignetes you've created. I am really wanting to get some Mercury Glass now, and I also want to find one of those gorgeous silver cake stands. How clever you are to paint the cherubs, and they look so cute. Can you tell I love everything you showed us? laurie

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. I love it all, silver pieces, mercury glass pieces, dishes, kitchen, everything. Thanks for sharing it.


Susan B said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything is beautiful, and looks very elegant! Thank you for sharing.

Four Paws and Co said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful post! I'm hooked on mercury glass & love yours! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥ Diane

Yellow Rose Arbor said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful vignette! Love all the silver! Another pretty heart (silver.)


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm thinking of decorating my living room and I am also thinking of using the mercury glass pieces I bought at Ballard Designs. I am sure it'll look great.