I have always loved to mix antiques with new pieces in my home. Especially during Christmas, I love to use my collection of vintage silver finds to hold Christmas decor. Therefore, I am sharing a few of my favorite ways to display vintage silver for Christmas. Then, I will share which of my photos featuring a vintage silver tray ended up in a magazine! Twice!
Vintage silver serving pieces and old trophies always catch my eye while I am out junkin’. Consequently, I have collected quite a few pieces over the past three years. When I see them for a great deal, I can’t pass them up. Can you believe that I found this fluted silver bowl at Goodwill for less than $5. This Christmas, I added my Wallace silver bells and flocked pinecones in the bowl. Furthermore, vintage silver bowls are great to display extra ornaments, beaded garlands, pinecones, etc…
I may stick bottle brush trees everywhere for Christmas. That is to say that I just love the nostalgic feel of these trees. Some of the new glammed up versions look charming, too! Vintage silver platters make a nice backdrop on book shelves or cabinets. Often times, I lean them against the shelf. Other times, I use vintage silver platters to style a vignette on my coffee table or to round up smaller vintage finds. Whether you use just one vintage silver piece or show off your entire collection, add contrast with color or texture. Lastly, I use silver trays as wall decor. They are easy to hang with these plate hangers from Hobby Lobby.
A few months ago, my friend Cassie, a fellow blogger at My Thrifty Life by Cassie Fairy and magazine contributor in the UK, asked me to share one of my vintage Christmas photos for a magazine article that she was writing. Consequently, Cassie and I share a love for repurposing old items into something new, and giving new life to vintage pieces. She is the sweetest friend and shares lots of creative DIYs on her blog. I feel kind of cool being friends with someone from the UK. Anyways, Cassie sent me a photo of the magazine cover and the page that my picture appeared on. You can see it on the bottom right side of the page of Reclaim magazine.
Before that, Cassie wrote an 8 page spread over my DIYs and repurposed projects in my home for Reloved magazine. (issue 50) If you want a digital copy, you can download it here. Y’all, I was so honored to be in a magazine. If you are wondering how Cassie and I met, let me tell you! INSTAGRAM! Social media makes it easy to connect with people from all over the world, based on similar interests! As much as the algorithm of instagram drives me crazy, I love being able to meet new friends who share similar passions on Instagram. Behind those squares, are real people! That is to say, people are what make Instagram what it is!
Here is the photo of some of my vintage finds styled last Christmas in Reclaim magazine
Thank you for stopping by the Cuter Tudor! If you are looking for more Christmas ideas, just search ‘Christmas’ in the sidebar on the right side of the screen. For example, I have several room tours with my holiday decor on the blog, like this one! Lastly, you can find me on instagram @cutertudor or come pin with me on Pinterest! Above all, have a wonderful day, y’all!
Nan Odessa, DENovember 12, 2019 at 12:35 pm
Where is the best place to shop for a silver plated tray?
What should I expect to.pay for a large tray with handles and feet? Help!!!!