Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mercury and Old Silver


I love old, tarnished silver.  Combined with beautiful mercury pieces, I think it makes a gorgeous combination.

My Mom used to tell me that she was going to come to my house sometime when I was gone and polish up all of my old silver!!  She could hardly stand the unpolished silver.  

Hers was always shiny and bright.

But, I still like the drastic comparison between the sparkles of the Mercury glass and the old unpolished silver.

Enjoy!

Till next time, Judy

24 comments:

Maple Lane said...

I agree....beautiful together! Funny about your mom's statement.

Bev said...

Hahahaha...that's just what I told Gina the other day...that I was going to go over when she was gone and polish her silver! That so funny. Your arrangement looks wonderful though. I love it that you almost always have a bird in them. I have birds all over my house.

Cheery wave!

Bev

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That works for me, I am always collecting various pieces of old silver, I like the tarnish, it means it was well loved.

Jen

Claudia said...

I'm so glad to hear there is another person who likes unpolished silver!

xoxo
Claudia

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the combination of polished and unpolished silver! hugs, Linda

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

YUM! I love it to, although I can not let my silver go to long..I feel guilty!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- It is beautiful. I'm with your Mom- I have to keep my pieces polished but I love to see them unpolished at other homes. xo Diana

Japolina said...

Gorgeous!

Marissa said...

Ooo I wish I had more silver! I think it looks good unpolished! beautiful picutre!

Marissa said...

oops picture!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it, too...especially the mercury glass! Sweet hugs!

Debbie said...

This post is wonderful! I LOVE mercury glass!!! I scrolled through your previous posts, and your vignettes are all beautiful. You have lovely collections of dishes, and vintage pieces.
Happy New Year, Judy!
Debbie

Dewena Callis said...

That is a gorgeous combination! Love the cream pitcher. It was a relief when tarnished silver became so popular. I do have to polish flatware though. I think tarnished forks, etc. can look beautiful when styled by others but I can't pull it off and I want my fork polished when I eat from it!
This is really pretty, Judy!

Julie said...

They do look lovely Judy but I have to admit, I'm like your Mom, I like my silver polished...J

ImSoVintage said...

I have to admit I like it both ways. Gorgeous photo.
Laura

sissie said...

Me too Judy! I have lots of both and never thought about displaying them together. Thanks for the great idea.

hugs
Sissie

Keeping It Cozy said...

So gorgeous! I love silver polished and tarnished... either way, you can't go wrong. :-)

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my upholstered chairs...I LOVE them!! (and I'm thrilled I didn't mess em' up! lol)
I agree with you...I ADORE unpolished silver! I do have some polished silver too...just depends on the room I have it in. My farmhouse dining room is full of unpolished silver, but my living room has some polished...just the different feel of the rooms. ;) Your mom cracked me up...my mom is the same way! lol
Missy

Laurie said...

I'm with you, Judy, the combination really is stunning!!

Olive said...

Lovely combination Judy.

Chenille Cottage said...

Very pretty, Judy. I love the combination of mercury glass and unpolished silver. It looks perfect for wintertime.
I hope you have a good week, my friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Vintage Gal said...

love, love, love unpolished silver with mercury glass. This is stunning. Love it ~

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love mercury glass mixed with tarnished silver!

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful contrast the tarnished silver and Mercury glass! Just lovely!

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