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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Silver and Gold

I've been busy decorating for Christmas.  I'm not feeling especially crafty or DIY inspired this year, but I did want to change up the filler in this lamp base.  For so long, I was at a loss as to what to fill it with.  You can read more about that HERE.  Seashells.  Potpourri.  Vintage hymnal page strips.  Scrapbook paper -- and most recently, berry garland.  (By the way, since I liked that look, I was kind of excited to find a store that carries all different colors of berry garlands!  Hmmmm... )  But, it's Christmas-time, and time for another change. [Though the recent berries looked red in my photos, they were actually orange for autumn -- so they had to go.]


When I purchased the berry garland after Halloween, I remembered two different kinds of garland that I purchased at Target after Christmas last year, and I couldn't wait to use them this Christmas.  [Yay for 90% off clearance!]

There's silver beaded garland at the base, and wired star garland above.


I'm really loving this "silver and gold" look.  Do I say that with every type of filling?  I can see this look staying right on through the NEW YEAR and into January!

"Silver and gold.
Silver and gold.
Everyone wishes for silver and gold.
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.
Silver and gold.
Silver and gold -- mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations on every Christmas Tree."


My daughter helped me fill the lamp the other morning.  It was early, and I had been waiting to do this... and she humored me.  Taking it apart is kind of a 3-handed project, so I was glad she was around!  After we put the star garland in and the base back on, it was lacking something.  The garland sort of floated in the glass, and needed to be grounded.  So, we added some silver beaded garland, and Taa-Daa!  The look cost me just a few dollars!  [Gotta love clearance!]

I haven't made a lot of Christmas decor purchases this year, but the small items under the cloche [above] ARE new.  I'll tell you more about them tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

How are you coming on your Christmas decorating?
Have you been following any of the Christmas home tours?  They're fantastic!
Check out this one at The Woodgrain Cottage.


2 comments:

  1. It looks very festive and elegant! I love Burl Ives singing this song.

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