Saturday, April 10, 2010


I've been busy polishing my silver again and decided it was time to pull it out of the china hutch and display a few of my favorite pieces!

Just in time for SILVER SUNDAY hosted by our wonderful Beth at Gypsy Fish Journals ~ click here to see today's participants ~ you won't believe all the stunning silver that is always shared!

My newest wall grouping

One with the light on.......

I've become pretty good at taking mirror pictures, but picturing silver is even more tricky for me.
It took several shots on a super sun-shiney day to get the right look.
And I DIDN'T use a flash!

My recent estate sale find ~ a gorgeous handpainted ROSES lamp
~ looks like it could be a Limoges ~

Yep, I light candles ~ day OR night!


Most of our silver was gifted to us for our wedding.

The two large trays hubby surprised me with when he "overheard" me saying that I needed some really large ones for a wall I was hoping to someday do!

I love my pink glass tree toppers and blinged out ornie ~ and Yes, they stay out year-round ~ usually in our bedroom.

Love the braided trim at the top of the old lampshade. Wish I knew the correct name for it.

My silver water pitcher with pink roses gets moved around quite often.

It and the footed cake stand are two of my very favorite silver pieces.


I added a silver multi-mirrored stand for added height at one end

and my silver glittered WISH word.

I chose to add one of my vintage wedding shawls for some extra texture and interest.

The pink glass toppers and ornie all came from HomeGoods right before Christmas.

I had put off doing this project for fear that it wouldn't turn out right or that my walls would have holes in them resembling Swiss Cheese, but I shouldn't have worried. I simply gathered up all the silver I had that either had special meaning to me or was extremely decorative around the edges, measured my wall space, laid out a similar size rectangle on the floor and started playing around with the silver til I got it in a pleasing pattern for me. It helps to add different shapes, round, rectangular, oval, large and small. I even added one small round silverplated coaster to help fill in one small space. 

It is easier if you start with your middle larger pieces and work out from there when hanging. And don't forget to draw a diagram of how you want it all to look, as I found out the hard way that what I lay on the floor MIGHT just get picked up by a well-meaning hubby while I'm gone. (Now if I could teach him to just pick up his shoes.....) I did run to a favorite antique mall and pick up two smaller oval trays to round out the mix. In all, I used 15 pieces, which might be a bit much for some rooms, but luckily we have 20 ft. ceilings in our room, so I could even add more........just kidding, honey!!

Silver Sunday Hugs,


sissie said...

I love everything about your home.
Your mirrors and now your wall of silver. So beautiful.


BailiwickStudio said...

Your silver looks so pretty grouped on the wall! It makes an unusual display. ::Jill

Sarah said...

Stephanie, I agree that it is soooo difficult to photograph silver. I always have a difficult time keeping my reflection out of the piece I want to photograph. You did a great job with the trays. I like the grouping. Thanks for sharing your silver with all of us.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Stephanie,
Your display of silver trays is lovely. You worked it out "just right"!
Happy Silver Sunday!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Stephanie, so nice to meet you. I am amazed at your wall grouping! It's absolutely gorgeous. I can imagine the effort that it took to get it all up there. I've seen lots of plates and platters but never a wall of silver, just beautiful!

Shirl said...

Hello Steph Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your pink post this week. Your silver on this post is just beautiful. You have an amazing collection.
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Johanna said...

Hi Stephanie. Your wallcovering with all the nice silver things looks gorgeously. Silver and roses as I like it so much. I love your Limoges lamp, its very pretty. And you arranged all the nice things fabulously. I know how difficult it is to take a nice picture of silver things. Using a flash makes huge Lightreflexes and in the end you see nothing. Thats art by itself to take such photos as you did. Have a happy SS.
Greetings, Johanna

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great display of all the silver. And the lamp is verry pretty. Have a good day...Julian

Gypsy Fish said...

Just amazing! Your wall is incredible!!! Magazine worthy I say!
Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}

Leann said...

Oh Stephanie

What a great collection of silver and you know that I love the wee bit of Christmas thrown in:) The lamp is also a beauty and I love how you added the wedding scarf under it - so fresh and delicate.

Enjoy your Sunday my Friend!


You have such a lovely collection of silver platters. I love how you have them placed just right on the wall.
Have a blessed day.

Mimi said...

Stephanie, wow...what a fabulous collection of silver trays! I really like how you have displayed it.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Stephanie, I love your wall art. I have seen this done with hammered aluminum trays, but never with silver. They look fantastic together.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, your silver wall looks wonderful! Just beautiful. Love all the pieces. That cake stand has to be my favorite! It so pretty to see all the sparkling silver!

Lisa said...

As silly as it sounds I would have never thought of that! I have everything else hanging!! But it looks awesome!! I know you are so enjoying it!!
Happy Sunday!
Hugs, Lisa

vickie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Stephanie!
The whole "vignette" is stunning. I like that mirrored stand, great piece for staging. Love it all.

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Steph!!!!
That is drop dead gorgeous! LOVE what you did! I did a wall of mirrors like your silver..but I think yours is WAY better looking..and then there's that amazing lamp..that if I ever get to may have ward me off! lol

Your package went out yesterday! I hope you'll like em!

Love ya..Lorena

Cottage Rose said...

Stephanie, your wall turned out so gorgeous. You have some lovely pieces. I really love the whole vignette,,, and that lamp..... beautiful. have a great week.


Sherrie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can you tell that I like your wall of silver.

Charmed Life said...

Hi Stephanie,
Everything is BEAUTIFUL! I never thought about hanging my silver in a grouping. I LOVE it! You have truly inspired me :)
Hope you have a wonderful week!


Laurie said...

Beautiful silver!! How are you hanging them?? Thank you for coming by. I just got home, we took a quick trip to San Fransisco.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a wonderful idea!! It looks fantastic!! I would have never thought of that but i really love it!! So elegant looking!! Now let me see where I have a spare bare wall... Now what exactly is a bare wall????? LOL!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Stephanie ~

Thanks for stopping by on S.S. ~ I had been working all weekend & then tonight, so playing Catch Up ~ I Absolutely Adore Your Silver Platter Wall ~ It is so Beautiful..... Makes me want to collect Silver Platters ~ I'm a follower now, so I think tomorrow, I will be spending some time, catching Up on your whole Blog....
Wonderful Meeting New People this way~
Have a Wonderful Week

Bobbi said...

Hi Stephanie! Found you through Karla's Cottage. I've just started gathering silver, and am now completely inspired! What is you best suggestion for polishing and then storing things like flatware? I want to collect enough to do a dining room display similar to yours...what is the saying?...imitation is the best compliment! Thank you for sharing!

Natasha Burns said...

Wow that silver wall is like nothing I've ever seen before! Stephanie, it's absolutely amazing! Love how it is all so cohesive. There's so much there, but it doesn't look cluttered at all!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Oh wow and wow again, your silver wall turned out gorgeous. I love the way the table is displayed too with such pretties. It is beautiful that you added touches of pink here and there with the wedding shaw for interest. You certainly have the touch Stephanie. The lamp is gorgeous! Your pictures are great too. I think this gorgeous wall should be a magazine feature for sure. So many have silver trays and accents, yet are not using them or displaying them like this. You hit on a great idea. Your talent for display is amazing. I know you are enjoying this wall in your lovely cottage home.
Thank you for sharing your steps and formula for getting to the end results. Love it all.

Sending Big HUGS,
Love ya, Celestina Marie

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is stunning!!! I would have never thought to do that but I LOVE it!!! said...

That is so pretty and shiny! I do like silver as it tarnishes too though.

Sandi said...

Hi Stephanie,
Loving that silver! You most certainly can print out that card for Mothers Day. Have a beautiful Tuesday!

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

What a lovely arrangement and a wonderful way to get your treasures out so you can enjoy them everyday! Thanks for visiting, M.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stephanie, this is soooooo lovely. I just adore all of it and what a pretty layout, indeed! I am crazy for the pitcher with the roses....oh my!

Your header is wonderful....there is something so magical about old keys.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Susie Jefferson said...

My goodness - you must be worn out, having polished all that lot. It certainly makes a sparkling display!

Monica@The White Bench said...

What a lovely display Stephanie! It's so unusual, I've never seen anything like that before! Your pictures came out very well too- great job!

IsabellasCloset said...

Setephanie... Oh how I love your wall gallery of silver.. I have 2 of the very same trays!
Hope all's well with you.
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}
PS I'm crazy about the hp rose lamp too...

IsabellasCloset said...

Oops!!! sorry Stephanie.. I spelled your name wrong in my last comment.. Oh that's what I get for being in such a hurry!
Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

Rue said...

Hi sweet Stephanie :)

Your silver project turned out gorgeous! I love the little touches of pink mixed in with all that beautiful silver :)

Beautiful pictures too!!


Amy said...

AMAZING STEPH!!!! HOLY COW I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! You have TALENT GIRLFRIEND and now I am inspired to start a collection of silver (even tho I have been selling all of mine...LOL) Wonder if I will ever find as pretty of pieces as you have!!!
Hugs and Love, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

The Urban Chic said...

Stephanie, your silver is beautiful. In fact every thing about your home is beautiful. I am having a giveaway, but sorry no silver with it. Hugs, Pat

Kelly said...

I love your blog site. You have so many great ideas.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Everything is so beautiful !!I loved the post !!Thanks for sharing !!

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh my goodness your website is divine! I love the pretty shabby stool you featured under the table! I love TX some of my cousins live down there! If you have time stop by
I am giving away a free pretty teapot for the month of April! Hugs,

Martha's Favorites said...

Stephani: I have never seen that done and it is stunning. You got my brain going right away. Do I have enough to do the same thing? I don't think so, but I am going to try. Everything you do is so beautiful. You truly have a gift. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. Have a wonderful week dear friend. Blessings, Martha

cherub*wishes said...

Hi Stephanie!!
Oh wow!!!! You have the most beautiful pictures!! I love the new look of your blog too!!
Have a beautiful Sunday!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Stephanie!
I LOVE how you took your silver out and made it a spectacular focal point in your you can enjoy it every single day! Pretty and Practical!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment!
Have a beautiful week!
;-D Kathleen

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your wall grouping is absolutely breathtaking. I love how you put it together. I also love the different pics with variations of light.

LDH said...

Hi Stephanie,

The silver display is beautiful! I was thinking of hanging some of my pieces on the stairwell wall.

I was just wondering how often they would need polishing.

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment! It was a joy visiting with you!

Kindly, ldh

Anita said...

I love the wall display! Now I wish I had more wall room. I love the table that is in front of it also. It all looks so great together. You did a great job photographing it too, its very hard to do!