If you know me, you know I am a big fat copy cat! lol So when my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I found out that our favorite antique/flea market, the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia, was having their Christmas open house, we headed out in search of inspiration…and we found it! First, this wonderful vignette of frenchiness greeted us when we walked in the door! I want that mirror!
Be still my heart! An entire smorgasbord of inspiration in gray, silver and white with pops of natural greenery…breathtaking! I am seeing a lot of silver so far this year!
Look at this fabulous hutch! It makes me want to paint all of my furniture gray! It was filled with a marvelous assortment of wonderful old silverplate…one of my favorite things! I love the flocked garland with the gray ribbon intertwined!
And here’s the matching wreath! Have you ever thought of gray as a Christmas color? So unusual!
I love this little vignette with silverplate mixed with mercury glass and that gorgeous little snow bird!
I don’t think I can breathe! Have you ever seen so many pieces of beautiful mercury glass?
Some of the pieces were absolutely translucent! Even the Christmas trees were filled with mercury glass ornaments! I love that acorn! I have seen acorns as Christmas ornaments at several stores. I could stand here and drool all day, but we need to check out the rest of the store!
More inspiration…sheet music wreaths…even one in the shape of angel wings…gorgeous! And do you see the one made from old maps? How unique!
More fun with sheet music…ornaments galore, even from old books! And I love that tree…sitting in a champagne bucket with flatware ornaments and a sheet music garland!
And now an assortment of interesting things to do with corks! My favorite is the wreath in the upper right…corks affixed to a grapevine wreath. And what a simple yet elegant idea to put them in a silver dish waiting to be served up!
Look at this cute Parisian tree…all black and white! I love the lampshade tree topper…great idea!
This is the first time I have seen these…windswept silver trees! I love the way they are mixed in with aqua…another unusual color combination for Christmas!
How fun…silver dollar plant (lunaria) spray painted silver and used in a wreath! Funny…my mom actually did this when I was little! She must have been ahead of her time! lol
Another fun display…silver ornaments in a muffin tin!
Oh, my little wheels are spinning! Moss ribbon! I can see is wrapped around all sorts of Styrofoam forms! I actually found it online here…$7.50 for 6 1/2 feet of it. Hmmm…would the staff eat that?
Are you seeing a pattern here? I seem to be attracted to silver this year! And what have I decided to copy? Here’s the easiest thing to do…run right over to Walmart and buy these silver mercury glass acorns…$2.00 each! No kidding! They also have them in white and turquoise, too!
Finally, I decided to try my hand at making the little snow bird, using a $1.00 Dollar Tree birdie. First, I spray painted it cream since I am using it rather than white this Christmas, then gave it a good coat of Mod Podge followed by a sprinkling of white glitter…
…and voilà! Not bad for $1.00! Now you will have to excuse me…I am pulling out my supply of sheet music and corks to get to work! lol More later!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my inspiration! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!