Monday, December 14, 2020

Dressed up Tea Service


I just love silver, and the history and beauty of it.  
Of course, I never had a tea service of my own, 
so years ago, I found this one on Ebay.  It was reasonable, 
and just needed a little cleaning and polishing. 


It usually sits on a table in my living room, but this 
Christmas I moved it into the kitchen in the beautiful 
display area under my baking cabinet.  I figured since 
it is metal, it would be pretty safe with little ones. 
I decided to dress it up a little bit with ornaments, 
trees and lights.  I have received so many comments 
on it.  The kids have seen it for years, but there 
was something magical about dressing it up a little, 
that they noticed it. I think adding the lights really helped. 

They are just fairy lights threaded through, and sparkly 
mirrored ornaments pick the lights up too. 


I added trees in white and gold, and another beautiful 
white and gold ornament. 


I think I may have to dress up the tea set for other holidays too. 
Thanks for stopping by - is there anything that you 
usually have around the house that you dress up 
for Christmas?


Jacqueline
Jacqueline

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7 comments:

  1. Jackie, the silver is so shiny and beautiful! And magical! I can see why the children are loving it. I love decorating the headboard of our bed with garland for each holiday. For Christmas it is white tassels, and I have a furry duvet cover for the bed. For Valentine's day, I put up the white felt heart garland.

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  2. This is really a pretty silver set! The lights and mirrors must really make it sparkle, especially at night! I like changing up my dining room table!

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  3. Your tea set is so beautiful decorated with the lights and mirror balls. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Merry Christmas
    Thelma.

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  4. Your tea set is beautiful and I love how you dressed it for Christmas, it's magical! I do love to add a lot of sparkle during the holidays, just something about those fairy lights! So love to visit here, your home and everything you do is beautiful........

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  5. That is gorgeous! The work of polishing is certainly worth the end result!

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  6. I think you pegged it: Adding lights to silver and crystal settings always makes it stand out. My 42-year-old son JUST noticed my crystal liquor decanters on a MASSIVE silver tray last weekend after them being on display for years in a different room. When I threw those lights in there to jazz it up for Christmas...BINGO! Suddenly he MUST HAVE a crystal decanter collection for his spirits! What a goof! I love him, though!

    You did a magnificent job. A little TLC can go a long, long way.

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