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?


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  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.

  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!

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

  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........

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

  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.

  7. Oh, the tea service is lovely! Your added sparkle is perfection.


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