Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Black & Silver Cabinet



I added a few shiny touches to my little black china cabinet. Usually it just has white china in it but I really like the silver so I may just add a bit more after the holidays are over!




A big faux mercury glass ornament in a great little urn I found at Goodwill!




A vintage coffee pot my husband gave me for Christmas last year with some greenery in it and a few mercury glass candlesticks I didn't have space for on my fireplace mantel.









I'll show the rest of the dining room next week when I participate in some Virtual Holiday Home Tours. I think it's my favorite room!


It's been so much fun to see what everyone has done with their Christmas decorating! I have lots of ideas for what I want to do next year! Jennifer has a great idea for organizing Christmas, check out her cute Christmas Planner at her blog Fiddle Dee Dee !


As always, thanks so much for stopping by!



28 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

This is so pretty, I love your dining room and all the pretty ways you decorate it!

Terri and Bob said...

Oh yes, that is totally lovely. I can't wait to see more!

Shilo said...

So beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of it!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

Your black cabinet looks so pretty. I love all of the silver, just beautiful! You have a great eye for vignettes! The tray is so pretty and I love the Christmas trees, the candlesticks and the gorgeous vintage coffee pot your sweet husband gave you. The big silver leaf is lovely and goes perfectly hanging on the knob. I can see why that is your favorite room. I look forward to seeing more.

Love, Paula

Lady Katherine said...

I love silver too, only used when girls got married. I also collect aluminum platters and bowl. It was great for outdoor wedding. Love your mercy glass ornament. Your mix looks great! Had tornado here last night and expecting 5-6 inches of snow tomorrow! Is that not wild.

glorv1 said...

I love your dining room, and the vintage coffee pot is very nice. Thx for sharing.

Rhonda in OK said...

I am glad you put pictures of your mercury glass so I now know what it looks like.
In the summer I painted 3 candlesticks that someone said were mercury glass.
After seeing yours, I know mine were not real mercury glass but some Dollar Tree type imitation.

your black and silver grouping is very pretty and I am looking forward to seeing the tour of your entire decorations.

Debbie said...

Can't wait to see the rest. I love the silver additions.
Debbie

salmagundi said...

I love that little picture in the glittery frame. I have lots of antique Christmas postcards that would look great framed. Do you suppose I could glitter up some frames or maybe just a mat? My mind is churning!! Thanks for the inspiration. Sally

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Manuela it is just magnificent.... you are right the silver is the icing on the cake.... love that little white tree.... how sweet that your husband knows just what you love...
HUgs
Linda

Jen r. said...

Manuela, I realized I missed a few posts! Love the tea cup tree and I am glad you got some potatoes! All of the silver and black is so pretty!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I just love your mercury glass. I think I'm going to go through our ornaments and see if I have any pretty mercury glass ones that I can set out. Thanks for inspiring. Blessings... Polly

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh so pretty! Don't you just love mercury glass? My husband thinks I'm a bit kookie for my attraction to it, but what can I say - he's a silly man. LOL.
That coffee pot is just awesome too!

laurie said...

Love the added bling in your china cabinet. laurie

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Hi, I saw a comment you left on another blog and clicked over because I loved the picture of your dog! (We just lost our Golden a few months ago.) I'm so glad I did, your blog is wonderful. :) I really love your bottle brush tree... so cute! You are a wonderful decorator!

Rue said...

Good morning Manuela :)

I love what you've done in there and I can't wait to see the rest!

Your version of the china tree is darling :)

Oh and we've never had the perfect tree either! For some reason it looks great at the lot, but when we get it home, it's always a leaner LOL I am the queen of using books underneath to make it straight ;)

Have a fantastic day!!
hugs,
rue

Mrs. Rabe said...

I love that!

Mimi Sue said...

Your dining room is so festive. Love all the shiny. Thanks for all the great money saving tips. I know most people waste enough money for me to live on! We try to live frugally since the mister is retired. We don't really miss anything that we've given up. Mimi

Deb said...

Hi Manuela! I love that little black cabinet and the things you've used to decorate it. It's all too pretty! Deb

Tracey McBride said...

Yet another ... WOW ... Manuela...LOVE IT. I am so behind on everything, how do you all do it! Each of your posts looks prettier and prettier and prettier. Thank you for your hard work, and for the link regarding organizing holiday...I'm excited to check it out!
Love,
Tracey
P.S. I'm in the process of posting another major award on my blog...you're on it...but no hurry...at your convenience and it's an easy one.xo

The Decorated House said...

Hello!
I love seeing your decorations each year. I'll be back to see more, too.

Love that little china tree, so cute. And silver is just perfect isn't it. So pretty.
Donna

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

It looks gorgeous!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I just love it! I've got a silver spot to post too, we have some similar things going. I'm really loving the mercury glass too & it pairs so well with old silver pieces. Pretty, pretty! Yes, I do hope you'll come play at my party on Monday too.

Peach said...

You have such a knack for taking ordinary items and creating a distinctive and beautiful look!

mrsjones6 said...

Happy Friday, Manuela! (I'm a little behind this week!) I love your black cabinet with all of the silver accessories. It looks so festive and sparkley. I am all about the glitter and twinkle this time of year. You have such a wonderful way of mixing the holidays with your every day decor.
Thanks for sharing my organization post. Maybe I am too OCD for some, but life sure does seem easier to handle when I have it all together!
I hope that your week has gone well for you.
Hugs,
Jennifer

LuLu & Co said...

Oh now I want your black cabinet!!

Angie said...

You're such a great decorator. I always love looking at your blog.

Suzanne said...

Black and silver look very Christmas-y together. Love how you've put it all together. And I love the vintage tray you have hanging above it too.