Texas Mantle With Unpolished Silver And Polished Silver
|January 23, 2012||Posted by Helen under Home Decor & Travel|
Thanks to everyone, who has enjoyed the two previous posts of the Texas mantles of 2 of my Houston area friends, Glenda and Betty. Glenda’s was the fall mantle featuring the Texas white tail deer antlers, along with other Halloween and Thanksgiving items. Betty’s was the Christmas mantle with the patina on the silver trays, candleholders, greenery on the mantle, and a wreath above it.
Imagine my surprise, when I received a text from Betty saying, “I couldn’t stand it any longer. I polished the silver.” Only days before that text, we had been on the phone agreeing that our silver didn’t have to sparkle as it did in our mothers’ homes. Yeah, we agreed that patina was “in” now! And trust me, I feel sure that both of us will find patina on our silver trays in the future. Who am I kidding…not just our trays….silver anything.
Let’s think about this…we have better things to do besides polishing our silver…like shopping for more deals on silver. Remember that trip to New Orleans, I told about the thrift shop with boocoodles of silver for cheap? (Spell check has no spelling for boocoodles…bless their heart!)
The center photo is the full view in case you missed seeing their gorgeous family room and antiques. Notice that armoire!
This is definitely a “before” and “after” post.
Below are the links to blog parties. Just click and you will see lots of blogs. Return to see the other, that will be added my list, too.
Wishing you a great week! As always, I’m glad you stopped by. Thanks, Helen