Sunday, December 8, 2013

Buffet Decked Out

My oak buffet is one of my favorite things to decorate.
As I unpack the items, I think of where the items came from, or who gave them to me.

I have basically done it the same for the 20 years I have had the buffet.
A collection of china, and silver..some new some vintage.
I put white lights on the buffet then dress it with cuttings of our Frazier Fir
Christmas Tree

I have a holly celery dish
Old English Rose Christmas pattern, the first pieces my Mom and I bought in London

another vintage find, a bowl decorated with holly
A Portmerion plate and cup, purchased in England
And my first Christmas teapot, a gift from my Grandpa many years ago.

a few years ago I found these mercury glass candle pillars at Home Goods
look close....a snowman face!

the sterling silver creamer and sugar my SIL gave me for Christmas a few years ago
takes center stage

But at night everything just sparkles

so as I sit in my living room I can look into the dining room and see the glow






Hope your Sunday is nice and shiny and bright!
We have snow on the ground but snuggled up on this cold morning, enjoying my lights.


11 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, I love your buffet and to me this is the prettiest you've ever decorated it. I love it. Love the china and silver pieces, the lights and the greens. I just love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sweetvintageofmine said...

Oh, I love those antique buffets! They are beautiful but with purpose and fun to decorate! Yours is so pretty with the christmas lights! Have a blessed and wonderful week~~~Roxie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh my, that is so gorgeous Ann! Love how creative that is using the greenery and lights with the china and silver. Rose Christmas china is spectacular! Drooling... :) Pam

Pat Cantwell said...

Ann,
This is absolutely elegant with the evening lights!!!
I adore that each piece brings memories of family.
Keep the home fires burning and stay warm, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Susie said...

Ann, I love the way you decorated the buffet. The lighting is so pretty too. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

Donna W said...

It's all so pretty, Ann! Your china and silver pieces look just beautiful together, and the night shot is just magical!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your buffet is gorgeous anytime of the year, but it is especially so at Christmas. The china is fabulous and the night pictures are magical.
Hugs,
Patti

Weekend-Windup said...

I love your buffet. It looks so beautiful :)

Hope said...

What a beautiful buffet and such lovely dishes...it all looks so festive.

Popping over from My Blue Cottage
:)Hope

Susie said...

Ann, I know you haven't posted since the 8th....but I wanted to say Merry Christmas and hope you and your family truly enjoy it. xoxo, Susie

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Your buffet and decorations are so pretty. I've never seen such colorful Christmas dinnerware, it's a nice difference from all the red & green. I'd love it if you'd join my History & Home Link Party sometime, Tuesdays - Fridays, for anything vintage or home-related. Happy New Year to you - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com