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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Silver & Feathers

I think a champagne bucket is just about one of the most versatile pieces there is.  You can fill it with a beautiful bottle of champagne or wine, maybe a fabulous bouquet of flowers, a heaping mound of fruit with grapes hanging over the edge and any number of other things you can dream up.

Since I am on a feather kick, I thought I would make an arrangement in mine for the coffee table.


 A few pods and pearls too, I just love the combination.


The white oystrich feathers are so pretty mixed in with the pheasant feathers.


A few silver candlesticks and coasters finish things off.


(Yes, that's still a few gifts that you see in the background that havn't been delivered yet.  We are getting together next week.)

So how about you, are you mixing metals and using all that silver?

I am joining the following parties:

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday

Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special


37 comments:

  1. I like gold but am totally a silver girl. I think silver and feathers go so well together.
    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  2. Pretty feathers! I love my champagne bucket too!! and you KNOW I saw that Tiffany bag sitting there!! OOOOOhhhhhh!!

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  3. You are so right, I don't know what I did before I got my champagne bucket! Love the feathers. Such a pretty look for this time of year (even with the leftover Christmas presents).

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  4. This looks wonderful. I would have never thought to use a champagne bucket in this way. What a creative incentive!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the mix of feathers. Your coffee table looks stunning.

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  6. Years ago it would have driven me crazy to "mix" metals..today I love the look.

    The feathers in the icing bucket are a great idea. VERY clever, Marty~ xo Diana

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  7. I am loving the feathers. Looks really beautiful. I adore your silver...but you already know that.

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  8. I need a champagne bucket after seeing your pretty arrangement. It looks wonderful!

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  9. We LOVE feathers too!! Wonderful combination Marty!!

    ~*Jessica

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  10. Love it! You've chosen a perfect of mix for your silver bucket! Loving the feathers too!!

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  11. That arrangement is stunning! I was given a ton of beautiful turkey feathers just before Christmas but haven't decided how to use them yet. And I just planted my paper whites in my old champagne bucket. They are just beginning to peek over the rim. Add also added the sprayed white branches (left from Christmas) down in the dirt too. Looks pretty 'til the flowers bloom.

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  12. Oh Marty, that is beautiful! The pearls add something extra special. I like it!

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  13. Love your beautiful feathers in your champagne bucket ... the contrast is fabulous! Love the entire vignette on your coffee table, too!

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  14. They are very versatile. I have a little fern stuck in mine right now. Feathers is a good idea, too.

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  15. I have one, so I guess I better take the champagne out of it and use it!

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  16. That turned out so elegant! I love it.

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  17. How fun your feather bouquet is. Wishing you a wonderful 2012.

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  18. The feathers are great! It's a nice change from the traditional floral arrangement.

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  19. great look Marty. Are those your new pillows on the sofa? Beautiful!
    Shug

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  20. I think I need to get a champagne bucket, giggle. This looks lovely. You are so talented. Hugs!

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  21. That is one gorgeous arrangement. I just love all of the feathers in the silver champagne bucket. I might need to get myself one!
    Marianne :)

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  22. Such a beautiful vignette Marty! I love silver, it is so rich, bright and just adds such class to a room...lovely!!!

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  23. Loving all the feathers Marty! It looks wonderful!

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  24. Gorgeous arrangement, I love champagne buckets too!
    Karee

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  25. Marty, I love the combo you put together - silver and feathers,etc. So pretty! I put some feathers in a silver creamer, but haven't gotten any farther than that. You've inspired me! Also loved the previous post with the pods - pods are fabulous! You are the queen at arrangements! Linda

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  26. Love your arrangement of feathers! So pretty! And the silver accents compliment so well!

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  27. Happy New Year Marty ~ Spot on with the champagne buckets. Probably the reason why they are my #1 seller at the shop. We just cannot have enough and as soon as I find one - they fly out the door. Lovely lovely photos. Dee

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  28. Marty, I always enjoying visiting your blog, love all the vignettes and arrangements you come up with. This arrangement is just
    dazzling,Love your blog!

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  29. Such a pretty centerpiece! Your home looks very inviting Marty!
    Love, Olga

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  30. Love your silver ice bucket!! The feathers are a fun touch to add! xo Kathysue

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  31. Marty, the silver and feathers turned out beautiful. Think I need to polish my champagne bucket!

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  32. Gorgeous Marty! I've been on the lookout for a silver champagne bucket for awhile now but just can't find one that fits my budge. Love yours and so glad you shared this beautiful arrangement with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  33. Your silver bucket is gleaming and looks wonderful filled with the natural feathers and pods!

    Thank you for linking this lovely vignette to Potpourri Friday!

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  34. Too funny that your arrangement features a silver loving cup...my last post did too. I have 2 of them from GW...now I just need some feathers! Beautiful!

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  35. I would love to use some feathers in some of my vases....where did you get yours, if I may ask? Well done!

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