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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Silver and Being A Copy Cat

When I saw this kitchen from one of my favorite blogs - Jennifer Rizzo - I just studied and drooled over everything.  Love the cabinets redo, wood counters and the wonderful chandy, curtain at the door, ok so I really love it all.  Then I honed in on one thing that I could copy.  See that fabulous silver tray above the stove.  Well you all know that I totally love using my silver, and I have quite a few trays, so I am sure you get the picture.




I have several trays that might work, so I immediately tried them all.  I love the look of the large one above, but my space is quite small.  I also really liked the handles on the tray above, but the only one I have with handles that fits this space has feet, so that wasn't working very well.  After trying 3 different ones, I think this one is the best.


I am using a silver tray in the corner display and this ties it in.




Kind of fun for a change.  Now we'll see how long that stays or if I have to clean it every day. lol

What have you tried different lately and what has inspired you?




43 comments:

  1. Marty, I'm so glad you came by! I'm following you on GFC and Linky...my mother in law LOVES your blog and so I've stopped by many a times, but never hit follow for some reason....glad to be bloggy friends with you! Thanks for your sweet note! When is your bloggy party held each week?!!? Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! XO, Aimee

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  2. Oooo Marty, I love using silver like that too! I love the color on your backsplash...and it really sets off the silver. Love the old cans you have on top too!!

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  3. What a cute little tray, where it fits over the stove. I am trying to crochet little easter hats that I will try to sell * smile *.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  4. That looks so cute there. I think it would only need cleaning if you actually cook on your stove. If I put one above my stove it would stay clean forever.

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  5. It's fun to get new ideas and inspirations, isn't it? Love the tray over the stove!!

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  6. We are ALL copycats, Marty. Love the little tray!

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  7. I love it! I know what you mean though, nothing stays the same very long here either, lol!

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  8. What a pretty little tray! You will enjoy having it where you can see it!

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  9. I love the tray it looks great.

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  10. I love Jennifer's kitchen makeover, too, Marty! I had also noticed that tray over the stove, but, unfortunately, I have a microwave that is in the way. I like how you got the look with a little smaller tray, but I don't even have that much room!

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  11. That looks awesome. You do have the most fabulous silver. Your inspiration is gorgeous as well.

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  12. Hi Marty... elders says to copy something with its root is a great art... we all copy cat different things but I love the creative way of your copying the thing... I really mean it... Silver looks fab I wish if I can see that basket a bot more close... it looks so lovely...
    Hope you will enjoy a visit at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    With love
    Farah

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  13. Perfect!! You needed this small copy-cat to make your lovely kitchen just right...for the time being! You sure have the right touch for things like that, Marty.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  14. I'm getting ready to do a whole kitchen makeover! I'm so excited and I'm visiting tons of blogs to get ideas! Unfortunately my stove area doesn't have much room over the stove to do something like this. What I have always wanted is the wrought iron sculpture like Charlie has on the tv show Two and Half Men. We'll see if I can make that happen for me!

    I wish I had the open top at the kitchen cabinets like you do. I would so fill them up, just as you did. I love that!

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  15. I really like it Marty! I may have to be a copy cat too!!

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  16. Looks great Marty,
    I enjoy your vignettes. You are very creative.
    I have a friend with a narrow space above the stove and she hung silver coasters spaced out in a line side by side by side for an alternative look.
    Margie in CA

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  17. I saw that makeover too and fell in love as well! I like how you honed in on the silver trays on the wall. I myself was drooling over the chandelier, signs above the door and the painted cabinet. Beautiful stuff! I think the tray you chose works wonderfully and will only highlight your other silver pieces even more. Great detail!

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  18. Fabulous idea. Looks perfect there. Curious to see how the "cleaning" will go.

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  19. LOL That looks great but I have cleaned TOOOOO MUCH silver to ever want to put a tray in that area of the kitchen. I would need to hire someone if I plan to do that. Love the bed room in the previous post. Peace

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  20. I love Jennifer's kitchen, too,Marty. I like the shine from the silver. I hope you keep it. It will take a while to tarnish, plus, even tarnish is in style. Linda

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  21. Her kitchen makeover is very inspiring.
    I love your silver tray over the stove.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  22. I love it! I love Jennifer's kitchen too. I like how you were able to incorporate that silver tray in your decor similar to hers. I would take it off the wall if you're cooking something that splatters though.

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  23. Kitchen bling! I love it! Love your inspiration kitchen, too, especially that weathered green hutch off the to side.

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  24. I love the silver tray over the stove. I have a microwave above my stove and even my littlest silver tray won't fit.

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  25. Awesome job Marty! That is what this blogging gig is all about..inspiring and being inspired others. If we didn't get that out of it, what would be our point right? I love that kitchen too!

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  26. I get so many great ideas from the blogs that I visit! I'm always trying to figure out why something looks so perfect! I love lots of baskets and trays! ♥

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  27. The inspiration pics is so pretty I can see why you were inpsired. The silver tray looks fabulous hung above your stove :o)
    ~Des

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  28. A big island in the middle of the kitchen looks awesome.
    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  29. Don't ya just love getting ideas from other bloggers? I also love Pinterest where I get many, many ideas.

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  30. Actually, Marty, you have inspired me! I love your cloche with the rooster on top! It is gorgeous!

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  31. Marty you have such beautiful silver and you display it so very well!!!

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  32. Looking at other blogs always sparks ideas for me or gives me something I could replicate.

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  33. That does look good! I have two trays stacked together on my counter...I love to look at every detail people have and see if there is something that inspires me too! I like the tray you chose!

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  34. Wow! Kitchen, my favorite place in our house, you can always see me in there you can't see me on the other places of the house.

    I really like the design of this kitchen. :)

    real estate ph

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  35. I LOVE it! The perfect touch of elegance in the kitchen. I am heading to Jennifer's now to take a closer look at hers. I love your copy cat move. :)
    Karah

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  36. Love it, Marty! You have such beautiful silver!!

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  37. I just adore Jen's kitchen, and she was the one that inspired my kitchen paint re-do. Always love using silver, your tray looks wonderful, so elegant and classic!

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  38. I just love when you & other bloggers take inspiration from others and inspire us! Thank you! The tray adds so much to your decor!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  39. Love her kitchen. It is fancy-schmancy or anything, and I can't quite put my finger on it - but I love it too. Your little silver tray works great there and I like how it ties in with your conner vignette. Hugs, Barb

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  40. Hi Marty, I love your tray above the range...so pretty!! I also loved seeing your bathroom reveal. It's such fun to visit, isn't it!!

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  41. Marty,
    I agree, the silver tray above the stove is stunning! You are so correct...that kitchen is gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  42. Hello Marty,

    I found you quite by accident and am so happy that I did! You have given me so much inspiration. I can't wait to start re-decorating :) ... What a wonderful home you have.

    ~ Blessings ~

    Margaret from Australia

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