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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brass or Crystal

If you've been following along, then you know that I have been on a brass/gold kick "big time".  I have brass all over the house and I have been spray painting everything in sight gold.  However, I do love crystal too.  When I was rearranging the china cabinet the other day, I realized I hadn't used these crystal candlesticks in a very long time.  

These are really heavy and the twisted pattern on the stems is exquisite.  This is by far my favorite pair of candlesticks. 

I thought doing an all black and white room looked so fresh and inviting.  I placed white tulips and a marble box on top of the books and a marble orb in the tray.

I loved the brass and tangerine, but with our temperatures reaching 113 and above, 


the all black and white just looks "cool".








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33 comments:

  1. I like both as you, Marty! Yes, black and white is fresh for a hot weather climate. The crystal candle sticks are stunning!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  2. Love it, Marty! I love the look of black and white with a touch of crystal...so timeless and elegant! Looks so chic:)~hugs, Poppy

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  3. Hi Marty,
    The crystal candles are gorgeous. I think they are so stunning yet don't feel heavy in a room. I like that the light catches them too. I love the black and white it looks so pretty. It all looks great.
    Kris

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  4. I love all of the glam you are creating in your home.

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  5. I like both, but I must say I tend to lean towards crystal. And those crystal candle sticks are gorgeous. You do such a beautiful job decorating anything looks great. Hugs, Karie

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  6. I've never like brass or gold.. I 've always been a glass or silver girl-- well except for my jewelery which is Plantium.

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  7. I like both, but I really love crystal! They are very pretty!!

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  8. Love them both, but do agree the crystal looks really pretty in this vignette.
    Hope you are having a great week Marty!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  9. I, like you, love both! But, I love that you mixed your gorgeous crystal candlesticks with the black and white ... so elegant! I love your vignette (as always)!

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  10. i really like the white ostrich tray :) a little white ostrich always does a space good ;)

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  11. I love the crystal! My favorite by far! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Hello Marty
    I really like the gold brass and crystal so pretty! Everything you do is classy. Thank you for sharing. How do you handle living in the temps? Does your houses keep up with the temps? Do you have heavy duty a/c units? Just curious as I live in Southwest Florida. We deal with heat and humidity in the summer.

    Hugs
    LaDonna

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    1. Yes, our homes are very well insulated and we also have double paned tinted windows. The A/C does run a lot in the summer. It's only 4 months, so if we can stand it, then the other 8 months are fabulous perfect weather.

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  13. They are so beautiful....I can see why they are your favorite!!!!
    Stay cool.....
    ~Des

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  14. Marty, your golden vignette is lovely! I have always been a fan of gold and brass; I'm thrilled to see it making a comeback! The crystal candlesticks are fabulous too!

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  15. I love them all.. gold, brass, crystal! To me they are the classics and they are timeless. I like your new vignette. The crystal and the black & white does seem more cooling to the eye. I'm watching everyone in the south and west and feeling lucky since we've had a very mild summer so far. Do the evenings cool down much for you?

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    1. Not really, it is still in the 100's at 10 o'clock at night. Our low at night might not get down past 90, so the air runs all night too. Things will cool down the end of Sept and the weather will start to be fabulous.

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  16. It looks lovely Marty. I like both...

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  17. Oh my gosh - I see what you mean! The Tangerine and gold DOES look warm and the black and white and crystal DOES look cool! That's great to see the pictures to demonstrate this. Thanks Marty! We have been in the 100's for the past six days in a row - with a few more days at the century level forecast. Ugh. I get so tired of sweating, but at least it gives me an "excuse" to take several cool showers a day! ;) Stay cool, Marty, and have a wonderful day.

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  18. both are simply superb but i like the crystal one...

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  19. Love your candlesticks, Marty. So pretty. xo Laura

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  20. Marty, those crystal candlesticks are absolutely stunning. They almost look like champagne flutes. Your black and white room looks so sophisticated. laurie

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  21. Hi Marty...you can never go wrong with brass and crystal and your things are lovely. I will always have both in my home. Nothing makes a home sparkle like those two materials. Just so pretty! Goodness, but you are good at this decorating thing. Did you know that I have your directions for making drapes..hanging them, etc. in my favorites..yep. Makes me feel secure! :)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  22. Marty, you are so right about the crystal, and black and white looking cool. If I had to choose brass or crystal, I would choose crystal. I love your style, everything always looks so fabulously stylish in your home. Thanks for sharing!

    Kim

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  23. Love your Crystal Candlesticks and Vignette is beautiful as always! My sister in law lives where you do and she always tells me the same thing about the 4 months and then the rest is beautiful...

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  24. Oh I adore both too. Although I do love the crystal for this time of year as it looks like ice and therefore makes me feel cooler. :)

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  25. I love them both but I have been reaching for brass more and more lately. I do think the crystal is a good look for summer.
    Kristi

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  26. Hi Marty, I love them both and a big fan of black and white. The crystal is a cooling look for summer. Light and fresh.
    Hugs

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  27. Marty, hi. Never thought of this couple - brass and chrystal. If I'd choose, then ... crystal. Your link party picture is beautiful, captivating. That's why I noticed you immediately. Good job :)

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  28. I like them both but the crystal looks cooler. Exquisite is the perfect word to describe these candlesticks!

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  29. What about the brass on the white tray?
    Just a thought....
    ~Liz

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  30. Beautiful.Love the candlesticks,flower vase and the tray.They go so we.Bright and pretty arrangement!!!

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  31. I am a fan of both brass and crystal. Love your vignette. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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