Sunday, January 3, 2010

Silver Sunday - Met. Monday

Today I am joining Silver Sunday hosted by Gypsy Fish. What a fun meme and a fabulous chance to see some gorgeous Silver. I am also joinging Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Met. Monday. We sure to check out both these ladies to find a list of all the other participants and see all their wonderful posts.

With all of the Christmas packed away for another year, I am ready to create. I copied the Dollar Tree hurricanes that I saw in blogland and made several Christmas gifts and this got me to thinking about what else I could use for candles. So I gathered up a potpourri of things and got out the glue gun and started to work.

This is my version of the Dollar Tree hurricanes that I made. Just a candlestick and a vase.

In my collection of things to try and use I had a glass compote that I dropped and broke the stem off. It broke in so many pieces I couldn't glue it back together.

I got out the Tarnx ( much easier than silver polish ) and cleaned up the two silver rimmed coasters that I had and one lone silver candlestick that I had.

With them all polished, this is what I put together. I glued one of the coasters to a glass candlestick, and glued the broken compote stem inside the silver candlestick.

Using a couple of mercury candleholders, a silver charger and a silver bowl, I created a new vignette for the buffet.

I reworked a floral arrangement to fit the sideboard and placed it in a Paul Revere silver bowl that I have had for years. The silver charger and mercury candleholders came from GW months ago.

Dug through my stash of candles and gave them a little decoration with some different ribbons that went with the color scheme.

And Ta-Dah I had a whole new arrangement and was able to use some pieces that I had in a different way. To me that's great fun and it didn't cost me a thing. Just using what I already had.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits and can't wait to see what you're all up to for the coming year.


  1. Happy Sunday Marty...
    I love this vignette. Isn't it amazing what we can make with things that we have around the house if we just search through our imagination. I love it.

    The mixture of glass with the silver is just beautiful. I love the silver bowl you used for you flowers. You are so talented with flowers. I have never had that gift but I do keep trying. Maybe somday??

    Hope your New Year is off to a good start. Here is wishing for good health for your family.

    I so hope to get together with you soon. I think of you everyday that I take A Stroll Thru Life.

    I love you sweetie. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

  2. Marty, so beautiful! I wish I had a tiny bit of your talent.

  3. Love your pretties, Marty! I also LOVE that vintage cross stitch picture behind your glassware. OMGOSH...LOVELY!

    I see EVERYTHING! :) :) :)

    Happy New Year to you. You bless me!

    Love, Rebecca

  4. what a beautiful arrangement of silver and glass... I just love the two together...

  5. Your buffet vignette looks great and your candle holders turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Happy New Year!

  6. I love the post and how creative you have been Marty, I am hopeless with anything like that.

    Best wishes for 2010 and look forward to seeing a lot more of your creativity and ideas, do you mind if I copy some?

    Jackie in UK

  7. Oh, these are so pretty! I love the ribbons around the candles....may have to borrow that idea!

  8. I love your glass and silver pieces--so pretty


  9. This is so pretty Marty! I love what you did with the broken compote, genius! Your new vignette is lovely, and I love that you did this all with things you already had on hand. Looking forward to seeing all of your creativity this year! Hugs, Kat

  10. Nicely done Marty...Fun to find things around the house to re-purpose...
    Your home is so charming and cozy.
    Still have one more Christmas luncheon on the 11th before I put the Christmas Decs. away...Have been enjoying them this year.
    Have fun decorating and creating,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  11. This is so pretty Marty! You are so good at the Vignette thingy, I take lessons from you! I have my one year blogger anniversary post, hope you can come by for a visit! Hugs, Cindy

  12. Very pretty...way to to keep the gray matter pumping along.

  13. Good morning dear crafty, clever thing you! What great ideas! Borrowed ideas or not, you put your own spin on them. Especially love the compote and silver candlestick combo. What a beautiful winter time vignette you created. Love the bling effect. :-D Hope you are having a wonderfully, warm Winter day. Hugs, Barb

  14. What a great way to use these pieces. You are so clever! I have some of those silver and crystal coaster that were my mother-in-laws but they seem to be too smal for most glasses. This is a good way to use them. Now where did I put them???
    All so pretty. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  15. Wow!!! You're so creative! Amazing! TFS

  16. What a wonderful idea! I have seen versions of these but the ones you made are the most beautiful to date.

    Sami G

  17. What a beautiful DIY project you made. They turned out gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them.

  18. Marty, this is such clever repurposing of these pieces! I particularly love the compote that you rebuilt with the silver candlestick base. That will make a good taller compote for some salty treat, too. I have a small one (with a very similiar glass part) with a silver foot that I love because salt doesn't hurt the glass part. I might just unscrew it and put it in a taller candlestick base like yours. Now, I need to go hunt and find one. See what you started! LOL! ;-)

    Good job!


    Sheila :-)

  19. Hi Marty! Wow! You are so creative! I love what you did. And what a great way to use your broken compote! I love your new vignette! Happy New Year to you and to your family, my friend!...hugs...Debbie

  20. Happy New Year Marty!
    I love doing this! I have made so many of these fun little things and given them away or sold them. Too cute!
    Hey! Guess what? I found out Dollar Tree is in California. We just don't have any around me (that I know of) but we passed two yesterday, one in Brawley (3 1/2 hours away) and one out in Highland (40 mins away), coming home from our New Year trip to Glamis.
    I squealed and Mark looks at me like "What the heck are you doing?" and I told him all about my trip with you, Cindy, CeeKay, Sherry and Linda to the one in Phoenix. LOL. He thought I was outta my mind! "Whatever Hon." :) Good memories. Fun time.
    I can't wait to come back!
    Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!
    Hugs my Friend! :) Karen

  21. It is great Marty! Love the glass and silver!!

  22. Bravo! Beautiful. Love your vignette. I recently glued some odd pieces together, too, that I learned about from blogging. They make such interesting and unique pieces. Marty, you are so talented at creating vignettes and tablescapes. Rosie

  23. How clever Marty!! Your sideboard looks fabulous!!

    I haven't taken any Christmas down yet. Hubby loves to have it up and I usually do to but am getting the itch to start packing it away! But then I will have such a mess on my hands for days!!!


  24. well Miss Marty... aren't you the clever one today! Very creative! I love it!

    New Year Blessings... Dixie

  25. Marty,
    Love your projects. The three pieces really work great together and look wonderful on your table.

  26. You are very clever. I think I am too quick to throw things out. I guess I could just add them to my to-do list.
    I like that you didn't put ribbons on every candle. It makes the 2 that have ribbons more special.

  27. You are so brilliant with your ideas. I have had a hankering for a touch of shiney silver too and added a couple pieces to the shelf in our living room. Your vignette is absolutely beautiful Marty and the touch of bling is so pretty.

  28. Hi Marty,
    I love what you have done with basic pieces and leftovers from broken items. You are one of those creative people who can sees beyond the obvious.
    Your tablescape looks gorgeous.


  29. Marty if you aren't the most cleaver thing in blogland...girl you always come up with the best I really love the ribbons on the candle idea I might have to steal that one from you ha ha!! hey it won't be the first time...Sorry to hear you also had been sick girl...I swear it seems like every Christmas I get sick any more...maybe from being in crowds and I always take my Air Borne before I leave my mountain top....I hope you had a GREAT Christmas my wore me out this year too much company for 4 days and not use to having a 6 month old in my house that crawls ha ha!! he was into every thing even under the stove as I was trying to cook and his mama just sat there don'y know what it is about these young mama's now days...I could't have gotten away with that at my Mama's house she would have beat me with a wet noodle...Many og God's Blessings to you and your family this year my friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  30. Boy, Marty - that was clever ! Loved the idea of using a charger for an accent !
    Happy New Year - look forward to your posts and parties - hint hint for 2010 !

  31. Marty! How clever you are! Great idea's..thanks for sharing them! Christmas is still being packed away...but I'm working on it. I love the touch of black you have used!

  32. So pretty.You should start you own business. Decorating on a budget. You have the greatess idea .

  33. Love your creations! They look beautiful -- isn't it wonderful what creative tips we get from fellow bloggers? It really gives one a new eye for things doesn't it?

  34. Very pretty display Marty!

    The silver candlesticks and tray are gorgeous. You are so creative at putting a lovely vignette togther. ~Beautiful!

    Have a blessed week. ~Melissa :)

  35. Marty,
    All your ideals were just wonderful, and I loved that you repurposed all the items. Beautiful vignette for your dining room. Thanks for sharing all your creativity.

  36. It was so smart combining the silver candlestick elements. Happy New Year, too.

  37. What a great way to reuse what you already have in a different way, Marty! I love the silver mixed with the glass.

  38. Perfect fix for the problem!!!! I love what you did with these pieces! Isn't this a fun party! Thanks for stopping by & hope you have a Happy Healthy New Year! Hugs! Charlene

  39. Hello Marty; I really love how they turned out... I love to make something out of what I have... and yours is so pretty.. how gorgeous they all look on your side table... I can't wait to be able to start creating again.... have a great week


  40. What a great creative idea, Marty. And a good way to salvage a broken item. I like the idea of the ribbons too, it relaly dressed up the ribbons. Everything is so pretty. I wish I could finish putting away my Christmas decor too......Christine

  41. Marty, I love them all!! Gorgeous... I have a little bowl like that from my grandmother SOMEWHERE.... I looked for silver on Saturday and only found 2.... I did get a great deal though... I have a picture on my blog of a hurricane from PB that I want to recreate....Wish me luck this week as I continue to search for SILVER! Thanks for all the sweet comments you've left me on my blog. You rock!

  42. Wow, what great ideas. The broken compote has happened to me before and I just through it away! What a waste. Well, I can tell you I won't be making that mistake again! :-)

  43. Marty-I have been here a couple of times and couldn't post a comment--maybe it's just me! Love your creation. Love your new vignette and thanks for the new blog party tip--I love silver!

  44. How creative of you! I'm not very "crafty" at all but think I might be able to manage something like that. Your new candle holders look fantastic and I love the vignette you created with them. I'm off to check out the Silver Sunday meme - sounds terrific!


  45. Marty, you are so clever! I love the candleholder you make from the silver coaster. Beautiful.
    I have chosen you to be my featured blog of the week. Go to my blog site and look in the right hand column for SG Featured Blog.
    Click on the picture and it will link to your blog.
    You are so generous with your time and sweet comments and you have such lovely creative ideas.
    Thanks for all that and just being my friend.

  46. Wow! Such wonderful creativity!

    - The Tablescaper

  47. HI!!!
    Beautiful and Creative in one big swoosh!!!!
    Love that!!!!

  48. Marty, those candle holders came out beautifully...I knew there had to be a reason I was buying so many of the glass I know why! Thanks for sharing.

  49. Marty your vignette is lovely! Love the silver and glass combinations and your flower arrangement is divine. Great job! :)

  50. Marty,
    Your projects turned out great. I love being able to use things around the house to make something completely new and different. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog and Happy New Year.

  51. How clever Marty - those turned out great! Love that you used the broken piece and it looks like ruffles!
    What a way to "up-cycle"!

    Have you decided on a date for a cloche party yet? I'm so ready now!

    Have a good one friend!

  52. Everything looks beautiful! Very creative with what you now come to my house and help me. :-)

    Have a wonder*filled week!

  53. Hi Marty! Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year! Great post! I invite you to link this one up for Thrifty Thursday of this week, its perfect and thrifty!


  55. Well aren't you feeling creative so early in the year? Just beautiful what you have created! It's fun to have a new fresh look after the holidays, isn't it? Good for you for having everything put away. I'm slowly getting stuffed packed away. It will still take me awhile!
    Happy New Year, Marty

  56. So creative and it looks great too! What a great way to save something that would have ended up in the trash. It looks beautiful on your buffet.

  57. just found your your projects. they look stunning. jules

  58. I adore the look of silver and glass. You did a wonderful job on your crafting. It all looks so pretty together..

  59. I love all the creations here! I never thought of using the silver candlesticks for the bases ~ they are gorgeous. Your sideboard looks amazing.

  60. Hi Marty....Happy New Year!! I always enjoy seeing your vignettes on the buffet and this one is really pretty....I love what you did with the glass and silver..Sue

  61. happy new year Marty!!!i wish you the best this 2010 my dear friend, health and happines for you and your family..
    thanks for the visit you are the best,love you be back later..xoox

  62. Hi Marty,
    How simply creative! I love how they all turned out. You have inspired me I'm off to look around my petite cottage to see what I can come up with. Thanks for the great idea. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.


  63. How creative of you! I love the silver too, I may have to get in on that party one day.
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  64. Hi Marty~ What clever repurposing.
    I want to say the coaster was my favorite redo. The finished picture with the grouping was a beautiful finish. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

    I've been a bit distracted and slow on my visits, but I am looking forward to seeing more of you in the new year.

    Sweet wishes,

  65. Very pretty! I love repurposing things.


  66. I love the mix of the silver and the glass! What a beautiful set~

  67. Marty, you are brilliant with the glue! Those look like something you'd buy in a high end gift store. I have the same silver-rimmed coasters (they were my mother's). I'm going to give this a try. Thank you for the inspiration. laurie

  68. Your new candle holders look fantastic and I love the vignette you created with them. I'm off to check out the Silver Sunday meme - sounds terrific!

    Work from home India

  69. I'm pulling out my glass and glue gun today. Wow! So creative!