Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sparkle and Shine

I love the sparkle and shine of beautiful crystal and seems like I am finding more and more  really lovely elegant pieces.

First everyone seemed to be getting rid of their silver and now seems like they are getting rid of their beautiful crystal.  I found this gorgeous bowl at GW this week.  Love the beautiful cutwork and the oval shape.

I added it to the display on the dining room buffet.  It looks so pretty with the vase and decanters that I have found recently.

 The light shining through the window throws gorgeous rainbows of color all over the table.

 I think they all look amazing together.

Just as a reminder, we are having our SUMMER CLOCHE PARTY on 7/24, so grab those cloches, big, small, glass, wire or whatever and start playing.  We want to see them all.

Crystal and silver add beauty to any setting, don't you think.

I am linking to the following parties:

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Sizzle into Summer
Kimmie at Sugar and Dots for What I Whipped Up Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Abby at Sew Much Ado for We Did It Wednesday
Desiree at 36th Avenue for Show Me Extraordinary


  1. Great new bowl, Marty! You're collecting some beautiful pieces! I wish my GW was as wonderful as yours.


  2. Hi Marty,

    You have been finding the best treasures. The crystal bowl is beautiful.


  3. Oh Marty, you sure find the most beautiful things! This bowl is stunning! Glad you got it. Can't wait for the Cloche Party..I'm thinking and planning what to do..thank you for the invitation. Hugs,

  4. They have lots of both ~ silver and crystal ~ at my Goodwill, Marty! I'll bet you would uncover many treasures there. I was there this morning and bought mostly wood pieces to make over.

  5. Marty,
    I am drooling over your crystal vignette! These all compliment one another so well...I wonder if they are from the same persons collection? I'm thrilled you're having another cloche party...guess I'd better go see what creative idea I can come up with!

  6. I see crystal too at very good prices! Oh well, more for us!

  7. Marty,
    I love the sparkle of crystal.Looks so pretty with your shiny silver too!

  8. Your new crystal bowl is gorgeous! The whole vignette on your buffet is stunning :o)

  9. Marty, your bowl is beautiful! I find a lot of crystal at yard sales I go too. Your collection is gorgeous setting on your table.You have such a sense of style and decorating everything you do is just beautiful!

  10. I love the way cut glass and silver throw the light around any room!

  11. Marty, that bowl is just gorgeous. I love the entire vignette...it looks so great together. You really create the most beautiful vignettes. Thanks for joining in my Sizzle into Summer party. I'll be sure to put together a cloche project for next week.

  12. Yes Marty,love crystal and silver,they are magic together. Your buffet display is lovely xx

  13. All these folks are casting it off for modern and that is good for us. The bowl does look great next to the decanters.

  14. Marty, you always create the prettiest vignettes! I too love to decorate with my crystal - I use it even in my casual rooms. Too lovely to store away.

  15. Marty, what a beautiful find! It looks gorgeous on your table! I also love crystal and I have been collecting it for years, since we lived in Germany and I used to go to the crystal factories with the military wives club quite often. I have most of it stored away. Love, love the way you are displaying yours!

  16. Hi Marty,
    I was thinking of you because the children are doing tablescapes this week, and wow did I pick a great day to visit! The crystal is just gorgeous! You are so imaginative with the ways you put things together too. I wish I had your eye for elegance.


  17. That is a beautiful bowl. I love how it sparkles.

  18. I love your crystal decanters. I'm wondering if you use them. I used mine for wine all the time but then I started to wonder about the lead in the glass (?). I have them in my bathroom now and they do still look lovely.

  19. Gorgeous crystal bowl Marty....you always have such great luck at your GW!!!....Good for you!!

  20. Beautiful crystal pieces, enjoyed seeing the arrangements. Thank you for sharing...

  21. HI MARTY!!
    When you drive WAY out here to MY house...we will visit the goodwill near me.....I pop into occasionally, but I have to be going that way.....But I love your glass ware you have collected!!!It does look great!!!
    I also have a question for you....I will send you a personal note for that!!LOL

  22. I love the sparkle of glass / crystal ! Your display is lovely!

  23. I love the way you decorate with crystal! When you are in Mississippi, stop by my house and show me how to do it!

  24. Beautiful crystal, and the way you have it displayed just highlights it's beauty!

  25. Hi Marty,
    Your crystal pieces are gorgeous and so elegant! It's hard to believe the people let go of the most incredible things. Oh well, their loss is your gain! Great finds, thanks so much for linking them with us.