I like to use silver in my decor. Silver trays, vases, frames, mirrors, etc. Silver adds nice shine and flair to almost anything and look great anywhere! Here are a few ways I like to incorporate silver into my home.
I’ve collected assorted silver pieces over the years. The majority of my pieces are silver plated. Flea Markets, yard sales, eBay and antique stores are a great source for affordable pieces. Recently I found a small silver plated tray for $5 at an antique store. It was very tarnished when I bought it. I used Tarn-X to clean it up a bit. It didn’t come completely clean, but that’s okay. I like the patina. I put it by my kitchen sink to hold my hand soap, lotion, dish detergent and brush. Even cleaning supplies look pretty and organized on a silver tray! (Can I say that I love Mrs. Meyers products? They smell great since they are made with lavender, essential oils and aloe vera and are easy on the hands.)
I have a large silver tray I use in our bathroom (which is still under construction) to hold tissues, lotion and toiletries. I am using polished chrome accessories in there so the silver tray looks nice with everything else.
I also spray painted a chandelier titanium silver and added new crystals for some added sparkle.
Silver trays also look nice hanging on the wall. A collection of platters or trays look great and is a nice way to display them when not in use. If you need them, they are a stone’s throw away! Here is a photo I found on Pinterest. Lovely!
Here is a small silver tray in our guest bath:
I like to use a silver champagne bucket to hold my cooking utensils. It looks pretty and keeps cooking tools right by the stove and ready to use. Some of the beautiful coffee scoops and wooden spoons were made for me by my nephew! (http://thewoodenbutton.etsy.com) On the other side of the stove I keep a medium size round tray to hold salt, pepper, olive oil and spices.
I like to use silver trays when we entertain too. Trays are a handy and neat way to corral glasses or drinks.
My family loves coffee so when we have a crowd I get out my large coffee maker, which is stainless steel. This pot makes THE best coffee! It takes about 20 minutes or more to brew a full pot, but well worth it. It is by Farberware and makes 36 cups of coffee. My husband and boys got this for me one year for Christmas (I asked for it) and I liked it so much I ordered one on eBay for the lake for a fraction of the cost. It not only looks great but keeps the coffee nice and hot and makes enough for our crowd! I like to keep the Keurig for family members that prefer decaf coffee.
This handy beverage station doubles as a coffee station and a happy hour station! The artwork and table scape change as company or holidays dictate. It’s what I love about decorating! Always evolving, changing to suit our needs and occasion!
And then more fun silver stuff!