My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silver and Gold. . .

My heart aches tonight for those in CT that have anything to do with the tragic shooting of the 27 individuals, most of which were children.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I have heard that Tues. will be a day of silence in blogworld to show respect.  I can not even imagine how much they are suffering.

Whenever I think of those two words Silver and Gold I see the snowman narrating Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer singing (in the voice of Burl Ives).

I couldn’t think of a better description for my living room tree.

I love Silver.  Gold not so much.  But now that vintage color of Gold, that’s a different story.

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The star and the bird are the perfect example of Silver and Gold.

And when I think of Silver I think of my favorite Christmas carol, Silver Bells.  I love how these dangle.

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Mercury glass acorns and a silvery garland with leaves, nuts, and pinecones that have been dusted with a sparkle of glitter. 

More Silver and Gold with a bit of aqua blue here and there.

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Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Silver and Gold!

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Thank goodness now I have presents hiding that dreadful cord.

Song Lyrics

Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Ev’ryone wishes
For silver and gold
How do you measure
It’s worth?
Just by the pleasure it
Gives here on Earth
Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Mean so much more
When I see
Silver
And gold decorations
On ev’ry Christmas tree
Silver, silver and gold
Silver, silver and gold
Silver and gold

Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Wise men brought gifts
To the manger I’m told
Mary was humble to see
Shepherds and kings
There on bended knees
It’s silver and gold
Silver and gold
Feeling the world
With their lives
Silver and gold
How they shimmer
On ev’ry Christmas night
On ev’ry Christmas night

Silver
Silver and gold

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

15 comments:

NanaDiana said...

It is all just beautiful, Jann. Now if we could by magic make all those cords and wires disappear. I hide the ones I have as best I can, too. xo Diana

The Tablescaper said...

YOur tree is gorgeous. It looks like it's dripping in ice!

- The Tablescaper

Angela said...

Thanks for the smile..and I also love that part in the show and the song too..

Shannon Fox said...

I think everyone is heartbroken. Your tree made me smile a bit though :)

Shannon

Ann said...

Hadn't heard about the day of silence, thank you for the info. Your silver and gold tree is beautiful.
Ann

Kris said...

Pretty Jann. We too, are so sad about what happened. I just don't know what to do. Or if there is anything to do? Just aching for those people!!!
xo Kris

Chenille Cottage said...

Everything is so delicate...so pretty, Jann. What a special setting to sit with a hot cuppa tea and a good book...and, maybe a kitty or two.
I love your darling sotted swiss curtains....so sweet, so cottagey.
Blessings and Merry Christmas,
Carolynn xxx

Ruby and Arthur said...

Your silver and gold are great. They add just the right sparkle to your tree! Jean

Katherine Wolak said...

I love your decor and your tree! I think it is so very pretty! :D We all feel great loss for Sandy Horn...

Hugs,

Cindy said...

Your silver and gold are very beautiful, I love all of your lovely ornaments and the sparkly bird.

Rose L said...

My mother used to have those old acorn ornaments.
Lovely decor!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your silver and gold ornaments are just beautiful. Love your tree. Thanks for the heads up about Tuesday. It's the least we can do. So so sad.
Karen

Chenille Cottage said...

Thank you, my sweet friend, for sharing such an uplifting post. I am touched by your poem. It seems to put so many things in perspective.
I wish you a good week, Jann.
Blessings and fond frienship,
Carolynn xxx

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Very beautiful, silver and gold. I hadn't heard about the blogger silence on Tuesday. Thanks for the announcement. I know everyone's hearts are aching. I had such a hard time sending my own son to school this morning.
Blessings,
Susie

Kelly_Deal said...

I hear ya regarding those ugly, dreadful cords! Your tree is absolutely gorgeous!