My Alpine Home

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Silver and Gold Christmas

Hello my friends, welcome to the kick off of our
'Creating Christmas' party.
 
 
Today our party starts (4 p.m. MST) over at Trina's where we will be sharing our 'Silver and Gold'.  Please hop over and share a link,
or two, or three.  :)
 
This Christmas season I have used a mixture of silver and gold in my living room.  If you know me, then you know that I am not a huge gold lover.  Yup, I prefer silver.  But when it comes to Christmas, everyone knows, (according to Burl Ives); that you just have to have some silver and gold!  lol!
 


I've placed vintage ornaments in my birdcage.  Notice the one with both silver and gold?  The added band of aqua makes
it extra delicious!
 

 
I love this silver aluminum tree gifted to me by one of my sisters a few years ago.  I placed it in an old ice cream freezer I painted white with homemade chalk paint.
 
 
It's topped with a gold crown made from old screen by
 the fabulous Gigi from
 

My sweet deer from Target have golden antlers and bells.

 
Another ornament with both gold and silver came from our first Christmas tree in '1972'.


My living room décor is focused on 'Peace on Earth'.
 
I have used both silver and gold on the mantel.

 
 


 


 
Again, the banner has touches of silver amongst the gold.


 
I made this 'peace on earth' banner with the intentions of hanging it from the mantel.  It turned out to be too large so I draped it across the living room window.  I had to close the blind to get a photo.
 
 
 
 Shiny Brites in a wicker baby scale sit on top of the coffee table.  Notice another combination of both
 silver and gold?
 


My small collection of tree toppers.
 

 
Even the cute hanging ornament gifted to me by Stephanie from
  The Enchanting Rose  in our mug rug exchange looks pretty with it's silver bling hanging on a golden brass plate.

 
Hope your day is filled with a ray of golden sunshine and that every cloud has a silver lining!  :)
hugs,
Jann
 
Be sure and share your thrifty Christmas
over at Cecilias My Thrift Store Addiction tomorrow.
 
I will also be sharing with these lovely parties:
 

15 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
I love all of your vintage ornaments and Christmas décor.

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
L o v e all your vintage Christmas Ornaments, dear friend!!!
Gorgeous handmade decorations!!!
Each year, I think I'll make a banner at Christmas time,
and every year goes by without one!!! Gotta' put that into my 2016 Planner!!!
Thank you for sharing your lovely home!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Rita C. said...

What a great themed party, Jann; after all, creating Christmas is what we all do each year, isn't it? Love all your silver and gold. I'll head over to Trina's to link mine up soon. Thanks for organizing and co-hosting the party with your buddies this week! Happy holidays!
Rita

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So pretty Jann. It all looks Christmas lovely. Love those vintage shiny brights. :)

Consider It All Joy said...

Vintage ornaments are so much fun to decorate with! The aluminum tree brought back memories of my dad's parents, aluminum tree, blue balls and one of those red, green, blue, and yellow wheel lights. Fun start to your holiday decor week! Blessings, Cindy

Sandra said...

Peace on Earth is a wonderful theme for Christmas. Love all your Silver and Gold ornaments. We grew up with an aluminum tree...memories! We had the color wheel that turned behind it and changed the colors. I believe I still have the color wheel packed away. I will have to find it some year and see if it still works.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Great job with the golds and silvers for the party. Everything looks wonderful!
Have a great week,
gina

Junkchiccottage said...

Your silver and gold look gorgeous Jann. Love the cute aluminum tree in the bucket. Too cute.
Happy New Week.
Kris

Sarah said...

Jann, I think silver and gold belong at a celebration! Great theme for a party. I linked up a post from the archives so I could play along. Thanks for organizing and hosting Creating Christmas. I'm looking forward to the week of parties. Hope you'll stop by for the Christmas in Texas blog hop that starts tomorrow.

Kim said...

I love a little sparkle at Christmas, Jann!! Your banners are great...swoon!! :)

Rose L said...

Love the box advent calendar. You have some very old glass ornaments! My mom used to have a lot of those but over the years many "vanished." She gave me about 10 a few years ago. They are so fragile!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your silver and gold looks lovely with your vintage/shabby chic décor! I just love it! The banner is so special.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jann, your vignettes are so beautiful. I love all of your vintage romantic decor. Hugs, Jo

Trina Grandinetti said...

Well look at you? Of course you could find a place for some silver and gold. I do love the little bits shining through with the pink and blues. And your peace on earth banner turned out beautifully.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love silver and gold together...so pretty. I just love the vintage feel of your Christmas décor.
hugs,
Cindy