Wednesday, December 11, 2013

~ Christmas ~ White and Silver with Mercury Glass

The Decorated House ~ Chrismtas Decor Decorations White with Mercury Glass and Silver 2013
 
Each year it is a joy to share our Christmas decorating  with new and old friends who stop by this blog.  The colors are much the same this year in the living room, lots of white and silver, with accents of Mercury glass,  and a little touch of black. The tree is filled with a few overprice ornaments like the Mackenzie Childs stars and a few Radkos, but much more you will find the very inexpensive ornaments like the snowflakes and the black and silver ornaments that I painted to go with the stars. Snowflakes and baby's breath bring more white and light to the beautiful green of the noble fir tree. This year's tree is topped with
a pretty Mercury glass star which goes so nicely with the other silvered ornaments.

The Decorated House ~ Chrismtas Decor Decorations White with Mercury Glass and Silver 2013

The living room mantel is dressed in the same white and silver as the tree. The large Mercury glass tree is displayed here with the addition of a silver ex voto. What a pretty mix with the simple and delightful bleached bottle brush trees along the greens that have faux snow,  and some more baby's breath.

I wrote a tutorial on bleaching the bottle brush trees HERE if you would like to try it yourself.

The Decorated House ~ Chrismtas Decor Decorations. A pretty Ex Voto for White with Mercury Glass and Silver 2013

This lovely ex voto is a replica of older ones, and has a mild patina and features a combination of aged gold and silver. It's a wonderful complement to the other silver and Mercury glass pieces as well as the Madonna and Child art above the mantel.

The Decorated House ~ Chrismtas Decor Decorations White with Mercury Glass and Silver 2013
The Madonna and Child art print is shown in the perfectly imperfect frame that was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. You can see what it looked like before and after HERE and the step by step to creating the look. One thing that changed since then is that I added a metallic silver, gray glaze to the strip between the caved areas.

Mercury Glass Crown :: The Decorated House ~ Chrismtas Decor Decorations White with Mercury Glass and Silver 2013
At the other end of the mantel is the sweet Mercury Glass crown. If I can find a way to work it into a holiday, it is displayed! This year it found the perfect spot on the mantel again. It sits on top of a crystal candle holder and next to another silvered tree with a star on top of it.  More bleached bottle brush trees with faux snow, and baby's breath completes this side of the mantel.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing this holiday with me.
~ See Y'All Soon ~

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning. I love everything! Thanks for posting!

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    1. Hi Robin,
      Thank you for your lovely note. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I hate to copy Robin, but "stunning" was the word that came to mind as soon as I saw your first picture, Donna! It all looks so beautiful. I love your mantel, too.

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    1. Hello Kathy,
      It's fun to share another wonderful Christmas with you in BlogLand. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  3. Hello Donna,
    Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! Your mantle is a magical wonderland and I like how you used the Madonna and Child as your focal point. That looks great. Also your tree breathtaking!
    Wishing you lots of joy this season and always!
    Love,
    Constance

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    1. Hello Constance,
      It was so nice to see you and to stop by your place as well. As always, you are the sweetest. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Wow Donna...your display and tree is absolutely spectacular! I love the white with the mercury glass. I am a silver freak so I just adore how this is all pulled together!

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    1. Hi Stacy,
      Silver is so beautiful at Christmas time isn't it! You can see I love it too.
      Thanks for your lovely note. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Love, love it! Do you remember where you got the crown. I collect mercury glass and I love crowns.
    Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous!
    Diane

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    1. Hello Diane,
      The silvered Mercury glass crown came from Marshall's a few years ago. I haven't seen any since except one or two that showed up on the web as "vintage" and asking for much more than they sold for in the store. Thank you for stopping by. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Donna,
    E X Q U I S I T E!!!
    I love all the silver, mercury glass and white throughout your Christmas Tree and the Mantle!!!
    The Madonna and child print touches my very soul!!!
    The crown reminds me of the hymn, "Crown Him with Many Crowns"!
    Thank you for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Hello Pat,
      So very nice to see you! As always, thank you for stopping by today and throughout the year leaving you warm and sweet notes. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Oh, best use of French accessories for Christmas. This is gorgeous!
    Sherry

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      Thank you for coming by. Merry Christmas!

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  8. So so pretty Donna! Your tree is just gorgeous - white/silver against the green of the tree is simply stunning!

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  9. Hello Manuela,
    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for stopping by.

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