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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Gold Christmas Silver Christmas

I have been longing for some formal glassware for some time now.  There is a certain person in my household with what I like to call "butter fingers."  I've lost count of the number of glasses that have slipped through his hands and smashed to a million pieces on the floor.  And what do I end up with?  A cupboard of mismatched glasses.  Entertaining usually means a scramble to come up with a selection of glasses that look halfway decent on the table.  Imagine my delight when I came across a set of six rocks and six tall tumblers of Culver glassware in the Cranberry Scroll pattern.



I've always preferred simple, clear, cut crystal in the past but something about the deep red windows and the unabashedly glamorous gilding has me in love.


And then if that was not enough, on the same thrift outing, sitting beside this wondrous set was it's metallic opposite, a set of six silver fade roly poly glasses and a dozen silver fade tall tumblers.



All of a sudden I am inundated with a plethora of choice.  Should I choose a gold Christmas setting or a silver Christmas setting? 


 The gold, so very Hollywood Regency or the Silver Fade, so very Mad Men?  It doesn't help that I have a pair of vintage brass deer and pair of vintage silver deer, all thrifted.  Which would you choose?
And now I leave you with something that has nothing to do with being designer-y and colour coordinated when setting a Christmas table and everything to do with just revelling in colour.


Yes, a vintage Christmas tablecloth!  What could be more delightful than pinecones, poinsettia, holly berries and candles?  Here is another vintage tablecloth to dazzle the eyes.



Because if you can't revel in colour at Christmas, when can you?  Here's wishing you a Wonderful, Joyful and Colourful Christmas!

I'm linking up with Apron Thrift Girl, A Stroll Thru Life, Coastal Charm, Ivy and Elephants, Sir Thrift A Lot, Thrifty Groove, Knick of TimeThe Charm of Home, My Romantic Home, A Living Space.



15 comments:

Mid Mod Mom said...

Hard decision to make. I think the silver set is more my style as I like to see the color of my drink. But the gold set is beautiful. Thank you for your visit to my blog.

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Oh my goodness....two of my favorite looks...I don't think I could decide! What great luck you've had, though, finding both sets recently!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Beautiful glassware! I'd say for the holidays, I would go with the gold. Seems a little more festive to me :) But both are lovely!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Very festive! ...and a very tough choice lol Happy Holidays :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

Ooh, I think they're both just beautiful! I think I'd use one set for Christmas morning breakfast, and then the other for Christmas dinner. :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very festive and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

Diane said...

When you got glasses, you really got some beauties! Those gold and red ones are amazing and the ones with silver at the top are so pretty and unusual! Wow, which ever ones you choose, your table will be lovely!!

Marium said...

I love them both. I would choose the gold! That trend is hot right now!

My Shabby Chic Home said...

I love the Silver Fade, very Mad Men but really really nice!!!! Happy Christmas for stoppimg by my blog and your nice words!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh the fun you'll have with all your new glasses! I love the second tablecloth! Brings back many childhood memories!

Marigene said...

You could always use them together...there is nothing that says you can't mix them! Very nice vintage tablecloth.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your new glasses, that gold and red mix is so beautiful together! Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Laura

Denise Marie said...

what a great tablecloth

Diann said...

Well, I love all of it! wonderful finds. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

ThrifterSisters said...

Decisions, decisions! You have some wonderful choices to make. I would do one setting for Christmas Eve and one for Christmas Day! Then you wouldn't have to choose:-)

Happy Holidays,

Erica

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