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Friday, December 10, 2010

The Inspired Room

Do you read The Inspired Room blog? It's a wonderful blog mostly about decorating. Melissa's style is a lot more formal than what I prefer, but she has a lot of good ideas. Look at this beautiful Christmas tree she's decorated using her Mom's silver.

I was just talking at lunch the other day about how I used to hate polishing Mom's silver when I lived at home. When we divided up Mom's things after she moved to assisted living, I took the iced tea spoons and spoons that were engraved with Gramma's and Great Aunt Aurie's and Fannie's names. This weekend I'll be polishing the silver and tying it to the small tree I have in the dining room. I can't wait!

14 comments:

Thelma said...

Your big tree looks great, will be eager to see how your silver tree turns out. A perfect theme tree for the dining room. What a wonderful idea. I was not familiar with The Inspired Room blog, thanks so much for sharing, you're right, she has a lot of good ideas.

Melanie said...

Darling idea--- The tree skirt could be cloth napkins...

Linda said...

That is such a cool idea! Maybe I should try that instead of y shoe tree in my dining room! LOL!

Donna said...

Wonderful idea! I can't wait to see yours.

Sue said...

That is the cutest tree and what a great idea.

I do occasionally read The Inspired Room. I need to check in more often:)

Merry Christmas.

Kate said...

I can picture the silver tree with a red checked tree skirt. Great idea! Merry Christmas. :)

Dolores said...

What a clever and cute idea....!!!

Karen Sue said...

Please take a picture and post it for us! My former MIL used to have an older 'aunt' that would come over and spend an afternoon polishing anything silver around Thanksgiving so it was ready for the Holidays!!

Linda Stubbs said...

Isn't that the cutest??????? I love it! Thank you so much Mary for showing us!

Hugs sweetie friend.......I love it when I see you have stopped by my blog..........you are one special lady!

Hugs, Linda

Cora said...

So cute...I have done this before too...not a whole tree but just added some in with my other things. Tied up with pretty ribbons it is beautiful!
Merry Christmas~

Sewn With Grace said...

I have been so busy that I have missed so much on your blog. Such a treat to sit and read. I printed out the pattern for the Merry Christmas pillow and hope to get it stitched up for a friend. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Jane said...

Mary, I love your tree with the silverware on it! Very nice and a great idea. Merry Christmas! Hugs, Jane

Barb said...

Very clever, thank you for sharing! Makes my mind think, I wish I had a chance to put my mother's silver on the tree...but not meant to be! But I will be keeping my eyes open at various spots for antique silver :>)!! Hope you are well, I have been on the run and not taking time to comment to your blog!! Stay well, and how about news on Mandy, do we have baby Aubrey on the scene yet? Blessing coming your way from my part of PA...brrr a cold part of PA!

Leann said...

Love this idea! Looks like it's out of a magazine!

Wishing you a merry Christmas my friend!
Leann