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!