However, there has been a change in the past year. Silver items have been creeping into my home decor. It all started with this:
My husband saw this silver champagne bucket at an estate sale. I wasn't a fan, but he thought it had a cool look. Since he doesn't accompany us very often or express his opinion very often (and because it was only $4), we added it to our pile. I stuck it on our buffet and over the year, it grew on me. I started filling it with seasonal items like flowers, pumpkins and of course ornaments. Then I spotted this at an antique store going out of business:
I loved the unusual shape.. The price was $14, but when I went to pay, the owner said she would sell it for $4 because it was so worn (which was exactly the reason I would have paid full price for it!) Soon I found my eyes being drawn to tarnished silver pieces whenever we were out thrifting. Soon I found I had a bit of collection.
Who knows you just might find me wearing silver sequins and a festive air....but I highly doubt it.