Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #18 Counting Down to the New Year

So, I have this sideboard in my hallway.
 It's really too big for the space, but it's in sight of the kitchen
 and I walk by it a million times a day.
It's my favorite spot to decorate along with my sunroom.
 But the sideboard gets totally redone each month.
(slight obsession here)

I've wanted to put together a shelf filled with my tarnished silver
and thought that celebrating the beginning of the New Year
would be perfect "timing".

I realize that it's not the best fit, but it will probably only be here for a few weeks.
I'd love to have a cabinet just for my silver, but as yet I haven't figured that one out.

Please try and ignore the ginormous brass doorbell and ill placed thermostat.

(shhhhh...I'm already planning my Valentine Display)

Here are a few photos and links of some of the posts from last week.
Just some fun photos that deserve a shout out!

grumpy Santa

a live nativity

gorgeous wire tree
Everything Dore does is amazing!

Wall of angels

deer friends

Hope you'll join the party.
Any Vintage Inspiration!

I'm also joining in to:

                                                 My Romantic Home                                                   

Have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!
Big hugs and lotsa love,



  1. gorgeous!!!! i just love your vintage friday!!!
    i hope that you have a fabulous new years!!!

  2. Debra,
    Everything you do is gorgeous! Hoping to join you more in the New Year for VIF. Loving you link party! Happy New Year!

  3. Your new display is wonderful! I love tarnished silver!

  4. never noticed the doorbell or the thermostat until you mentioned them - and then I went back to look for them :). Beautiful display and perfect for the new year.

  5. Debra, I so love your style! I love all the silver and the added clock faces. You have such a way of displaying and creating beautiful vignettes. I could spend so much time perusing all your beautifulness! (I know that's not really a word but it sounded good! ;-)

    Happy New Year,


  6. Everything looks so pretty that I didn't even notice the doorbell and thermostat. Had to go back a few times to even find it.

    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  7. Hi Debra,
    Wow is all I can say. You always make everything in your home look so pretty and very vintage. Lots of wonderful things to look at.

    hugs and Happy New Year!

  8. LOVE your combo! I'm crazy for silver and I have to find some clock faces. Your photos are FABULOUS! Love, and Happy New Year to you!

  9. Your buffet is so pretty and the little shelf with your fabulous display is wonderful. I love all of the silver, and the clock faces are gorgeous. You really do have a wonderful knack for display. I am always inspired.

    I hope you have a very Blessed New Year. Hugs, Marty

  10. spectacular- you should be a stylish at Saks- such talent- so excited to see my Deer Friends post on your post- you are so DEER and special...

    Brayton Homestead Interiors

  11. I LOVE your display and I think you should just "Leave it all there"!!! It's PERFECT!!!
    Giant New Years HUGS to you,

  12. I think your new display is fabulous,Debra! I love the silver and the clock faces. Beautiful.
    Have a very happy 2011.

  13. How beautiful everything looks. I like the silver with the gold antique color. Very lovely.

  14. What a lovely display, Debra! I love the clock faces, too. I've found myself oddly drawn to them in the past few weeks. I must have a project swirling around in my mind and I hope it makes itself known soon!

  15. ...Oh Debra!
    I love, Love, LOVE it ~ ALL!!
    SO very pretty!!

    Thank you for hosting VIF, I've really enjoyed visiting, reading and linking every week:)

    Happiest Last Vintage Inspiration Friday of 2010, I'm looking forward to what great things await us next year!
    xo, Rosemary

  16. Hi Debra,

    Thank you for featuring our live nativity. It was such a pleasure to hope over here and see it. Wishing you and your family much happiness in the new year!

    Melanie @ The Frosted Gardner

  17. Luv the vignettes! They are all put together so well. Thank You for taking the time out to host again this evening..........Julian

  18. I just love the way you have everything displayed! You have so many pretty things~~especially the silver!

    Wishing you all the best in the New Year to come, Debra!


  19. Debra, your Vintage Friday...magical! I love it!

    One day, I'll be back to participate!

    Your friend,

  20. Terrific display Debra! The sparkle, silver and clock faces are perfect for New Year's.
    Looking forward to more of your link parties next year - thanks for hosting!
    - Susan

  21. Those little deer are so precious ~ I LOVE them!
    All of your photos are fabulous ~ I think you really have a gift of staging beautifully arranged scenes. I always love visiting your blog! Wishing you all the best in 2011. Blessings, Katie

  22. If I came up with this beautiful arrangement, it would probably be there forever. I just love what you have here....just my style.
    Thank you so much for hosting. I hope you and your family have a Very Happy New Year.

  23. You're a girl after my own heart... already planning your Valentine display! The grouping looks great. Didn't even see the things you said to overlook. Love that tarnished silver!

  24. Your sideboard is beautiful, Debra, full of wonderful goodies...I just love it! Thanks for another fun party!

  25. I love your vignette. I'm sure it gives you much pleasure when you pass by it. I'm already thinking Valentine's Day too...kindred spirits. I look forward to visiting all the blogs participating this week. Thanks for hosting. Happy New Year.

  26. Ohhhh, I love the white sideboard! The perfect canvas. I am also drooling over the vintage mirror,with the scrolly details! Love it and Happy New Year.

  27. Debra,
    The sideboard looks great! I love how you can see the legs on the bottom of the shelves you set on top of it. The silver and the clock faces...beautiful vignette.
    This display really shines!

  28. Hi Debra,
    I love your display. Just found your blog and became a follower. Taking down Christmas now so maybe I will post next week. Can't wait to visit all the other VINTAGE Friday's! Happy New Year, Vicky

  29. Hi Debra~ Oh I just love the silver and the clock face in the frame- absolutely beautiful!! :) Love it! All linked up and thank you for hosting~Happy New Year!! Hugs, Courtney

  30. I want some of those clock faces. :-)

    Love what you've got going on there, and hey....what doorbell and air vent? ;-)

    Happy New Year!!! 2011 is the year we finally meet, yay!


  31. I love your vignette.. sooo eye candy! love tarnished silverware.. thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

  32. Love your tarnished silver display! Silver is so beautiful!
    ~ Julie

  33. Thanks for hosting Debra.
    Love your display!

    Hey, where does everyone find those big oldish clock faces? (without them costing an arm and leg?)


    barbara jean

  34. Oh Debra, your vignettes are so gorgeous... I love everything about it, especially love the clock face hanging inside the vintage frame! I was so excited to see my wall of angels... your so sweet!!! I hope you and you family have the most blessed and Happy New Year!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  35. The reindeer [fawns] are so very precious as is the I see a small silver wreath on the birdcage?

    My Show n Tell Link---where it's kinda fodder for the National Enquirer Tabloids. Do stop by if you can, I'd love your opinion.

    Happy New Year

  36. Debra, this is an absolutely gorgeous display and I couldn't even see the "flaws" you said to ignore!'s just too lovely and all of the goodies are just right together! No flaws, and it's not even too big! I'm gushing and drooling! Truly!!

  37. Beautiful display, Debra... Love the old silver!
    Many blessings to you and wishing you a wonderful New Year

  38. *LOVE* it...just my style! but what I'm really lovin' is your new camera...WOW...I can really see the difference...makes me sorry I didn't hold out for a DSLR...but I will keep learning and save my pennies:)
    Loved your white painting projects for 2010, too...
    Happy New Year!

  39. You have everything displayed so beautifully. I love your silver you have some great looking pieces. I also agree Dore is always doing such wonderful things.

  40. Debra,

    You have such a magical touch, love the new arrangement!

    You are going to get a kick out of this, my little grand was watching a cartoon so I decided to pop in on a few blogs until it was over, yours being one of them. He loves clocks and was so excited to see yours. I was scrolling down until we came to the photo of your Santa. I asked his who that was and after studying the photo he said, "It's God. Yep, that's God."

    Have a happy weekend!

  41. Debra
    Thanking you for not only being such a great cheerleader to me on the blog, but most of all for lifting me up in prayer as much as you do. That has been such a blessing to me this year as much as your friendship across the miles. Happy New Year to you and yours. Sending you my love and tons of hugs!!!


  42. What a wonderful way to enjoy all of your beautiful silver...I think you might be tempted to keep this one for a while, leaving the silver as the anchor and changing it up with other flourishes to fit the season or your current inspiration. Always a delight to visit you here and I wish you a New Year filled with blessings and abundance.


  43. Hi Debra...your display looks so beautiful I think you should leave it there until Valentines Day!! I love visiting your blog and joining in on Fridays, thank you for being the hostess with the mostess!!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

  44. Thanks for such a great year!Happy New Year~Cheers Kim

  45. I love your January display. How perfect! All my Christmas is still up and will be for another few days. I was thinking about what I'll do for Valentines....hadn't even thought about the inbetween. But then I don't have all that silver either like you do. But oh...I wish I did!

    So I'm going to go back to look. Afraid I'm going to miss out on the link party this week....I'm not organized enough.

  46. I love the silver coffee pot and all the other beautiful items on your shelves. Great job with placement and color. Love your blog. I am a new follower to you. I am a new blogger and would love for you to stop by. Happy New Year.

  47. What a gorgeous combination on that sideboard Debra! It is so inspirational....

    Thanks for hosting...


  48. Debra,

    Your silver display on your white sideboard looks beautiful. I am always drawn to old, detailed silver pieces with lots of patina. I especially like the bird cage. You have so many great old pieces and use them in such clever and creative ways!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy year filled with God's blessings.


  49. Hi girl,
    I love the idea of marrying 2 totally different pieces. I think it looks great & I love all your tarnished silver. Thanks for the 2nd looks, all cool. Lisa
    PS Your 2 slipcovered chairs in the previous post, positively perfect. I want them!!!

  50. Debra,
    Love the side table.
    What obsession, just great vignettes you create.
    Happy new year.

  51. Happy New Year Debra! Oh your sideboard looks so pretty! Just redid my mantle today after taking down the Christmas...I may post and link up next week!

  52. I love everything about your display! All the silver, the clock faces!! You created gorgeous vignette!!
    Happy New Year!

  53. Beautiful :
    Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to many more vintage Fridays with a great group! Thanks for hosting.

  54. Hey Debra, just wanted to stop in and wish you a very Happy New Years!!

  55. Happy New Year Dear girlfriend~ Cheers to a Very Happy 2011 Hugs, Diane

  56. Hello Debra!
    Hope That Christmas Was Wonderful for You and Your Family!
    I think you are to Hard on yourself. I don't See any Flaws! Your Vignettes are Gorgeous! I Love the Clock Faces with the Silver! Beautifully Vintage!
    Happy New Year!
    Many Blessings to you and your Family.

  57. That is just beautiful Debra! Your decor is always so pretty, I love the silver! Your doorbell was hardly noticeable, ours is hideous and one day I couldn't take it any more and I hot glued a picture ove it! yup I really did! It is not on a wall where anything else will fit anyway and so it worked out well! I love all of the inspiration here, I really need to join the party this week. I hope your Christmas was lovely and that 2011 brings many blessings your way! Theresa xoxo

  58. Hi Debra

    What a great look - love the white bottle brush trees, the silver, well just everything!

    Happy New Year my Friend!

  59. The displays you have created are divine! Love all of the layering, and what flaws? Didn't see a one. Thanks for your gift of friendship. Have a wonderful, fulfilling New Year.

    This party is always terrific! Thanks for being a lovely host.

  60. Wow, your entry sideboard looks gorgeous! What a great combination of goodies to put together for a New Year's display. Really, really love the clock faces and the tarnished silver. Totally inspiring me to rethink my January decorating. I always tend to lean towards winter snowmen, and ignore the New Year. :)

  61. Great shots, Debra. I really enjoyed each one.
    Happy 2011 to you! ~ Sarah


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