Tuesday, August 9, 2011

old silver


photos by blayne beecham

I've professed my love of tarnished silver before. I have one or two old silver trays, nothing fine, but I'd never thought to hang them until I saw these photos. I like the way they look against the white wall.  

29 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

I really love this! what a great way to get those silver pieces out of the cupboard and displayed so they can be appreciated :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love tarnished silver!! That is a wonderful way to display it ~
Thank you for sharing that idea with us!

Karena said...

Donna I like this idea for silver, and had not thought of it either. Looks great!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

abode love said...

I just pinned this image the other day! I love the mix of trays and how they are hung floor to ceiling. What a great impact in such a small space! Thanks for sharing!

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Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

Wow - I've found somebody else who likes tarnished silver! I picked up a beautiful old engraved silver tray at a second-hand shop, and inherited a silver candlestick from my grandmoth. Both are very tarnished and my mother spent a long time carefully explaining to me how to clean them properly. Unfortunately for her, I much prefer them looking old and tarnished! '

Love the idea of hanging the tray on the wall too!

the gardener's cottage said...

i saw this picture on joni's blog and saved them immediately. i love the idea. of course that whole house made me lightheaded it is so gorgeous. but the silver trays on the wall is just gorgeous.

xo

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Yay for silver! I love the images you posted! I also love the way the trays look against the white wall. Perfection!!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

such a perfectly modern display - a great mix. totally timeless.

Anna at the Doll House said...

Like everyone else, I love everything about this picture.
Whenever a tray is needed, it can simply be borrowed from the wall display: pretty and practical.

Anna

24 Corners said...

Such a fantastic way to display the trays...the different shapes and patina's of the silver are beautiful...as is the image!
xo J~

Casa Très Chic said...

These trays are beautiful, they look great on the wall, love silver.
I'm thinking of collecting silver jars with wood and horn handles, I'm absolutely fascinated by these beauties.
Hugs
Tereza

under spanish moss said...

Our favorite…painted brick fireplace! Yummy, get out the s'mores for the fall!

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

XO,
Renee and Angela

brock street said...

you reminded me of some of the boxes i have in storage in seattle. they have been there since 2002..wow. one has many silver trays i picked up along the way.....nothing fancy, but abundant nonetheless.
when i get back to seattle to move the balance of my things, i am going to send you some trays...you need a wee collection for your walls.

red ticking said...

f a b u l o u s... xx

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Finally, a reason to throw away the silver polish (not that I ever use it!) Hope you are well, Donna!!!

Kathysue said...

Donna I agree this is a fun way to display old beauties!! kathysue

littlebadwolf said...

if not used for food service, silver trays look wonderful in their verdigris state on dressers or tables as well as on the wall.

pretty pink tulips said...

What a great "art installation".....I love silver trays of all sorts and this is a great way to enjoy them everyday!!!

xo Elizabeth

SHERRY HART said...

When I saw that picture a few days ago my jaw dropped! The whole image is stunning.....

Splendid Willow said...

Hang them!!!

I am also envious of those rustic beams...

Back from our trip to Oregon. Well fed and happy! (:

ox, Mon

Lola said...

Lovely. I love the colour combo

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I like this idea - mainly because it means I don't have to polish any silver ..... :D

quintessence said...

Beautiful - and love the beams & white washed kitchen cabinets!

Anonymous said...

how do you hang them?

A Perfect Gray said...

Anon 11:47, I think you could use regular plate hangers to hang trays. Let me know if you try it...

donna

Joanna said...

Gorgeous interior! I just like how they splash it with silver. Cool post, check out also 3D Rendering

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Oh, this wall treatment with the silver pieces DEFINITELY goes into the file. Just beautiful!

penelopebianchi said...

It is lovely! And you can use regular "Plate hangers"!

Mix it up! Think up your own combination! Have courage!
Don't copy! Think of things that you have in your cupboards......and get them out and onto the walls! Pretty plates......silver as in this divine photo......there are treasures in your cupboards.......hang them up all over the kitchen!

So many people I speak to are "holding back" WHY????????????

Cover your kitchen walls with your happy plates; your pewter; your cutting boards......this is the "soul" of your house!
What personality it gives!

You are all so talented!
Go for it!!! Get inspiration.....and take it to a different level! You are all so creative!

Just my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could use heavy duty velcro... if you used plate hangers wouldn't they stick out from the wall?? These look like they are flat on the wall. What do you think?