Part 2 – Decorating with Gold

Part – 2 Decorating with Gold .

Don’t you think that we all need a little bling in our lives? The Romantic Victorians really knew how to add bling into their everyday life. Late Winter can really get very dull and boring as we wait for the first signs of Spring.

I guess that is why I have started to add some lovely sparkle into my little nest. As I looked around my home I realized that the gold and sparkle was already there in some small places.

Take a look.

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This wonderful tarnished silver adds a soft glow and reflects the light ever so lovely.

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I  just finished this beautiful ornament for my shop when my son spied. He and my DIL are redecorating their master bedroom with touches of gold. So, know it hangs above their closet door and adds beautiful sparkle in an ornate way.

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The lovely gold tone box with the Harlequin design certainly adds a beautiful look.

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As I browsed through my nest I spotted a little bling in my grandmothers wedding china, as well as a lovely gold trim on the blue and white transfer jar.

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Adding some gold tone tools on my work bench certainly gives a romantic feel, the sparkle makes me smile,  especially when I spend a lot of time working there.

Here are some lovely gold touches on small frames. I refinsihed the frame of the mirror that was originally gold to bring just a touch of the gold frame. I don’t want the bling to take over in my decorating, I only want a touch.

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This vignette has a lovely shine through the patina of a tarnished platter, the books hold their own with the beautiful gold pages.

part 2 Collage

How do you add a little bling into your nest?

Don’t forget to come over and share at SYC Thursday!

xx Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants


Thoughts of Home Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Five Star Fro Fro @ A Tray of Bliss

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufu


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

Submarine Sunday @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

30 thoughts on “Part 2 – Decorating with Gold

  1. I love the look of tarnished silver – good thing, because I’m too lazy to keep polishing it! I have recently thrifted a few pieces I’m now using in my sewing room to hold my scissors, pencils and such. I love the look!


  2. So very pretty, Jo. Love all your touches of bling. I’d say the blingiest (is that a word?) room in our cottage is the bathroom. It has touches of gold — the mirror frame, a candle holder, and gold in the painting frame — and I love the look. Hugs, Nancy


  3. Yes Jo, you have beautiful touches of gold! I started pulling out my Easter décor today and a new whimsical hat has inspired me to decorate my living room mantle in pink and gold.


  4. Mirrors, tarnished silver, lots of glass in the form of cloches and apothecary jars…those are all a little blingy to me. I love the sparkle of clean shiny glass…which reminds me that I need to spend some time with the Windex and paper towels.

    Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday.


    • Hi Stacey, I’m so glad that you stopped by. I put blue vintage Ball jars in my kitchen window so they reflect the light. I love seeing them sparkle in the sun while I am doing dishes. I just have to have a little bling. Don’t spend to much time with your date with the Windex bottle make sure save time to enjoy your weekend! lol Jo


    • Hi Magali, thank you for your gracious comment. The blue glass that you see are called electrical receptor covers, they use to be used on the telephone poles as covers for the receptors. Workman would work on the poles and exchange them and just throw them away, when I was a kid my brother and I use to go around with our wagon and collect them and my mom would throw them away as fast as we brought them home. She didn’t like clutter. Now I pay for them. lol Have a wonderful weekend. Jo


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