Transforming a Fireplace Mantel with Silver

A little sneak peek of the Fall Foliage Report. This was taken on my street just before the high winds hit!

A little sneak peek of the Fall Foliage Report. This was taken on my street just before the high winds hit…hoping there will still be lots of leaves to see and photograph for y’all after this weather front moves through!

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to relax with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation *smile* Today on the blog, we are chatting about how I gussied up the fireplace in the parlor with a touch of old silver.

I know I have told y’all this before–but I fell in love with Hathorn Hall the first time I saw it. The porch, the parlor, the windows…it was lovely and filled with character and possibilities! And the parlor…I love the parlor *smile*

The fireplace in the parlor is my favorite. I love the rich wood and the details. I am pretty sure that it once had a mirror–but it has long been gone…at first, I thought I would just have mirror cut to fit…but that seemed too new…too easy…then I pondered finding an old mirror to cut down to fit…mirrored tiles…decorative tiles…just paint it to match the walls…so many good ideas, but none of them really seemed right…

But then…I found a box of old silverplate goblets and candlesticks at the Tree Streets community garage sale. It was a score, and I knew exactly where some of them were going *smile*

I stacked and re-stacked the goblets a million times, but it was totally worth it *smile*

I stacked and re-stacked the goblets a million times, but it was totally worth it *smile*

A little patience and creativity and a mirror substitute was born *smile*

A little patience and a mirror substitute was born *smile*

I love the patina

I love the patina of old silver.

The similar shapes and sizes worked well for stacking and grouping.

The similar shapes and sizes worked well for stacking and grouping.

The silver goblets reflect light + surrounding colors acting like a mirror

The silver goblets reflect light + surrounding colors acting like a mirror.

What I love about this arrangement is I can add mini pumpkins for fall and shiny red ornaments for Christmas...Easter eggs...Oh, the possibilities!

What I love about this arrangement is I can add mini pumpkins for fall and shiny red ornaments for Christmas…Easter eggs…Oh, the possibilities!

Mixing metals in the parlor

Mixing metals in the parlor

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IMG_7193Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about using old silver goblets for a 1920 fireplace mirror substitute. Now while I go work on a few projects, y’all enjoy the fall foliage sneak peeks *smile*

Outside my master bedroom window.

Outside my master bedroom window…I had to zoom in on the bright orange!

A view down the street. Stay tuned for the Fall Foliage Report

A view down the street. Stay tuned for the Fall Foliage Report…I can’t wait to share my little adventure with y’all *smile*

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