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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Copper and silver, can you mix the two?

I love the mix of copper and silver together in any element. Some people think you can't do it, or it does not look right.  It truly depends, however I find I do it often and like it.
I also love mixing gold and silver jewelery together.
No matching is best for me.
While browsing home goods with my gal pal, I spotted this gorgeous cross in the clearance section.
No price,
and the only one like it.
I found the sales associate and she did a price check and told me it was
9.99!
SOLD!


Mr. Doo's really liked this new cross too!
What do you think? You like mixing the two elements, or not so much?

I have since changed some things in this bathroom and will share with you a project soon.

Have a great day!!!
XO
Happy Easter!

See you tomorrow night for the newbie party..

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46 Comments:

Blogger Here On Crow Creek said...

Hi Sweetie!! I love mixing! You got a wonderful deal on that beautiful cross! Your bathroom is pretty! I dont think I remember seeing pics of the bathroom.I think copper goes with everything. Remember there are no rules. If you love it them make it yours:) Have a great Easter weekend! I think its going to be a pretty one after all that rain we had yesterday:)

April 23, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love mixing metals. I have both copper and stainless steel in my kitchen and love the look! I say go for it! Your cross is beautiful!!!

April 23, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I like the cross Debbie and have often wondered. I have all stainless steel in my kitchen and would love to mix copper "stuff" because I love it (just can't afford it) lol. You go ahead and start a new trend so that I can do it when my kitchen is finished.

April 23, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I think it looks gret Debbie! You have a way of making everything you do look good. :) Have a great Easter!

April 23, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger d e l i g h t said...

I LOVE the two metals together and love mixing metals... it adds depth and character to a piece. Your home is just lovely! Always a treat to see what you have added or done.
Have a good weekend.
Linda

April 23, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger laurie said...

wow, such beautiful photos,I want to thanyou for such a warm geeting to blog world.Your instructions are amazing...An everyday read for me,,

April 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That cross is beautiful and I love mixing metals, fabrics, whatever!

Have a great Easter and try not to be too stressed over your upcoming event!

April 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Liz- said...

I agree with you Debbie, mixing is just fine! I love your find, it's really attractive and looks very old world. You are a very eclectic person- don't ever change! That's what makes you so fun! Happy Easter! ~Liz

April 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Hi Debbie Dear! I love the mix and you know how to do it right. I've decided tall ladies like you use big accessories and short ones like me tend to use little ones! :)
Have a blessed Easter, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

April 23, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I love it!!!!

April 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful! I love the mix!

April 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm with you Deb I like mixing diff elements and I always wear gold and silver together. When it looks good go for it, and it looks good Deb!! Very pretty! Have a wonderful day tomorrow with your family, Martina

April 23, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

I love to mix different textures and elements and this is beautiful!

Looks great there!

Happy Easter!

Megan

April 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Mixing metals makes a room more interesting, so of course you can! The cross is perfect for you. when I saw the photo, I thought it was something you moved from another one of your fabulous rooms!

April 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Love the cross, Debbie! I love mixing metals, too. I think, as long as there's a good balance of each, it looks intentional, and adds interest. Happy Easter!

April 23, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a gorgeous cross. I love mixing all the metals. Hope you have a very special Easter. Hugs, marty

April 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger LC said...

I love the new cross. Beautiful! I think mixing the copper and silver look good.

~LC

April 23, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger donatella said...

i love copper and silver alone and together!
this cross is stunning!
i made a t-shirt refashion with copper and silver chains!
http://inspirationrealisation.blogspot.com/2011/04/pimp-up-your-shirt.html
have a great easter! xox, d.

April 23, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I've always mixed metals,Debbie. Clients like that because we can use more of their things. It just makes sense to use restraint and good taste! But I think YOU know that! Your cross is cool beans great! Happy Easter! ~ Sue

April 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Deb - that cross is SO you!!! It's awesome. Congrats on finding it - it's perfect for your gorgeous home.
xoxo,
Kim
Happy Easter!!!

April 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

It is perfect. Happy Easter.

April 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Love the mixture of copper and silver.The cross is fantastic and I have a Home Goods in my shopping center that I go to weekly.I have my Mom's beautiful copper clip on earrings that I love Too.

April 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

What a perfect thing to have just in time for Easter...I love mixing too, so hope the best for your weather on Sunday, happy Easter my friend!

April 23, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger linda said...

i think it goes very well pretty cross :)

April 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger HayesTone said...

Oh yea! LOVE that cross! copper and silver can absolutely be mixed, as is evidenced by that beautiful cross you scored. Like the old girlscout song...."Make new friends, but keep the old, one is Silver and the other is Gold." Mix it up! Happy easter,
~Laura
www.hayestone.blogspot.com

April 23, 2011 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Deb,
That is one magnificent cross and perfect for the holiday!

I love the mix of the two different elements and at that price, it was a steal!!

Happy Easter!!

Hugs,
Debbie

April 23, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing your Easter Bliss..Happy Easter !

April 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I like mixing the elements, but the chef - not so much. The cross is gorgeous.
Happy Easter weekend to you and your guys. ~ Sarah

April 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your cross is beautiful! I love the mix of gold and silver too. Happy Easter to you and your family!

April 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Great find, I was there yesterday! Got some cute blue egg plates on clearance! Using them for the utensil holders on the buffet tomorrow. Happy Easter.

April 23, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I do love your new cross. It is beautiful. I am all for mixing it up. It is way more interesting.

Danielle

April 23, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I say mix it up girl! I looks great! Happy Easter to you and family!!

Carol

April 23, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

When I was younger, I refused to mix. Now I say...mix it up! There are no rules! Your cross is beautiful.

April 23, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Susan @ Busy at Home said...

It's gorgeous! It is always allowed if they are in the same piece like yours is. Now you can use both metals as much as you want in the room, at least according to my rules of play.

April 23, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger ☆☆Mumsy said...

That's one grand looking cross, Debbie..Happy Easter!

April 23, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Richella said...

I'm with you on mixing metals. . . and oh! I just love that cross! It's beautiful. And what a good time you picked to highlight it here!

Happy Easter to you!

April 23, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful!!! I love it also!!! Can't wait to see your Mom's little dog at the pet party!!!
Have a Beautiful Easter!!!

April 23, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Easter Debbie!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

April 23, 2011 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger becky said...

Works for me! Happy Easter, Debbie!
Hope your day is great!

April 24, 2011 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

I love mixing metals together, too! Your new cross is beautiful ... and, what a bargain! Happy Easter!

April 24, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger xinex said...

Ilove the cross, very pretty, Debbie and great price too. I like mixing metal colors too....Christine

April 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm not a matchy type person and love mixing all kinds of things! Your cross is beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

April 24, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Have a very blessed Easter Debbie!!

April 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Kat from California said...

I'm not a newbie but I had to ask, where did you get the burlap pillow in Swedish? You had it propped on a table (not the one on the bed obviously since that is in English). My parents are from Sweden so it made me curious. Tak (thanks in Swedish), Katharine

April 25, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Love the cross Debbie, you scored!
I think that when copper and silver are mixed into the design, it can work. It's how you feel with the end result that counts. I absolutely love the look of copper, kinda feels vintagie, while silver is feels mostly modern but the two can work nicely together when incorporating it into your design.

April 25, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cross!!

April 26, 2011 at 2:48 PM  

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