April 02, 2013

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Spring into Silver

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 After the holiday partying and a long spell of cold weather, many of us locked ourselves in nice and tight. With spring weather just around the corner (although it's proven to be elusive for some of us), entertaining, especially outdoors, is high on my priority list.

Naturally, decorating The Loaded Trunk style, we like to add lots of shimmering metallics to our table top. Silver and tinned copper are the perfect partners to showcase spring's big blooms like peonies, tulips and hydrangeas, don't you think?

I love, love, love using trays to entertain. Whether they're loaded up with icy cold drinks, fruit and cheese, appetizers or dessert, trays just help make service easier. The nice thing about doing one "metal" is that you can mix and match a variety of styles and designs and still have a really cohesive look.

Other silver accents you can add to your table: a tinned copper pitcher (for drinks or flowers), fun ocean-inspired napkin rings, elegant silver serving spoons, a Moroccan sugar pot filled with cubed sugar a large handful of mint for your tea drinker.

Here's to hoping spring weather catches up to all of us soon!

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