Things I Love: Aged Silver


I love the look of unpolished, slightly tarnished silver. There is something so beautiful and elegant about aged silver.  Old goblets, bowls, silverware, and even vintage trophies – all are treasures made even more special when they show their age.  Pair with lush, fresh florals to keep the vessels looking like well-loved heirlooms.


{English garden wedding, photo by She Wanders via Ruffled}


{sage, rose, and astilbe vase, photo by She Wanders via Ruffled; garden florals in tarnished cachpot, photo by Meg Smith via Snippet & Ink}


{vibrant fuchsia, gold, and patina, photos by Jose Villa via 100 Layer Cake}


{ranunculus arrangement, photo by Meg Smith via Snippet & Ink; goblet and peony, photo by Suthi Picotte via Style Me Pretty}


{tarnished silver, photo by Callaway Gable Photography from this French-Inspired Elegant Tabletop}

I love the clean, crisp white cake with the tarnished cake stand!


{maui wedding, photos by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty}


{tea and dahlias, photo by Brandon Kidd via Green Wedding Shoes}


{shipwrecked table, photo by Elizabeth Messina via La Partie Events for NonPareil Magazine; patina and chevrons, photo by Kate Headley Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings}

So, what do you think? If done the right way, can tarnish make something prettier?

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8 comments on “Things I Love: Aged Silver

  1. I *love* this! Not everything has to be perfect for a wedding. This look gives a real personal touch as if the couple’s families went through all of their heirlooms to bring it all together. Stunning! (And another reason for me not to polish my silver!)

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