Be Bold, Go Gold?

February 24, 2011 at 5:30 AM 11 comments

While slowly perusing my local favorite second hand shop, I came upon a fabulous, complete set of 12 piece gold flatware.  I took a step forward to peer into the case they lay in as though peering into a looking-glass to see what the future of this silverware would have in store at my humble abode.  I couldn’t quite picture them at home with the rest of my world and so with a tinge of hesitation I walked away from the gleaming gold numbers.

However as all things in life that grab a hold of me, even for just a second, the gold has come creeping into my thoughts.  Flashes of brazen, brash light come to my mind and begin to twirl away into thoughts of a well-groomed table.  Delight!  So do I do it and let my whimsical side take flight?  Or do I stay steadfast loyal to my practical side that remains hasty about the gaudiness of the look?

Image via Lonny – Eddie Ross tablescape

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I have a feeling I’ll be bold and go gold.  What is life for, if not to live it up?

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brenda Reiter  |  February 24, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    i am redoing my bedroom in taupe colors. We currently have bedside tables that were your grandparents. I am looking for new ones that are longer, almost like a writing table about four feet, with a drawer., not too deep as you need to be able to get in and out of bed Ideas? our house as you may recall is traditional. I don’t like things ornate. thanks Aunt Brenda

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  • 2. Don  |  February 24, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Didn’t you have a gold toilet a while ago?

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  • 3. Katy  |  February 24, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    I LOVE IT. What fun! I hope you get the set! If not for you guys, then my birthday is around the corner.

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  • 4. consciouscloset  |  February 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    I say go for it, Kate! It seems timeless and classy and I can totally picture them in your apartment.

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  • 5. Alice  |  February 24, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    GO FOR IT! I absolutely love all the tables you posted. So fun and colorful!

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  • 6. Allison Reiter  |  February 24, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    ” I love GOLD” (Gold Member voice from Austin Powers)

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  • 7. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 24, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    With the resounding cheers from the crowd, I’m convinced. When I get a second, I’m racing to the store to see if the treasures still sit patiently waiting. Thank you for the comments!

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  • 8. Alexis  |  February 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    As a lover of ALL things shiny, I agree, you should have them.

    Go gold or go home… go gold and go home…? 😉

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  • 9. apep11  |  February 24, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    I love gold earrings, why not gold silverware!

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  • 10. Mandi Smith T  |  February 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Brass is sooo back (i just posted about it), so I say if the price it right, go for it! Such a fun way to have the look. M.

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  • 11. bridget  |  February 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    my parents had a set of goldware (gold silverware?)/gold flatware that we always used at christmas. it is a fun way to be festive and when i was a little girl i always felt like a princess when we got to use it. even though it was something my mother picked up at a rummage sale.

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