Made by Southern Hands: Silver and Gold
Embrace all that glitters this holiday season, from shimmering silver candles to shiny gold jewelry, all from companies right here in our region.
Whether gracing a desktop or coffee table, these stone and gold leaf Heart Paperweights, made in Houston, Texas, by Barbara Biel, are objects of rare beauty.
surroundingshouston.com; $22-$78 each
Add sparkle to any room with these sleek Savannah and Austin 9-inch diameter polished nickel pendants by Kansas City’s Barbara Cosgrove Lamps.
barbaracosgrovelamps.com; $200 each
Egg Place Card Holders
Set an extra-special table with these wooden and 18K gold leaf gilded Golden Eggs handcrafted in Austin, Texas. Each holds a place card stamped with archival ink.
palomasnest.com; $58 (set of 6)
Fort Worth, Texas, jewelry company Nelle & Lizzy specializes in simple custom-stamped silver jewelry, such as this understated Bangle Bracelet filled with a selection of personalized charms.
nelleandlizzy.com; starts at $18
The gold leafed wood base and crisp white linen shade of this table lamp (FR-TBL-LAMP), by Atlanta’s Vagabond Vintage, make a regal design statement.
Every good holiday dinner needs beautiful serving pieces.This mixed set of vintage silver plate utensils from Nashville’s Cake Vintage will be treasured year after year.
Cuff Link Watch
Susan Davis was inspired by her grandmother’s lifetime collection of buttons to create elegant jewelry, like this silver watch (#02-W10S) made with replicas of early-20th-century cuff links, in a turn-of-the-century bank building in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Sauce Boat and Stand
Eternal, the classic gold-banded pattern by tableware giant Lenox, whose fine china is made in Kinston, North Carolina, is ideal for special holiday dinners.
lenox.com; $150 (boat) and $80 (stand)
The sophisticated silver tray from Atticus Home, based in Schulenburg, Texas, is cocktail party-perfect.
Atlanta mother-daughter jewelers Avril and Cindy Joffe design nature-inspired pieces like these delicate 18K hammered gold vermeil bird’s nest earrings.
These old-fashioned Silver Candy Soy Jars, hand-poured with subtly fragranced vegetable soy wax in Conyers, Georgia, make lovely holiday gifts.
himalayantradingpost.com; $18-$28 each
Gold Leaf Candle
Scented Aspen Bay candles, made in Starkville, Mississippi, have a polished look and a clean-burning quality that lasts for 30 hours.
Buy It: $16.95; aspenbaycandles.com