Each January bursts with the luster of new beginnings and hope the new year will probably likely be more wondrous than any before. If I could translate the dazzle of the new year to house decoration, it’d be magnificently bright, hopelessly glamorous and conducive to continued merriment with loved ones. I have compiled 20 of my beloved gilded pieces for the house, hoping to bring a lasting luster for you and yours in 2013. Cheers! — Erika from Radiant Republic
Gold Flatware 5-Piece Place Setting – $29
I have always wanted a set of golden flatware. This gilded set is eye-catching and tasteful.
Waylande Gregory Gold and White Lava Salt & Pepper Shakers – $135
I adore these brilliant, art deco salt and pepper shakers — plus they are hand-painted to boot.
Pencil Set, Gold – $12
I would love these gold pens for writing grocery lists and displaying in my desktop pencil cup.
Gift Boutique Fortune Cookie Box – $22
Wishing for good fortune in 2013? This darling fortune cookie box stores miniature keepsakes and stays pretty as a screen. I love to keep my great fortune where I could see it, so mine would sit on my desk.
Mr. & Mrs. Muse Brass Place Card Holders – $98
Hosting a dinner party shortly? These brass card holders are too perfect for location settings — I actually “mustache” one to dinner.
Rectangular Lacquer Tray, Metallic Gold – $20
This metallic gold lacquer tray is a stunning entry table inclusion. I would style it with my favorite candle and put it to use for keeping my keys.
Eno Gold Bricks – $115
At the market for a smart doorstop or paperweight? This golden powder-coated, tongue-in-cheek brick by Arik Levy is a brilliant (no pun meant) conversation piece.
Gold Stripe Cocktail Napkins – $18
Everyone can use a little glow at the dinner table, and these golden striped napkins do the trick.
The Devlin Bar Cart – $515
My New Year’s resolution is to construct a party-worthy pub cart. The Devlin (in golden, no less) from Society Social would be absolutely the most stunning addition to my home.
Shimmer Peek Trinket Dish, Gold – $25
The peek of gold within these trinket dishes is a stunning contrast to the understated outdoor. I would use them on my nightstand to store rings, but they’d also be cute on a dining table to get a pinch of pepper and salt.
Woven Gold Bath Mat – $68
This woven gold mat could be cute only within an entryway. I might place it in my guest clean room to get a little glow.
Imperial Cheese Knives – $198
This cheese knife set is ideal for wine pairing parties. Add a small chalkboard label with every cheese, and the dining table is done.
Gilded Cash Cow Bank – $98
Saving for a rainy day? This tiny bank brings a new meaning to the word “cash cow.”
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Gold Cards – $18.75
How about a few gold playing cards for a night in with friends? If you’re not one to play with cards, you can frame a set of four. I would hang them in the hallway.
Glitter Salad Serving Set, Gold – $38
All these salad tongs make me want to eat vegetables. Sparkly and candy, they are a fantastic addition to some gathering — and a perfect hostess gift.
2-Piece Dahlia Candleholder Set – $19.95
This two-piece candleholder set reflects beautiful light. I would group three on stacked books on the coffee table.
Lion Head Brass Door Knocker – $66
This lion’s head door knocker is regal and sophisticated with a dash of whimsy. It would really pop against my red door.
Beige/Metallic Gold Zebra Stenciled Hide Rug – $700
This metallic and beige hide rug could be darling in a nursery. My spouse and I have (at least) a few years to go until we’ve got one of those, but I would still love to have this in our bedroom.
Golden Animal Magnets – $12
These gilded animal magnets are too adorable. They would be cute in a house office or on a magnetic strip in the entryway for reminders and notes.
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