Sunday, January 17, 2010

Silver Sunday 3

I thought I would be better prepared this week for Silver Sunday. It has been a bit of two steps forward and one step back, not to mention having a sick child all week. So here is what I pulled together. Thank you for stopping by to say Hello.

First of all, a thank you to Jill at Gypsy Brocante. She has posted a winner of her fab blackboard trays. Sounds like she has something for next week as well. Please check out her site.
This is my favorite piece of silver. It is a cherished family memory and keepsake. I believe it is a christening or baptism cup. I am hoping that my learned blogging friends can provide some feedback on that. It will still take a polish but I prefer the tarnished flavor of the piece. There is a face on the handle, and it is engraved with the name Annie, my great grandmother. I don't have many treasures from my Dad's family, very few actually exist, so I am thankful to have this.

Not sure if it counts as a Silver Treasure, but my daughter, age 5, in her silver ballet costume, is a family treasure for me.

I don't usually decorate with silver, but I tend to be drawn to shiny silver frames. The mirrored frame is my daughter's (yes, the little ballerina) High School graduation photo, the one next to it is of me, age 2, with my cousin's college cap, and the three little girls are my sisters, with me off to the side, wearing our Easter finery.

One of my favorite little silver frames, holds a photo of my mom on her wedding day. I have also included the silver grapes from my bowl of silver fruit, shown earlier, from my best friend.

Finally, here is an an unassuming silver tray. I just purchased it yesterday from Goodwill for $.99 cents. The tag still shows. With all the wonderful blackboard trays that I saw last week at Silver Sunday, I am getting ready to create one of my own. Thanks for all the tips and tutorials on the subject.

Thanks again to Beth at for hosting this party. Please be sure to check out her post and all the other participants. See you next Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Your silver pieces are beautiful. I especially love your daughter's ballet costume! I have two boys so it's so lovely to see cute little girly things as apposed to Spiderman and Transformer costumes, don't get me wrong I love Spiderman, who wouldn't? Have a great week.

Linda K. said...

Aw, your little girls' ballet costume and the photo is adorable! What a sweet post!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Sherrie... your grandmother's cup is priceless! And so is your little ballerina in silver! I love the silver frame with the photo of your mama on her wedding day... as usual, it is the precious memories that go along with these things that tug at my heartstrings... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda said...

All your silver is precious! I love the ballet costume! Your Grandmother Annie's cup is very special!! Enjoyed your post!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You have some beautiful silver pieces. What a treasure to have the ballerina outfit..the memory is priceless... looking forward to seeing your blackboard tray, I missed that one, so will have to go back and check it out. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Pop in any 'ole time.. hugs ~lynne~

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Ofcourse your daughters picture belonngs in the party... she's too cute in her little dance costume! I love your grandmothers cup too, and with her name on it, how nice that you now have it. ~ Theresa

Lyneen said...

OK my favorite is the ballet TUTU... so sweet. Glad you have it after all these years! What a fun post. TFS Have a wonderful Silver Sunday and finally thanks for stopping by.

Gypsy Brocante said...

Sherrie, you're a sweetheart! I'm glad you have been inspired by the silver tray tutorial ... I want to see your finished project!! ... yes, I have something up my sleeve for next week's SS!

You're silver frames are so pretty and the photos they hold are true treasures ... love 'em all!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love it all but the silver grapes made me stand and take notice. Now I have to have some! Going treasure hunting for silver fruit this week. Happy silver Sunday.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

The ballet outfit is my favorite.....maybe because I wish I had continued my lessons!
ps...thanks for coming by!

ceekay said...

Darling pictures...I like your silver grapes...very pretty!

Gracie Jewellery said...

awesome collection! it's hard to find a favourite.

Jane said...

I really enjoyed all your silver treasures. The pictures in the silver frames are priceless...and I love the picture of your daughter in her silver ballet costume. Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit.

sissie said...

I love all your silver pretties. Your daughter has grown up to be so beautiful and I love her little ballerina outfit. It is all so lovely.

Barbara Jean said...

All so lovely, and what a sweet little ballerina you have!

Blessings and thanks for coming by

barbara jean

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I don't think I've ever seen silver grapes and they are stunning! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sonia said...

What pretty silver pieces you have! I agree with your comment, to use our pretty things and enjoy them...never understood why people put things away thinking "someday" they will use them. Thanks for visiting. I love the blackboard silver trays..I'm going to have to make some!

Miss Bloomers

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What wonderful silver treasures! The cup and silver tutu are very special and priceless!!

Have a wonderful week! See you next Sunday!


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

I love your precious baby cup. Beautiful heirloom! I was going to post my children's today, but they didn't photograph well last night. The glare and flash didn't cooperate! :)

Your daughter's dance costume was so cute! Thanks for sharing! ~Rhonda

The Lazy Peacock said...

love that silver cup, what a great heirloom. your daughter is too adorable.

Mimi said...

I love all of your treasured silver, especially the little ballerina. The cup that belonged to your paternal great-grandmother is my favorite.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Sherrie
Your little girl look so sweet in her ballerina costume! I think that would be my favourite too as it has so many memories attached.. I love the silver frames also with your wonderful family photos... lovely!

Thanks for popping over my way... I got a bit silly but it was fun... Those chairs are actually place card holders and a few American bloggers have commented they have them also. So fun and functional..

Have a great week xx Julie


Beautiful and sentimental post! The ballet costume and your daughter's photo are precious. ~ Angela

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What sweet items to share. I love the old infant cup and your daughter in her ballet outfit is precious. I love those silver grapes too. I always saw them in colors, never in silver.

Piney Rose said...

I love those silver frames - I'm drawn to silver frames as well. And those silver grapes - love 'em!

Cheryl said...

Hello Sherrie,
You've got some lovely silver items :-)

You had asked if I covered the button dress form in one of my photos... yes I did, one by one by one until it was covered. The painted cat picture is one of two, I've also got a dog standing right next to it.The cost for both? $4 bucks each. Crazy huh?

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your silver collection! Thanks so much for sharing!! I'll be sure to pop back in next week to see more!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Sherrie, Love those silver frames with family photos. the one of your mom on her wedding day is so precious, as is that little silver costume. so sweet. Hope you're having a great week!

julie said...

Love the ballet costume. I think that counts. Have a good week...julie