Saturday, January 2, 2010

Today I am a "Silver Sunday Sista"

Welcome to Silver Sunday Blog hosted by Beth at the Gypsy Fish Journal I wasn't sure what I might have that would cover all the days of this blog party especially now that Christmas is over, afterall, the holiday season exudes all things Silver and Gold. But it is now the New Year, 2010, and with a few exceptions, the Christmas decorations have been put away. In this photo, resting on each candlestick holder, are two silver reindeer ornaments that I keep out for the month of January. They hold fond memories from my childhood. One of my earliest Christmas memories are of these reindeer. I can not recall how many reindeer my family originally owned, I am fortunate to have these two in my possession. Each year, they would be used in a different manner.... hung from lengths of velvet ribbon in the windows, displayed on a large mirror with fake snow laying atop the dining room hutch, and of course actually prancing all over the Christmas Tree. I have the candlesticks paired with two of my favorite mercury glass pieces, along with a silver bowl of fruit. The latter was a gift years ago from my best friend. It lends an air of formality to my hallway table, until I can replace it with that first of the season vase of fresh springtime flowers.

To properly herald in the first Silver Sunday Blog, we should raise our glasses in a toast to our host, Beth. I found these silver rimmed glasses (a set of 8) at my favorite church rummage sale this past fall, for a dime apiece!
They are sitting on a silver tray that was given to me by old friends over 25 years ago. The tray is engraved U.S.N for United States Navy. He was a retired Commander in the Navy. He passed away 15 years ago from a fast spreading cancer. Like my reindeer and fruit, this tray always brings memories of the person, and of happy times.

While it is good to hold dear these old memories, it is the New Year and time to create new ones. It reminds me of the old Girl Scout song that rather fittingly goes:

"Make new friends, but keep the old, one is SILVER and the other gold."

Please be sure to visit all the other participating Silver Sunday Sistas sites in today's Silver Sunday Blog. I look forward to next week, when I strike Gold, I mean, Silver, in my sewing room/treasure trove. Take care.


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sherrie, all of your silvers are beautiful, and you post such precious memories always... I love that. The little silver reindeer are adorable... I would want them out year round... and your thrift shop glasses are so pretty...Happy New Year to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda K. said...

Neat post, and I was just thinking about the silver and gold friend quote. We use to sing that in my daughter's girl scout meetings long ago. Beautiful silver!
Robin's Egg Blues

Kelly Ballard said...
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Kelly Ballard said...

The silver holiday decorations are so beautiful it's tempting to leave them on display all year long.

Second Hand Chcks

Gypsy Fish said...

Let's fill those glasses and get the party started.....thanks so much for your kind words.
Thanks for participating!See you next week
{{Gypsy Hugs}}

Sylvia said...

You have a wonderful collection of silver and I cant wait to see your charm bracelet. Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope to see more next week. Happy Silver Sunday..

NicNacManiac said...

Silver is so lovely, you have done a fabulous job, can't wait to see next week!
Happy Silver Sunday, xOxO Nerina

Beth said...

I love your post, & you have given me some ideas for what I can share in the coming weeks of Silver Sunday. Thanks for sharing & thanks for visiting my blog. It's good to connect with another Mainer in blog land.

French Cupboard said...

Lovely silver pieces. We don't have our Christmas decor down yet but it'll be hitting the boxes tomorrow. One of our sons has been gone so we're keeping the tree up until he gets home tonight.

Happy Silver Sunday! Blessings... Polly (Counting Your Blessings & French Cupboard)

The French Bear said...

Wonderful silver pieces, the best ones come with good memories!
I look forward to getting to know you over the next few Silver Sundays!!!
Margaret B

Linda said...

I love how objects can bring back such memories. I think it is why I'm so attached to my things and to junking. Treasures out there to be found and loved. Love the GS song, I always thought it was a special way to think of friends, and I still do!

Jane said...

I really enjoyed seeing some of your silver treasures. With the little bit I saw of your Christmas decorations, I bet your home was beautiful for the holidays.

Kathy said...

Beautiful silver pieces!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Great collection ... love the reindeer candlesticks and the quote is wonderful!