Saturday, February 6, 2010

Its that time again to show your silver.

Today is the final Silver Sunday (Session 1). A big thank you to Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for hosting this party and for continuing with Silver Sunday (Session 2, which will now be just the second Sunday of the month get together). It has been fun. I have met some great ladies and had a chance to see some amazing silver, in all their tarnished and polished glory, along with some fabulous bling. We were dressed to the nine's for this party.

So pull up a chair, silver of course, and sit down for a spell and let me show you what I found.

These are some of my favorite things for entertaining..... silver crowns with a wire ring. I use them as place card holders or to hold menu descriptions on a buffet table.

You can never have too many knives.

Both of these pieces were recent Goodwill finds, $.99 cents each.

This cake stand is another Goodwill find this past summer. I loved the amber glass/silver base and based my Thanksgiving table on this color scheme. I found the matching silverware (a service for 10) for only $.25 cent apiece.

These are family pieces. The My great grandmother's baptism cup I have already shown. The other two pieces are from my husband's family and came down from Quebec. The silver piece with handle I believe is a candy dish but I have always displayed it with the two handed cup. They have been polished so many times, over so many lifetimes, that all that now shows is this beautiful soft tarnished glow.

This letter opener also came from my husband's family, from his grandparents. Just having these pieces around provide much needed and appreciated continuity, a link to the past. They have no real monetary value but are priceless treasures nonetheless.

Thank you for allowing me to share with you these past few weeks and for all your delightful and heartwarming comments. This is what makes blogging so much fun and rewarding.
Thank you. Please be sure to check out all the other participants over at Gypsy Fish Journal.


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Sherrie, You have some wonderful silver pieces! The handled dish is just gorgeous and I also love the crowns very much.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The little crowns are just charming. I think I am off to Goodwill today to search for some pieces are beautiful as the ones you found. xo Happy Silver Sunday

Martha said...

Great silver pieces all -- and what treasures. Love those little crowns -- that are darling!

Mimi said...

Those little crown place card holders are adorable. Beautiful baptismal cup.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh my goodness you have some great pieces! I LOVE the crowns and the bucket but I have to say the double handle cup that was in your husbands family is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Theresa

junkdreams said...

Lovely silvers....I am in love with those little crowns.
Happy SS!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh your pieces are wonderful! I can't believe what you found at Goodwill and the family pieces are so that!

Kathy said...

You have so many incredible things to show on your silver post today, Sherrie! I love the charming silver crowns, the flatware is beautiful - I love those knives and spreaders too. I don't know how I missed seeing your grandmother's baptism cup before, but it is just stunning.
Wonderful Silver Sunday post!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

They're all lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy Silver Sunday!

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Gracie Jewellery said...

Love all your silver, especially the crowns.

Sonia said...

Oh I love all your pieces! I love GW too...I am going back this week to check out dishes and silver again. Wish me luck! You got some great things! Thanks for your visit!

Miss Bloomers

Sue said...

I loved seeing your wonderful silver pieces - my favorite is the glass/amber/silver cake stand! What a great find!



Rebecca said...

HI Julia
I just love the silver cups and that candy dish! I love it when the silver is worn like that. What a treasure to have your great grandmothers cup.

Jamie said...

Oh how lovely! Isn't Goodwill just the best place to find treasures sometimes? My Silver Sunday post is also a Goodwill treasure.
I just LOVE that cakestand, it is beautiful!

Kate said...

Sherrie--I love your Black Friday post, as well as this week's SS post! It's so fun to see what other people share. I love, love, love your silver crowns!
Thanks for the comment on my heart collection ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie,
I absolutely love your silver crown collection. It's to die for. And your great-grandmother's baptism cup is beautiful. How wonderful that you have something that special from her. Thank you for always visiting my blog's and being so sweet. I greatly appreciate it and truly enjoy hearing from you!

EnchantedBella said...

Those crown place card holders are wonderful. Were did you find them? All of your silver is beautiful.


Gypsy Fish said...

Your silver handled piece is just amazing...I see pretty roses or fresh sping flowers blooming in side of it....Thanks for playing along...See you next Sunday for season 2 and the SS giveaway reveal.
{{gypsy hugs}}

Athena said...

Oh, my- your treasures are amazing! I can't believe how little you spent on them... you should meet my mom and MIL, my personal "Queens of the Deals". ;)

By the way, thanks for your kind comments on Clara and Clarabelle. :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my goodness, what lovely and unique pieces of silver you've shared with us! I'm especially smitten with the two handled cup/bowl! Love it all!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Yes, you are already on the vintage valentine card party list. See you on Sunday. Thank you for participating.

Mama Holli said...

Wow! Such beautiful timeless pieces! What treasure! Loving it all! Every single stinkin silver bit of it!!