Saturday, February 6, 2010

Silver Sunday

Welcome to my contribution to the Silver Sunday Party hosted by Beth of Gypsy Fish. Beth host a great party  where party goers have the opportunity see some beautiful and unique silver pieces. Link back to Beth's blog and you can check out all of the beautiful silver being shown.

Before we get right to the silver, I wanted to share with you a giveaway. BoutiqueMe.Net has a generous giveaway going on right now. They are giving away free vinyl monograms!!!! You can choose your style, color, and size (up to 5 inches). Click here for all the details. Make sure to share with your friends so they can get their free decal too! Free decal offer is good through February 28th 2010!! However, they reserve the right to end giveaway at any time if necessary.

Now, Back to Silver Sunday......

I have already shared with you already the spoons that I keep them in an old caning jar atop the piece that I purchased from my friend Diva.

You might recall the story that I created about Grace and the silver spoons. Click here to jog your memory

Today I thought I would share with you, the whole silver collection in that grouping. So, you know about the spoons. The silver platters, are only a few that I own. Each one was inheirited, passed down from my paternal grandmother we well as both of my husband's grandmother's. You can see that I shine some, others are tarnished. I think it gives them some charater. I don't allow it to bother me.
The silver bowl on the pedestal was presented to my materal grandmother when she retired from teaching. It is inscribed with her name, date of retirement and the school she taught. Right now it's hiding my tin of mints inside the bowl. I have to have a hideaway from the kids. I know you do too?

And finally, my sweet friend Jane gave me the silver sugar pincushion. I LOVE that thing!!!!! It reminds me of sweet Jane and her kindness, generosity and sharing spirit. It moves all over my house. But always where I can enjoy it. Thanks, Jane! Hugs!

I so appreciate you dropping by Tales from Bloggeritaville.
Have a wonderful Superbowl Sunday! I invite you to come back tomorrow. I cannot wait to show you what my daughter, Sister Sledge made this weekend for the family.



Kathy said...

Beautiful silver pieces, Leigh. Love the pin cushion!
Wonderful Silver Sunday post!
xoxo...Kathy@Mimi's Garden

Dawn said...

You have a beautiful collection Leigh. I love that you have some polished and some not. It does really add character to the arrangement.

Mari said...

Those silver things are lovely, and knowing the story behind them, makes them all the more special!

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh I love this! I am a silver lover and use and display mine all the time-even when they have "character". :)
xoxo Pattie


I love pieces that have stories that go with them. I bought a silver tray had Thank you, GHB in the center. I had to know...what the story was there...what was GHB being Thanked for...never could find I wrote my own story. LOL! Yeah I know I am a little twisted.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love how people are making pin cushions out of all sorts of things...even silver pieces. Happy Silver Sunday and Super Bowl

Mimi said...

Love all your pieces, Leigh...the jar of spoons is still my favorite! The pin cushion is adorable.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love Your Collection & went over and reread the Grace Story.... How Sweet ~ I really think the way you have your silver displayed is wonderful, Love some Shiny & some Tarnished it really does add dimension to the whole Display.... Love It, Love It

Swampgirl said...

You just reminded me of the silver bowl I got when I retired from teaching! I put it away because it looked to "new" to mix in with my tattered and tarnished look. I'm going to dig it out so it can age! PS...wrestling season is over for us....with a fizzle! Injury caused him to miss a week of practice and 2 meets! Then when he was cleared to return for the last was cancelled at the last minute! And the injury = the mat fell on him when they were putting them away and pinned his knee! Now he says he wants to try out for the track team!

Kathleen said...

I love that bowl your gma got when she much better than the plaque I got that is stuffed in a box!
Nice collection, Leigh.
I recently found a SPOONER at a thrift shop here..
here's the link if you are interested..

Sherry said...

I love your silverware. I love a table set with all mixed up pieces, it looks fantastic!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Lovely pieces, all, Leigh. I think my favorite would be that pincushion you talked about, as I collect them! ;-)
Hope you'll stop over and enter my two drawings if you haven't already.
Happy Silver Sunday!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love all those silver pieces, especially the spoon collection! Linda

Sarah said...

All beautiful! I think it is extra special that these pieces have been passed down through your family. Happy Silver Sunday!

Gypsy Fish said...

The detail on the spoon handles is amazing...I have sooo many silver sugar bowls w/out lids I've been dying to turn them into something..been thinking of the pincushion idea love the way you have it displayed. Thanks for playing along...See you next Sunday for season 2 and the SS giveaway reveal.
{{gypsy hugs}}