Sunday, January 31, 2010


It is once again time for another sparkling SILVER SUNDAY with our sweet hostess Beth of Gypsy Fish Journal. Please be sure to stop by her blog here to say hello and see what pretty silvers she and all the other party participants are sharing today after you view my pieces.

I posted this closeup picture of my three little salt spoons just for Ceekay of Thinkin' of Home. Ceekay, have you ever seen such an adorable CHERUB salt spoon? Just perfect for me! She has lots of very pretty ones here, too!

Some of my favorite pieces of silver all grouped together

Silver candlesticks that I picked up at an estate sale.
Spoonful of Sugar Felt Birdies on Silver Spoon by my sweet friend Laurie of Charming Designs.

The silver service coffee set and tray was originally my mother-in-law's.

Silver Service Tea Set
I adore the squatty teapot and the pretty handled tray on this one!

Miniature Silver Service Set

Silver Candlesticks on a beautiful diamond beveled edge antique mirror
with sweet pink cherub compote on my dining room table

One of my all time favorite antique frameless mirrors
reflecting one of my vintage pin money purses and a silver mint julep cup.

My favorite silver water pitcher
The roses on the base make my heart skip a beat!

My mirrored top silverplated cake pedestal

Faux cake was designed by my talented daughter.

Silverplated Hurricane Globe base that I bought at an estate sale for $3.00!

** I sealed the base with a light coat of Deft Clear GLOSS spray paint after polishing it ~ Lots of you had asked what sealer I use ~ Use Deft and you will NEVER have to polish again. Just be aware that this is only for pieces that you do not intend to eat or drink from! **

I fill the globe with vintage ornaments whenever I find some that tickle my fancy!

Isn't this a fun Sunday event?!?! I have really enjoyed getting to know so many new friends that share my love of silver. Now I'm off to visit.....


Saturday, January 30, 2010


I have a crummy cold so not much chatting, just some sweet pink pictures today.....
My new Jardin glass jars from Michaels

The prettiest little PINK satin cupcake EVER......
and inside......
an adorable little PINK friendship TEACUP PIN from my precious friend Vickie of Visuals by Vickie. Her website is just brimming with all sorts of treasures so please do stop by here!

A sweet little crocheted angel wearing a teensy PINK tiara and a handpainted roses box (both by my dear friend Celeste of Celestina Marie Designs) that I'm using as a small vase for some PINK Valentine Hearts and Roses.

Please join our perky PINK hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound here for more PINK SATURDAY participants!!


Saturday, January 23, 2010


Polished our wedding silverware (Community Silverplate) so that I could join Beth's SILVER SUNDAY party again!

Please hop over to her site Gypsy Fish Journal to see the list of other participants here!

Made this silver teapot lamp with the help of my hubby and my daddy.

It helps add task lighting to an otherwise dark corner of my kitchen.

The trick is to seal the teapot after polishing it and before you add the electrical wiring. That way you never have to worry about polishing it again.

I have several silverplated water pitchers and just love using them around the house.

I always enjoy seeing my silver reflected in some of my antique mirrors.

I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's silver each week. I'll be sharing some more of my silver trays hopefully next Sunday!



Time again for another fun PINK SATURDAY post......

When you are finished peeking at my PINK SATURDAY offerings, please hop over to visit our hostess, sweet Beverly of How Sweet the Sound ~ she will have a list of all the other participants here!

Today I'm sharing a couple of pictures that I found recently that inspired me. Hope you like them, too!

Photo by Lars Ranek and Anitta Behrendt

Isn't this just the cutest little girl's bedroom? Gotta love that pink painted armoire! Shoot, I even know a couple of big girls that would love that!!

Till next time....


Sunday, January 17, 2010


I am so happy to be participating this week in SILVER SUNDAY hosted by Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal! Please visit her here to see more participants!

I have a mania for beautiful silver and have been lucky to find several very VERY tarnished pieces that needed a new home. I’m very into polishing, hmmm……maybe I was a house servant in a previous life?!?!

Footed pieces, unusual sizes or shapes, and anything with ROSES and fancy scrolls on it will always end up coming home with me to live.

My mania also extends to sterling silver jewelry……
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This antique plateau mirror atop my dining room table isn’t silver, but its aged patina is a silver hue and it casts a very pretty silver image. It was a gift from my parents one year for my birthday.

The framed silverware was a gift to my husband and me from my in-laws. My father-in-law gifted an entire set to his new bride over 59 years ago. They had the above pieces framed along with an engraved dated inscription and gave one to each sibling. It is a treasure.
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I have so enjoyed seeing SILVER SUNDAY participants items for the past several weeks and was very glad that my new computer finally arrived so that I, too, could participate this week!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


It's PINK SATURDAY time again!
 Please join our lovely hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to get the complete list of all participants.

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite Venetian Glass mirrors and a lamp that I won on eBay several years ago. It is by far the most beautiful lamp I own. I love the soft pink shades and the teensy silk roses that surround each candle base. The cherubs on the base and all the sparkly u-drop crystals make my heart sing.
Also featured is one of my lidded casseroles with pretty PINK roses on it. Hopefully the picture will enlarge if you click on it so you may see the detailing.

Lastly, I'm sharing some pretty pink Victorian lamps. I pictured these once before and since that time I put them out in our neighborhood garage sale and a strong gust of wind blew one over and it broke, so now there is only one left! I cried about it. Such a beautiful Victorian Courting Couple is feautred on the front!  Let me know if you know anyone who would like to purchase a single one! Love the pink fringed shades!

Please hop over here to see more pinkness today!

Hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful weekend!


Friday, January 8, 2010


Happy PINK SATURDAY!! My favorite day of the week!

One of my favorite antique scallop beveled glass mirrors with metal fleur clips reflecting a vintage PINK purse vase and a gold faceted crystal candlestick.

After you take a gander at my PINK goodies, please hop over and visit our hostess, Beverly of How Sweet the Sound, and visit all the other pink participants listed on her blog!

The vintage pink / lavender floral reticulated plate and the pink roses vase are both for sell here.

Adorable zebra print accent lampshade with PINK beaded trim is available here.

My bedroom armoire ~ several of my favorite pin money purses, 3 PINK, 1 Blue, and one of my daughter's china dolls, and some cross-stitch I did several years ago.
Notice my favorite fabric, Laura Ashley Isabelle, just chock full of pinks and blues!