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 adore making jewelry and the above picture is some sterling silver bali beads that I use when creating bracelets and necklaces.</p>
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!


EnchantedBella said...

Your silver trays are gourgeous, such wonderful details. Happy SS

Barbara said...

Morning, Happy Silver Sunday, I love all the pieces you have shown and I too love all silver pieces.

Have a great week.

The Muse said...

One of the very posts I read from you , I recall you mentioned polishing your silver was soothing to your spirit...
I knew right then I liked you :)

What a treasure trove of happiness you have...
Oh and I like the silver as well

Anonymous said...

I love your mirror on the table and the floral silver beads :-). And the story of the silver wares framed I like very much too. It's always nice to hear stories of past and how it is being passed on.

Belated Happy Pink Saturday (Those lamps you have are gorgeous by the way. I like the first one with the baby pink shades)


sissie said...

Hi Stephanie,
Are you sure we aren't sisters?
I absolutely love all your silver, starting with the silver trays and all.
The framed silverware, now that's just precious.
Your jewelry is awesome. I can go on and on.
My favorite is the round mirror tray on the table. I want it!!!!

Happy Silver Sunday and thanks for such a lovely post.


Gypsy Fish said...

I soo heart your plateau mirror...that's sumptuous siler!
thanks for coming!...See you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

Connie said...

Hey, doll face, I didn't know you had that much silver. I don't collect it but those pieces you are showing are beautiful, especially the framed ones from K's parents. Just lovely, sugar.
Smooches for mum,

ceekay said...

I love your framed pieces. I did that for my children with their child's silverware and put of picture of them eating spaghetti when they were little.
And I adore your little tag...that is precious!

Wizard of Was said...

Oh that's a wonderfully beautiful love it! Your other ornate piece are beautiful..but I "heart" that plateau...thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

stefanie said...

everything is gorgeous...glad I found your blog

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I love the silverware the best how very PRICELESS that is to have a piece of family history like that just love it....Hope your having a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sherrie said...

I have the same footed tray that you are showing in your first photo. It makes it all a small world doesn't it. Thanks for sharing.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic stuff you have !! Great post !!

Blue Creek Home said...

You have some gorgeous silver pieces.
I love the framed silver from your in-laws.


You have many wonderful silver things here. You like to polish? please come on over to my house, I will supply the cloth. ha! I love your mirror on the table. Great look.
Blessings always!

Mimi said...

Oh, those trays are stunning! Love the framed family silver. Thank you for sharing.

The Rose Room said...

Another lovely collection you have Stephanie - Rachaelxo

The Muse said...

Thank you for leaving your Friend Description Word :) and being in the neighborhood, I want to say hello! :)

Queenie said...

What a fun silver have got so many pretty silver treasures. That framed silverware is a treasure for sure. What your hubby's father thought of doing for all the siblings is the sweetest thing, and that is the best idea I've heard of yet! I know these framed will be cherished by generations to come.
I loved seeing your Christmas gifts....that rhinestone clock is adorable!
I had such fun being here and visiting with you...hope you have a great evening...I'll be back again soon!
Big Hugs,

xinex said...

Your silver pieces are so exquisite, Stephanie. I especially like the footed ones with ornate edging....Christine

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh, I adore so much of what you are showing. Love the plateau mirror and the silver trays. You are so right, anything with little feet and roses.

Stop by, I posted a picture of my penny jar.... :)

Have a good week,

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Stephanie,
Love your trays! I have just returned home from visiting one of my sons out in British Columbia and I am so happy to be blogging again. I've missed everyone and it's nice to be back! Enjoy the rest of your week.


rosechicfriends said...

Oh Stephy!
I just love all of your silver goodies. I must join this event..cause like you I have so much silver and wear it too!

I am soooo sorry..I was in my studio yesterday and looked up and saw your Cross Stitched Santa on my PRH did I forget it? Thanks so much I love anything cross stitched since it is something I do not do! My mind is leaving me! lol

Have a great day!

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a sweet gift you were given! I have a few pieces from my mom that I just adore.

Blessings... Polly

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
Your silver pieces are gorgeous! I especially enjoyed seeing the silverware pieces gifted to you by your in-laws. Such a great idea to have them framed. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for your kind comments. Hope you are having a beautiful week! Vicki

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That plateau mirror is stunning! I've always wanted one! I love silver too and love all your silver trays!