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!



Shirl said...

Hello Steph, Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your silver post, that tea pot is darling! Your pink post this week is beautiful. I also love your pink lampshades on a previous PS post. I've never seen large pink shades like that before.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how beautiful are all your pieces. I love the lamp the way it turned out. So glad you shared all these lovely silver pieces with us.
Hope your doing good

Coloradolady said...

What a beauty of a lamp. I just purchased a tea pot similar to this at Goodwill, I was wondering what you sealed the pot with?? and how cute to turn it into a lamp. I don't know if I can figure that out, but I have a very dark corner in my kitchen too, and just love this idea. I love all your photos, they are just beautiful. Have a wonderful day!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Stephanie! I love your silver! It is stunning!


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the silver and pink combo. That lamp is wonderful and those little silver tipped pink bottle brush trees look so pretty the way you have them. This is a beautiful post.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh wow look at that lamp!! too kool!!.ill have to try that:)!

Rostrose said...

Hi Stephanie! Your silver-items are so lovely (what a great idea to make a teapot-lamp, and your silverware is georgeous!) - and I also saw your inspiring pictures from the P.S.-post from yesterday! This week I was not participating but showing a little bit of our district capital Baden near Vienna. Perhaps you like the old houses there? Hugs, Traude

Jane said...

Beautiful pieces you showed today. I had a friend make a lamp for me out of an old silver coffeepot. Like you said, it's a great little lamp for a dark corner of the kitchen. I love vintage mirrors and yours was the silver pitchers too!

Connie said...

Am I in the will, sugar??? Ooooh, that's right; I'm your sister, not your daughter! LOL
Smooches for mum,

junkdreams said...

Such a gorgeous post...your vignettes are beautiful. Curious to know what you sealed your teapot with....I use something as well on my silver, but it makes it a bit dull..yours still looks so beautifully shiny.
Happy SS!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I'm so in love with those teapot lamps! I have to find a tea- or coffeepot that I can make into a lamp. Wow, you did such a great job polishing your silverware! Your pink cake stand is to die for!
Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Mimi said...

Beautiful collection of silver, love the lamp. Thanks for sharing.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Steph; You have such gorgeous Silver. Love the lamp. looks so at home there.. have a great week


Gypsy Fish said...

Just darling just makes me want to have your lamp.
Thanks for coming....see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

ceekay said...

Ok, see, this is the problem! Now I want a tea lamp and a water pitcher! How beautiful. I didn't know I needed them, but I do!! Thanks for sharing!

Sharlotte said...

I LOVE your teapot lamp. It is just gorgeous! You have to give us a tutorial on how to make it...because...I would LOVE to have one. What do you seal it with? Please, please let us know! Thanks so much for sharing!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Your blog is beautiful! I like your style!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Your silver is lovely, Stephanie. I especially like your teapot lamp. Of course I love your little pink bottle brush trees too. You have such a lovely home. Thank you for taking us in for a peek.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love your silver. I did not know there was a Silver Sunday. How fun! The lamps are so perfect. I may have to copy that idea if you do not mind. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

EnchantedBella said...

Hi Stephanie, Your silver teapot lamp turned out wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Happy SS


Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweet girl,
eeekkk so many pretties.
love love love all the sugary sweetness.
have a fabulous week

Piney Rose said...

Oh my gosh! That picture with the silver water pitcher of flowers in front of the mirror makes me gasp!I went looking at some of your other mirrors and they are to die for....silver and mirrors - perfect together.

Kathy said...

LOVE the silver teapot lamp! What did you seal the polished tea pot with? Your water pitchers are alos spectacular. Sorry my Sunday Silver visit is so late but I do love your silver post!

The Rose Room said...

Steph, love the teapot lamp especially! Rachaelxo

Manuela@TPOH said...

Love the silver teapot lamp! Everything is so pretty - I really need to look for some silverplate pitchers!


tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, do I adore that lamp!!

m ^..^

The Muse said...

I think one of the sweetest ides is to turn old tea pots into lamps...I make them for Christmas, well, other styles too...admittedly I am a lamp fiend.

Love the pink trees beside the silver...the entire feel is very...angelic.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

All your silver is sooo very pretty....I also love silver....I have a lot of silver trays….I have been picking them up here and there but I do not have a water picture…I love the flowers in the picture…it looks so Romantic….and you tea pot lamp is so darn cute….Love it…
Mo :-)

sissie said...

Hi Stephanie,
I don't know how I missed your Silver Sunday post. It's fantastic! I love how you are using your silver water pitchers,

Thanks for coming over to visit me and leaving a nice comment. I love it when you do.


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said... definately need to add to your salt collection, although, they are not so easy to find as years ago!
I looked at your Christmas blog and I laughed....we had the same fake fireplace and I have almost the same bride doll. I actually posted about her last year around Valentine's day. Hmmm, maybe we are distantly related!!
I am so glad you like my blog. It is so much fun for me when people visit....makes all the picture taking worthwhile!!
See you Silver Sunday!!

Sares said...

Hi Stephanie, I just wandered over today and wanted to tell you how beautiful your post is! Nothing goes better with silver that fresh roses, especially pink ones!

Charlene said...

I LOVE the silver you showed in each photo! I really LOVE the lamp!!! Thank you for coming by to look at mine! It is so much FUN to see all the different SILVER items each week. Have a wonderful week! Charlene

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl all your stuff is just the coffee pot lamp and the drawner with all the goodies in it...Thanks for sharing this...hope you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Vicki said...

Hi, Stephanie,
Your silverware is gorgeous! Such a beautiful pattern. I love that sweet silver lamp, too. Everything you have shown is so very pretty!! Thanks for joining me in my birthday celebration, dear friend!! Vicki

Vicki said...

Hi, Stephanie,
Your silverware is gorgeous! Such a beautiful pattern. I love that sweet silver lamp, too. Everything you have shown is so very pretty!! Thanks for joining me in my birthday celebration, dear friend!! Vicki

Marydon Ford said...

G'day Steph ~ What lovely creations & placement in your home.

Your presentation is awesome.

We make teapot lamps also ... Love them. I'll have to show you the teacup lamps we make soon.

Thank you for your sweet notes. They mean a lot to me.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

Gail said...

Steph, love your silver tea pot lamp, very cute.

Melissa Miller said...

Stephanie oh my goodness this silver post and your new blog design just took my breath away!
Love the lamp and the vignette in your kitchen. So pretty.

Everything is truly GORGEOUS my friend!

Thank you for entering my Spring giveaway! ~Melissa :)

Treasia Stepp said...

Such beautiful silver and pinks. I adore that silver lamp.

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