Sunday, March 14, 2010


For this Silver Sunday post, I'm sharing an arched top antique mirror that I no longer have. In a weak moment I sold it, thinking surely I would find another like it eventually.

Well, in the antique mirror business I have learned you almost NEVER find another exact one, and often when the size, beveled cuts, shape, or other distinguishing features are very unique, you may NEVER ever EVER find one again! They are called antiques for a reason, right?!?

But the above one is precisely what I need now to finish up my stairway grouping of mirrors so I will continue to search, and I've kept this picture to pine over in the meantime. I want the arched top, the original metal fleur clips, the scallop bevels, the clarity.......I just want it all!

This gravy / sauce boat is one of the few pieces of hotel silver that I own. I just love its slightly tarnished look. It has definitely been used LOTS thru the years. I usually keep my handled decorative paper punches in it but thought it might photograph better without them in it!


Any fun-lovin' TX gal needs a PINK and BLUE  Silver Cowgirl necklace, right?

I'm going to give this sweet sterling heart charm to my granddaughter.

I have never smoked and thank goodness my husband quit about 4 yrs. ago, but I cannot bring myself to part with this vintage silver lighter. Its soft curves and Deco design are so interesting.

My last silver offering today ~ Gotta love the silver rhinestones all around the neck!!

I plan on spending Sunday evening visiting our dear hostess Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal and all the other Silver Sunday participants, too. You will be amazed at all the beautiful things they share each month!!

Big Hugs,


Gypsy Fish said...

Gorgeous! I can see how you can't part with that lighter...the patina is amazing it looks soft and worn with you just want to hold it...strange isn't it?
thanks for participating in Silver Sunday...see you next month...
{{gypsy hugs}}

Donna Rafferty said...

I love all your pretty silver. It's too bad about the mirror - it's beautiful!

I hope you can fins=d a smilar one someday!

Happy Silver Sunday!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

That mirror is pretty special, I hope you find one like it someday... I was just talking about that same thing with a friend of mine the other day, getting rid of things thinking I don't need them or can reaplace them only to want them back! Your dress is beautiful too...Theresa

Connie said...

I'm glad "K" gave up smoking but I'd never part with that lighter either, sistah!! It's beautiful and there's nothing wrong with keeping it. Wooohoo, all your silver is gorgeous.
smooches for mum,

Sylvia said...

Stephanie...gorgeous mirror!!! You have a nice collection of silver....btw...once you have one lighter....there is surely more to follow..hahaha


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great silvery choices! That cigarette lighter screams Rita Hayworth and movies long gone. It is a wonderful piece to hold on to.
♥, Susan

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW! What great silver items! I am working on my craft room chair. Will post a photo soon. Thanks for the idea! The dust ruffle did work!

Sherrie said...

Oh my your lighter goes so well with my art deco ashtray that I am showing today..... and I don't even smoke, never have. I wouldn't part with the lighter either. Hope you had a chance to see my ashtray as well. Have a good day.

A Cottage Muse said...

Mirrors are my weakness and that one is gorgeous!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beautiful! I love this mirror, as well as the others in your sidebar.
Happy Silver Sunday!

The French Bear said...

Oh no, maybe you will find one on these SS that are so great. I love to see what everyone has!!!
Fabulous silver dress!!!!
Margaret B

The Muse said...

The Ronco POPPY had one just like :) Isn't it amazing to see things after all these years? wow...

I do love your collection of mirrors...and to smile about your story...
I do hope the hunt is find the one you let go :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh wow - that mirror is beautiful. How could you part with it


So sorry you can't find your mirror. Maybe someday when you least expect it... it will come along. Love all your silvers. The lighter { I don't smoke either } is really a find. Love the dress too.
Blessings always!

Sandi said...

Wow Stephanie! That mirror is stunning! Too bad you don't still have it. Beautiful silver items you shared with us !

Barbara Jean said...

Lovely post.

Love the little silver heart for your granddaughter, and I would not part with that lighter either.

Thanks for coming by for a visit.


barbara jean

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a lovely mirror! I hope you do find another to take its place. So many times I put things in the car to give away, but some of them somehow find their way back in again. Wishing you a most wonderful day. :) Tammy

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I am always astounded at your collection of mirrors! They are absolutely divine! That arched mirror is TDF. I know I've sold lots of things that I've kicked myself for. But, I guess the things is, it gives us purpose to look for something new. Everything is lovely. And, I adore the hotel silver gravy boat.


The Urban Chic said...

Stephanie, I can see why you wouldn't get rid of the lighter--it's too beautiful. I do love the mirror in the first picture. I'm still searching for the perfect mirror for my white dresser and a round one for my dressing table. Lovely things. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,Pat

Paula said...

Hi Stefanie!!!! Your comment #28 which makes you my lucky winner!!!! Thanks sooooo much for entering:) concact me at with your address...Bella Cottage will ship on Monday!
big cottage hugs!! :)

Paula said...

oh... I forgot to mention.. that mirror is the most gorgeous mirror ever.. I've never seen anything like it.. it has a very lucky new owner:)