Saturday, January 2, 2010

SILVER SUNDAY #1 ~ SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

 I am joining the first Silver Sunday over at Gypsy Fish Journal
Please visit to see all the other lovely Silver everyone is sharing.

I found this first item last week at a thrift store.  It was just a couple of dollars but I thought the design was very intersting.  It has a silver ring bottom.

In this photo you can see how it is divided.  I need to get out my silver polish.

This is a photo of the silverware my parents received as a wedding gift 57 years ago.  My Mother used it on special occasions.  When I married and got my own home and started having the holiday dinners she passed it on to me.  It is a place setting for 8 and is silverplate but I love this very much.  It is Original Rogers Silverplate made by The Internnational Silver Company, but I don't know the name of the pattern.

The design is little flowers and while it is delicate it can go with many styles of china..
The knife handles

One day I will pass this set of silverware on to  one of my daughters

Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next Sunday.


Linda

**Thanks to my friend over at The Lazy Peacock, I was able to confirm the pattern on the silverware is STARLIGHT made in 1950!  Thank you for helping me out with this!!!



38 comments:

Gypsy Fish said...

Absolutely beautiful silver! I love your thrift store find. I think of tarnish as holding the history of a piece..maybe not on silverware but on everything else.
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Purvail said...

http://www.cottagedreamer.com/

I think this is the link you need


Elaine

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Pretty silverware. Such a treasure from your mom. The glass bowl is unique. It reminds me of those from the very early 70's. Rosie

Linda K. said...

Beautiful silverware! Don't ya just love anything silver? It's in a class all it's own.

Linda
Robin's Egg Blues

Stacey said...

Beautiful. :) I love the patina on the silver.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The flower pattern on the silverware is very pretty and what a sweet heirloom! Happy Silver Sunday!

The French Bear said...

Your silverware is beautiful! What a wonderful treasure to pass on, but much later, when the kids are all grown, really grown up!!! The bowl is so lovely too, interesting shape!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Sylvia said...

Ohhh I love your silver and the story behind it, it makes it all the more special when it comes from a loved one. Happy Silver Sunday..

Chatty Crone said...

We get so many nice things from our moms don't we? The silverware was beautiful. Sandie

julie said...

Very pretty things, Linda. I love the little ring bowl. Very pretty...julie

The Lazy Peacock said...

stunning bowl! and the silverware is gorgeous. i love family heirlooms. i'm not certain, but i think your pattern may be called Starlight. it's a beautiful pattern!

NicNacManiac said...

Thrift stores rock...where else can you find such treasure for a song!. The memories and love handed down in this silver set will last for ever!!
Happy Silver Sunday!! xOxO Nerina

French Cupboard said...

That first dish is really unique. I haven't seen one like it before.

Happy Silver Sunday! Blessings... Polly (Counting Your Blessings & French Cupboard)

melissa richie said...

Miss Linda! Thank you for all of your sweet comments. It's always a treat to see that you're reading and keeping up with us. Your blog is so interesting! I need to take some pointers from you!!!

Happy New Year! I hope 2010 is a great one! Sara is one of the best friends I've ever had.

Love,
Melissa

Joyce said...

I love your Moms pretty silverwre and happy to see that you know the pattern name. Sorry you lost your job but your home was a good deal and it is lovely. Major projects can wait for a later date but you can do so many projects yourself with your free time. My daughter sold her home and then the new home deal fell thru so they are now living in our condo complex until they can find a new home at a good deal. Thanks for peaking at my blog today.
Joyce

Dixie said...

How wonderful that someone knew the name of your pattern.. I know exactly how you feel... I was thrilled when Mimi knew the name of my mothers silver... We are truly blessed to have these precious momentos of the past and our dear mothers...to pass on to our own children...

New Year Blessings... Dixie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - really like the flatware. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have very little silver now - don't like to polish it. Thanks for stopping by. When they mention the S word around here, it seems everyone must go to the grocery. Even if they have a month's worth of groceries in their home. :)

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a great find! I really like the bowl!

Lovely silverware. I know how much you cherish yours as I felt the same way :)

When my aunt passed away I inherited her silver but that was one of the things that was stolen when my home was burglarized, something that is totally irreplaceable, the fact that it was my aunt's.

((Hugs))
Marsha

Jenny said...

I love your pattern of silverwear. Those little flowers are really sweet. I haven't seen those before. And you are another eagle eye at the thrift stores it looks like! Lucky you! I always wanted to be about 10 years younger so I'd have enough energy to start an Estate Sale business. Think of the treasures you could find!

Jane said...

I love the silverware and I love the fact that your mom passed it on to you and it will someday go to your daughter. What a great family heirloom.
Jane

Sonia said...

Your parents silver is so pretty and special! What a great dish you found at the thrift store!! Happy Silver Sunday!

Sonia
Miss Bloomers

Sandy said...

Beautiful silver, it's great that you have your Mother's silver. Love the dish, very unusual. Thanks for sharing. Stop by sometime.
Sandy

Diann said...

Hi Linda!

oooh love that flatware!! And thanks for posting this. I didn't even know about this party. I'll have to join next week!

Kathy said...

What gorgeous silverware! And how special to have your parents wedding silver.
xo...Kathy

Gattina said...

Beautiful silver ! What an original new meme. I have to think about joining in, it depends on all the silver I can dig out, lol !

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Linda~ ~Thanks for stopping by it's nice to meet you. Your silverware is lovely and it's so nice that it was your Moms. Could the glass dish with the metal base be copper? I remember Princess House having a similar one many years ago. Never the less, it is very pretty and graceful.

Linda said...

What beautiful silverware, I love the sweet pattern....a lovely family heirloom.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

That is the neatest little bowl thingy, I would've grabbed that, too.

How wonderful to have your mom's silver, hang on to that! :-)

Anne

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for visiting us, come back soon!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Gorgeous Silver! I love the compote! And the flatware-priceless! Thanks for dropping by Tales from Bloggeritaville, my friend! Happy New year!
Leigh

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love your pretty silver and glass treasures! Happy Monday~

Oliva said...

Love your silver, especially since it has so much sentimental value...I love family heirlooms!!!

Claudie said...

Your too funny & I have a spelling mistake Linda!! I was writing so fast I forgot the "it". lol
Talk tomorrow : )
Love Claudie
xoxoxox

Claudie said...

Me again...you have to come back and listen to the song I'm playing...you'll love it. It belongs with "Jake".
Come to the same page every Tues. it's the only way we can gossip.. did I say that?
xoxo

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful silver ware Linda
What a treasure to have.

Thanks for coming by.

I'm going back to check out more of your blog.

Oh, you may be right about the snail tool.
I was too busy watching Julia Roberts to see what tool she was using. =0)

Gypsy Brocante said...

I'm such a sucker for silver flatware ... your's is lovely!!

xo
Jill

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You have some very interesting silver pieces. I know next to nothing about silver so I am really enjoying this blog party.

Thanks for coming by and voting for your favorite Vintage Valentine Card Party button. I appreciate you taking the time to do that.

Nishant said...

The glass bowl is unique.

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