Saturday, April 10, 2010

SILVER SUNDAY

I am joining in for Silver Sunday
Please go by and check out all the other posts. This is hosted by our friend Beth at GYPSY FISH!


I have just returned this week from a month long visit to my Mom's in Houston, Texas!  I thrift shopped going, while there and returning home.  I didn't find a lot of Silver, well not much at prices I would pay but I did find these few items and I really love them.
I think my favorite must be this sugar bowl.  No lid but I love the detail on the handles and the feet. 
I also found this porringer...
(a shallow, round bowl with one or two flat, horizontal handles set on opposite sides of the rim and, usually, a shallow lid. In recent usage, the word has also been used to refer to late 16th- and early 17th-century English silver vessels of cylindrical form with two vertical scroll handles. The precise purpose of porringers, or ├ęcuelles, as they are known in France, is in dispute; but it is thought that they were used to hold broth or gruel.  description from yourdictionary.com)
 I also bought two of these little serving dishes marked Lovelace from International Silver Company.  It is a 3 footed candy dish. 

 Now don't forget to check out the other beautiful silver at Gypsy Fish.


Always,
Linda

29 comments:

Jojo said...

I love the new blog look! Welcome back!

Annesphamily said...

What terrific silver finds!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What beautiful pieces. I love the sugar bowl, too. You can still use it to pot a plant, hold candy, flowers... all kinds of things. Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Martha said...

Lovely silver!

Mimi said...

Nice finds, Linda. I like the lacy candy dishes.

Diann said...

Great finds Linda!

love the little "Lovelace" dishes. so cute and pretty for candies or candles or whatever!

stefanie said...

pretty, don't you just love thrifting!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such pretty silver finds, and in Houston!! I love the filigree candy dishes and the sweet sugar bowl, too! Please come look at my silver when you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sarah said...

Great finds! Lid less sugar bowls are perfect for lots of things. I often plant a small ivy in a plastic bag and slip it into a sugar bowl. Makes a perfect spot of green on a bookshelf.
Thanks for sharing!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
How pretty everything looks today. I love all the silver. It is just gorgeous. I love the sugar bowl. It is just beautiful, and has so many uses.

Thank you for stopping by to say hi. I love having you visit. Have a beautiful Sunday sweetie. Please know that you are so loved. Country hugs...Sherry

Johanna said...

Hi, I love especially the Lovelace candy dishes. So filigree. Looks great. Silver looks always nice for ever purposes you use it. Have a nice Silver-Sunday,
Greetings, Johanna

Gypsy Fish said...

I alwasy wondered what those pieces were called. My mom had several from Williamsburg...thanks for the great info. Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Sherry from Alabama said...

So much loveliness! Thank you for stopping by my Pink Saturday post this week, I was so happy to hear from you.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

GWENDOLYN said...

Linda,
Your new silver finds are lovely. How fun to be able to take your time traveling and do some shopping.
Have a blessed day!
Gwen

Sonia said...

What pretty pieces!! I just love silver! Thanks for your visit!

Miss Bloomers

Audra said...

Love the silver, what wonderful finds. Seems to be getting more difficult these days to find silver at low prices.

I agree with you regarding the rude yard sale lady. It was a bit disconcerting and I even thought about telling the woman a thing or two or saying something to the lady that had the sale. She seemed non-pulsed by the fact that I was viewing the food processor at the time the lady had pointed it out. Mind you, this lady was not picking the stuff up...but pointing it out and letting the seller get it and take it to the garage. RAH-HUUDE! Needless to say, it just means something wonderful is coming my way!

Sherrie said...

Before we even talk about the silver, love the new look of everything. It is fun to change things out. Thanks always for your kind words, we are having fun here in blogland. It is what keeps my sanity.

Julie Harward said...

What pretty pieces! And a month long trip...lucky you! How fun that would be. Come say hi :D

Joyce said...

Seriously how did you get all of these things you purchased home? Please tell me on Wed:)

The Lazy Peacock said...

beautiful pieces! i love the porringer - i have seen one before, but did not know what it was!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Linda!
Who needs a lid when it's that cute, right? :-)

Thank you so much for your comments on my last post, I really do value your feedback!

All the best,
Anne

susan said...

Linda-I think you found some great things! I have seen silver sugar bowls that did not ever have tops--maybe this is one. For some reason, I always think of porringers as children's bowls. I know I received them as gifts when my children were born--thanks for the information!

one gal's trash said...

Hi Linda,
Love the lacy silver bowls, especially because they have feet. Feet and pedestals get me every time!
xo
Pam

Diann said...

Just stopping by to tell yu that I love the dishes in the new blog header!

Okay, carry on...... :)

Tina said...

Beautiful pieces, Linda. I had a porringer and didn't know it! Got it at a garage sale for 50 cents. Guessing that's a bargain! Thanks for visiting and following Life is Good!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nice silver finds, Linda! Thanks for stopping by.

mrs. c said...

Love the silver, wanted to tell you pigeon pocket is in north ga. google ti for directions and you may want to take a little trip!

Kathleen Grace said...

The sugar bowl may not have a lid but it will be perfect filled with flowers! Beautiful finds! I love silverplate:>)

Chatty Crone said...

Love your new plate picture on top. Glad you are home! sandie