Jan 9, 2010

Silver Sunday: Week Two & Mosaic Monday



I haven't participated in Monday Mosaic for a while but I played around with my silver pics and decided to join the MM girls again this week.  Visit Little Red House for a list of participants.



Visit Gypsy Fish for a list of participants and some gorgeous silver posts!



I bought this set of eight pie/dessert forks last weekend at my favorite antique mall.  No manufacturer name imprinted. Can't wait to use them at our Valentine's dinner party!



Spreaders/butter knives galore!  Left to right: William A. Rogers; Oneida Community; Thos. Gillean London; William A. Rogers; Freeman & Son.  I believe they are all silver plate.



I love these odd serving pieces.  Of course the forks are for serving meat. Fork on the left is William A. Rogers, the one on the right is Lady Doris Silver Plate.  The flat pierced spoon is a Rogers tomato server - love it.  See the design closer below.  The small three tined fork is an olive server-William A. Rogers. All of these pieces are silver plate.






A mix of silver plate serving spoons.  Left to right: Tudor Silver Plate; Wm. Rogers Silver Plate; Lady Doris Silver Plate; Old Company Plate; Lady Doris Silver Plate; Lady Doris Silver Plate; William A. Rogers A1 Plus. My favorite is the large spoon, third from the right.




These spoons are small silver plate serving pieces.  From left to right: Florentine Silver Plate iced tea spoon;  three sugar spoons(?) Holmes and Edwards, Crusader, Crusader (anyone know about these odd shaped spoons?);  William A. Rogers sugar shell, two orange/citrus spoons-on the first I can only make out England and the second only has Silver Plate imprinted;  finally a tiny condiment spoon. I can find no markings.  Take a closer look at the rose carving on the handle below.





Silver plate ladles...the one on the left is Rogers; the one on the right is Rogers Brothers.



The serving fork is marked solid nickel silver and the sugar shell is marked solid Peru silver.  The knife is a cheese server.  Note the curved and pointed blade.  The cheese was sliced and then the point used to pierce the cheese as it was served.  There are no markings but I think it's silver plate.


Precious baby silver...

The cup on the left is silver plate, not old, but sweet.  It actually came from Hallmark about 6 years ago.  See the cute little bear on the handle below?  The center cup is old and it is sterling. I don't know much about the markings but you can see it below - anyone know anything about it?  I bought it at a local antique store about ten years ago along with that sweet, sweet heart shaped rattle.  Try as I might, I cannot see the tiny markings on the rattle!  The cup on the right is silver plate and was my daughters.  The curved handle training spoon is silver plate, Wm. Rogers - just picked it up at an antique mall last week along with the adorable toddler spoon and fork, Wm. Rogers & Sons.  All three pieces are silver plate.  Look at the beautiful rose pattern on the toddler set.  Oh, I do love baby silver!







Finally, two great give aways to tell you about!  You must stop by Gypsy Brocante!  What a great blog and so many beautiful things to see!  And do not miss out on the adorable Orphaned Decor!  This blog is filled with gorgeous vintage pink among so much more..

Have a beautiful new week, ladies!

44 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, my, so many beautiful silver treasures! Beautiful!!

Have a wonderful week!

((Hugs))

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a lovely collection, Kathy!

Have a great Silver Sunday!

Hugs,
Julia

Gypsy Fish said...

A sterling collection...wow!
See You Next Sunday......
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Gypsy Fish said...

A sterling collection!...WOW!
See You Next Sunday......
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

ceekay said...

Kat...I love this post. See, I need to collect some odd pieces like that. Going thrifting this week...for sure!

Heather said...

everything is so pretty. i love the rose detailing.

Gypsy Brocante said...

A beauty of a collection and I'm learning sooooo much! Thank you for sharing!

xo
Jill

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for visiting my Silver Sunday Post. I'm glad I found you.
Your have a lovely blog.
I love to collect the silver serving pieces too, however, I don't have nearly as many lovely pieces as you.
Thanks for sharing. And, Happy Silver Sunday.

Sissie

Lyneen said...

So many treasures! love all the pieces of your collection. Your post reminds me that I have a few butter knives that I have collected. May have to pull them out.

Piney Rose said...

I just love your collection of silver pieces!

Maureen said...

Fab, fab, fab! Oh my goodness the rattle is soooo cute!

Sherrie said...

Your silver is beautiful! My favorite is the baby silver, how precious. Thank you for sharing.

ellen b said...

Hi Kathy!! What great silver pieces you have!! Beautiful...

Ebie said...

You have quite a collection of your silverware. They are so gorgeous!

Happy MM!

Ebie's Mosaic.

Lana G! said...

Beautiful silver collection you have!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a collection you have here... very pretty.

I had some years ago-- missing it still.

If you get a moment would love for you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Oh you have some stunning pieces! Gorgous!!

Tj said...

wow a collection of treasures!

Vintge Rose Studio said...

Love your 'silver" mosaic! I too love old cutlery and have a small collection - the fine little details are always so intriguing.
have a happy day!
Gena
ps. my post is up too!

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful silver treasures. Love those.

Candy said...

Lovely pieces with charming details. And thanks for the heads up on the two giveaways, I'll drop in right now.
Happy Warm Monday Blessings ;-)

Dishesdone said...

What gorgeous treasures! Very pretty pieces in your collection!

Lavender Cottage said...

Kathy, your silver is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your collection.

Gigi said...

Such pretty silver! I have my mom's sterling but leave wrapped in the buffet. Your post makes me want to go get it out and use it!
Blessings,
G

Laurie said...

Good morning, Kathy! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I enjoyed visiting yours this morning; such a lovely post for Silver Sunday and Mosaic Monday. I see that we have much in common, with the best being our Lord. I will stop by often!

Natacha said...

What a lovely collection of silverware Kathy. See you next week!

Marina said...

beautiful pieces, beautiful mosaic!!!!

Wizard of Was said...

Hi Kathy
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment for Silver Sunday...Hey, I am Mimi too that is according to my five grand children!! I love you silver...so many great serving piece, but more than that I and now a follower...your blog is such a wonderful example of love for your family...very refreshing, Kathy
Have a great week
Gale

Mary said...

Omigosh, your silver is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love silver and you have some gorgeous pieces!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Great collection....love the bling too!
xo,
Carole

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Love all of your beautiful silver! Especially the dessert forks! Very nice! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Lori E said...

These are little works of art I think. I love old silver. One of my sons won't eat if we are using second hand cutlery and serving pieces. Silly boy.

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

A tomato server? How wonderful, and something I haven't seen ebfore. Perhaps if I was a bit more refined in my dining habits, I'd know more about all the different serving pieces. I love the educational aspect of Silver Sunday, thank you! :-)

Have a great week,
Anne

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your new silver ware. What a great find that was.
You have many pretty pieces.
I hope your New Year is off to a great start.

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

What gorgeous silver!!

The Gathering Place said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I love all your silverware! What a collection you have@
JoAnn

Paula said...

What a sweet blog you have, everything is so positive and fresh. Your mosaic and silver images are just to die for. Have you collected all this? It's quite a beautiful collectiion.

Foley said...

What a gorgeous collection - purely jealous! MY sister has my Moms silver and I 'borrow' as often as I can!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Kathy your collection of silver is outstanding! I love the patina the pieces have. You mosaic is lovely!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

All of your pieces are beautiful. Especially old silver. You've got a great collection there. Rosie

~CC Catherine said...

Okay, don't fall over friend! I MADE IT HERE TODAY! It's nearly midnight...but I MADE IT! What lovelies you've shared with all the silver. Love it! My favorite is the rose handle on the one item. How precious. Praying you had a great day Kathy! ~Hugs, ~CC Catherine

Carol said...

Very pretty pieces! Have a great weekend!

Bernideen said...

How lovely- your Valentine Dinner will be beautiful!