Jan 30, 2010

Silver Sunday: Week Three

Be sure to stop by Gypsy Fish where you will find a list of participants for Silver Sunday! 



Last week I showed you a small green Depression Glass caddy with a silver handle.  This is a Depression Glass ice bucket with a silver handle.  When I brought it home the handle was so tarnished I really thought it was brass underneath, but with a lot of polishing I discovered silver!  The pattern doesn't match the smaller caddy but they certainly could be used together.  I think I'm going to use both of these pieces for flowers.



I love this little glass pitcher.  The base is silver.  It too was extremely tarnished, but it cleaned up quickly with little effort.  I think it would be so cute used for breakfast juice or milk for cereal.



This pinkish-lavender and silver glass tile vase sits in my guest room.  It wasn't very expensive but I've always loved it.  I bought it before I had a lavender room to put it in...some things are just meant to be!


I LOVE my Victorian style mirror!  I've had it for years and it hangs in the hallways right outside our master bedroom.  You can see the wreath on our bedroom door reflected in the mirror.


I have quite a collection of cake plates - and what goes better with cake plates than cake knives and servers!  All are silver and the servers in the middle have embellished handles. 

These two severs say "Merry Christmas"




I loved this silver and rhinestone bracelet as soon as I saw it in a little antique shop in upper Michigan.


This piece is getting old and looks warn for wear but it's priceless to me.  After our rehearsal dinner nearly 40 years ago, my sweetheart drove me home and before I got out of the car to spend the last night in my parents home, Sandy presented me with a gift.  This silver frame was inside.  The left side is embellished with a silver bride and groom and the right side with wedding bells.  Under the bells he had had our names and wedding date engraved.  I loved it then and after all these years of marriage I treasure it.  It has hung above my nightstand all  these years.  I have seen it there for so long I think I stopped seeing it.  Tonight when I took it down and cleaned it up a bit I remembered that evening so long ago when a young man and woman sat in her parents driveway for a kiss goodnight, counting the minutes until she walked down the isle toward him and a brand new future together.



26 comments:

Jane said...

What a wonderful story about the gift your husband gave you the night before your wedding. I can see why that piece is so special to you.
Jane

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

They are all wonderful pieces Kat...but you KNOW I love the frame and the story with it!

Diann said...

Hi Kathy!

Oh, you have some beautiful silver! Love those pie servers!

Linda said...

Love all your silver, but the frame and the sweet story the best! It is very special I can tell.

Maureen said...

Oh such a sweet story from long ago. I know what you mean by no longer "seeing" your frame. It's been around for so long that it's just a part of the fabric of your life.

Sonia said...

What a beautiful post! I love your pieces!! That mirror is beautiful!

Miss Bloomers

Wizard of Was said...

Kathy,
Each and every time I come to your blog I feel so happy...your gift from your husband...beautiful! Thanks for sharing
Gale

xinex said...

Oh Kathy, the story about the frame is so sweet and romantic! Love your wonderful silver pieces...Christine

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your etched mirror is lovely and I can never resist rhinestones :-).
Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

junkdreams said...

Beautiful pieces of silver!!
Happy SS!
xojanis

A Hint of Home said...

Oh Kathy, that is so sweet! What a thoughful man.
I love the frame, pitcher and bracelet. All very pretty.

Heather said...

love your wedding gift from your hubby. how sweet and beautiful.
all your other silver treats are lovely too :)

Stine in Ontario said...

Love true stories like this. Silver is so beautiful when it's polished!

dj said...

hi kathy,

love the frame your hubby gave you on that special night. i also like the pitchers with the silver on them ....i am a sucker for silver pitchers...and the glass/silver combo is really cool.


thanks for stopping by sweetwater bend for s.s. last week.

dj

Gracie Jewellery said...

Nice silver. Your story gave me goosebumps. Love it.
Nancy

Mimi said...

I love the silver frame, almost as much as the story of your husband giving it to you the night before you got married. You have a nice collection of cake servers. Thanks for sharing.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

What beautiful treasures! There is nothing better than something that means something and has special memories!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

How Sweet the Story of Your Wedding Bells Plaque.... Priceless~
I really love the cake knives & servers, I can feel another collection starting over here....
Happy S.S.
cheryl

Gypsy Fish said...

Such beautiful treasures Kathy! Do you think we should keep Silver Sunday running for another 10 yrs so you can do a post on your Silver annniversary?....Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well...I got a lump in my throat with your wedding eve story. :) and those cake servers are to die for. :) Happy belated Silver Sunday. xo

Laurie said...

I agree; I love the story of the silver frame your husband gave you. You have some very pretty silver pieces and a husband made of gold!

Aszka9 said...

Nice silver.I am greeting

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

So much to love here... the first two pictures are great finds, then I saw your mirror and LOVED that! THEN you told the story of the gift your husband gave you and I just melted. What a great silver post! ~ Theresa

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

What a lovely story about the frame, Kathy. How precious to still have the gift and more importantly, the love of a special man like your husband. I wanted to e-mail you personally but I have two different addresses listed for you. Please let me know which one is correct when you have a minute and I will write. ~Kathy

Technonana said...

Beautiful, precious treasure!! They make your heart sing...
gonna write you a letter... need to catch up!!
Love You!
Sharon

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have that same ice bucket! I had forgotten about it. What beautiful cake servers you have! Love your story about the wedding plaque. I have a similar plaque, but my year is '69. laurie