Jan 23, 2010

Yippee! I'm Home For Silver Sunday and Mosaic Monday!

I've just come home from spending a week unexpectedly with my parents.  My father had a heart attack last Wednesday.  My husband and I drove to Tennessee to be with my mother and spend time with my dad in the hospital.  Thankfully, I was able to bring him home a few days ago.  He's got a long road ahead of him recovering and regaining strength, but we're all thankful that he's alive and home.

Sunday Silver

I've had this little glass box with silver lid for years...I keep tiny sea shells inside to remind myself that summer WILL come again!

A sweet little mismatched salt and pepper with silver trimmed caps...

I love this shabby-ish divided plate with silver embellishment...

My daughter and son-in-law gave this silver heart to me the first Christmas I was a grandmother.  It hangs on a pretty silver stand and the large heart opens in the center to see a photo of my first granddaughter.  The tiny silver heart is engraved with the year on one side and my granddaughters name on the other.

I love these silver hearts!  I found them at a shop in our little town.  My son thought they were pretty enough to buy one for his bride on their first married Sweetest Day.

My sister-in-law, Jeri, gave me this silver necklace for Christmas this year. I love the sparkling charm too!

This candy dish is a soft, buffed silver...

During one of the most stressful days at the hospital with my father, my sweet husband took me out for a ride.  He knows how much I love antiquing so he stopped at a couple of shops close to the hospital.  I had been looking for a silver sugar scuttle/cellar for months and was tickled pink to find this one!  It has a gorgeous rose pattern and the little scoop sits in it's own little slot at the base of the scuttle.

Some other Tennessee finds...

A green Depression Glass caddy with silver handle...

A cut glass shaker with silver cap...

I already had this shaker with silver lid at home...don't you just love mismatched pairs???

Silver salad servers...

This lamp with a silver base sits on my desk.

Visit Gypsy Fish on Sunday for lots of gorgeous silver posts!

Mosaic Monday

Visit Little Red House on Monday to see some incredible mosaics.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have some wonderful silver items. I'm sorry to hear about your father but glad to hear he was able to go home. Your husband sounds like a sweetie!
Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Wizard of Was said...

Kathy, I am so glad your father is going to be okay..how scarey and stressful for you. What a wonderful husband to take you out for a little R&R...I love you scuttle and now it has not only a wonderful home, but a story too! Have a restful week

Jane said...

Sorry to read about your father's heart attack. Glad he is home and I'll pray for a speedy recovery.
You have some beautiful silver pieces and the one's you found in TN were fabulous (isn't it wonderful to find something that you have been searching for).
This is my first time to visit your blog and I enjoyed the family pictures that are on the left sidebar. Looks like a fun and loving family!

Heather said...

so sorry to hear about your dad. so glad to hear he's recovering! sending prayers his way for a speedy recovery.
you have very pretty silver things. I LOVE the sugar scuttle!

ceekay said...

Wow Kathy...your sugar scuttle is gorgeous...as is all the pieces. Glad you are home!!

junkdreams said...

So sorry to hear about your dad...hope he is doing better. Love your silvers!
Happy SS!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love your sugar scuttle and the sweet divided dish with the silver handle! Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasurs!
Have a great Silver Sunday!

Sherrie said...

A special get well wish for your dad. It is stressful when a parent is ill, one that we always looked to for strength. It helps when we have support during these times with someone special, like your husband. Been there as well. The silver is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

You have a wonderful collection of silver. My favorite is that beautiful candlestick lamp. Thank you for sharing.

Kat said...

Oh Kathy, what a scare you and your Mom must have had! I'm so glad though that he's back home and doing okay. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

I love your silver items, especially your new sugar shuttle.


Gypsy Fish said...

Wow such a collection of goodies. So beautiful!!!! I'm glad to know your dad is well enough to come home. Thanks for coming....see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

sissie said...

I'm glad to hear that your Father is doing better and recovering.

Your silver pieces are so lovely.

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday.


Sharlotte said...

What wonderful finds you have from your trip. I especially love the sugar shuttle. {I hope that your father is getting stronger each day}. Thanks so much for sharing.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kathy,
I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I hope he is regaining his strength. I know it's hard to be so far away.
You really have a lot of beautiful silver pieces.
I'm green with envy on your sugar scoop find. Very nice!
I'll be praying for your Dad.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Such pretty treasures and! I adore your sugar scuttle! Thanks for stopping by my place too!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Kathy, so nice to meet you. I have been through the heart attack situation myself. And from first hand experience it means everything to know that you are loved and cared for. Blessings to you and your family.
Your silver pieces are just gorgeous. How sweet of your husband to be so thoughtful to give you a break for some flea-ing. your scuttle is lovely.

bj said...

O, I do love all your beautiful silver...the little granddaughter heart is especially precious!

Thanks so much for coming by to the silver post. Never, ever too late!! :O)

Turquoise is MY birthstone, too..Dec. 31th..So...we must be sister friends!!

bj said...

oops, I'm sorry. I meant to say that I'm sorry your daddy had a heart attack. I will pray for comfort and a full and fast recovery.....

puna said...

Very nice, however, how does one keep silver clean? I wonder if that's why I don't have any.


Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your father and peace for the whole family. I'm glad you joined Silver Sunday and shared your gorgeous silver collection, especially fond of the silver scuttle. ! ~ Angela

Piney Rose said...

All of these silvers are just wonderful, Kathy! I love your TN finds - I'm in East TN. WE have lots of great antique shops.

Sarah said...

Kathy, happy to hear that your dad is now home from the hospital. I wish him a speedy recovery. Your silver items are all beautiful. Having just been blessed with a new baby girl in our family, I love the idea of the heart engraved with your granddaughter's name and birth year. I would love to find something like that to have engraved for my sister, the new grandmother.
The sugar shuttle is a wonderful find. I'd like to have one of these myself. Someday I'll find one! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing you again next Sunday. ~ Sarah
PS As you can see I haven't gotten around to all the SS post myself. My computer time is limited and with so many to visit, I have to spread my visits out over several days.

alice said...

Well Miss Mimi,
Thanks so much for stopping by!The joy is a rub on! Looks good doesn't it. I really enjoyed your blog I will be adding yours to mine for future fun! I am a beach person too! And we always take pictures of our feet! To funny!
smiles, alice

alice said...

PP.ss. I am glad to hear your father is home. Will keep in my prayers.
smiles, alice

Lyneen said...

thanks for stopping by my Silver Sunday post! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tiny little silver scoop!! it is precious. Happy Belated Silver Sunday!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm so sorry about your father. I hope he's well on his way to recovery now!

Beautiful silver goodies you have! I love the sugar scuttle and holder that you found during your trip to visit your dad. It's beautiful!

BTW, thank you for your visit :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

So glad to hear that your father is improving. Your silver that you shared is all so beautiful!

Thanks so much for your kind comments about my blog and my silver teapot lamp. I have used a couple of different finishes on my silver . I use Deft Satin if I want more of a matte, pewter-like finish. I use Deft GLOSS if I want a shiny silver finish, like on my kitchen lamp. Hope this helps!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents