Feb 6, 2010

Silver Sunday: Week Four

Silver Sunday has been such a fun blog event! Stop by Gypsy Fish to find many participants posting about their silver treasures!



One of my all time favorite gifts is the photo below in the gorgeous silver frame.  My sister Karen gave this gift to me and an identical gift to our younger sister Kelly.  I love the frame she chose.  It's silver and bejeweled - an endearing favorite!  But as much as I love silver, the photo is the real gift in this case.  It was taken during the summer of 1982.  The blond on the left is my mother, next is my sister Kelly, then my sister Karen, and I'm on the far right.





We had the loveliest 25th anniversary celebration in 1995.  My husband's parents helped our children give us a surprise party at our favorite restaurant.  They invited members of our wedding party and my parents came from Tennessee.  We had such a great evening!  There was a wedding cake made by the same bakery that made our wedding cake.  Our kids had found our wedding album, guest book, and believe it or not, my wedding gown and veil.  We got lots of wonderful gifts for our 25th but one of the most precious was this silver tray from our children.  It's engraved in the middle with our names and the dates of our wedding and 25th anniversary.


This chest of silver flatware was our wedding silver.  In 1970 many brides were still registering for silver.  It's Rogers "Grand Heritage" and I still love the rose and scroll pattern.  It seems like we registered for 12 place settings but we have 10.  I think I'm going to start looking for the other 2 settings.  I would also love to have the iced tea spoons.  We also have about 10 serving spoons, forks, and knives.





Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

32 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your wedding silverware is stunning! It must make a special occasion extra special when you set the table with it. The silver frame reminded me that so many events and occaions are celebrated with something silver.
Susan

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your silverware is so pretty Kat...I didn't get any for our wedding. Deprived again! I love the picture of the silverware on the napkin on the tray...that is a keeper! Happy SS!

sissie said...

What a lovely Silver Sunday Post.
Your silverware is exquisite. It's all so beautiful. Your picture is very special, I can tell it means so much to you.

Sissie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your silver service is just gorgeous. Ten place settings...wow! I only have four and can you believe I have never used it? LOL....Happy Silver Sunday
You have been married almost as long as me....where in the heck did the time go?

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Your wedding silver is very beautiful. I am of the age when brides still registered.... though i never did.

Blondie's Journal said...

Kathy~~

Your wedding anniversary celebration sounds like it was so much fun. I can just imagine celebrating with the wedding party, how nice!

Your wedding silver is beautiful, I love the pattern! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Kathy;
Love your frame! My post was all heart-themed silver frames too.
Hope you'll stop by and enter my two giveaways!
xoxo
Donna

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Kathy,

Oh, such pretty silver! Your silverware is stunning!

Mimi said...

I love the picture...reminds me of my sisters and mom...
Your silverware is a gorgeous pattern.

Sherry said...

Your silver pattern is lovely! How nice.

alice said...

That is such a sweet story. Your children did you both proud! That alone is the best gift! The picture is darling. Love your silver. The pattern looks similar to mine. Thanks so much for stopping and sweet comment.
smiles, alice

The French Bear said...

I just love your silverware, how special! The one picture of it on the silver napkin is really beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

What a bueatiful silver pattern your wedding silverset has and a fine collection also.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Mimi, Your picture frame is lovely
and your wedding silver is very pretty! I love my colleted serving pieces but I would also love to have and use silver flatware. Maybe one day ...
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Aszka9 said...

Nice souvenirs...and memories

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Friend, I MADE IT! Couldn't sleep so decided to catch up on some visits to my blogging buds. This post is precious. Your family sounds so lovely Kathy! I can tell you have some fond memories of growing up! Praying your Dad and Mom are doing well. I was in Charlotte NC all week, I think it's been two weeks since I checked my email. :( Hoping to email you soon! :) Hugs! xoxoxo ~CC Catherine

Martha said...

What lovely silver -- and I'm sorry bride's don't think it's important any more -- I love silver on the table -- it's so pretty and elegant. Go find the other two settings -- you'll be glad you did!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kathy, Your mom looks young enough in the picture to be another sister! Ya'll all are just beautiful! Notice, I didn't say were, cause you still are! :)

Love your wedding silver! Very pretty! ~hugs, Rhonda

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Sweet Post ~ Love the Photo & the frame ~ The 25th Anniversary party was so nice, to have your Family & Friends is Priceless.... I was married in 79, we too registered for Silver, unfortunately I no longer have it (He got it in the settlement)
Have a Wonderful Week...
Cheryl

Carolyn said...

Your silver is beautiful and so are the memories.
Have a good week,
Carolyn

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Your silverware is so pretty! Thanks for sharing! ~ Theresa

A Hint of Home said...

What a precious picture to treasure of you girls. The frame is pretty too.
How sweet of your kids to arrange the 25th party for you. I love your silverware pattern.
You are right Ceekay has a unique gift of arranging things.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love all your silver. I especially like the picture. What a treat.
Nancy

Heather said...

beautiful frame! gorgeous silverware too, and tray!

Sarah said...

Kathy, your wedding silver is beautiful. This is a new pattern to me. I think it ever so elegant. Good luck rounding the set out to an even dozen. Happy Silver Sunday!

Kathleen said...

Hi Kathy,
I love that tray and your silverware..so pretty.
We got married the same year..and I love the Mitford series too!
So what are you doing for your 40th??
I really feel I should plan something in case we don't make it to 50!!
You should buy the other 2 place settings as a gift to yourself...you will use it more if you have enough for everyone.
I bet you can find it on line!
It really is beautiful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful frame, and beautiful family. Your flatware is so gorgeous, and what a wonderful memory the tray holds. Have a good week. laurie

Maureen said...

What a nice picture of you and your sista's! Pretty silver too!

Gypsy Fish said...

Just dazzling!!! Love your photo.
Thanks for playing along....See you next Sunday for the giveaway reveal and the first Silver Sunday of Season 2.
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Anne (La Vie en Rose) said...

OMG that wedding silver is bootiful! Thanks for visiting me at my place, you are always welcome to stop in for a cuppa.

EnchantedBella said...

Such wonderful airloom pieces. It's great to have silver treasures that have such meaning with them. Beautiful stuff!

Rebecca

FILIGREE MOON said...

Your silvers are all so pretty! ~ Angela