Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Favorite Things. . .Vol. IV

I have been fortunate to receive several pieces of heirloom silver!

. . .and while caring for silver can be seen as a chore by many,
for me polishing silver is one of my favorite things!

Often times,
while out Antique Shop or Flea Market perusing with "Mr. Ed",
I've come across silver cast~offs that I just had to rescue.

The silver tray beneath my heirloom silver coffee service
is one of those cast~offs that I picked up for a "song" on one such excursion.

I adore the fact that it is a much larger tray than the one that was "gifted" me.

The luxurious detailing beginning with the ample sized handles,
curvaceous scalloped edging, right down to the four petite feet
made this silver tray an indulgent purchase, indeed.

But, the fact that it was in less than pristine condition
deterred many a buyer and a more substantial price, I'm sure.

Winter 2013

Spring 2013

Summer 2014

Autumn 2012

None the less,
it holds my heirloom silver coffee service
as it shines in all its intended glory throughout the Seasons On Crooked Creektt.

Through the years On Crooked Creektt,
I've also found some bargain priced silver pieces 
at local shops and even garage $ales!

Much like the various single silver pepper and / or salt shakers
and a variety of mismatched silver flatware and serving pieces,
I bought for the sole purpose of re~creating an elegant monochromatic
tablescape for our Dining Room On Crooked Creektt. (here)

I was absolutely giddy 

when I scored two different sets of matching silver trays 
occasionally used as chargers or as trayscape centerpieces!

While the patina of tarnished silver appeals to many,
I prefer to observe the allure of chrysalis taking place within each intricate detail
that only freshly polished silver can make.

On Crooked Creektt,
silver polishing. . .it's one of My Favorite Things!

In 2015,
my hope for each of you is that you
*embrace change
*find joy
*pursue your passions.

Until next time. . .

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At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Beautiful table setting. Your silver in the frames is wonderful, your post makes me want to be a better silver-polisher!

podso said...

Its funny how I didn't enjoy silver for a time but now I love it and enjoy polishing it when I can do it leisurely. Such beauty to behold as the shine comes to life. Yours is all lovely and what a find with that tray. I do love your framed silver! Very pretty.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Nothing prettier than polished silver! Love it against your beautiful linen.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh Pat, this is gorgeous! I love silver and have way too many pieces. It makes such an elegant base for any kind of tablescape or vignette!

Marigene said...

Your silver looks so sparkling shiny! I prefer it polished, too.
I see a few pieces of flatware that I have pieces of...the teaspoon down toward the end of your post is Rogers/International Silver Yale pattern, I am pretty sure. I have a large serving spoon in that pattern...thrift store find, of course.
Have you been getting lots of rain on your side of the prairie? Mother Nature needs to learn to spread it out over the next few months instead of all at one time!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Pat your tea services if so beautiful. I love sipping tea. Jo

Rita C at Panoply said...

Pat, your silver service is absolutely beautiful all shined up! I love silver, but not so much the work to clean it up, probably because I wait for that special occasion like Christmas, when the list of to-dos is already mountain high. I like the look of the tarnished too, but I have to hand you props in how you make it look so much more attractive in its brightest state. The tray is stunning, something I am drawn to not only for the beauty, but its versatility and function.
Here's hoping your weekend is relaxing and enjoyable.

Debra@CommonGround said...

so pretty, Pat, you have some gorgeous pieces, and they make a beautiful tablesetting. Which reminds me, all my pieces are so tarnished. I need to get busy.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

So very pretty! I love all of your lovely tablescapes and vignettes. <3 Karen

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Pat, your collection is just wondeful! Thank you so much for sharing such lovlies at Something to Talk Abput!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

You have such a beautiful collection of silver! The framed pieces are lovely!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Be still my heart! That tray is absolutely gorgeous!!! I also love your tea service. I had one for many years and got rid of all my silver !!! I can't believe it now and could actually kick myself as I would love to have it now. can't beltempted to polish that silverware!!! Amazing and beautiful!!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Vintage silver is also one of my favorite things. Gorgeous post. Loved every picture. Amazing collection.


Parsimonious Perfection said...

I am breathless at how beautiful this post is! I just found your blog via a feature Amaze Me Monday, absolutely lovely, lovely!