Monday, June 1, 2009

Three or More Tuesday: Estate Sale Silver

I seem to remember telling you a while back that I would show you the other purchases I made at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  


Well, better late than never, right?  So here they are.  First, seven coin silver spoons, monogrammed.  As many of you probably know, I have a thing for monogrammed silver.  I really don't care if it's my monogram -- I just like the pretty, curly letters.  :)

Here is a close-up of the monograms (below).

I also got two sterling silver fish forks.  Mind you, no one in my family actually eats fish, but I just fell in love with the shapes.  Yes, I know.  I need to tweak my meds.

I also got this silverplate serving piece.  I'm not sure what it's for, but again, I liked the shape.  And this one actually does have my monogram.  

So that makes it alright, right?

My monogram, see?

I'm linking this post to Three or More Tuesday, hosted by the very sweet and talented Tam.  To see more collections, please visit Tam at The Gypsy's Corner.


  1. Oh Mary...this post is soooooo making me drool. Please don't tweak your meds! :-) I, so far, have just been buying the silver with my mono, but you have me thinking of branching out. See what a terrible influence you are! LOL You are going have to share your meds! :-)

  2. Mary,
    I always love when you show us your monogrammed silver and how you capture it so beautifully with your camera.
    I have been on the lookout for some but haven't had any luck yet. Thank you for joining Three Or More. :o)
    I'm sorry I won't be able to answer your question about my poppy because I lost the plant tag for it and since I'm still a new gardener I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to plant names and varieties.
    Have a wonderful Tuesday,

  3. I always love the silver pieces in the shops but am too lazy to take care of them. BTW I think this is the name of the poppy:
    Papaver orientale 'Manhattan' (Oriental Poppy)

  4. I have some of my grandmother's silver but it is a lot of trouble to clean.But maybe worth it for the right occasion, any day.

  5. Oh, now, Mary, we all know it's not really the monograms that draw you to the old silver; it's that you are easily distracted by shiny things!

    I think that's a tomato server you have there, just in time for some nice ripe Jersey tomatoes come midsummer.

    Happy Tuesday! -- Cass

  6. Oh, what lovely finds!! Love the monogramed serving piece.

  7. You find the best monogramed silver! I have fish forks that I use instead of toothpicks for fruit, olives, etc. laurie

  8. Those are wonderful! I like your idea of just getting monogrammed silver even if it is not your monogram! Hmmmm! Silver thrifting here I go!

  9. soooooooooooooo beautiful - I thought of you at the flea market on Friday - so much milkglass.

  10. How beautiful. I'm dying to polish that silver! I'm the one that needs meds. Anyone who loves to polish silver MUST be sick. I'm also wondering what the serving piece is for. I'd use it to serve cranberry sauce.

    - Suzanne

  11. So beautiful! I have a thing for monograms as well. I just think they add a touch of elegance to anything. Have a great day!

  12. I'll bet you could design a lovely art piece with your silver... maybe a piece for the wall or a wind chime, this is all assuming you don't use them!

  13. Love the spoon and perfect for me...C

    Great finds,

  14. Hi Mary
    Every time you show us some of the treasures you find I am longing to be back in PA where I always found great things. Tahnks for coming to my porch party yesterday.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  15. Beautiful silverware. My favorite is the coin monogramed silver...real treasures! As far as the meds...don't change a thing!!

  16. My grandmother has a serving piece similar to the one above that she uses for cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving. But that probably wasn't its original intent.

  17. Great silver. I especially like the first ones.

    Thanks for coming by for a visit. blessings,
    Barbara jean

  18. I have that last serving piece, not with the monogram, but the same type. I use it to serve jelled cranberry sauce. I slice it as it comes out of the can. It is presented on a rectangle glass plate and served with the utensil you show.

  19. I like the old silver, too...and I like ANYTHING with monograms. Graphics, period...
    xo bj

  20. The server in question is definitely a tomato server. But in this day and age should be used for cranberry sauce too. If you've got it, flaunt it at any and all opportunities.

    I love following your blog. Your photos just make me happy.



  21. I'm drooling over that first photo! Wow! Never have seen any quite like that.

  22. I really want to go on one of your antiquing jaunts with you!

  23. Great finds, Mary. Your serving piece is a tomato server. I have one in my grandmother's pattern.

  24. I was just going to say the round spoon is a tomato server.
    I also love momogram pieces.

    Janice In Missouri


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