Friday, November 2, 2007

Catching My Eye...

It seems that there is always something new to catch my eye at the thrift stores and antique shops. I have been on transferware kicks and milk glass binges, and have joined the search for our elusive avian friends. But lately, it seems to be chasings and carvings on silver that catch my eye. Not sterling, of course, because I'm too cheap! :) But I love the monograms on silver-plate place settings, or these German silver spoons, and the pretty filligree decorations on serving pieces. Just thought I'd show you a few.


Penny, at Lavender Hill Studio, has given me the Community Blogger award. Thank you so much, Penny! I am truly honored, and would like to pass it on to Cindy, at My Romantic Home. She has been (and continues to be) the inspiration for so many of us, and has been so generous with her time and expertise, and talents. A visit to her blog is sure to reveal something beautiful, or delicious, or both!


  1. I love your silver plate treasures. The carvings are so delicate, I can see why they caught your eye:)

    Congratulations on the Community Blogger Award!!! You deserve it.


  2. Beautiful silverware! Congratulations on your award Mary!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  3. Congrats of the Award! You definitely deserve it!

    Your photos are gorgeous. Visiting your blog is every bit as good as opening my favorite magazine :-)

  4. Oh, Mary...these are so lovely. You have such a good eye for the beautiful things.
    Congratulations on winning that great deserve it !

  5. So many pretty pieces again! I really love the delicate sugar spoon in the last photo.

    Have a wonderful weekend Mary!

    ~~ Heidi ~~

  6. Mary,
    Congratulations on your well deserved award; you are a very kind and generous person ( as well as tasteful, fun, gorgeous, the list goes on). Thanks for all your help, it made today's post go much easier.

  7. You have such pretty treasures. I love old spoons.

  8. that a turkey inside the gravey boat in the 4th picture?

    i love collecting turkey dishes!!!

  9. Oooh! I just love silverware. I'm so tempted to buy some real silver...or silverplate. I'm so mad at myself for not registering for silver on my wedding. Love your finds.
    Georgian Dream

  10. Beautiful findings… silverware with such a romantic flare… go ahead and set your table to look like a masterpiece!

    ...and contratulations! you have a beautiful blog. I love to see your pics.

  11. Congrats on your award! You do deserve it!

    And I love your treasures!

  12. You have the greatest collection of eye candy, I swear! Loved looking back over that post of your transferware. It's rapidly becoming my new favorite obsession.


  13. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments about the award, and about my pantry doors yesterday -- you are all much too good to me!

    And gebah -- to answer your question, yes, that is a turkey in the gravy boat. Check in next week, and I will show you my newest turkey-related finds!

  14. I get on those different kicks too! It's funny how that works!

    Thank you so much for the award!

  15. Thanks for all your pics of the delicious silver carvings...looks like you are all set for your Thanksgiving table!

    blessings, kari and kijsa

  16. Hello,
    I so love your blog and your style. I can tell you have such a nice personality! Thanks for sharing the pics. ~Rosemary~

  17. I somehow found my way to your adorable blog and I love it! It is very cute and the silverware it beautiful! I look forward to reading you more.

  18. I am a MAJOR fan of silver plate...I use them all the time in my mosaics...You have a beautiful collection!

    You are welcome for the was very deserved!

  19. I have a question that I hope you or someone reading this might help me with. When I do a draft posting, how can I change the date to the posting date? Like if I do a draft tonight and want to post it the next day, the date shows up as the draft date. And, are the postings in order of the drafts? I can't just pick a draft out of the middle of the list and post it because it posts BELOW the other postings. I would love to be able to do several in advance and then post but I always goof up.....go figure!! :)
    Many thanks....

  20. Hi Mary,
    Is'nt it funny how we go thru spurts of collecting different things! Something catches our eye and boom we want more! :-)

    Love the silver pieces...such delicate detailing!

    Can't wait to see what you find next!
    Hugz, Dolly

  21. Thanks for stopping by for drinks and cookies, oops, I mean ONE cookie! :)
    Mary, I have so much blue and white, I am almost embarrassed about it. (pls. notice I said ALMOST !!) I fell in love with the German Blue Windmill canister sets over 40 yrs. ago and I've been collecting them ever since. I will devote a posting to just those, one of these days.

  22. Silver is my favorite!!! Old silver of ANY kind.....just bought a 24" square silverplated tray at the is lovely and will be a perfect base for a beautiful Christmas arrangement and lots of stuff thereafter! I couldn't begin to tell you how many odd pieces I have, but I love them and polishing silver is the best mental/emotional therapy that I have found!!

  23. Mary - I'm loving a tour of your blog from beginning to end. Frequently I take some time and visit an entire blog to get better acquainted with the owner. My sweetheart is out of town until tomorrow and I chose to follow your blog journey from the beginning to the present. So far I'm up to this post and couldn't sit on my hands any longer. I love your silver pieces, your glassware, dishes and your wonderful family home. What a treasure to have the home you grew up in. I may have that opportunity one day if my dear little mother doesn't ever have to sell it to make a move for health reasons. Or, we might buy it from her! That's what I'd love to do. Perhaps.

    I am so enjoying the engraved silver pieces. I have some of my great-grandmother's and I'm always finding something special somewhere. I use mine for special things.

    Thanks for sharing your life with us. I'll be back often.



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