Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm Late! I'm Late for a very important date... I know that's a line from something else but, it works for Silver Sunday! Sorry Beth & all the other Silver Girls I guess I was just so excited yesterday about telling you about the event I just signed up for that I FORGOT my silver post. The beautiful SILVER TRAY CHALKBOARD above is the post & tutorial as well as a WONDERFUL GIVE AWAY from Jill. Be sure to click HERE to enter. So without any more to do let me show you a photo of the silver Tipping Tea Pot I shared last week. This is actually a photo I found showing it in it's just polished glory. Isn't she a dream? I think she is circa late 1800's or very early 1900'w. On the handle there are 2 little rings of bone which helped to stop the heat of the coming off the lower handle from heating up the area you would put your hand on. Clever weren't they? Also in this photo you can see the beautiful floral pattern etched into the sides of this tea pot. And below you can see the monogram that had been engraved on the side. No, it's not my initials but, I do love this tea pot. Also below you can see my beautiful silver tea strainer that I use to catch the tea leaves as I pour the tea into the cups.

These beauties below are Reed & Barton spoons that have a different flowers on the handles. Two on the left have roses, middle is hollyhocks, & the other two I can't figure out what flower that is supposed to be. I also have one that has a beautiful pansy(my favorite flower) on it but, I think someone had already picked it up when I shot this photo. Aren't they wonderful? I got them at an Antique Store last year during their January Sale!!!!!

And this is an older photo (which I think I shared way back when) of a big sack of silverware I found at another Antique Mall. I think I paid a whopping $25 for all of that silverware! I love to set my table with mismatched silver & also to use silverware in some of my crafting. So when I find it I scoop it up.

Sorry I was soooooooooooooooo late in posting. Go read the previous post about a wonderful Art Event I will be going to in April because you might want to sign up & go with me!!!! After reading that I hope you will click HERE so you can go & join Beth & the other girls. Have a great week!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Charlene:
Love your contribution to this weeks' Silver Sunday. That's quite the beautiful tea pot! Stop by Brynwood and we can share a cup of tea!
From Chilly Florida,

Lisa said...

Love your sliver! I passed when my grandmother gave up hers. I just cannot polish all that. I've done enough over the years for her! It is lovely and makes me remember grander times!! Hope your sweet Reba is doing well. And I forgot to tell you I LOVE your new banner!!
Hugs, Lisa

The Lazy Peacock said...

stunning pieces! love the monogram. and those spoons are so pretty!

The French Bear said...

Late or not, I love that teapot!!!!! I love the strainer too, how beautiful it is, I never tire of looking at silver, something about it makes me feel good!
Margaret B

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

A stunning silver teapot and I love the unknown engraved initials ... makes you wonder who may have owned it in the past.



Lynn said...

Hi Charlene,
Did you fall down the Rabbit Hole? hehe. I loved your post last week but today being able to see the lovely floral design is even better. Your tea strainer is beautiful. Are those two spoons on the right side, daisies or brown eyed susans or sunflowers? Whatever, they are all lovely. Not to sound like a total "out of it" blogger, but...can you please help me be part of this party next week. I have never done parties. I did get the button on my blog and it does link back to the party, but what do I do after I create a post on my blog for Silver Sunday to getmy post to link? (Next week, of course) There I have told the world I am standing outside the window looking in at all the fun at the parties and cannot figure how to open the door! Yikes! Did I really just admit to that?
It was nice to see your lovely tea pot all shined up and perfect so we could see the details. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

You may have been late but you certainly have a wonderful post. I love the tea pot. What a wonderful treasure.

Thanks for sharing.


Sherrie said...

Now that is gorgeous silver! I own nothing that is well worth the polishing.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, WOW, that is a beautiful teapot. Teapot seems such an "ordinary" word for such a beauty!

Thank you for stopping today and your lovely comment!

Have a wonderful evening!


Gypsy Fish said...

Just gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing today....see you next Sunday...
{{gypsy hugs}}

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Hi Charlene! I sure have heard about Adorn Me. Unfortunately, between Art Opera, Bead Fest and a possible Disney World trip I'm tapped on traveling for now. I hope to go to Adorn Me next year!

bj said...

If I lived any where close to you, I would arm wrestle you for that MAGNIFICENT tea pot. O, it is so so pretty.
I love all your pretty silver...
and, YES...Silver Sunday has been so much fun. I am looking hi and lo, tho, for more silver so I can play again next week. Not too much of it around my humble cottage, tho.
xo bj

Vicki Boster said...

Charlene - thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. I had NO idea that the birds nest give away would be so popular! Your blog is also lovely - your vintage tastes are so eclectic - I love all the things that you love!

Vicki (2 Bags Full---)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Charlene! I know about posting late! But your silver is simply gorgeous. Life gets busy, but when we are able to steal away moments of visiting our friends whether in cyberspace of physical world, it is a comfort.Thank you for stopping by the Eiffel Tower chez moi...covered with snow and freezing cold! But are home is warm, we drink lots of tea and we are creating! Have a wonderful week! Anita

Lyneen said...

I will never get tired of pictures of your tipping teapot!!! love all the silver also.TFS Happy Silver Sunday!

Lisa said...

Your silver is soooo pretty and your home is such a perfect backdrop for all of your collections. Kind of elegant eclectic. I had such fun the other night, I wish I could do the Jo Packman event. If it wasn't so soon so I could find sitters I'd join you. Take lots of pics! Lisa

Char said...

Thankyou so much Charlene for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. Wanted to let you know that in order to sign up for the give a way, you need to go to and leave a comment. The link is on my blog. You can enter as many times as you like by leaving comments. Good luck to you and I am sorry if I didn't make the sign ups clear. I went back in and had a redo....Char


Gorgeous silver finds, Charlene! Enjoyed your comment at my place today! Thanks for sharing your silver ~ Angela

Anonymous said...

I love your spoons, they are so adorable! I am always on the lookout for mix n match silver in the thrift stores and at sales here.. I love the ways vintage silver looks when it's mismatched!

Anonymous said...

i love the silver...but I want to know what the heart looks like you've it to the world!

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