January 16, 2010

I Love Silver Sundays...

Happy Silver Sunday, mon amis. Today will be a study in silver spoons and serving utensils. No, I was not born with one of these in my mouth, but I certainly love the beauty of each and every one. Many of these were family pieces I inherited, but there are a few of my own with short stories I can share with you.
Do you remember when you were a teenager and Oneida offered a sample spoon for a mere one dollar? Well, this is one of the spoons that appealed to me and went into my hope chest. I've had it all these long years, and it's a treasured addition to my collection.
This spoon was part of the silver assortment I received when my
mother-in-law, Evelyn died. It has a monogram, but is
otherwise - like Evelyn - simply elegant.
These assorted pieces are lovely serving implements, also inherited.
Some patterns match and some don't, but I think they're all beautiful.
Here are two sets of sugar spoons.
They're much smaller and more petite than a teaspoon.
There are three at the bottom that match,
and the rest are all the same design.
I love these little spoons.
Now, even though it's probably cold where you are,
close your eyes and imagine a sultry, hot summer day spent
sitting on your veranda with a tall, cool, iced tea in your hand.
These are sipper spoons that also belonged to my mother-in-law.
I love their heart-shaped bowls.
And, look at this great feature...
There is a "straw" built into the long handle of each sipper.
You can stir your sweetener and lemon, and then sip the afternoon
away through your spoon!
This is a newer set. I purchased this set on eBay a couple of years ago.
Are you surprised that they're leaves? I didn't think so.
My final entry in my Silver Sunday post is this lovely, single spoon with a
rose-trimmed handle. I really love this sweet, little spoon. So pretty.

Have a great day and enjoy visiting with all the other
Silver Sunday participants, courtesy of our hostess, Beth.
Just click here to visit her blog and the other participants!

23 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

te_roti said...

They are lovely pieces of silverware. You want to know an easy way of cleaning them?

Lay a sheet of aluminium foil in the bottom of your sink. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda (bicarbonate) over the foil. Lay your silverware on top of the foil. Cover the whole lot with boiling water and watch the tarnish fall off. You may need to do some pieces a second time if it's really bad. Rinse in hot water and polish dry.

Much kinder on the silver and hands than silver polish.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I sure Do remember getting teaspoons for $1! I used to do that all the time and still Love those spoons I received. I often think that I wish they would do that again. I have never seen sipper spoons before! I do have some long handled spoons that we call 'tea' spoons. I don't think they make them anymore, but I love the ones I have. I always enjoy your Silver Sunday posts. Enjoy your day! Twyla

Linda K. said...

Your little sipper spoons are something. So cute. All of your spoon collections are pretty. Silver Sunday is so fun and enjoyable seeing what everyone has and enjoying the sentiment of them.


Suzann said...

I have a "thing" for silver. : )

Jane said...

You have some beautiful silver spoons! I love the spoons with the heart shaped bowls...and with a straw built in, very unique.

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...quite a unique collection, but I have to say....the Heart sipper spoons are the my favorite!!
Happy Sunday xOxO Nerina

Denise said...

Those are truly beautiful.. Seeing them took me back into my childhood years with grandmother....... I cannot remember but didn't some one offer one of those spoons in cereal or oatmeal or something? My memory is a bit fuzzy but seems to be something there......

Your collection is really nice..... good job..

ceekay said...

I cannot believe those heart sipper spoons. How wonderful! I gotta look for those!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Sipper spoons? Well, I never! Really so pretty, as is your whole collection of silver. Love how you displayed it!
Have a great day Donna, hope you're feeling back to your old self again!

Gypsy Fish said...

My mother just gave me my gr. grammas ice tea spoon last week. I never knew there was such a thing...to sip through the handle...I think it's time to search down a whole set...
thanks for coming
see you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Donna, You have a gorgeous collection of spoons and serving utensils! Hopefully you feel again a little bit better today!

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Hugs and love,

Wizard of Was said...

Sipper spoons...oh my! I love these! what a beautifully simple concept with that little loop in the back side...the spoons look like hearts....I'd be breaking them out for a wonderful Valentine's tea party...after you feel better, that is!
Have a wonderful healing Sunday

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

GASP!!! These are just gorgeous. I have a bit of a thing for serving spoons and your take the tea cake. Even more so are the adorable pups on your page. I have to come back soon and read all about them.

thanks for the Sunday swoons

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh my gosh! Those spoons with the straws are FABULOUS! I have a thing for silverware and can pick out the patina in a flash at the thrift store. I really don't care if they match or a single like your spoon with the rose, I love them all! Great post Donna, Happy Silver Sunday! ~ Theresa

The French Bear said...

I love the heart spoon straws, what a sweet idea!!!
I can't believe how many wonderful collections you have, such great treasures!!!
Hope you are feeling better!!
Margaret B

The Lazy Peacock said...

what a lovely collection! i just love the heart spoons, so cute!

Sherrie said...

The best things don't have to all match. My tablescapes are always with mix and match plates. It makes it more fun.

A Fanciful Life said...

What a wonderful collection of spoons. I especially love the leaves as they are so different. Do you display your collection?
Sharon :-)

beedeebabee♥ said...

What a lovely post Donna. I don't have much silver at all, but I really think it's so pretty. The spoons that were passed on to you are so special. Hugs, Paulette

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Those sipper spoons are amazing! I've never seen anything like them. And the leaf ones are just lovely, too.

So now, what happened that you're recovering from?? I missed something here! Prayers for whatever has you down, friend!


Michelle (Shell) May said...

How cool are those sipping spoons! I think the leaves are my favorite too! I have never seen anything like them.

Mimi said...

Fabulous collection of family silver. The serving fork is gorgeous. Love the ♥ shaped sippers! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

I know I'm late for Silver Sunday, but it is taking me some time to make the rounds. So happy I didn't miss this one. Love the heart shaped sipper spoons. I've looked for years to find a set of these. How special that your set was from your mother-in-law. ~ Sarah


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