January 2, 2010

My First Silver Sunday...

Welcome to my first Silver Sunday, hosted by the beautiful Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal. What a great way to start the new year! Thanks for hosting the party, Betty.

Have a look at some of my silver "pretties", and then head over to Betty's blog (by clicking the Silver Sunday photo) to see who else is participating.
My "vintage" British baby spoon and "pusher".
These were my own baby utensils. I learned to feed myself with these exact tools. British children (of which I was one), learn to use a knife properly by practicing with the pusher to feed themselves. I just love that my mum saved these for me. (Thanks, Mum!)
My set of sterling silver British apostle spoons.
Each spoon in the set has a figure on the end of the handle meant to represent one of Christ's apostles. This set has 12 apostle spoons and sugar tongs. I believe a complete set would also have a "Master" spoon, which would represent Jesus. I searched long and hard to find a set of twelve and found them in their original case on eBay. It was only later that I learned there were sets that included the thirteenth spoon. (You can click here to link to a photo and information about a complete 13 spoon set.)

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy visiting all the participants in Gypsy Fish Journal's "Silver Sunday".
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26 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Linda K. said...

Oh these are just beautiful spoons, and your baby spoon set is adorable, wonderful memories to cherish! Happy Silver Sunday. Looking forward to more with you, Donna

Linda
Robin's Egg Blues

Sonia said...

Your baby spoons are precious and what a great keepsake you have. Happy New Year! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a beautiful sets of spoons, Donna! It's wonderful that you still have your baby spoon and pusher. Happy Silver Sunday!

Dixie said...

Thanks for stopping by French Lique and inviting me over... Love the silver! just beautiful... and the story of learing to eat with the spoon and pusher... now I know something new!

Hope the New Year brings joy and success to you and those that surround you.

Blessings. Dixie

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh wow! Those are just gorgeous!
blissfully,
shell

Gypsy Fish said...

Wow! I love your stories of both of these collections. I think my son could have used a pusher....one of my pet peeves..proper use of utensils.
Thanks for participating!
{{Gypsy Hugs}}
Beth

The French Bear said...

Donna, your silver collections is stunning! I love the story of the food pusher, how darling! Your photos are fantastic, great job!!!
This is such a lovely way to spend the day, looking at everyone's goodies, what fun!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jane said...

Good Morning Donna,
Love your silver pieces. I definitely learned something new from your post. Your baby utensils are such a treasure to have. How lucky that you mom saved them for you.
I'm a little behind on getting my silver post up...where does the time go??
Have a wonderful week.
Jane

Diva Kreszl said...

silver has it's own special beauty, thanks for sharing yours!

Vintage Blue Studio said...

That's wonderful that you have your baby spoon. I didn't even know what a pusher was so thank you for sharing!

French Cupboard said...

How cool! I've never heard of a pusher or apostle spoons, but I love it!!

Happy Silver Sunday. Blessings... Polly

Twyla and Lindsey said...

How interesting! Your silver is so pretty and special. I didn't know there was a Silver Sunday. I'll have to check out some of the others! Have a nice Sunday! Twyla

Shirley said...

Your silver is so pretty and special. I am learning about so many unique things through the blogs that I have been reading lately. Have a nice Sunday. Ours is a snowy,cold day.

NicNacManiac said...

Absolutely adorable silver spoon and pusher! You are fortunate to have such beautiful memories!
Happy Silver Sunday, xOxO Nerina

Proper Prim said...

What a gorgeous silver set... I have never seen or heard of a pusher either... I know a few adults that could use that piece...LOL... how special that your Mum saved them for you.

Thanks for stopping by earlier I can't wait to see what you do with your Dremel also.

Hugs Deb

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

I love that you still have your baby spoon and pusher (never heard of that before) what a cool idea for teaching table manners1 Happy belated Anniversary! ~ Theresa

Charlene said...

Donna, I love your baby spoon & pusher. I had never heard of a pusher before but, think it is wonderful that we learn so much from each other. And the set of spoons are facinating. Do you know about Replacements Unlimited? They can help you find missing pieces from set of silver, china or crystal. Might check to find that 13th spoon.

Thank you for your hugs, prayers & support for Reba & I. Also, thank you for sharing the wealth of information you learned with your sweet Kess having the same problem. I am waiting with baited breath for bloodwork results on Monday. Hugs! Charlene

Linda said...

I love the baby spoon and pusher. Its wonderful when parents save things for us! Such an interesting set of spoons. thanks for sharing.

Linda @ A La Carte

Kathy said...

Love that precious baby spoon and pusher set. How wonderful that your mother saved it for you. The apostle spoons are also amazing.
xo...Kathy

DeeDee said...

I lov the precious baby spoon and pusher set...and I did click along the silver sunday a bit...lovely items along the way...

Lyneen said...

LOVE the pusher... never knew youngsters ever used them... what interesting information on the apostle spoons. I learned something new today! TFS on SS

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I've never seen a "pusher" before! How sweet!

Now, I simply must know, do you still speak with a British accent? That will affect how I "hear" your voice in your posts, ya know. ;-)

Anne

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Thats some unique pieces of silver how fun to see them...thanks for sharing!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Very pretty and interesting ... I never heard of a 'pusher' ... how thoughtful of your Mom to save it for you!

xo
Jill

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lovely, fascinating silver pieces. Thanks for sharing! ~ Angela

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, my, what beautiful spoons! I have never heard of a pusher. Thank you for sharing your beautiful treasures.

((Hugs))

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