April 10, 2010

Silver Sunday At Brynwood...

Can you believe it's time for another Silver Sunday already?

You may remember the Nantucket basket napkin rings and bowl I shared
recently, but I neglected to share the matching stir sticks for the set.
Those Nantucket basket motif items really seemed to be a hit
last time I showed them on my blog, so knew I had to show these to you!
They're silver, too...but I'm not much of a polisher. Sorry.
I think this is the last of my silver "basketry", although I do have a
tiny gold Nantucket basket necklace that Handsome
gave me on a past visit to see his brother.
It even has a teeny, tiny penny inside
just like the trademark woven handbags.
When you live in Florida - even if it's not right on the water - seashells
seem to be a recurring theme. So, interspersed with all my acorns, you'll
find the occasional seashell - or twenty. I have this little silver container
that holds my silver seashell-topped hors d'oeuvre forks.
Just a little shimmer to add to a banquet, buffet or brunch for two!
Finally today, I'd like to share one of my oldest and most cherished
silver necklaces. This was a high school graduation gift to me from
dear family friends about...ahem...35 years ago (close enough!).
It's Danish and features a chickory plant with blossoms.

I lived in rural Wisconsin before moving to Florida.
There, you find chickory growing everywhere -
from fields to farm roads - a riot of soft blue blossoms
reminding you of the beauty of summer in the Midwest.
I miss seeing them.
Isn't it wonderful how something personal like this can
also instantly bring back fond memories?
Thank you, Beth, for hosting another Silver Sunday, and the opportunity
to "bring and brag" on some of our shiny, tarnished and prized silver.

Please be sure to visit Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal
to see what the rest of the gang is showing off today!

22 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Barbara said...

Donna, Love the silver stirs, I missed the matching pieces, but I am sure they were equally beautiful.

Hope things are ok at your house.


BellaRosa said...

Donna amor, I love your silver pieces...I too don't do polish very well :) if my mama knew..she would take all my pretties away...but I grew up having to polish everything before big family todo's and I hated it and still do lol thank goodness I like the tarnished look, it is an excuse for my laziness :) Hope your having a lovely weekend! Besos, Rose

Johanna said...

Hi, I like this sticks. They are very practical to use for different occasions. And what a charming necklace with lots of memories. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Silver-Sunday.
Greetings, Johanna

Linda K. said...

Your stir sticks are very pretty, as well as the forks! How pretty they all are!


Gypsy Fish said...

Love this post...I think it's so awesome when I find a piece that evokes a precious memory that I had forgotten. Thanks for coming to the party.....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}

The French Bear said...

Donna, those stir sticks are a wonderful completion to your set. I really love the Nantucket baskets...I am going to get one some day!!! I think that it would be a treasure. I love the silver necklace......gifts like that are so special.
I am glad you liked your little artwork, isn't Michelle so talented? Now you know why I thought of you when I saw this one!!!
I am off for a week but I will check back when I get home......you will probably have twenty projects done!!! I haven't checked your list yet, but it must be close!!! I have to go to Cuba for my step daughter's wedding, so because of my Lupus I will be inside the hotel. Should be able to get lots of stitching done!!!!
Have a great week!
Margaret B

Mimi said...

Fabulous collection of stir sticks. Love the little baskets with all the intricate detail.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Those stir sticks are so pretty, love the detail on them! Happy SS, Theresa

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - everything is so pretty! I personally have always preferred silver to gold. And how I can definitely see why. How I love that necklace of yours. It's stunning and I've never seen anything like it before. What a treasure!!! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday...Theresa

Cozy Little House said...

Now red I have a lot of. Silver, no. But I love to look at other blogs' silver!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Lovely stir sticks! :) I'll have to go read more about Silver Sunday. Sounds like fun!
Thank you for visiting my blog, entering the giveaway, and leaving a link on your blog for others to come by as well! Now that's a mouth full! :D xo.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*blush* Excuse me! "Mouthful!*

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I'm really into seashells lately, so I'm coveting those awesome stir sticks!

Hey, I think I spotted something new in your Etsy, looks like a cool hat, I'm off to go check! :-)


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

False alarm, it was a pincushion.
But it's still cool. :-)


Brenda said...

Quite some pretty things your are sharing today. I have very little silver so I would not last very long if I participated in Silver Sunday so I usually just hop around and check out what some of your have. I received the bookmark this week and just had a chance to post about it today. Thanks again for such a neat gift. I am going to tell the truth, that I am gifting to my oldest daughter who loves Alice things so much I feel as though I must pass it on to her. But she will treasure it I promise!

Shirley said...

You are right about the silver. The only silver I really have is my silverware that was a wedding gift along time ago and a couple of silver trays. I like looking at all the pieces you and others have. I have been playing with my blog and trying new things, but I decided reading blogs was much more fun. Have a wonderful week.
Your Missouri Friend.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Donna! I sooo love the basket stirrers. I remember your Nantucket baskets! Adorable. That is such a wonderful necklace, too. I just love things that bring back sweet memories of times gone by!

So glad you stopped by for a visit!

Happy Silver Sunday!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sherrie said...

I love the necklace, I have never seen one like that. Thanks for sharing.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Silver polishing is a bit over rated anyhow. Lovely collections!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

I don't like to polish either--I like the unpolished look actually. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. ; )

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Donna ~

I'm still here playing catch up on all the S.S. post & extra posts I missed (I really miss out when I have to work all weekend) Your Silver Postings are so Pretty, the little baskets are beautiful, but the Necklace is Very Special ~ Thanks for Sharing...

Also, Fabulous Gown ~ can't believe how Beautiful it is in the Photo, I bet in Person it Is Breathtaking~ Can't wait to see the actual Wedding Photos, when it happens & You Share....

Have a Wonderful Week

beedeebabee♥ said...

Donna, you have such a beautiful collection of silver, and I love reading your little stories and memories about each piece! Those little sea shell forks are too precious! xoxo Paulette


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